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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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Reviews by RonfromJersey:
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

3.51/5  rDev -5.1%

Surprisingly deep red color, good clarity, topped by four fingers of sticky looking off-white bordering on beige dense foam.

Big malt nose, candy sweet and earthy at the same time. Hints of fruit.

Big malty base. Earthy. Some tropical fruits. Not really bitter.

Smooth, rich mouthfeel.

Tasty beer, but it seems far more Strong Ale or Barleywine than Double IPA with a Down Under hop bill.

02-23-2014 06:03:42 | More by RonfromJersey
More User Reviews:
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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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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-02-2014 01:42:01 | More by KolbMarley
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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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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.9%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-19-2014 04:14:02 | More by IdrinkGas
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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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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-28-2014 21:13:52 | More by bigfnjoe
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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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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -3%

22oz Bomber with no freshness date.

Pours a beautiful dark amber color with brilliant clarity. Head is about a finger and a half following a medium pour and is cream colored.

Aroma is on the tame side for a Double IPA. Caramel Malts, Minty/Leafy hops, subtle sweetness, and a kiss of grapefruit and pine in there as well.

Follows the nose pretty closely. I'm getting a solid malt backbone with a caramel/toffee sweetness right up front. I'm getting resinous pine and mint from the hop bill. there's some nice lingering bitterness as well.

Mouthfeel is on the creamy side for an IPA.

Overall, I like this beer. It's certainly much better than Hop Hog in my opinion. You certainly won't be blown away with citrus and tropical notes, but the 3 strains of New Zealand hops lend some interesting flavors. More of a balanced East Coast IPA here, but I enjoyed it. Cheers!

02-14-2014 21:45:56 | More by Morey
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%

Pours a deep gold color, almost ruby. A sticky white foam coating laces the glass well. Aroma is citrusy and slightly sweet. In the taste, earthy and quite bitter, tasty to say the least. Grapefruit rind, yet earthy and astringent. A bit hot but not too bad. Medium bodied and with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty good brew, big, earthy and dirty citrus.

02-20-2014 21:57:08 | More by Stinkypuss
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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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Houser

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-02-2014 01:39:07 | More by jzeilinger
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

02-25-2014 23:45:33 | More by wertschy
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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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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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Southern Cross Hog from Lancaster Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.