To the amber liquid appreciators here

 Hi all.

Just curious whether any other amber liquid loving forumites have tried a drop called Feral Hop Hog (I think it's a pale ale)?

If so, was your experience the same as mine - the stuff is bloody horrible and should be called feral Pig swill lol.

I was given a 4 pack of this putrid stuff at Xmas and I couldn't get half way through 1 stubbie and I can usually drink most beers / ales.

Just interested in anyone else's experience 


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Disagree

Thu, 2017-01-12 13:08

 I love the stronger brews like Hop Hog and James Squire Hop Thief (an IPA)!!

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Hop hog

Thu, 2017-01-12 13:23

got to agree with makai, I'm a pale ale man myself and love the ipa's, hop hog is especially good out of the tap.  

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 I had a few Hop Hog's out of

Thu, 2017-01-12 13:51

 I had a few Hop Hog's out of the tap before the Lamb of God concert a couple of months ago and must say I thouroughly enjoyed it

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American Pale Ale

Thu, 2017-01-12 13:57

 As the name suggests the "Hop Hog" is beer that has a large focus in showcasing the flavour and aroma profiles of the hops used. It is made in american pale ale style which is quite a loose category of beers that are loaded with hoppy bitterness, some good, some excellent and some not so much. I personally think the hop hog is a good balanced sessionable beer. If you want to see the otherside of what hoppy beers can offer maybe give something a go like the Stone and Wood Pacific Ale a go this is quite floral and smooth and full flavoured. But hey thats the love of drinking frothtys! like fishing not everyone is Daiwa or Shimano its all about personal preffernce.  

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 Might have to give it a

Thu, 2017-01-12 14:05

 Might have to give it a taste test , though just seen it’s $60 for 16 stubs that’ll send me broke pretty quick and put me to bed early at 5.8% . Think I’ll stick with my boring Coopers mild ale for my daily beer or two . My worst tasting beers to date would be Corona ( though just bearable with lime ) and it’s a pretty safe bet Export cans will still be in the fridge until the perpetrator who put them there returns . 

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Nothing wrong with a bush

Thu, 2017-01-12 17:41

Nothing wrong with a bush chook. Drinkable when theyre Kimberly cool. Had a trip to Dirk Hartog a few years back. Drove through the night arrived on the island about 0830. Thought when in Rome. the esky and Engel were in other 2 cars. Never looked back. No refrigeration required

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likely

Fri, 2017-01-13 12:20

 the perp has made off with your good beers and will just add to the chooks if ever seen again 

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If you prefer something

Thu, 2017-01-12 14:16

If you prefer something milder but a great taste i've been getting into one called Stone & Wood Pacific Ale

Not to be confused with Wild Yak Pacific Ale which I didn't rate

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Hop hog ok

Thu, 2017-01-12 14:27

 hop hog is ok, ballast point big eye IPA is farkin good, but pirate life IIPA (double IPA) is the farkin biznizz!

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 Must be flash Scotto , the

Thu, 2017-01-12 14:42

 Must be flash Scotto , the winner so far at $140 for 16 / 500ml cans ..geez  

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 I can't drink the pale ales,

Thu, 2017-01-12 14:30

 I can't drink the pale ales, just not my thing. Love a good Pilsner or I can drink keg loads of Kilkenny all night long. I recently tried the Matso's Bishop's dark lager and it's a wonderful drop. 

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If you like Hop Thief,

Thu, 2017-01-12 14:33

 Try James Squires' 150 Lashes.  I must say the hopped beers ( Plale ales) spoil you for swill like Carlton Dry, etc. And don't even get me started on bloody Corona, anything which requires a bit of fruit jammed down its gob to make it palateable is below consideration.

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 Yep I love the stuff on tap,

Thu, 2017-01-12 14:40

 Yep I love the stuff on tap, as mentioned above it's a bit exy to be buying in stubbies

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Young Henry's

Thu, 2017-01-12 15:05

Anyone get into YH?

A mate took me to their brewry in Newtown, Sydney a few years ago and thought they made a top brew. Recently seen them pop up everywhere but pretty pricey! 

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Corona

Thu, 2017-01-12 15:20

From what I have read a couple of years back corona came in last as far as a good tasting beers go. Yet it confounds its critics by being a very popular selling beer.
They (corona) have a very good sales persons.

A beer I really liked was fosters light ice I thought it was a really good tasting beer, you don't see it on sale any more shame.

I'm now more of a white wine drinker the likes of Mascarto and such.

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Tastes like shit!

Thu, 2017-01-12 16:01

 Wouldn't call that beer

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I am partial to a Hop's

Thu, 2017-01-12 16:02

I am partial to a Hop's Thief, Fat Yak or 150 Lashes on tap and have picked a local pub near us for dinner just for the Newcastle Brown on tap but stubbie wise lately Asahi has been hovering around the $45-50 mark and I've been lapping it up. 

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 Just picked up a carton of

Thu, 2017-01-12 16:27

 Just picked up a carton of Coopers pale ale for around $45.  375 ml .  Asahi and Boags premium have to be some of the best but touching $50 these days.   So many reasonable good euro beers for around $39-$42 such as Becks, Heinekin, Grolsch or Stella.

 

 

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Looks like I'm the one with no taste then lol

Thu, 2017-01-12 16:34

 I will have another try and see if the remaining stubbies have improved with age 

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 I got 3 long necks of

Thu, 2017-01-12 17:18

 I got 3 long necks of Carlton draught for Chrissy, best present I've ever got.

You can keep your expensive piss I'll drink all the swine that's on sale every week. Cheaper the better

 

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My usual line at the drive

Thu, 2017-01-12 20:28

My usual line at the drive thru is "gimme whatever's cheapest out of VB, Carlton Draught or Coopers Green". Asahi is now also on my cheap list

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With you. All this taste

Fri, 2017-01-13 09:07

With you. All this taste stuff and aroma stuff is for snobby wine drinkers, to me a ice cold beer is for drinking, not swirling, snorting, sniffing etc.
Always seem to get a present at Xmas of a mixture of premium beers - best of them is Sapporo or Asahi. You can keep the rest and I wont pay for any of them.

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There's something about

Fri, 2017-01-13 09:56

There's something about reaching into an ice cold esky on Australia Day and pulling out an ice cold VB that brings a smile to me face. Conversely there's also nothing like taking a swig of a warm VB that's been sitting there in the sun while you've been playing backyard cricket. How can VB be both the nectar of the gods and the work of satan all in one bottle.

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Ask anyone and that's my drop

Fri, 2017-01-13 10:30

Ask anyone and that's my drop - VB. but I agree, it has to be ice cold and the thirstier you are the better it tastes (go figure).
But it is devil's piss when warm

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 Very best to some, vaginal

Fri, 2017-01-13 14:11

 Very best to some, vaginal backwash to others. Personally dont mind it cold the beer that is

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Im with you gillyL, whatevers

Thu, 2017-01-12 18:00

Im with you gillyL, whatevers on special. I always um and ah when its coroners/heineken/stella/becks but if you nearly freeze the things they go down in a couple of gulps. I drank coopers green for years but lost the taste for pale ale. Golden ales arnet bad tho.

 

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Thu, 2017-01-12 18:41

 I don't muck around with much else than James Boags Premium, full 375mm, 5% alc, great taste to boot. Don't mind fat yaks, but 2 good mouthfuls and it's an empty bottle.

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Gilly

Thu, 2017-01-12 20:07

 your welcome on my boat,

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 Done. Hahahaha

Thu, 2017-01-12 22:20

 Done. Hahahaha

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 Geez Paully, you have no taste what so ever.

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Ha Ha Dale

Thu, 2017-01-12 21:22

 Not a bad drop. Dont mind the Coronas either . Great Northern and Little Creatures Pale Ale 

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I'll never understand the

Thu, 2017-01-12 22:14

I'll never understand the Corona craze. I reckon the Mexicans are collecting their urine, adding ethanol, carbonating and bottling it and then sending it around the world as some sick joke

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Interesting ^

Fri, 2017-01-13 11:01

 I've never understood the love for Crownies - absolute shite. Having said that, never been a big beer drinker - would be lucky to have a dozen a year. 

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I'm with ya there mate, it's

Fri, 2017-01-13 11:34

I'm with ya there mate, it's nothing more than VB in a fancier bottle. It came out when CUB were introducing new brands like Carlton Draught etc and priced at 150% of their other beers and somehow everyone looked at it as some kind of 'prestige' beer to be rolled out at xmas, impress friends at BBQs or provide to tradie mates who did a job for you.

 

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Just had a chuckle - looking at an old photo

Fri, 2017-01-13 13:02

 Had a mate that worked at a mine in the Kimberley. He had car there that others used to borrow for a trip to Knx return. Standard payment - carton of Coronas.... 1 room , 3 walls - wall to wall, floor to ceiling cartons - yes, he loved it.

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Corona now made in Australia

Thu, 2017-01-12 23:32

A friend of mine who is into sampling beers told me that as of October 2016 corona was being made in Australia.

He did name the brewery but I have forgotten the name.

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 Been brewed here and also

Fri, 2017-01-13 04:01

 Been brewed here and also imported for a fair while. 

After years of trying every different pale ale and different fad beer that came and went I just got over it and wanted a beer that tastes like a proper beer. Red cans it is.

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try maxx dry or maxx blonde,

Fri, 2017-01-13 12:08

try maxx dry or maxx blonde, not all shops stock it though

 

always $35-$36 a carton, full strength

 

have picked up cartons close to best before date for $20 each

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Quite good

Fri, 2017-01-13 13:33

 Maxx Blonde is quite good and smooth. 

 

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Melbourne Bitter for me

Fri, 2017-01-13 15:16

Melbourne Bitter for me followed by Carlton Draught.
VB only good if comes out of ice.

I don't mind 150 lashes or stone & wood on tap for something a bit more fancy.

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 I was reading every post

Sat, 2017-01-14 09:05

 I was reading every post until i got to your post Frostbite about the VB or Coopers Pals.... WHAT THE FUCK??!!

 

I thought you had class, well except for the team you support and transgenda porn but comparing VB to the beloved Pale Ale made me dash down here and abuse you!!

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Haha I can't recall making

Thu, 2017-01-19 15:17

Haha I can't recall making one single post of this forum that was classy in any way, shape or form. If it makes you feel any better I have 7 VBs and 12 Cooper's Green in my fridge right now along with a long neck of Cooper's Red.

I grew up in a classy little suburb you may have heard of a few times during Crimestoppers called Ballajura. VB was widely known in our neck of the woods as Very Ballajura as that was our staple along with 10 buck bags. The best thing about VB is that you leave it in someone's fridge and it's there waiting for you when you come back a month or so later.

I'm willing to bet my left nut that you were a Hahn Ice drinker back in the early 90's Timboon!

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 Some funny stuff

Sat, 2017-01-14 09:11

 Some funny stuff here,

 

Ranmar not enjoying fruitcake with his beer....

 

Gilly is def an Aussie male....

 

Sphere sounds like is was love at first sight once he arrived at destination....

 

Isn't 150 lashes a chics drink? I thought it was half chardonay a dash of beer and then a squeeze of lime?

 

I'll drink any beer - Coopers Mildo, Coopers Paleo, Coopers Sparko, Coopers Darko, Coopers Stouto - I'm not that fussy really

 

I use coopers alot when i cook, sometimes i even add it to the food...

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 about as dinky die as it

Wed, 2017-01-18 18:24

 about as dinky die as it gets bloke

beer gut and all  

went down south on weekend and one of the lads bumped into a roo with his patrol

another lad does the u turn strips a few steaks of the roo for bbq steaks on the beach the next night and the rest went home for jerky  

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Beer gut?

Wed, 2017-01-18 18:42

 Didn't notice any beer gut the last time I saw you! Lol

Fresh roo steak would've been good chew. 

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 ok then just a fat prick

Wed, 2017-01-18 18:44

 ok then just a fat prick haahahah

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Well I tried another Feral pigswill stubbie

Sat, 2017-01-14 11:37

 And couldn't finish it, so my verdict is that like any feral vermin it should be taken out of circulation and erradicated lol.

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Timboon

Sat, 2017-01-14 15:37

It looks like you will drink any beer just as long as the name of it ends with an "O".

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No mention of the Gage Roads Little Dove?

Thu, 2017-01-19 07:53

 Wa beer just won a shitload of awards?

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YES

Thu, 2017-01-19 08:38

I tried this Saturday night, bloody brilliant beer.
rate this x10.

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 The AIBA’s Champion

Thu, 2017-01-19 09:46

 The AIBA’s Champion Australian Beer for 2016, Little Dove has a tropical nectar aroma ranging from pineapple to passionfruit, to guava. The ripeness of the tropical fruit character is perfectly complimented by a robust bitterness that gives it a well-balanced finish

 
Do I need to become a weagle supporter or get a unicorn tattoo to drink this stuff 
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 Aww Chris you sound a little

Thu, 2017-01-19 09:56

 Aww Chris you sound a little jealous. This beer sounds like a good Sav Blanc.

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Sounds like the old West

Thu, 2017-01-19 15:06

Sounds like the old West Coast Coolers my mum used to drink

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Red cans if buying

Thu, 2017-01-19 14:59

Red cans if buying take-a-ways. Top drop and cans are practical

Swan draught on tap if i am spending the arvo at classy establishment sampling beers.

 

I will try most beers and some of them are pretty good. Always seem to end up back on the 2 reliables.

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 Finally someone with taste.

Thu, 2017-01-19 17:34

 Finally someone with taste. Ice cold swan draught or carlton draught if ya can't get swan. That is all.

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VB from icy cold King browns

Thu, 2017-01-19 15:36

 That's a beer you can drink all day and in any weather too.

Youse can keep the rest that'll do me.

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 Today I’ve strayed from my

Thu, 2017-01-19 17:39

 Today I’ve strayed from my long term relationship with Mrs Cooper and went home with a little Japanese number called Asahi Soukai . Gotta say not too bad at all . 

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I've been enjoying the Asahi

Thu, 2017-01-19 21:35

I've been enjoying the Asahi Super Drys lately. Tip... don't look at the label to see where it's bottled. 

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 It's superb on tap.

Thu, 2017-01-19 22:01

 It's superb on tap.

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 Been drinking a lot of 4

Fri, 2017-01-20 08:24

 Been drinking a lot of 4 pines beers of late - they do a good pale ale and their kolsch aint bad either.

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Beer food

Fri, 2017-01-20 18:50

 Mmmmm... beer food!

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