Hogs Back adds IPA to craft beer range

30 April, 2015

Surrey brewer Hogs Back has launched a 5.4% abv IPA called Hopping Hog.

The brewery is targeting the independent retail trade full-bodied beer that is said to taste “slightly spicy with liquorice and grapefruit notes on the tongue”.

It brewed with Mount Hood, Cascade, Chinook and Fuggles hops and a selection of malts.

Rupert Thompson, owner of Hogs Back brewery, said: “IPA is a traditional English beer style and played an important part in establishing the reputation of British brewers as amongst the best in the world.

“Today, it’s one of most popular beer styles globally, thanks to the US craft brewers who adopted it with such passion. However, we wanted to prove that it takes a British brewer to make the perfect IPA.

‘Hopping Hog is a complex, full-strength IPA that fits neatly into our portfolio alongside our flagship cask ale TEA and session bitter HBB.

“Combined with our core range of draft and bottled ales, seasonal beers, and our recently-launched Hogstar English lager and Montezuma’s Chocolate lager, we have a portfolio that appeals to beer lovers across the board.” 

Hopping Hog IPA has an rrp of £1.95 for a 33cl bottle. 

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