Saturday, November 24, 2012

Game Day Beer Review: Aviator Brewing Hog Wild India Pale Ale

Ed likes beer -- at least some of the time:

I'm chillin' in chilly Chapel Hill North Carolina right now and gearing up for a festive holiday with some great friends. It's 1974 all over again at the house I'm staying in the wooded 'burbs - vintage floor plan, vintage floor to ceiling windows, and vintage kitchen cabinets. Just put your keys in the bowl when you enter baby and let's do the hustle.

But one thing that's not so vintage is the Aviator Brewing Co Hogwild IPA (6.7% ABV) I'm drinking as I grill up some steaks on the pinewood patio sprinkled with fallen leaves. Brewed in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, The beer is relentless in its hoppy bitter flavor, and just when you think it's ready to give in to something smooth and malty it punches you with some more.

This may be your groovin' daddy's dream house screaming for a bitchin' Camaro, polyester pant suits and long mutton chops, but this ain't your daddy's beer I'm drinking.

Hogwild IPA - the style of the '70s but the aggressive flavor of today. A-

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