Hop Hog India Pale Ale - Lancaster Brewing Company
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3/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue V:
"Our hoppiest beer to date!" claims the brewery, at 55 IBUs.
Bright, rich copper-amber color with a slightly off-white foamy head. Nice retention and stick as the head settles. Fruity nose, hint of floral, with a slight note of citrus, soft herbal qualty and malty grain. Fairly light-bodied and easy on the palate with a pleasing smoothness. Malty up front with a bready, caramel center and a good amount of sweetness. Hop character is a bit rough, leafy and very oily. Flash of lemony-grassy bitterness, but it's rather dull. Finish is sweet, moving toward dry with a lingering maltiness.
Is this really an IPA? Not a modern one. It's so restrained, too malty and the alcohol content is begging for more hops to back the sweetness, which dominates. This is more of a strong ale, certainly not an IPA--from either side of the pond.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2010 13:16:19 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Hop Hog India Pale Ale from Lancaster Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 667 ratings.