Hop Hog India Pale Ale - Lancaster Brewing Company
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Reviews by JayQue:
4.38/5 rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a cloudy amber with a huge head that leaves considerable lacing. I was drinking it out of an 8 oz glass and the second pour actually plopped, with the head so thick. The smell was not that distinctive, some pine and hops. This is a good tasting beer, definitely hops taste with pine and citrus coming through. Not particularly complex, pretty much same taste throughout. Did not notice any strong alcohol taste (7.9 abv) and was quite smooth. Felt the effects afterwards after two!!!! Mouthfeel was good. Not too thin and no unpleasant aftertastes. Good drinkability. If I was having more than two, I would slow down a bit, but I would definitely enjoy another couple.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2005 02:40:10 | More by JayQue
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3.38/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12oz. bottle poured into pint glass.
A: Pours a dark, aged copper color with significant amounts of hazing due to some floating sediment. Definitely a bit darker than I'd expect. A two-and-a-half finger head, reminiscent to the color of organic heavy cream, sits atop the brew. The head retention is decent, but with an IPA I definitely expected a bit more. The lacing is also rather weak for an IPA.
S: Floral hops with a strong fruity undertone and some citrusy grapefruit. Detecting a lot of malt through it all... Suspiciously malty for a brew named "Hop Hog."
T: Strong malt up front, with a sweetbread-like characteristic. The hops are very floral and reserved and generally take the backseat which is vastly disappointing in this style. A little bit of grassy, piney, albeit weak, bitterness in the finish.
M: Probably the best aspect of the brew here... Definitely full-bodied, to be expected considering the amount of malt. Creamy and smooth with a good amount of carbonation providing some bite. Superb drinkability.
O: Don't get me wrong, Hop Hog is a really good brew. In its own right, I enjoyed it quite a lot. However, with a name like Hop Hog and the fact that it bears the IPA classification, I simply can't score it higher. The maltiness is far too dominant and the hop presence is so weak and restrained. Like I said, Hop Hog is a very enjoyable beer, but Lancaster needs to rethink this recipe because it's definitely not a good example of what an IPA is.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2014 03:00:36 | More by ThePaintedGrey
Hop Hog India Pale Ale from Lancaster Brewing Company
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