The Hop Collective (THC): Vic Secret
Black Hog Brewing Co.

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Black Hog Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
American Pale Ale
3.75 | pDev: 10.93%
Jun 30, 2019
Nov 23, 2015
Very Good
Notes: None
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Rated: 3.67 by Griffith from Connecticut

Jun 30, 2019
Rated: 3.46 by AGust82 from Connecticut

Jan 15, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by fosters9 from New York

Jan 15, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by N1Nkasi from Connecticut

Jan 05, 2016
Rated: 4.12 by KirleyBrew from Connecticut

Jan 02, 2016
Rated: 3.46 by psweendogg from Connecticut

Dec 29, 2015
Rated: 4.63 by nebula1999 from Connecticut

Dec 27, 2015
Rated: 3.56 by CayseyW from Connecticut

Dec 23, 2015
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Reviewed by TomMorris from Connecticut

2.96/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75
Pours super hazy; rather luminous and orange-yellow. About a finger of creamy head and a solid amount of lacing. Love it.

I should have expected differently given the hop used but the nose was a letdown here. Very earthy and grainy on the nose; hardly anything sweet or appealing unless you're really into earthy hop profiles.

The taste is ridiculously dry and earthy - in fact, it tastes like what I imagine dissolving dirt into water tastes like. It's not the worst-tasting beer I've ever had, as I do tend to like a bit of earthiness in my hoppy beers, but this is an absolute bomb of nothing but literal sediment.

The feel is pretty thick and creamy, and would be excellent if I didn't feel like I was brushing sand out of my gums (though that was definitely influenced in the wrong way by the flavor and nose).

I've really enjoyed a few of Black Hog's beers (Hog Water, for example, is an excellent example of a New England-style IPA) but this one is not particularly drinkable at all for me. The other of their THC beers I've tried I wasn't a huge fan of either, but I couldn't bring myself to finish my glass of this. Better luck next time.
Dec 10, 2015
Rated: 4.01 by laxbum4 from Connecticut

Dec 07, 2015
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a golden straw with minimal head and lots of lacing. Pleasant hop grain aroma. Tastes great...not necessarily less filling. Mouthfeel as one hopes for in a pale ale. Thoroughly enjpyable.
Dec 06, 2015
The Hop Collective (THC): Vic Secret from Black Hog Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 11 ratings