Hop Hog India Pale Ale | Lancaster Brewing Company

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Hop Hog India Pale AleHop Hog India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This formidable India Pale Ale has a hop aroma that demands attention. The bold, citrus hop flavor is balanced by a dry malt character making this refreshing ale a true classic.

Added by woodychandler on 12-29-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
812
Reviews:
369
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
15.65%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
123
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 812 |  Reviews: 369
Photo of Tbone2131
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of davisrs
4.83/5  rDev +40%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

NOTE: I compare all other beers to Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale; there may be better out there, but many that are worse.
This gives a full 3 finger aromatic head that lasts.
The color is a copper medium light amber.
There is plenty of aroma from malt as well as floral piney hops which seem like they will never end.
There is plenty of taste from hops which is a distinct citrus/pine.
Bitterness is full throughout the palate with a hint of malt which offers a smooth finish. They claim 60 IBUS. I believe it!
Overall, love the full, rich flavors, and aroma. Unfortunately, this beer has a fairly local distribution here in PA.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a burnt glossy copper color with a sly transparency about it. Carbonation was somewhat seen rising at a moderately slow pace. Speckled lace followed the finger’s worth of white foamy head that slid off fairly slow. The aroma had some bold citrusy to floral hop character up front flowing over a clean sturdy malt base - somewhat caramel/toffee. The flavor was moderately sweet through the blend of hops to malts and infusing a stiff biscuit/cracker backbone that bled into the aftertaste. Finish was malty but had a little bit of hop spice. The palate was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt appropriate. Some acceptable bitter harshness. Overall, I was a bit surprised at this one as it seemed like a Long Trail IPA put on steroids to lean towards the American side of the wheelhouse and actually quite good.

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Photo of Barleycorn
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Corburk
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vetbidder
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First thing that I'm thinking when I smell this beer is that it's an English IPA, malt forward with slight citrus hops. Not too bad when comparing to English IPA's but not up to par in flavor when expecting an American IPA. It's got a little hop bite, malt center and a citrus edge with slight bitterness. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel with a little lingering heat. Pretty decent.

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Photo of Timtac
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duvel1979
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is copper, hazy, head is light tan with small bubbles; head presents 1 inch thick and then reduces to fairly solid top that lingers well.

Smell is very feint malt and earthy, grassy bitterness.

Taste is pale malt with light caramel and some biscuit, then muddled hops with citrus then grass.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, then subtle malt sweetness and dry finish.

Overall a somewhat muddled ipa - could have better defined malt or hop flavors.

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Photo of JKasten988
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.17/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rolltide
3.76/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GinDC
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LarryMyers
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Erik-P
3.16/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.21/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DuaneL
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a perfectly fine IPA - don't get the low ratings from others.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.27/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chicagoish
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.02/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Light hazy body with medium bubbles. Head rose to maybe half a finger's length coming off a natural white color.

Smell: ugh, almost nada...you smell hops and disappears before you place the glass down.

Taste: Descent hops, little bitter and more of of a session IPA. Little floral and taste is lighter on the palates.

Mouth: Stick but not sticky. Light bubbly.

Overall: descent brew, glad I got it for free but there's much better options. Enjoy always in a glass, Salud!

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Photo of Electros
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcolw
3.84/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Light amber color with a bit of a haze. Moderate head which leaves ample rings of lace on the glass.

Predominately malty to the nose. Semi-sweet caramel notes. Very light hop.

Full bodied with adequate carbonation (low). This contributes to the cream-like feel and taste. The hop is far more pronounced here but certainly on the lighter side for an IPA. I like the balance, think pale ale plus. The aftertaste is briefer than most, but it is balanced well.

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Hop Hog India Pale Ale from Lancaster Brewing Company
3.45 out of 5 based on 812 ratings.
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