Hop Hog IPA - BOTTLEFeral White

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Company info:
Feral Brewing Company


Bottle size sampled: 330 mL

Alcohol: 5.8%
Standard drinks: 1.5

Cap type: Non-twist

Cost: I picked this up for AU$4.99

Label info: N/A

What the label really means: N/A




The Hell-Cat review starts here

Label: Contrary to what I’ve said earlier on Feral’s labels, the hog on this one works a treat. Here is a ferocious razor back screaming out of the label like a hog that has had its goolies pinched. Light shoots out of it on all angles to emphasise the pain, the angst, and all set against a beautiful green that shines out brightly. Sure it’s tough, it’s in your face, it’s loud, but there’s a certain beauty to this too.

I give it a label rating of 7.5 out of 10.

AROMA: Delicious! There’s a soft melon-fruit aroma that is reaching out and gently cupping my nasal hairs.

Taste: GLASS: Classic heavy IPA flavours are held aloft to the beer gods on a wave of subtle, and not over-bearing, alluring Summer-fruit flavours. This is one hell of a finely crafted brew with all the hallmarks of an absolute classic. Delicious to the last drop.Hop Hog IPA - GLASS

I give it a beer from glass rating of 8.5 out of 10.

Taste: BOTTLE: Almost as good from the bottle, the fruit flavours shine through as the unsung saviour of this very fine IPA. I repeat, this is delicious to the very last drop.

I give it a taste from bottle rating of 8 out of 10.

Accompanying food: A tomato salsa on freshly baked corn/tortilla chips would set this beer ablaze.

Best season to appreciate: The fruity notes compel me to suggest this is a good Summer brew.

All-nighter beer? Yes please! One of the finest IPAs I’ve sampled.


  1. Mata Fakir says:

    That’s the old label. The new label has been given the hip-a-doodle-doo treatment. I can’t say whether it’s better or worse. I care neither whit, jot, iota nor scraplet about labels. I predict in the future, you’ll be able to peel ’em off and scoff ’em like a fruit roll-up, and that stubbies will be made of toffee. It’s a long way off though, for nothing of worth is achieved in haste – even a turd takes eight hours to make.


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