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Lancaster Hop Buggy Amber Ale

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Organically grown oats, wheat and rye from Amish farmers in Lancaster County gives our new ale a full, complex malt profile. A full buggy load of Apollo, Bravo and Calypso hops deliver a big hop flavor.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3573) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2015
On draught at The Pour House in Mountainhome, PA. Arrived to the table a clear reddish amber with a thin linen white head that faded to a film after the second sip and left moderate lace. Pleasant aroma of mild citrus with notes of caramel and malt. The flavor is malt followed by mild hops bitterness with a bit of citrus pith. Medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (2053) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Pours a nice brick-amber into the glass with a fully diminished fizzy head that leaves trace to no lacing of which to speak. The nose is almost of an oaked bourbon barrel with maltiness abounding. Flavors are of semi-dry caramel malt, light toast, a bit of cracker, a hint of dark fruits, spent grains and a finish of woody oak. The mouthfeel is a touch hollow, with a medium body and semi-active carbonation. Certainly not bad whatsoever, just lacking a bit of substance to the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanhunter_4 (114) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
12 oz bottle poured at my grandparent’s place in Carlisle, PA. Pours an amber color with a thin white head that dies quickly. Smells like malt or hops. Taste is light hops with a malty finish. Drinkable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
klk343 (145) - - JUN 20, 2015
Just ok. A little thick with a malt after v taste. Metal flavor. An after taste that sticks around.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1402) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Tasty amber ale that is slightly sweet and slightly spicy. Well done, but nothing there that makes me stand up and say wow. Solid.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BroadestTom (211) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Aroma caramel, butterscotch, Appearance red, clear, tan foam, minimal head, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate medium body, oily feel, Overall an average beer that I would suggest to a friend to try but not buy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2397) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2015
it has a fuller body in gravity, flavor and body. good malt and rye combination makes it satisfying to me and that is always a plus. the flavors are busy and beyond moderate so this is a good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2945) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2015
Nice light summer beer. Pours a pretty reddish Amber with a thin head. Not a lot of aroma, mostly malt and caramel. The taste is malty sweet with a nice bitter balance. A bit thin but overall, decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ben4321 (4823) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 3/20/15

Aroma: The nose is grainy malts, heavy spice/rye, toffee, and some light hop notes
Appearance: It pours a clear orange color with a thick, frothy beige head and heavy lace
Flavor: Taste-wise, it is strongly spiced, light sweet, with a pronounced bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, leaning light, fairly easy drinking, with an average-plus carbonation
Overall Impression: I wasn’t totally in to this one. Something about it just doesn’t quite work. The combo of the rye/spice with the poorly played bitterness just feels like a miss overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Great hoppy IPA and buggy from the Lanc. Good brewery and nice kick in the pants.


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