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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
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
63
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
19.67%
 
 
Wants:
1
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7
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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.

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(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.

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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?

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Southern Cross Hog from Lancaster Brewing Company
3.61 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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