Lake Lightening | Hogshead Brewery

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Hogshead Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: English Pale Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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A great session Drop of lotion to oil all the parts. Summer ale brewed all year round. An extremely pleasant, straw colored beer with a gorges fresh, hoppy aroma. This, coupled with an ample bitterness, leads to a long, dry finish.

Added by ArrogantB on 08-26-2012

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Score given is the higher of the scores and is for the cask offering of this beer. The regular tap offering of this beer from this brewery is significantly inferior and would be graded 3.75, at best.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask and dry-hopped with East Kent Goldings. Light bright yellow-orange, sudsy head. Brief citrus like smell, nice aroma. Flavor is just a solid English ale, malty yet a hint of hops, easy drinking, delicious. I wish I could be more nuanced and descriptive but this was just flat out a good session beer.

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3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a decent session brew from this new brewery northwest of denver metro. pours clear new penny color with a couple fingers of white lace. the smell is caramel malts and pale malts, english in origin, and a surprising bit of bittering hops as well. flavor is laid back drinkable balanced brew, with a little character from a curious yeast coming through. this is a pretty good summer beer, but as with their porter, it is sort of nondiscript. no different from countless other beers of the same style. its well made, but not exciting. feel is a little flat, and i probably should have tried it from the cask instead. light enough body, down easy. overall nothing going to blow your mind here, but a good summer slammer.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On cask at Hogshead into a nonic.

A-The brew starts out cloudy with a cascade of head from the cask. It clears up shortly and leaves maybe a finger of sticky, nearly white head. Color is golden-tinted straw. No carbonation, but a good bit of lacing is left behind in cascading waves on the glass.

S-As you might expect for a cask ale, the smell is quite subdued. There is a light lemon/citrus scent and some bread to go with a bit of sweetness. Not bad, but nothing terribly intriguing either.

T-The taste is a pleasant mixture of semi-sweet doughy malts on the opening with a nice hit of citrus and drying bitterness on the finish. There is a light fruit flavor in there that provides a nice compliment to the bready malts. It is well-layered and nicely balanced.

M-Medium to full body with a bit of chewiness. Carbonation is mild as you might expect from the cask.

O-I finally managed to get to Hogshead and I was happy to do so. This is a pretty good, easy-drinking pale ale. The dry-hopped version I had opened with an easy, somewhat boring, fruity and bread pale, malt flavor but finished with a nice bit of bittering citrus, bite and intrigue. Quaffable and interesting.

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Lake Lightening from Hogshead Brewery
3.9 out of 5 based on 22 ratings.
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