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RATINGS: 481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Bottle. My first taste of this came at the Penn brewing Microbrew fest, but my palate was destroyed, so I grabbed another bottle at Dís just to make sure that I liked it as much as I originally thought. I did. Nice clear copper color but not much head. Decent lace. Nose is malty along with roasted toasty nose and underlying pineapple. Also some vegetation smell here from the hops. Flavor is immediate bittter into hop flavors and then into the sweet malt, followed by toasted malts... this one actually gets a little sweet. It tastes a lot like the DFH 60 minute IPA with that roasted toasty quality. A little too light in the body for a top notch rating, but a fine beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2005
12oz. bottle. Clear, dark amber color with a medium sized off white head. Nice malty aroma with some citrus hops and a bit of caramel. Mildly sweet malt flavor with some caramel and a good citrus hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Potently hoppy/citrus/grassy nose over a nice amber body. Nice bit of earthy malts hits you first followed by potent grapefruit and lemon flavors followed by a hint of pine and grass. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Draft, Baja Bean Staunton VA. Classic hoppy IPA. Wonderfully hoppy nose with lots of grapefruit citrus and flowery aroma. Full body, decent alcohol heft. Nice balance of hops and citrus flavor-- it "bursts" like most IPAs but is rather smooth and mellow in texture (probably simply a result of its being a draft). Finishes clean-- none of the fuzzy tongue you can get from higher alcohol pales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 12, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2005 Pours a golden/amber/orange with a nice sea foam head that stuck around and laced the glass. Strong floral and citrus in the aroma. A great IPA, very well balanced which you donít always see with this style. Went really well with the pizza I was having. Would pick this up by the case to have around as a session beer. Does not beat Victorys HopDevil but it gives it a nice run and even though it is similar to other IPAís it has enough going on to help set it apart. Now how come Lancaster Brewing Co wasnít making this one when I was going to college in that town? 8-4-7-4-15 Had this again on tap at the brewery and I re-rated it. The only things I was picking up that were different the 2nd time around was that the citrus Iím picking up is more orange that any other citrus. Also picked up some of those roasted malts some of the other Lancaster beers have. Not as "hoppy" as some other IPAís. But just really tasted and smelled nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1411) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2010 very nice IPA. Had nice hops taste and also very smooth. pine/citrus aftertaste, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Iím a fan of American IPAs and of west coast hops, so itís not surprising that I really like this one. Pours a dark orange golden color with a good white head. Nose of malt and Cascades. Taste of malt, orange, pine, and grapefruit. They say itís 40 IBUs but it tastes bigger and hoppier than that. Nice balance none the less. Creamy mouth feel with a long, dry, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUL 8, 2005
Had this originally at the í05 Old Dominion Brewfest. But after ingesting nearly 200 ounces of beer I couldnít give a credible rating. Now, Iíve obtained a bottle and will do my best. Pours a thin amber, with gold and macintosh apple reds. Head is small, but common for the style and is white colored. Fragrance is aggressively hopped: pineapple, pinecones, pineneedles, softened slightly with sweet melons. Taste is near what one would expect for the style, however this beer has a unique acidity with which I am unfamiliar. Old orange juice or maybe lime juice would cut your throat in a similar fashion. I also detect pencil shaving hops which are not great for the palate. This beer could be sweeter with a more developed malt characteristic, as the one that is here is little more than a tad of caramel. It really seems more like overly hopped water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 5, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with hopdog, thanks Steve!) Okay, Iíll be honest, Iím pleasantly surprised by how tasty this brew is. Fair or not, I just donít put Lancaster in the same stratus as, say, Victory, but this is one damn good tasting IPA. Malty, moderately sweet, caramely, fruity like orange citrus, and a bit toasty, the mildly bitter hops seems a perfect complement, though I admit, I certainly prefer a malty brew! The nose is wonderful, quite malty and lightly fruity with a touch of hops. Not quite the aroma of your typical IPA, but I still love how this beer smells. Medium "plus" in body, gently carbonated, rich, smooth and pleasant on the palate. Medium amber color is slightly hazy in appearance. Light tan head rises to an inch on the pour, but is able to maintain a quarter-inch layer throughout the session. Large, thick patches of lace stick to the glass. Lightly hopped for an IPA, but this has been quite a treat to taste and rate this gem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2005
I think I need glasses - the whole time I was drinking this, I was wondering why it had a hog on the label and was called hop DOG - Iíll blame the summer heat. I was standing out on the front lawn, drinking this; holding my hose and watering the flowers in 92 degree heat. This copper golden bodied IPA had a decent head and lace. Nice citrusy aroma. Taste started off with a moderate malt, but quickly was taken over by citrus, orange peel, grapefruit hops with a healthy dose of fruityness - I kept thinking of Bing Cherries. More orange juice flavors as it went along. Nice brew! (grabbed this at Circle Liquors, NJ, June 2005)

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