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Aviator Brewing Company

Aviator Brewing Company
HogWild IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.7%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Aviator Brewing Company
HogWild IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.7%
Clear copper color. Attractive aromas and flavors of bit-o-honey, caramelized fruits, pineapple cake, and honeyed tea with a slightly chewy, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, layered, medium-long finish with notes of peppered greens, roasted root vegetables and nuts, and radishes finish. A superb, vivaciously flavorful and astringent IPA.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Hoppy & Bold & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: bit-o-honey, caramelized fruits, pineapple cake, and honeyed tea
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of peppered greens, roasted root vegetables and nuts, and radishes
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Deep Dish Spinach Pizza, Butter Chicken, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superb, vivaciously flavorful and astringent IPA.

The Producer

Aviator Brewing Company

The Producer
209 Technology Park Ln
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
USA
1 919-567-2337

American Style IPA

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
American style IPAs are deep gold to amber in color and fall between 5.5-7.5% in alcohol. They are characterized by floral and citrus hop aromas and a distinctive hop bitterness on the finish. This style originated in the 19th century when British troops and colonizers were working to develop an alternative to their standard ales in order to withstand transport to India. Today, US craft brewers have claimed the style as their own with assertive Pacific Northwestern hop varieties that stand out. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Laurelwood Workhorse India Pale Ale, Oskar Blue’s Deviant Dale’s IPA, Three Floyds Alpha King and Founder’s Centennial IPA.

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