Boss Hog - Lancaster Brewing Company
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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JWU:
3.7/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
poured from my growler into a curved pint glass. Purchased directly at the brewery.
A- Amber. Reddish/Orange hues. Darker that just about any double IPA I've ever had. Big puffy white head, but it dissipates really quickly, and there's little lacing down the glass.
S- Best part of this beer. Smell is big and citrusy. Pineapple, Grapefruit, Oranges and Mangoes.
T- Let down after the smell. You get a kind of generic citric hop bite up front, malts try to balance, but are beaten back by the rush of bitter, drying pine. A bit of alcohol heat, but really minimal for a 10.1% beer. It's just missing that something extra to put it over the top.
M- Thin for a Double. The dryness isn't off-putting. The best part is how they hide 10.1% in this. Alcohol is very well masked.
Overall- Nice, but out of my local breweries, I'll take Troegs Nugget Nectar, Stoudts Double IPA, or Victory Hop Wallop every time. This just isn't in the same class.
Serving type: growler
09-02-2011 22:18:39 | More by JWU
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
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
Boss Hog from Lancaster Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.