Feral War Hog American IPA
I’ve come a little late to the War Hog party, but I’m all in now!
Up until a few weeks ago it was Pirate Life IPA that was my runaway Beer of The Year (BOTY), especially after finding a pub with it on tap (hello Quarryman’s Hotel in Pyrmont, Sydney).
This is a big beer. Borderline IIPA rather than just IPA. I had it alongside a Pirate Life IPA and it didn’t look unbalanced though. Just more intense. A big pine/passionfruit nose here – steer clear if you don’t like hop aromatics – then a palate with just enough malt to keep you coming back, the bitterness a huge hit. Again, it just goes on and on, the intensity of flavour the absolute kicker.
I get why you could dislike something like this. It’s a massive beer, akin to a huge Shiraz in wine parlance. But that length of flavour? Undeniable. Delicious beer and in a can (love cans). 5 stars. 7.5%. Would I buy it again? I already have.