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Hop Buggy - Lancaster Brewing Company

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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Description: Organically grown oats, wheat and rye from Amish farmers in Lancaster County gives our new ale a full, complex malt profile. A full buggy load of Apollo, Bravo, and Calypso hops deliver a big hop flavor.

(Beer added by: BeerIsland on 01-29-2014)
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Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of senorbarley
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

A: Nice amber/copper color
Thin (1/2") head that stuck around for most of the glass, leaving some nice lacing
S: Biscuits, dough, vanilla
T: Toasted oats with a mild hop profile. Very bitter finish, which I enjoy, however may be too bitter for some.
M: Thin and oily with decent carbonation
O: Not a bad amber, definitely unique

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Photo of scotorum
3.89/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

a: Translucent copper with a foamy inch tall offwhite head which receded to thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Strange pungent aroma perhaps best described as sharp vanilla.

t: Floral with moderate bitterness which lingers a bit on the tongue. Becomes more caramel malt dominated as it warms.

m: Light top medium with good body and loads of carbonation tingle.

o: An unusual and interesting amber ale, rather too bitter to be an enjoyable sipper, but quite flavorful.

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3.4/5  rDev +2.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

P- Wegmans in mechanicsburg, PA

A- dark burgundy/amber color that is opaque. Half finger head with poor lacing.

S- caramel malts with hints of apple...almost like a caramel apple. some toasted malt as well.

F- apple cider vinegar type of notes. Toasted malts and hints of some citrus. Complements aren't all that well.

M- medium bodied with chewy carbonation. It feels like I am eating mushy beer almost.

O- eh...nice for a try but I wont be having it again.

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.91/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a regular glass.

Appearance: Pours a murky dark amber color. There's about one finger worth of off-white colored head, and it has nice retention, as well. A good amount of lacing is left one the glass. (3.5)

Smell: Not for nothing, I am picking a nice Cascade note here. It's subtle, but definitely perceptible. Then the malt melange comes, and I'm not really surprised by it. I'm getting a little bit of the rye spice, but minimal wheat or oats. The nose isn't very interesting, I have to say. It's pretty much a typical amber ale with a mild twist. (3)

Taste: Pretty malty. Unlike in the nose, I get oats and wheat on the taste as well as rye spice; this helps accentuate the caramel malt backbone some. There's no real hop flavor, just a moderate bitterness on the back end. Take away the malt variance, it's quite boring to drink. (2.75)

Mouthfeel: The feel is lush and slightly heavy, with middling carbonation. In fact, it feels slightly creamy at times. Despite the moderate sweetness, it goes down pretty easy. (3)

Overall: I expected this to be pretty staid, and it is. I mean come on, it's an amber ale, how exciting can it be? Still, it does a good job of washing spicy food down. That, and malt lovers will enjoy this. Me personally, I probably wouldn't buy this again. (3)

2.91/5: Yeah...this isn't very exciting

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.3/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.4/5  rDev +2.1%

(3.50) A: In a chalice a deep candy-apple coloring with some clarity showing a full glass consumption display of moderately paced effervesce. A 2 inch tan head is dense and foamy sitting atop, firm in its holding while leaving a glass smothering coating of lace.

(3.40) S: The nose was sweetly toasted oats and caramel apple-citrus. There is a hint of lemon scented herbs and a spiciness of dry orange, and stalky notes.

(3.45) T: The flavor was toasted apple and oats, with some dry caramel. A warm piney floral hops with sweetly toasted malt comes into play. Munich perhaps, some sweet lemony straw-pepper hops and grassy notes. There is a spiciness of resiny orange with some fruity and floral notes that ends with some pear-apple hints.

(3.40) M: Light mouthful, oily body, light carbonation factor, dry and hoppy finish off the tongue with a touch of flowery texture. Fairly crisp.

(3.40) O: Overall this is not a typical west coast hopped ipa, reminds me of thier 4 malt amish pale modified with some fruity hops, refreshing, wet, spicy, with fruity and floral tones, i really liked the malt blend here. Ok drinkability, not going six pack here but one or two is fine.

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Hop Buggy from Lancaster Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.