cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish amber with a lasting thick head. The aroma and flavor are strongly of citrusy, fruity hops with malt in the background. The mouthfeel is full, without being too sweet. I must announce here that I have a bit of a problem with the American IPA. Too often they taste quite the same. There is nothing wrong with this beer, and I will rate it highly as it is delicious. But... it does not stand out from the crowd of hoppy, citrusy IPAís. Lots of aroma and flavor hops, not enough bittering hops in my opinion. Again, I like this, and it will take itís place among the increasingly crowded company of heavily aroma hopped American IPAís.
Delicious and recommended.
MatterEaterLad (1) - - AUG 24, 2016 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
So so. Not the greatest but what the heck is with the scan. 3.35 is low but it could be better
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dlovell2 (1771) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is citrus and pine with floral notes. Light malt body with citrus flavor up front and finishing with some pine bitterness. Solid IPA.
Maxbier (890) - Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear dark golden. Piney hop aroma. Taster is bitter pine up front then more grassy spicy herbal through the finish. Light malt but present. Nice on style IPA.
Bartzilla (620) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 14, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Such discourse. When I see HOP HOG IPA, I donít want a malty backbone. But thatís how it is. Not a bad beer and a bit hoppier than the other crap Iíve had that called itself IPA or IIPA or Double IPA. Get your recipes together. you all make the same beer that tastes like it all came from the same malt mulch. This beer was just OK. I donít expect to find a good beer in this area.
hman43 (1156) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
It pours dark golden with a decent orange hue. It has an off white moderate head with moderate lacing. Overall it is slightly cloudy. It has aromas of grass, bread, pine, and citrus. There are flavors of grass, toast, pine, a hint of floral and hints of citrus. It has a light-moderate feel to it with a low-moderate bitter finish. Overall, it is an easy drinking ale that is not quite aromatic as most IPAís or bitter.
scarletfire65 (1323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the hotel during Guardian Life opening in Bethlehem PA. Flowery hop aroma with pieapple, apricot, and pine notes. Sweet and malty, dry piney finish. Fresh and bright tasting.
italianjohn (2891) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper pour with a thin soapy white head and thick bands of lacing .... Aroma of citrusy grapefruit, orange, light floral and piney hops with a caramel malt as well .... Taste is of caramel and biscuity malts, citrusy hops grapefruits/orange mostly ... Bitter and dry hopped on the back end with more malt character as well .... Finish is clean and dry hopped with bitter and caramel malt ..... Decent sessionable solid bodied IPA
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Has a piney and citrus characteristic, relatively dry but a mediocre ipa.
tgncc (3095) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is fruity, pine. The pour is deep amber, clear, off white head. The flavor is caramel, toffee, pine, slight metal. The finish is pine, fruit. Medium in body. Decent.
MacNJ (49) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lancaster may not be a West Coast Hop Headís dream at 60 IBUs, but remember that itís "Dutch" country, which translates into Deutsch (Deutschland/Germany). It has more of a malt backbone, but it packs an ABV of 7%, which is stronger than Victory Hop Devil or Dogfish 60 MIN IPA. It is a solid beer with a good appearance, nose, taste, and mouth feel; however itís not going to give you that hop punch. I would give it a try, especially if youíre transiting into a IPA from a lager or pilsner dominated offering. Cheers!