S.W.A.G.
Black Hog Brewing Co.

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From:
Black Hog Brewing Co.
 
Connecticut, United States
Style:
American Pale Wheat Beer
Ranked #155
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
81
Ranked #25,573
Avg:
3.56 | pDev: 11.24%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
90
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 31, 2022
Added:
Jul 04, 2014
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  21
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Rated: 3.25 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.69 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Jul 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.7 by socon67 from New York

Jun 03, 2020
 
Rated: 3.77 by hopley from Massachusetts

Aug 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.4 by BidYouABrew from Washington

Aug 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by cdub70085 from Connecticut

Jul 10, 2019
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Reviewed by ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12oz can poured into a small snifter.

A: Bright and brassy color with great clarity. Head settles into nothing pretty quickly. Small dots of lacing.

S: Whiffs of grapefruit peel and sage right up front. Herbal, peppery hops. Candied lemon peel. Faint gummy fruit. Wheat and toasty grain underneath.

T: Herbal sage character, some dirt and grit. Oily. Bitter grapefruit juice. These flavors dominate, somewhat to the detriment of the overall experience. Fainter hop flavors of candied lemon peel and a grain body of wheat and lightly toasty malt is covered up. Finish is long and overly bitter with grapefruit and sage.

M: Medium-light body. Crisp and scrubbing carbonation. Some gripping astringency.

O: Just ok. There's no real balance here. It's overly bitter and the sage and grapefruit trample all over whatever else is going on. Drink it with food to balance things.
Jul 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.25 by BallsDeep from Florida

Jun 29, 2019
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A- Can pours to a snifter with a cloudy golden-orange body and a one finger frothy head. The silky white cap has pretty good retention. Lacing is spotty.

S- Malt/grain forward wheat ale with bready yeast as well as hints of herbal sage and zesty grapefruit. The adjuncts are subtle and it makes for a great aromatic balance. Suggests a bit of sweetness but the herbs and zest cut into that and dry it out.

T- The sage is much more apparent here and in no way is that a bad thing. The herbal and bitter sage flavor plays well with the subtle grapefruit zest and citrus hint. Base beer is grainy with crackery, bready, whole wheat, toast and slight caramel hints. Again the balance is well done and the beer hits on all fronts.

MF- A fluffy and silky texture to a medium body that has a moderate level of carbonation. Ends with an herbal and zesty citrus oil bitterness.

Gotta give Black Hog some credit here. Not gonna be a hype brew but the wheat-sage-grapefruit balance is great.
Jun 17, 2019
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Rated by BEERMILER12 from Maine

3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Bramhall
Oct 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.62 by Kayakguy from Massachusetts

Jul 30, 2018
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

2.79/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
From the 12 fl. oz. can with no canning or expiration date. Sampled on July 22, 2018.

The pour is light amber, not super hazy, but fairly heady.

Where is the wheat in this aroma? I wanted to get at least some but I could ascertain any., It smelled more like a bready, sweet pale ale. Maybe some grassy notes.

Light to medium body.

Same thing in the taste. I get a sweet breadiness but essentially no wheat. Maybe come citrus. Maybe some herbal. Mild bitter ness to finish. Eh, I won't have it again.
Jul 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.54 by smithj4 from New York

Jun 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by bdiiorio from Connecticut

May 19, 2018
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Reviewed by Brew_42 from Massachusetts

2.09/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Ordered on tap.

Super bitter. Tastes like stomach acid. I
couldn't finish the pint. Super grapefruit with nothing to cover it up. I regret this decision.
May 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.53 by BergBeer from Hawaii

Aug 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.54 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Jul 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.42 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Jul 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.83 by colbywatts from Maine

Jun 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.66 by TomMorris from Connecticut

Apr 10, 2017
S.W.A.G. from Black Hog Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 90 ratings