Edgar IPA - Bullfrog Brewery
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4.6/5 rDev +14.1%
Edgar IPA (7.5% ABV)
Named after Edgar Allan Poe, this double IPA is a crowd pleaser.
Color: Copper with a thin white head.
Aroma: spicy citrusy hops
Flavor: Sweet malty flavor, accompanied by a sweet citrusy hop flavor which is overpowering. Bitter in the middle with semi-dry finish.
Overall: A very drinkable and smooth IPA. One of my favorites and definitely among the best I've ever had. It makes me wanna brew my IPA...guess I better get that kitchen finished!
05-06-2009 05:32:27 | More by AtlasBrew
4.58/5 rDev +13.6%
Had the rare opportunity to try Edgar at the campsite of Bullfrog Brewing during the Belgium Comes To Cooperstown event at Brewery Ommegang Saturday July 16th. Although this beer wasnt offered at the tasting, a nice cold 1/6 Bbl keg was being generously shared by the crew of Bullfrog at their campsite. Firstly, as this beer is being poured, a wonderful 1" head develops and gradually diminishes to a ¼ head over the top of the brew. The nose is a completely off-the-hook, out of this world blend of what I was told were 12 different types of hops within, resulting in a explosion of an unbelievable, just harvested, fresh, pure unadulterated fine hops aroma that defies explanation. The diagnostic aroma of the Willamette Hops fills your soul! Soaring from the glass, there was no desensitization in the aromatics throughout the sampling. WOW!! The taste is a delicious, clean, crisp, just the right balance of bitter and very round and satisfying in the mouth. The hops being so prevalent on the nose takes no issues of overwhelming the taste, which is perfectly balanced and refreshing. This is an over-the-top AIPA, that must have been quite costly to produce considering the range and volume of the ingredients used to produce it. It is clear that this brewery has the creativity, ingenuity and ability to produce some of the most remarkable products on the market. Lets just hope this one will make it to the shelves. If not, I'm goin' Westbound to Williamsport PA to visit my pal Edgar!!! ..Thanks guys for the opportunity to meet you all and enjoy this as well as all of your fine products!
07-19-2005 00:39:34 | More by barknee
4.5/5 rDev +11.7%
With much thanks to a kind NY BA, I am able to enjoy a growler of this beauty. Served cold and poured into multiple pint glasses, this one was consumed on 06/19/2009.
The pour was wonderful. Nice honey colored amber with great clarity to it. A nice two inches of white, sticky foam rises up from the bottom of the glass to sit nicely on top for a good long while. Rich citrus hops welcome me in. Very bright with loads of pineapple notes right up front rich. Rich bready middle runs across the palate before a sharp bite of grapefruit and long drawn out dryness smacks the palate and lets you really just revel in how good an IPA can be. Smooth, mellow, even carbonation, this was a wondeful and quite drinkable, very fresh IPA.
Overall I am not familar with the regular offerings from Bullfrog, but hot damn we have a winner here for sure. This was a wonderful example of how light, complex, and fruity a good IPA can be. I would have no issue at all with trying this one again and again. Simply superb in every way. They should be proud of this offering.
06-21-2009 01:19:34 | More by mikesgroove
4.5/5 rDev +11.7%
Smell is full of hops, pine cone , grapefruit, and some caramel.
Starts with some malty sweetness, grapefruit, pine needles, tangerine, dried flowers, and some more grapefruit. So damn hoppy!
Impressive IPA, probably the best I have had in Pennsylvania.
01-17-2009 21:13:14 | More by bosco7
4.5/5 rDev +11.7%
Served in a pint tumbler, this ale was honey golden to bronze, hazy with promise. There was minimal head by adequate lacing. The aroma of this beer held great hope, an outstanding hop assault, with presence of alcohol noted.
Flavor was dominated by hops (& lots of 'em). It didn't scream citrus, rather it was a blend of citrus, piney, floral, and all the best hoppy flavors I can think of. Just enough toasty malty substance to give support without standing out. Hard to pick out any particular flavors, just good. Mouthfeel was pure pleasure, medium body, tangy and bold, a serious boost to the senses, carbonation just right.
The only drawback to this ale's drinkability is the 7.5% abv, which limits volume that can be consumed. So it encourages savoring of every sip. Bravo to this beer.
03-17-2009 12:32:52 | More by dickroop
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
4.45/5 rDev +10.4%
A: Orange amber body with a massive, creamy head. Lasts for a few minutes before dieing down to a nice skim. Good amount of lacing clings to the edges of the glass.
S: The first word that came to my mind was "fresh." The nose was a very clean, bright, and invigorating combination of grapefruit, pineapple and other citrus notes. Some toffee like malts form a nice canvas for the bright bitter notes to pop like paint on a Jackson Pollock painting.
T: Much of the same here. To steal a line or two from Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels... "I asked you to give me a refreshing drink. I wasn't expecting a fucking rainforest! You could fall in love with an orangutan in that!" ... Very nice tropical fruit flavoring with a nice bitter edge.
M: Medium bodied with healthy carbonation and a nice oily and refreshing finish.
D: Top notch, my favorite Bullfrog to date.
10-06-2009 23:50:07 | More by callmemickey
4.45/5 rDev +10.4%
When I was at the brewpub I made it a point to try this one as my last brew before I left. I noticed a bunch of the workers wearin the Edgar shirts, So I figured it must be pretty good. The beer poured out as a really nice looking copper color. The head was strong looking and white, the beer had a killer lacing to it. The smell was very hoppy and was very inviting. The taste was piney and tingled the tongue on every sip. The mouthfeel was smooth and prickly. Overall very enjoyable IPA. Would love to have it again one day.
06-28-2011 03:05:00 | More by Knapp85
Edgar IPA from Bullfrog Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.