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Hop Buggy - Lancaster Brewing Company

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 19.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-25-2014 13:19:35 | More by BeerCon5
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-19-2014 00:51:10 | More by wrightst
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thgreatrandini

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -70.1%

08-16-2014 08:41:08 | More by thgreatrandini
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Hendry

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-03-2014 03:53:43 | More by Hendry
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +6.3%

I had this on tap at the Harrisburg location, served chilled in a tulip shaped glass.

The color is dark copper with good clarity and 1 finger of white head with fine bead and thick lace stickage. The aroma is very good with a moderately citrus hop with orange scents and mild malt in the nose. The feel is good with medium bitter entry with mild toasted grain texture and med high carbonation with slight alcohol in the semi-dry finish with a slight spiced quality.

The taste is very good with mild malt balanced by a slight hop spiciness the hops tend to seem more bittter as it warms with a pine-like presence and bitter quality with some pepper and mild yeast with orange like citrus in the background flavor. The hops linger after the swallow with a very light caramel taste of malt in the peripheral. Overall not bad, it is more bitter than hop flavor but it is hoppy I give it that but it is pretty middle of the road style-wise in the grand scheme.

08-01-2014 18:39:50 | More by Slatetank
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

3/5  rDev -10.2%

07-25-2014 00:21:19 | More by JMScowcroft
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev +7.5%

Last beer of the night and sucks its a shitty one.

A - Deep amber brown color semi hazy with a 1/2 inch of head that pulls back to some pretty stellar lacing. Not bad so far.
S - It does have a bit of hop smell but really faded. Some caramel sweetness and grains but its mostly mild.
T - Borderline undrinkable. Massive herbal hop profile with a slight herbal tea quality. Some sweetness but mostly dank.
M - Quite smooth aside the bitter its medium bodied.

Overall its not terrible but way too bitter to really enjoy. Pity.

07-17-2014 06:27:57 | More by DrDemento456
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-08-2014 23:11:57 | More by pat_usher
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clfrost

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.2%

07-07-2014 01:14:30 | More by clfrost
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

07-04-2014 16:10:40 | More by canawler
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev +4.2%

Greeting the palate with a toast-dry balance and slight creamy reprieve, Lancaster's Hop Buggy proves to be more than the stalwart IPA, yet still allows the hops to take full command in taste.

As the hoppy ale opens with a deep amber hue, its creamy from carries the full array of white grapefruit, both orange and lemon peel, pungent leaf and grass, then with the subtle ginny and winey tang of verbena tinged hops.

Its middle is supportive with the taste of bread crust and mild pecan, giving graham cracker impressions, while the hops dominance hits full stride. Bitter to its core, the aromatic components lift and a strong herbal bouquet reveals. Leaf, stem and tea are vegetative, but in a pleasant taste and texture.

Its quick finish does quick work of malt sweetness as the hops bounce off of alcohol spice with its own piney resinous finish. Absolute dryness is felt as the ale exits the palate with a semi-crisp, semi-clean aftertaste that lingers with scraping bitterness.

07-03-2014 17:42:10 | More by BEERchitect
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3/5  rDev -10.2%

07-03-2014 00:10:52 | More by oriolesfan4
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +21.3%

Deep orange in color with an earthy amber hue and a touch of haze. Poured with short, off-white foam with excellent staying power from constant flow of carbonation from the bottom of the glass. The healthy foam left a ladder of thick, sticky lacings on the glass. Intense rye and wheat bread aromas with light citrus and grassy notes. Medium bodied with a smooth, creamy feel. Bready rye and sweet caramel malt flavors are dominant throughout. Light citrus and earthy flavors from the middle to the end. Finished with bitter rye and pine hop aftertaste. This is more of a rye beer than an amber ale in my opinion. I definite must try if you’re a rye ale enthusiast. Great malty flavor and a smooth feel.

07-02-2014 03:30:38 | More by IronLover
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

06-15-2014 22:52:28 | More by jmdrpi
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Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -55.1%

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Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.2%

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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.2%

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Pennsylvania

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Hop Buggy from Lancaster Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.