Boss Hog | Lancaster Brewing Company

Boss HogBoss Hog
BA SCORE
64.2%
Liked This Beer
3.73 w/ 109 ratings
Boss HogBoss Hog
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Description: Boss Hog Double IPA has a full-bodied, lasting hop finish from three different varieties of hops. Its uplifting citrus flavor and amber hue welcomes another sip of this refreshing brew.

Added by BeerIsland on 12-13-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,245
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
109
Liked:
70
Avg:
3.73/5
pDev:
12.87%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 109 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of dacrza1
3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

DATE: September 8, 2017... OCCASION: the night before Soccer Season 2017 begins... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... pours a nice dark amber body that sports bubbles, though one must strain his eyes to find them, dense as it is... the head is white, thick, clumpy, and uneven, while the lacing arcs, creamy and staying... the first breath is pure resin, thick caramel, apple, rum, and stone fruit... a creamy body that lights a fire of sorts, with a dry, thick, lingering finish that coats the throat... a thick, almost molasses-like draw makes for a sippable brew... the caramel pushes the profile, with the resin and fruitiness a secondary flavor... apricot, orange float in... this boozy, swagging DIPA is more balanced than many I have had, with enough puckering citrus to tantalize for the next sip... picked up as a singleton from a build-your-own, this offers a bourbon-like sweetness, rewarding the slow draw with some band-aid Islay scotch aroma as well... almost better than the sum of its parts... I would revisit this again, and enjoy that Lancaster attempted to balance this, even at 9.3% ABV...

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Photo of Minusonehxc
3.04/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of fanuvpinkflyd
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breardon1776
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Smooth and easy drinking for DIPA.

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Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RichieRich1812
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of msp88
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roberto11232
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a custom pint glass: color a hazy copper, off white head, bubbly lacing.

Smell is a little sweet, a little bitter: sweetness appears to be pleasant light toasted caramel, hop aroma is citrusy, hints of earthy and grass.

Taste is a little muddled between hop flavors and lighter malt sweetness; malt flavors are toast and caramel, hops are citrus but feint then some grassy/earthy notes.

Mouthfeel is soft, not quite bitter at first and then the hops come through but subtly with a lingering sharper bitterness on the tongue.

Overall a DIPA that seems to need a kick of extra hops or cleaner/dryer fermentation; not bad flavors but just a little underdone for the DIPA style.

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Photo of Prue
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerCon5
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Slighjt hazy Amber body with a white head rising roughly above half a finger's length.

Smell: Light hops.

Taste: Sweet citrus, lightly complex consisting of lemons skin and heavy grapefruit.

Mouth: Medium bodied. Smooth and bit crispy

Overall: Good brew, better one than my last and obviously a better upgrade coming from Lancaster Brewing. Salud!

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Photo of ajilllau
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very, very hoppy beer - ibu is 85 & can be smelled and tasted. Selling well for me this far. I was a bit apprehensive to give lancaster a shot on my taps but people seem to enjoy them. I would carry this again.

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Photo of REY_CORTEZ
4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikerri6
4.81/5  rDev +29%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite DIPAs

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Photo of JNForsyth
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Treyphan9
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of newbeeraday
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of happy4hoppybeer
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Aromas of piney hops and caramel hops.thick-bodied and heavy on the alky. Not as citrus and pleasant as the best DIPAs.

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Photo of LukeK
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.32/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$ 7.99 Bomber at Wegmen’s, Erie, PA
Bomber at 40 degrees into SA lager glass
Aroma initially citrus which quickly fades
Head average (3 cm), off white, frothy, diminishing to 3 mm layer
Lacing good – very wide partial rings of tiny bubbles, some medium islands
Body medium amber, hazy
Flavor begins with a light nondescript generic bitterness reminiscent of a pale ale and ends slightly sweet. No alcohol, no malt, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation.

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.4375
Kinda hard to accurately evaluate this beer – not as hoppy as expected for a DIPA but still pretty decent. Very easy drinking and not at all similar to a barley wine which many old DIPAs resemble. More like a non-aggressive pale ale.

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Boss Hog from Lancaster Brewing Company
Beer rating: 64.2% out of 100 with 109 ratings
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