Hop Hog India Pale Ale - Lancaster Brewing Company
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Reviews by talkinghatrack:
4.03/5 rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Pours a clear light amber with a one finger head. Head is short-lived.
S - For a beer proclaiming its hops, surprisingly mellow nose. Muted citrus. Improved score for me but might be a downer for real hop heads.
T - More smell than taste up front. Aftertaste is expectedly bitter but relatively mild.
M - Thin. Nothing noteworthy other than a slightly syrupy residue after each sip.
D - Mellow nose, mellow taste, unimposing bitterness, thin body. I don't think I'll race back for more but I could see putting a pitcher of this stuff down easily enough.
I'm reviewing this as part of a multipack even though I'm not normally a fan of super-hop beers. The mellow smell actually improves my drinkability. I didn't expect to enjoy this one but it's decent. Let's call this the IPA for malt lovers - assuming you can even count this as a real IPA. I bet you could get some interesting conversation going if you served this to a group of beer guru pals.
UPDATE: Wow, this is 8% ABV? I wouldn't have guessed. Nicely done. I don't see anywhere honest to really adjust my score but its worth a note. It is also amusing to see all of the malt love and hop hate in other reviews. Lancaster should probably reclassify (and keep produciing!) this release as a bock/wee heavy and make everyone happy.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2009 04:17:30 | More by talkinghatrack
More User Reviews:
2.84/5 rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A: Dark honey amber, cloudy, fair amount of fine bubbled carbonation, 1 finger of cappuccino beige head.
S: Caramel, toffee, light orange, very little hop character, sweet and malt forward.
T: Coffee, toffee, light orange taste, little bitterness, light sweetness. Bare hint of grapefruit.
M: Medium syrupy body, medium low foamy carbonation.
O: Malt forward ipa. Little hop character, light sweetness, refreshing. Drank in Clearfield, PA, June 10th 2014.
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2014 02:59:56 | More by patre_tim
Hop Hog India Pale Ale from Lancaster Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 657 ratings.