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Boss Hog - Lancaster Brewing Company

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85
very good

71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Description: Boss Hog Double IPA has a full-bodied, lasting hop finish from three different varieties of hops. Its uplifting citrus flavor and amber hue welcomes another sip of this refreshing brew.

(Beer added by: BeerIsland on 12-13-2009)
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carolinared

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-01-2014 00:37:13 | More by carolinared
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-27-2014 21:29:06 | More by DrBier
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smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-24-2014 22:05:02 | More by smithj4
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calimo

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-02-2014 00:37:44 | More by calimo
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. no date, but I just visited the brewpub and it was released this week, and bought from the fridge at the brewpub, so super fresh.

appears a crystal clear copper color, with bright white head. good head retention and rings of lacing cling to the glass as I drink. very nice bright hop aroma - a bit earthy, a little piney. taste starts a little sweet, ends slightly bitter, lingering aftertaste of hops. a bit piney, resinous. good flavor, just enough malt to balance. medium body, but a bit sticky tasting. coats the mouth.

overall - compared to most of Lancaster's offerings, this stands out

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 03:58:12 | More by jmdrpi
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-07-2014 21:15:52 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-17-2014 12:59:30 | More by InspectorBob
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-12-2014 19:42:14 | More by oriolesfan4
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours quite hazy copper color with a small one inter white head. The head fades very fast leaving only a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite nice with it being heavy of a tropical fruit smell of mango, pineapple and tangerine. Other aromas of a slightly bready nature mixed with a bit of caramel follow behind the fruit in intensity. Along with the sweet tropics and malt are some lighter grapefruit hop smells as well as a little bit of an herbal aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a doughy flavor that has a moderate level of caramel and some fruits of a tangerine and mango nature. Some hop flavors of a grapefruit nature are present upfront, with these getting more potent to the end. The sweeter flavors are certainly not that overpowering though and are only of a moderate flavor upfront, with them fading as the taste moves on more toward the end. The doughy flavors also transitions with them becoming slightly more bready and cracker like in nature at the end of the taste. With the increase in the grapefruit hop, some other hop flavors also come to the tongue. Around the middle of the taste, a resinous pine and earthy hop make their presence known and last to the end. With the mix of hops, lighter fruits/caramel, and more crackery/bready flavors one is left with a non-overpowering but crisp slightly resinous and lingering bitter taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly below average side in terms of thickness and creaminess for a brew of 9.4 % abv. with it having a carbonation level that is a bit on the lower side. The mouthfeel was overall fairly nice as the slightly thinner body accentuated the crispness of the brew all while the lower carbonation did not take away much of the potency of the hop flavors.

Overall – A fairly easy drinking and flavorfully crisper, big IPA. Rather tasty overall.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 01:23:36 | More by Darkmagus82
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NORM4

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-26-2014 03:58:58 | More by NORM4
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curmudgeon236

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-23-2014 05:44:16 | More by curmudgeon236
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-03-2014 01:50:11 | More by buzzy
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-04-2014 22:38:56 | More by WVbeergeek
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-25-2014 15:04:19 | More by Drknight
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-19-2014 20:54:10 | More by Lehighace06
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Dark golden approaching bronze. A sheet of lacing left on the glass.

Smell: Floral, fruity, strong.

Taste: Has a big sugary malt body akin to many barleywines, but somewhat hoppy. Good bitterness and lingering floral notes.

Feel: Medium to full bodied. Easy drinkable.

Overall: A nice barleywine or imperial IPA. This would be a triple ipa.

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2014 00:46:37 | More by Stinkypuss
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scottDC

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-12-2014 01:48:32 | More by scottDC
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beermeister9

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-08-2014 01:07:40 | More by beermeister9
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-20-2013 16:11:18 | More by Varkias41
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-17-2013 22:24:34 | More by duceswild
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Amerikon

California

3/5  rDev -21.1%

11-12-2013 00:40:42 | More by Amerikon
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

10-16-2013 15:14:56 | More by HRamz3
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

3.13/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

$7.50 bomber from Abe's.

Rich copper amber body, chill haze, super dense three finger off-white foam in concentric circles. Minimal lace.

Enormous and inviting orange and pine aroma.

Malt beginning needs more depth. Doesn't form a foundation. Just slides on by. Fruitiness. A bit of bread. Nip of bitterness. Sense of alcohol without a taste or burn.

Big chewy mouthfeel.

It's a big beer, but it doesn't necessarily come across as a big IPA. Disappointing in the end.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 03:12:41 | More by RonfromJersey
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Brasso

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-05-2013 23:37:32 | More by Brasso
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-07-2013 16:45:42 | More by JeffTheJuice
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Boss Hog from Lancaster Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.