Southern Cross Hog | Lancaster Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
New Zealand hops add a nice piney hop flavor and grassy aroma to this spectacular Double IPA for a true taste of the Southern Hemisphere.

Added by hoppymcgee on 02-08-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
9.7%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.86/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cdman56
4.63/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is copper, a little dense looking, head poured out huge (2-3 inches) then dissipated to a 1/4 inch top and some very nice lacing on the glass.

Smell is moderate hop strength but fairly good depth - flavors reach from citrus rind, to lemon, bit of pepperiness then the more grassy/piney/earthy notes, pine dominant; light boozy estery-ness noted too.

Taste is similar to the aroma with a bit more dominant malt notes - light caramel, biscuit, toast - hop flavors are citrus at first blend to lemon, then some earthy and piney resinous hops.

Mouthfeel is a little biting on the tongue and cheeks, not sharp but bitter and a bit sweet with a lower carbonation level it seems than maybe expected from the pour.

Overall, big, solid beer with a little flavor and aroma depth but sharp flavor and mouthfeel/finish.

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Photo of Stanley23
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.59/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbl_delta
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Draft in snifter. Pours a cloudy reddish-amber color with a thin off-white head. Initial impression is fruits, citrus, a little onion, and a maybe little caramel malt in the background. All are kind of understated. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Slightly bitter finish with an odd aftertaste. Not bad, but not a DIPA that I'd seek out.

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3.29/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.29/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Southern Cross Hog from Lancaster Brewing Company
3.61 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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