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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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664 Ratings
THE BROS
70
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Ratings: 664
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 25 | 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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LCB_Hostage

Pennsylvania

2.53/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A: Deeper amber than normal for an IPA. moderate head with good persistence. Little to no lacing

S: Nothing dramatic. No hops on the nose at all. Malty with an fairly strong alcohol overlay (not surprising given the ABV).

T: Not sure why they choose to call this an IPA. No hop characteristics to speak of at all. Very malty/fruity with some alcohol on the back burner. Despite the ABV, light and reasonably refreshing.

M: relatively crisp, but quick fading on the tongue. Not particularly well carbonated, and what's there fades quickly (in less than 30 minutes)

O: I might have liked this better if they'd labeled it more accurately. I could even accept it as a pale ale. But an IPA?? No way. Someone needs to buy the Lancaster Brewing Co. some hops. If the ABV weren't so high, this could be a decent session beer, but at 7.5%, it would be a pretty short session. I've actually eaten at the LBC previously and the food was good, but as I recall, all their beers fall into this "too safe to offend" category.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 23:05:28 | More by LCB_Hostage
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Hop Hog India Pale Ale from Lancaster Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 664 ratings.