Brew Review – A10 Hop Hog by Copperpoint Brewing @copperpointbrew

My hope is sometime soon I can do an interview with Matt Cox from Copperpoint Brewing in Boynton Beach. Among the many questions I plan on asking is what his fascination is with aircraft. 

Specifically military aircraft. Several Copperpoint beers are inspired by and named after such aircraft, such as their Red IPA, A10 Hop-Hog (Red IPA, 7% ABV, 55 IBU). 

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The inspiration behind this beer comes from the A-10 Thunderbolt II, which earned the unfortunate nickname ‘Warthog’ due to its rather ungainly appearance. But it has the reputation for being tough and sturdy in battle, while providing excellent air support for comrades. 

This, of course, allows me to go into the rather expected comment about how sturdy and dependable the beer is. The only problem is that it really is a good way to desribe the beer. 

As a red ale, there’s a gorgeous rust color to the beer and an aroma of light malt mixed with a light floral hop quality. 

In the flavor of the beer there’s a good base of Mosaic hops. This brings an alternatively citrusy and floral flavor that is moderately hoppy. It ombines with flavors of caramel and biscuit to make a good, refreshing, and slightly strong brew. 

It’s also a year-round beer from Copperpoint, so there should be no problems with finding this on tap. 

Just keep your eyes skyward. 

Drink Florida Craft,

Dave

@floridabeerblog

Floridabeerblog.com

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