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Hop Buggy - Lancaster Brewing Company

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 18.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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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.

beerthulhu, Yesterday at 03:43 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

justincourts, Friday at 01:58 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

beerfinder, Tuesday at 04:54 PM
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

jholland, Sep 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

LoveStout, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

JackieB271231, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

djrn2, Aug 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

acurtis, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

BodyPolitic, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

BeerCon5, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

wrightst, Aug 19, 2014
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1/5  rDev -70%

thgreatrandini, Aug 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Hendry, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
3.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Slatetank, Aug 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

JMScowcroft, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of DrDemento456
3.59/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

DrDemento456, Jul 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

pat_usher, Jul 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

clfrost, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

canawler, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
3.48/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

BEERchitect, Jul 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

oriolesfan4, Jul 03, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

IronLover, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

jmdrpi, Jun 15, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -55%

B967ierhunter177, Jun 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

dsshuck, Jun 09, 2014
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Hop Buggy from Lancaster Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.