Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Southern Cross Hog | Lancaster Brewing Company

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
83
good
16 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Southern Cross HogSouthern Cross Hog
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
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
63
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
19.67%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 63
Reviews by RonfromJersey:
Photo of RonfromJersey
3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly deep red color, good clarity, topped by four fingers of sticky looking off-white bordering on beige dense foam.

Big malt nose, candy sweet and earthy at the same time. Hints of fruit.

Big malty base. Earthy. Some tropical fruits. Not really bitter.

Smooth, rich mouthfeel.

Tasty beer, but it seems far more Strong Ale or Barleywine than Double IPA with a Down Under hop bill.

 393 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of TTripp725
3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Billolick
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber bottle, w/o freshness info being offered.

Pours darker amber, lighter khaki head that stays nicely and leaves decent low thicker bands of lace.

Bready/malty nose, with a hint of pine lingering in the rear.

Palate follows the nose, with again ample bready malts and more of a back note of hops. Caramel, light pine and moderate sweetness carry this one through the finish. Decent if slightly sweet DIPA.

 412 characters

Photo of KolbMarley
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of KOP_Beer_OUtlet
4/5  rDev +10.8%

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

Photo of Bdel34
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Kevincredible
3/5  rDev -16.9%

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

Photo of beerthulhu
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%

(4.00) A: Cranberry coloring, with a 2 finger beach-sand, foamy textured head that is well lasting. Slow, lazy rise of carbonation with very good lace coverage on the vessel with meaty deposits and small windows.

(3.35) S: Fresh grapefruit juice, apple with a hint of pear initially. Aroma goes from wet with a light fruity touch, to a lightly dry caramelized citrus and onion hopping.

(3.60) T: Flavor was caramelized lemon citrus, pine with a hint of grassy onion. Flavor feels a bit light substance wise at first. Peppery-apple, hints of buttered caramel bread sweetness with underlying notes of toasted tropical fruit.

(3.60) M: Mouthful feels milky, medium body with a warming of citrus-onion glow on the inner cheeks. Lingering hoppy toasted fade.

(3.60) O: Overall good, caramelized tropical fruitiness with some peppery-pine hopping. Unique flavor/hop combination, light malt backing, Interesting, one that is perhaps a bit better the first time when deconstructed and analyzed, but perhaps falls a bit expectation wise in multiples and later drinkings. good for a try, impressive visual, unique hop combination.

 1,128 characters

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

Photo of Fievel
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of DrDietz
4/5  rDev +10.8%

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

Photo of dogma33
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of weeare138
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of crowsnest
4/5  rDev +10.8%

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

Photo of bigfnjoe
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of SebD
3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: It has a nice dark orange/amber color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of light citrus, some pine and sweet bready/caramelly malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a sweet bready malts, toffee, caramel, light pine and faint citrus. Not exciting.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a light and watery overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas but where are the hops? Seriously?

 572 characters

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerCon5
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Southern Cross Hog from Lancaster Brewing Company
3.61 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer FestĀ® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!

    Subscribe