Hop Buggy | Lancaster Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
lancasterbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Organically grown oats, wheat and rye from Amish farmers in Lancaster County gives our new ale a full, complex malt profile. A full buggy load of Apollo, Bravo, and Calypso hops deliver a big hop flavor.

Added by BeerIsland on 01-29-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
119
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
14.37%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by JMScowcroft:
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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Photo of Adam7m
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerIsland
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Hop Buggy is built on the Amish Four Grain which included rye, oats , and wheat over the basic malt. The brewers started at 14 OG (LBC centric measurements!) which fermented out at 5.6%. IBUs are 55, same as the Hop Hog, but primarily Bravo and Apollo were used. It's a stiffly hopped beer but tasty and good for sipping. The hops drive the finish which rolls over the tongue. A nice job and a different direction for LBC.

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Photo of tigg924
3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours clear, amber with 1/3 inch head. Medium bodied for the style Taste is toasted malt, pale malt, and earthy hops. Above average beer, but not sure if I would pick this up again.

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Photo of KolbMarley
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of tdm168
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mpenders
2.83/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bdel34
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hipHOPSanonymous
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of coldshowers
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bapplebaum
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Winger42
3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat_usher
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of caramel malts, hints of oats.. Taste is caramel malts, hops, light wheat, balanced and refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a smooth and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%

(3.50) A: In a chalice a deep candy-apple coloring with some clarity showing a full glass consumption display of moderately paced effervesce. A 2 inch tan head is dense and foamy sitting atop, firm in its holding while leaving a glass smothering coating of lace.

(3.40) S: The nose was sweetly toasted oats and caramel apple-citrus. There is a hint of lemon scented herbs and a spiciness of dry orange, and stalky notes.

(3.45) T: The flavor was toasted apple and oats, with some dry caramel. A warm piney floral hops with sweetly toasted malt comes into play. Munich perhaps, some sweet lemony straw-pepper hops and grassy notes. There is a spiciness of resiny orange with some fruity and floral notes that ends with some pear-apple hints.

(3.40) M: Light mouthful, oily body, light carbonation factor, dry and hoppy finish off the tongue with a touch of flowery texture. Fairly crisp.

(3.40) O: Overall this is not a typical west coast hopped ipa, reminds me of thier 4 malt amish pale modified with some fruity hops, refreshing, wet, spicy, with fruity and floral tones, i really liked the malt blend here. Ok drinkability, not going six pack here but one or two is fine.

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Photo of Dodo2step
3.42/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

P- Wegmans in mechanicsburg, PA

A- dark burgundy/amber color that is opaque. Half finger head with poor lacing.

S- caramel malts with hints of apple...almost like a caramel apple. some toasted malt as well.

F- apple cider vinegar type of notes. Toasted malts and hints of some citrus. Complements aren't all that well.

M- medium bodied with chewy carbonation. It feels like I am eating mushy beer almost.

O- eh...nice for a try but I wont be having it again.

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Photo of Gmartin75
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of vwbus7
3.22/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of B967ierhunter177
1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

Photo of BodyPolitic
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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Hop Buggy from Lancaster Brewing Company
3.48 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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