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Hop Hog India Pale Ale - Lancaster Brewing Company

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Hop Hog India Pale AleHop Hog India Pale Ale

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78
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654 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 654
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This formidable India Pale Ale has a hop aroma that demands attention. The bold, citrus hop flavor is balanced by a dry malt character making this refreshing ale a true classic.

(Beer added by: woodychandler on 12-29-2004)
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Darkmagus82

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3.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a nice orange amber color with a one finger orange tinted head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to give lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is sweet of tropical fruits of tangerine and mango with other fruit aromas of a light apple and some other sweeter notes of caramel. Mixed with these sweeter aromas is a citrus hop aroma of a grapefruit as well as light lemon smell and some breadier aromas.

Taste – The taste starts out with a bready and malty flavor with flavors of a light fruit flavor. The fruit was largely of an orange and pear flavor upfront with some lighter fruit flavors of apricot. As the flavor advances hop flavors of a grapefruit nature greet the tongue. The grapefruit remains relatively constant throughout and is joined by some more hop flavors. The hop flavors that come at the end are of a sour lemon flavor as well as some lighter herbal flavors. At the end the mix of fruit, citrus, bready and hop flavors leaves a lightly bitter sour flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is fairly average overall. Not the best feel for the style in my opinion as it is slightly too light to accentuate the relatively moderate hoppier flavors, although even with this being so, it was OK for the more sour lemon flavors of the beer, keeping them from becoming too overpowering.

Overall –Nothing too special here. The beer was not quite hoppy enough and had a little too much sourness.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 01:22:27 | More by Darkmagus82
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Hop Hog India Pale Ale from Lancaster Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 654 ratings.