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Boss Hog - Lancaster Brewing Company

Boss Hog
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85
very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%


Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% 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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Reviews by alysmith4:
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

2.68/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I had high hopes for this beer after finding it on-tap at RFD in DC. It was just.. okay. The smell was a little stale - bitter with some pine and grapefruit notes. Taste was similar. I was expecting a lit more hoppy flavor, but it seems more maltier for me. I'm surprised to learn that it's a Double/Imperial IPA. Wouldn't have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2010 00:46:32 | More by alysmith4
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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.

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$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.

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Softly hazed burnt orange color with copper hues, thin cropping of beige head fades into patchy lacing on the glass. Sweet and juicy in the nose with caramel, burnt sugar, grapefruit and bread crust. Nice lick of bitter grapefruit up front on the tongue, tempered by the sweeter backbone. Bursting with a pleasant hop flavor, citrus peel and softly tropical notes. Toasted bread crust and caramel leads into a warm glowing finish.

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3.06/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Had this one on tap at Lancaster Brewing Co.

A - Pours a medium to dark amber color that's crystal clear when held to the light and a one fingered creamy head, gentle carbonation.

S - Aroma is on the mild side for a big beer. Light chewy malt and some delicate orange, grapefruit, and spice aroma.

T - Balanced is the name of the game with this beer as it is in every aspect. Earthy caramel malt (that's a little grainy), and some citrus notes midway through before ending with a grapefruit citrus bitter finish that isn't overly big but lingering. Spice is very light on the end.

M - A little sharp from the carbonation and medium body.

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Boss Hog from Lancaster Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.