Piglet DIPA | Black Hog Brewing Co.

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Piglet DIPAPiglet DIPA

Brewed by:
Black Hog Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 69
Photo of beerthulhu
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-can to spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Autumn orange coloring has a deep haze and density with a light beige capping that was rocky and lasting. Steady supply of micro-effervesce moves in uniform at a quick pace. Small collection of micro particles rest on the glass bottom with a small surrounding haziness. Thick and full meaty lace bands cover the vessel.

S: Fresh burst of lemony-tropical fruit glow on the open, wet and juicy in nature and captivating. Fresh grains, hay, with a light soft touch of sweetened grapefruit and lemon peel. Very nice appreciable strength, a bit of dank pungent flowery hops came upon warming, columbus. Wet pine and a soft bittering of dry hopped citrus comes on the close.

T: Dank hop flavor of oranges and pungent flowery hops, again columbus, anad citrus grapefruit. Soft lemony bitterness, dank citrus flowers.

M: Creamy mouthful, juicy hop oils and resins give this a dank feel and deep malting. Dank bitterness.

O: Overall lives up to my expectations and beyond. Dank and juicy bitterness soaks the mouth and tongue. Wet and juicy nose, dank pungent hops for flavor and great drinkability makes this an easy 4.0. A piglet that drinks like a big dank hog.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark slightly hazy with a solid 2 finger sticky off white head that leaves plenty of thick patches of lace, not sure when it was canned. 4

Smell is pine resin, tangerine, and grapefruit rind with maybe a hint of marijuana. 4

Taste follows some pine and marijuana upfront leads to tangerine and a healthy dose of of grapefruit. 4.25

Mouthfeel is hefty, plenty of life, a tad dry as I would expect from the style, and for me at 8.8% ABV goes down easy. 4.5

Overall this is a nice change of pace, old school DIPA that really is a little one dimensional but not a bad thing for my buds. 4.25

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Photo of CTHomer
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: slight haze; burnished gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded quickly to a wispy cap; OK lacing;

S: fresh squeezed OJ; grapefruit rind;

T: dank and musty; pine with a hint of grapefruit behind it; moderate bitter, long lasting finish with a bit of grapefruit;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: liked the aroma much more than the flavor;

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Darker peach look to this brew. Quickly wastin head. Lovely IPA fruit and slight citrus scent. More alcohol in the flavor profile with citrus and mild bitterness. Well put together decent feel and carbonation.

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Photo of far333
3.17/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear coppery range with fine streams of bubbles rising up t a fine cap of beige bubbles that settle out slowly. Low aroma of tangerine and orange zest. Hoppy upfront, fairly matches the nose, but sharper. Moderate bitterness, but increases as it lingers. Pine and orange rind pith bitters emerge. A honey malt sweetness rides beneath, as does a sweetness and warmth contributed by the ABV. Moderate mouthfeel, a bit soft and slick. Decent beer, but not great. Great label.

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Photo of digboy
3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

16 oz can (no stamped date found but marking "7 04 17" may mean May 7, '17?)

Nice hazy copper color with 1 finger head of fine bubbles. Very effervescent in the glass. Strong earthy malt aroma makes it seem to be a seriously malty ale. They call this "delightfully dank" but I get no dankness from the aroma or taste at all. Flavor confirms this along with a very present alcohol flavor. There is a good sense of stone fruit hop flavor that continues to the end on a wave of sweet maltiness. Feel is heavy with a burn to it. The sweet backbone gets sticky as well. A moderate bitterness is almost undetectable behind all the other stuff going on.

For me the almost excessive sweetness saves this one from becoming too alcohol-y and overpowering the fine choice of hop flavor. That said it is just too much sledge hammer, not enough finesse. If you like a very strong ale you may be able to pick out more subtlety than I can.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
3.11/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

L - Hazy copper with a finger of slightly off-white head

S - Resinous and malty. Candied orange and mossy.

T - Charred malts, wet tree bark, barley-covered orange slices. Some doughy characters, but not much bite or dankness

F - Thick and a bit chewy. No alcohol presence. Kind of a metallic aftertaste

O - Not a winner. Big DIPA's can be thick and syrupy while retaining high drinkability, but this one was a swing and a miss

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling this 16 oz cold can poured into a snifter. The beer pours a slightly cloudy gold to copper color with some suspended sediment and several fine streams of carbonation rising to the surface of my glass. There is a fluffy eggshell white head of 2 cm after the pour and this recedes to a sturdy edge layer leaving windowpane lattice as it fades to the surface.
the aroma of this beer is hops, I get some citrusy rind notes and some earthy notes with just a bit of earthy dank note that sticks to my nose. I also do find a bit of malty caramel buried underneath the hops. No booze scents to reveal the 8.8%.
the first sip reveals an average body with slightly slick texture. The carbonation is very fine but also fairly prickly adding to the mouthfeel of the beer.
The flavor of the beer is briefly caramel and some grainy malt and then a lot of hops. I get some earthy hop notes and a bit of herbal and black tea hits and definitely some resin notes. I do get a little black pepper which I attribute to the alcohol that drifts through the finish.
Finally a fairly significant bitterness that lingers and dries out my palate after each sip. the bitterness is fairly astringent, almost like an aspirin resting on my tongue.
this is a pretty interesting DIPA and isnt in the juice bomb category IMO but more old school DIPA and that is fine by me
Worth a shot if you see some cans and like hops.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.16/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Wasn't wowed by the flavor profile off of this, kind of sweet and sugary flavorwise with an assertive, bitter grapefruit bite. The bite is what killed me with this beer. Way too spicy and biting and abrasive with the hop flavor. As the first beer I've had from this brewery, I am not sure if I'll be checking for them in the future.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap 10/16/2016 at Natty Greene’s Tavern in North Attleboro, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy dark amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains earthy hops, caramelized malts and citrus.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty malt character up front. Then a strong earthy hops bitterness comes in. Sweet flavors of caramel and citrus bring a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid 2IPA to drink for a while.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at 2 Bros. Pours a translucent brownish orange with a 1/4 inch of head. Good amount of lacing. The aroma is a mix of dank and floral hops. The taste is dank hops but with more citrus than the aroma indicated. Floral notes as well. Dank, resinous finish. Hints of garlic and onion, maybe. Oily mouthfeel. Mild alcohol burn. Overall, solid Imperial IPA.

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Photo of SenatorSpaceman
2.63/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

I keep wanting to give this brewery a chance but they've yet to impress me. This was the most disappointing beer I've tried from them. Not much nose at all and very odd flavor.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at The Ordinary in New Haven. Amber colored, clear, fluffy white head on top.

Smell is pretty dank, sweet, citrus, strong malt backbone. Taste starts more with the malts, caramel and dough lend off their sweetness up front. Some grapefruit hops come in, somewhat herbal and resinous, pretty strong bitterness near the end.

Overall a nice DIPA from CT. Nothing crazy but a few tweaks can make this excellent.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.49/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - golden/brownish in color. S - Piney, floral. T - bitter, dank, hoppy, slight citrus. Not over the top citrus like so many others. F - smooth and balanced. O - great tasting beer. I've been looking forward to the first DIPA from Black Hog. I hope this gets to be a regular production from them.

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Photo of beerfootfreak
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful light amber color with a touch of ruby. Clean white head, about one inch, slowly resolves into common lace trails. Aroma: deliciously dank is right. Off the bat musty, piney hops. Heavy scent, like fresh cannabis. The taste follows the smell, starts off smooth and finishes with a beautiful lashing of earthy, piney hops, laid in a sweet and delicate yet robust and complex malt back. Sturdy body to hold the hops together. There's a dark floral taste that resonates on the palate long after a sip. Another great D.I.P.A from CT. Wish I could see it more widely available.

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