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Southern Cross Hog - Lancaster Brewing Company

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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
New Zealand hops add a nice piney hop flavor and grassy aroma to this spectacular Double IPA for a true taste of the Southern Hemisphere.

(Beer added by: hoppymcgee on 02-08-2014)
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +5.1%

22 oz bottle, no date

appears a clear dark copper color with some ruby highlights. bright white head with good retention, and lacing. nice earthy aroma - grassy in a good way. nice balance of bready, slightly sweet malt in the taste. dry hoppy aftertaste. medium body and carbonation, coats the mouth a bit. drinks easy.

08-14-2014 03:42:44 | More by jmdrpi
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-22-2014 12:57:16 | More by Drknight
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-12-2014 14:54:58 | More by DrFunkenstein
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BcOneSeven

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.9%

06-05-2014 21:58:10 | More by BcOneSeven
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-19-2014 03:22:15 | More by Kevincredible
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-18-2014 11:48:31 | More by bacher468
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.29/5  rDev -11.1%

Appearance: It has a nice dark orange/amber color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of light citrus, some pine and sweet bready/caramelly malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a sweet bready malts, toffee, caramel, light pine and faint citrus. Not exciting.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a light and watery overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas but where are the hops? Seriously?

05-16-2014 20:33:29 | More by SebD
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Billolick

New York

3.71/5  rDev +0.3%

Bomber bottle, w/o freshness info being offered.

Pours darker amber, lighter khaki head that stays nicely and leaves decent low thicker bands of lace.

Bready/malty nose, with a hint of pine lingering in the rear.

Palate follows the nose, with again ample bready malts and more of a back note of hops. Caramel, light pine and moderate sweetness carry this one through the finish. Decent if slightly sweet DIPA.

05-11-2014 02:06:44 | More by Billolick
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-06-2014 03:05:06 | More by crowsnest
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -3%

Undated bottle at 45 degrees into standard pint glass.
Initial aroma of melons (musk, honeydew, etc), quickly fading
Head average (4 cm), off white, creamy, quickly diminishing to an uneven layer between 2 – 7 mm.
Lacing fair, with some of the glass covered and some bare, most bubbles very small
Body medium orange, clear
Flavor begins lightly bitter, more from malt than hops, and slowly sweetens. No alcohol, no diacetyl. Flavor ends with a light bitterness on the rear palate but no chalky astringency.
Palate medium, watery, with soft carbonation.

This tastes pretty weakly hopped, but that seems to be the nature of New Zealand hops. This is an easy drinking DIPA with nothing too outstanding in the way of flavor.

05-03-2014 11:45:00 | More by Ozzylizard
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schiltron

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

04-29-2014 18:24:20 | More by schiltron
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KOP_Beer_OUtlet

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-20-2014 01:29:21 | More by KOP_Beer_OUtlet
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.4/5  rDev -8.1%

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber color with an almost ruby hue that forms a small head of foamy white colored foam. The head fades very fast leaving only a trace of lace on the sides of the glass and some islands of foam on the surface of the brew.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite delicious. It is a fantastic blend of sweet tropical fruits, pine and citrus hop along with some other aromas of a fruity and malty nature. The tropical fruit smells, which are the strongest, are mainly of a tangerine nature, but contain a strong smell of mango and papaya as well. A somewhat resinous pine aroma is the biggest of the hop smells, but is accompanied by a bitter sweet grapefruit smell as well as a light amount of an earthy aroma. Rounding out the aroma is a bit of a doughy smell as well as some cherry and apple, overall mixing with the rest of the smells nicely and make for one great smelling brew overall..

Taste – The taste begins with a somewhat bready and doughty taste with a moderately strong showing of a pine flavor. There is some sweeter tastes of a caramel and fruit nature of apple and cherry. While the fruit is present upfront, the beer is overall less sweet then the nose would have suggested, with the taste actually drying out a bit more as the flavor moves on forward. As it dries other hop flavors of a grapefruit taste come to the tongue with the pine getting a bit stronger toward the middle. While the pine gets stronger in the middle, it fades as it moves on to the end being replaced by some earthy tastes. The doughy flavors decrease along this time as well, with them being replaced by a bit of a graininess. The grainy taste brings with it a slightly grassy flavor and with a bit of an alcohol hit as well a sudden jump in the sweet flavors right at the very end of the taste, one is left with a somewhat odd sweet and sorta off bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. Overall the lighter carbonation and chewiness are fairly decent for the doughy and pine hop flavors of the brew, but accentuate the off flavors a bit too much at the end of the taste making them more obnoxious then they would have been otherwise.

Overall – The best thing about this beer was definitely the nose, but otherwise it really is not all that great. A bit too many off and non-complimenting flavors in this one for it to be all that enjoyable.

03-29-2014 01:06:01 | More by Darkmagus82
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-22-2014 02:11:05 | More by WuBByG999
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Houser

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-16-2014 00:50:51 | More by Houser
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

On tap at paradise
Served in a pint glass, it has a orange color body with a small head. The smell has a floral pine to it.
The taste is pine and some citrus. The hops give a bitter flavor on the back of the tongue.
Mouthfeel is good leaves a little bite on the tongue. Overall a good beer.

03-13-2014 23:23:16 | More by chefhatt
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-13-2014 00:02:41 | More by weeare138
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Kadonny

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%

I picked this up at Wegmans recently, this is the first time I've seen it. 22 ounce bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. I do love the label with the hog and hops on it.

A: A light copper color with some gold tones and a nice white one finger head. Nice glass lacing.

S: Grassy, floral, pine, bready, some caramel sweetness and even some funk type hay notes.

T: Not bad, floral and grassy hops with some slight citrus and I am still getting a little funk with the hops. Sweetness is mostly biscuit and bready but some sweeter caramel is there. Finish is a little bitter but it did not last at all. Very clean, but not lasting so maybe it's too clean for the 8% abv., I usually like my DIPAs to leave a lasting flavor. Not an overly complex beer.

M: Clean, no alcohol but it could use more body. Finish is a bit empty.

O: A decent DIPA, but not world class. I enjoyed it but it was not something I would go out of my way to find again. Still, I like the way they are going with this beer.

I'm not a fan of Lancaster Brewing even though they are in my backyard, but I'll give them props for trying something new and making a beer that is respectable and drinkable. Perhaps they are heading in the right direction.

03-10-2014 13:44:35 | More by Kadonny
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-09-2014 22:39:44 | More by Bdel34
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-08-2014 17:35:40 | More by Brown120
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dogma33

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-08-2014 01:35:30 | More by dogma33
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JKV96

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

03-06-2014 21:19:19 | More by JKV96
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-02-2014 01:42:01 | More by KolbMarley
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-02-2014 01:39:07 | More by jzeilinger
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

Appearance is a slightly reddish-copper with a finger of head that dissipated quickly but left some nice lacing behind. There is a touch of hops and a slight citrusy aroma but overall, the nose is quite muted. The malt backbone is definitely sturdy and the hop bitterness, while light for a DIPA, blends well with the malt flavor. The finish is pleasantly dry. The body is on the lighter side for style.

03-01-2014 04:58:55 | More by 57md
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Southern Cross Hog from Lancaster Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.