Edgar IPA - Bullfrog Brewery
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Reviews by cps98:
3.78/5 rDev -6.2%
A – Pours a hazy orange with a nice 2 finger off white head.
S – Lots of pine and some citrus notes.
T – Very smooth IPA, not overly bitter. Malt and hops play nicely together.
M – Medium bodied with really nice carbonation which added a little CO2 bite.
O – Really nice IPA that I found very drinkable, will get a growler of this again next time I am up that way!
01-11-2013 17:57:17 | More by cps98
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4.47/5 rDev +10.9%
Arrives a hazy, deep orange with a 1" head of orange-tinted foam that drops to a nice coating and a ring. Some carbonation evident. Some lacing on the glass.
Smells of strong lemony/grapefruity hops, maybe pine needles, and sweet caramel malts. The arome is very enticing.
At first you taste rich sweetness, which quickly gets blasted away by a powerful bitterness. Then you get ripe grapefruit and fresh pine. Delish. This is a huge IPA, with a good deal of caramel-y malt sweetness for balance. This is definitely a keeper. The aftertaste is a very long grapefruit.
Mouthfeel is sweet/bitter. Hop resins coat the tongue, only to be washed away by a pretty good carbonation bite. Lips stick together from sweetness. A nice long warm, yummy finish.
This is one of the best IPA's I've ever had, although it really could be a small DIPA. Chock full of hops, with a huge malt presence, and the alcohol to back it up. A winner.
07-05-2005 13:00:51 | More by jakester
3.8/5 rDev -5.7%
Thanks to FooFaa for lugging this 750ml with him from PA to GTOM! Always a great day meeting another BA in person!
Pours a hazy copper with a giant, three finger head. I smell hints of citrus and pine, but to be perfectly honest, I'm not getting a whole lot here. Time to drink the damn thing...
Lemons upfront. Puckering lemons, grapefruit, orange and a bit of band-aid. I'm also heeding the below reviews and letting this warm up. We lose the band-aid taste and start to pick up some floral hops as well as kiwi perhaps?
This is most definitely an east coast IPA. I'm not getting bruised with hops, but moreso getting caressed with balance. The mouthfeel is terrific, for an IPA (not sure about this being a DIPA)... fairly creamy and goes down dry. No problems finishing this on another scorcher in Chicago.
08-10-2009 18:40:21 | More by rudylaw
3.7/5 rDev -8.2%
An above-average hopped IPA, like a 1.5 IPA not a double. The best beer in their lineup. Here the aggressive carbonation of their entire lineup was suitable. Good bitterness,citrus, hop resin, they got it all in there, pine hop aroma. Nice lace.A decent IPA.
05-07-2007 04:32:35 | More by Sammy
3.7/5 rDev -8.2%
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a pint glass.
A: Standard pour reveals a massive, 4 finger head that collapses quickly to a point and just stops. Good retention. Head is white, creamy, and a bit coarse on the sides of the glass. Beer is a cloudy reddish-orange. Lacing is patchy but ample.
S: Nose is light hoppiness, strong cane sugar, clementine, and a creaminess that reminds me of warm sweet condensed milk.
T: Boozy opening that really surprises me. Afterwards, cane sugar, citrus, deep brown sugar and caramel middle. Slightly hoppy finish with a deep citrus fruitiness. Also a bit smokey and charred on the finish.
M: Medium bodied and light carbonated but it really jumps on the tongue. Mouth is coarse, and very vibrant. Finish is present, but fades quickly and is not overwhelming.
D: A rather standard example of a DIPA. The creaminess is a welcome surprise here and sets Edgar apart from the others. A unique brew that is worth seeking out.
12-28-2009 03:16:05 | More by SpeedwayJim
4.08/5 rDev +1.2%
Poured into a Pint glass today.
A: A very rich copper with a lacy off white head. NO cloudiness at all. Head could be a little frothier, but still very good.
S: Floral, earthy, spicy, and a touch of citrus. Not much sweetness in the smell.
T: Extremely spicy, but not just alcohol. Maybe a bit of corriander or the slightest hint of all spice. Plenty of earthy or floral notes in this as well. There is a very good sweetness present as well.
M: Slightly creamy and the bitterness is very smooth.
D: A bomber would be no problem two would be too much.
08-25-2009 21:21:59 | More by mikey711
4.15/5 rDev +3%
On tap at the brewpub on 12/27/08.
Pours a clear gold with a 1/2 finger or so of brite-white head. Thin creamy retention yields some good looking spotty lace. The aroma is earthy and floral with a touch of pine and spice to it and a thick smelling mix of citrus and caramel behind it.
The taste is similar with a more earthy and peppery hop profile that posesses a bit of a resinous edge to it and is well balanced by a tangy backbone of citrus, caramel, and bread. Finishes with a nice dry lingering bitterness that hangs in the mouth for a bit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a firm carbonation that accentuates the hop profile and keeps things moving across the palette.
A classic IPA from the PA brewpub scene. Well balanced, full flavored, and incredibly quaffable for 8% ABV, a visit to the Bullfrog should always start with a glass of this.
12-29-2008 17:31:40 | More by Kegatron
3.8/5 rDev -5.7%
A: Poured a beautiful deep translucent coppery-sunset orange with a foamy by nature ivory colored head that was 2 fingers high and remained sturdy and true for a good 4-5 minutes. A feverishly strong showing of macro bubbles livens up the appearance while a moderate patchy lacing sticks around the glass upon the heads demise.
S: The nose was much lighter then anticipated especially with the strong visible carbonation presence I was expecting much more. The aroma was more sweet and sticky carmalized grains then hops with just a modest showing of soft freshly cut pine wood and semi-dry grapefruit notes. Overall was bit disappointed by the lack of strength here especially considering its label of a 2x ipa.
T: The flavor was freshly squeezed lemons and wet grapefruit peels offering up a decent mouth puckering experience and bitterness. The malting was sweetly toasted grains that balanced well against the moderate strong hoppiness. The finish finds an increasing bitterness of wet lemons and lightly dried pine needles that grows 3-4 seconds after the swallow before making a abrupt and fairly clean exit. Overall a nice balance of sweetly toasted grains and wet lemony hopping that finishes out with a big burst for a grand finale that makes you aware of its 2x nature. The hops didn't immediately strike me at first as being abundant until the beer warmed up a bit to its proper temp I feel (around 55f) when I really noticed the hops taking charge so I would definitely let this warm up a bit before consumption to enjoy.
M: medium-full consistency with a slightly creaminess and a light carbonation presence. The mouthful finishes out with a burst of semi-dry grapefruit and pine hopping teasing the tongue.
D: Good drinkability with a good balance of malts and hops makes this a easy and enjoyable downer. Again let this warm up to truly appreciate how it was meant to be experienced.
08-06-2009 22:21:23 | More by beerthulhu
3.73/5 rDev -7.4%
A 750 mL bottle purchased at the brewery one week ago.
A: The cork took a bit of working before it popped with a vengeance, spewing IPA all over the counter. After managing to get it into my glass, the IPA looked a dark amber orange color, dark enough to be opaque. The vigourous carbonation yielded a sizeable head that laced lightly around the glass.
S: The nose is pretty heady, full of hops and a near-equal amount of malt. The hops are both citrusy sweet and spicy, with a touch of heat.
T: There is a nice citrusy kick upfront before the ale turns spicy hot. The heat has alcohol backing it up, adding more heat to the mix. Caramel malts are strong enough to stand up to the hops, giving the ale a near-barleywine body. The ale needs to warm up, otherwise it comes across as a boozy mess. As it is, the ale seems much heavier than 8%.
M: The mouthfeel runs all over the place before settling down. The spicy citrus hops really kick it up.
D: At first I wasn't down with this but the more I sip on it, the better it gets. Give it time (that seems to be a theme with some BF brews, that they are much MUCH better warmer).
08-08-2009 00:46:01 | More by akorsak
Edgar IPA from Bullfrog Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.