Edgar IPA - Bullfrog Brewery
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2.48/5 rDev -38.5%
750ml shared by HopHead84. Thanks, maybe :(
A: Semi-hazy amber with a lasting eggshell-colored head that leaves sticky lace around the rim of the glass.
S: Mineral/metallic, extremely so. Fruity as well - peach and mango come to mind. Light crackery sweetness forms the backbone. This would be decent if not for the harsh metallic overtones.
T/M: Cardboard-like oxidation and a healthy dose of metal. Herbal, grassy hops try to dominate the metal and oxidation, and almost succeed through sheer astringency. Medicinal, bitter, oxidized finish. Yeah, probably one of the worst IPAs I've had. Blah.
08-30-2009 22:28:11 | More by largadeer
3.05/5 rDev -24.3%
Poured from 750ml bottle into imperial nonic. I had to use a rabbit corkscrew to get the cork off the bottle. A nice pop, which is always nice to hear.
A - Pours copper/rust in color with a creamy/off-white head that pretty fulffy. Some nice, sticky lacing along the sides of the glass. Very nice to look at, that's for sure.
S - Slight bitterness on the nose, but nothing near overpowering. I get some sweetness but everything is very faint. Not much of an aroma really...wish there was more.
T - Much more bitter then the nose. A nice mix of bitterness and subtle sweetness (bananas or something like that...dunno). Along with the bitterness, is a aftertaste with a "tang" to it. Like HopHead84 said below, there is a metallic/mineral characteristic that sticks with you and I find that unpleasant.
M - Light - medium bodied, good carbonation, nice frothy head. Very smooth, clean, and refreshing.
D - It's good, but the mineral/metallic notes hurt the drinkability on this. If those could/would go away, it would be a much better IPA.
07-24-2009 22:46:15 | More by Sean9689
3.23/5 rDev -19.9%
I'm very thankful to johnmichaelsen for bringing this for me. However, the $16 dollar price tag he paid for it at a bar also makes me thankful for no longer living in PA! Poured into my large gulden draak tulip, Edgar is a chill hazed orange with a large off-white head leaving thick foamy lace, big chunks, very nice.
Smell is somewhat but not overly hoppy, an unusual blend of aromas, some nice lemon notes compliment the pine, but there's a strong yeastiness that seems out of place and is distracting.
Taste is ok, not too hoppy though, kind of yeasty bread dough, more bitterness then hop flavor. While the alcohol is fairly well hidden, the general flavor profile is frankly more akin to a pale ale to me...maybe I'm just getting jaded with all the Portland IPAs, but this one falls short.
Mouthfeel is pretty dried out by the alcohol, the only real indication of it, it's also pretty thick. Did I mention it's yeasty?
Drinkability is OK. Inoffensive but boring. Factor in the price and availability, and I can't see myself ever having this again by choice.
12-05-2009 08:15:33 | More by ccrida
3.35/5 rDev -16.9%
Reviewed on 10/27/08. On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear light orange with a small white head. Aroma of lots of citrus (orange peel) with slight bitter piney hops. Flavor is bitter citrusy hops. A little astringent and the malt/hops is not balanced. Too bitter for me although still rather drinkable.
12-28-2008 20:38:06 | More by LilBeerDoctor
3.46/5 rDev -14.1%
First had: on tap at their brewpub
Poured a clear copper color with a foamy cap of white head that retained well and left some lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus and pine hops, toasted grains, splintered wood. Taste was pretty subdued for a DIPA, pine and citrus hop qualities, toasted grains, mineral, and a somewhat metallic bitterness in the finish. Light-medium body. Nothing too memorable here.
02-11-2013 01:59:02 | More by Rifugium
3.48/5 rDev -13.6%
Big Thanks to Avalon68 for providing this in trade. Frank is a great trader!
Good looking IPA. Ultra creamy head that I can get to rise about a ½ inch above the top of the glass. It slowly begins to fall over itself over time and melts away. The beer is a hazy amber color. Some nice lacing.
Aroma is soft, perfumy and of light citrus.
Definitely an east coast IPA. Pretty well balanced. There is a bit of an alcohol bite here. Bold bitterness at the end. Initial short burst of sweetness gives way to some black pepper. After this the alcohol and grapefruit hop bitterness kicks in. The aftertaste is decidedly grapefruit to me. Perhaps a touch too hot for a regular IPA vs. a DPA. I notice it's an 8% ABV. But I've had higher % DPA's with less alcohol flavor present.
Fairly smooth mouth feel that is only interrupted by the moment of black pepper. Medium body.
Pretty good IPA, glad I had the opportunity to try one. I notice that only 3 previous reviews have been from the bottle. Looks like this has a pretty small distribution in this format. Glad to have had the chance to enjoy.
08-08-2009 23:12:19 | More by Reagan1984
3.58/5 rDev -11.2%
Picked this up at the brewpub on a recent trip with the family. I was bummed I could not to try it on tap.
Pours an almost clear orange amber with a good sized fluffy white head that sticks around for a while. Earthy citrus hops dominate the aroma while the caramel that is deep beneath tries to find a voice. Slight mineral almost phenolic aroma puts me off a little. Taste is a slightly astringent citrus grass and earth hoppy kinda thing with wisps of sweet malt buried beneath. Mouthfeel is sticky, body is medium, carbonation is ample. Not a bad ipa, the slight astringency turned this one for me.
08-29-2009 01:44:02 | More by johnnnniee
3.58/5 rDev -11.2%
It was comical to watch largadeer struggle to open this bottle. Now, onto the review. This pours dark honey orange with a huge off white head and great retention. Some thick lacing is left on the glass.
The peach in the aroma took me unawares. Surprisingly, the aroma isn't grapefruit dominated, which seems to be the case with most new IPAs I try. Other citrus notes are apricot, orange, lemon, and grapefruit. Some metallic notes are evident, as well pine and an almost balancing caramel malt foundation.
The flavor is herbal and mineral hops. The bitterness is astringent and slightly unpleasant. Notes of apricot and grapefruit are apparent. The malt is caramel and slightly sweet. I can't seem to shake off the lingering mineral, metallic, and herbal notes. The finish is rough bitterness with some citrus.
The beer is light medium bodied with good carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. I really liked the aroma but the metal, minerals, and herbs wore on me. Finishing the bottle split two ways became a chore near the end.
07-24-2009 18:04:23 | More by HopHead84
3.63/5 rDev -9.9%
Appearance - Pours a cloudy, dark amber / honey, nice one-finger white head, sticky lacing.
Smell - Lots of resin.
Taste - Much like the nose, lots of resin though it has a slight hint of caramel malts. Lots of bitterness throughout, yet not too much hop flavor.
Mouthfeel - Smooth, slightly sticky feel. Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied.
Drinkability - Fair amount of bitterness throughout without a great deal of hop flavor limits the drinkability of this one. Still enjoyable.
07-12-2010 00:47:00 | More by Aenema
Edgar IPA from Bullfrog Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.