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Edgar IPA - Bullfrog Brewery

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Edgar IPAEdgar IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

84 Reviews
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Reviews: 84
Hads: 250
Avg: 4.02
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 31
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bullfrog Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: woodychandler on 12-29-2004

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours slightly pale leaning towards gold with a white head that leaves a trail of lace down the glass.

Smells floral and citrus with a slight buttery malt in the background.

Taste is a big citrus hop punch with tropical fruit notes - star fruit, mango. It has a slight, sweet, slippery malt back bone with toffee notes. This is a very solid Double IPA.

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Photo of Bone53
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ The Library

Appearance: Hazy pale golden color with a white head

Smell: A clean, sweet tropical character on the nose

Taste: Subtle bright fruits and pine

Mouthfeel: Goes down fine with a crisp bitter finish, but it could be smoother

Overall: Solid IPA right here. Nothing amazing, but its clean and balanced between a variety of fruity and piney hops; No off flavors. Glad to have Bullfrog come to Western, PA. I could see myself getting this again on draft or if they have it in six packs

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Photo of justintcoons
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

32 oz growler purchased at Trenton Road Take Out in Levittown, PA.
Poured into a tulip pint.

Mucky brownish yellow with 1 finger of white head. Cloudy as hell.

Pineapple, papaya, orange juice, grapefruit juice, and candy sugar.

Grapefruit pith, orange citrus, and pine. Candy sugar and biscuity malts. Hints of pineapple, passion fruit, and papaya rind. Zesty florals and touches of onion linger.

Medium-light bodied, juicy, and semi-silky with a medium-light bitterness.

Solid IPA. Plenty juicy with a modestly light bitterness.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Bullfrog Brewery in Williamsport, PA.

This one pours a slightly dark orange, with a creamy, foamy one inch head, and a large amount of lacing.

This one has a big herbal and piney aroma, with some grapefruit, pineapple, and orange.

This one surprised me in how tasty it was. This almost tastes like a citrusy milkshake, really thick fruit flavor, with a good herbal and piney component. There is really no malt character noticeable here.

Like mentioned before, this has a milkshake-esque consistency and mouthfeel. It's not quite as thick as an actual milkshake, but it's definitely got a nice creaminess to it.

A really nice and well constructed IPA here.

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Photo of 57md
3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale straw in color, Light-bodied and a tad wanting in the malt department. Dry and modestly hoppy. I would have pegged this as an IPA but certainly not a DIPA.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance –The beer is served a very hazy yellowish orange color with a tiny fizzy white head that fades almost instantly, with it leaving only a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is big of a fruity smell with tons of tropical fruits and citrus, being a mix of tangerine, orange, pineapple and mango. Along with these smells comes some aromas of a grapefruit hop as well as a little bit of a grassy smell, overall producing a rather inviting aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with some of the tropical fruit and citrus flavors that were hinted at in the nose, but while quite heavy in the nose they are not as heavy in the taste. These are joined upfront by a decent showing of a grapefruit hop as well as some more bready and cracker like flavors. The bready flavors fade as the taste advances and are accompanied by a decrease in the tropical fruits as well. All the while however, the cracker and grapefruit hop flavors get stronger, giving a much drier taste profile to the brew. The grapefruit really surges at the end and is joined by a bit of grass and pine, with the mix of flavors leaving a rather pleasant and crisp bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is rather thin for a brew of 7.5 % with a carbonation level that is a bit on the higher side. For the more crisp and hopped flavors of the brew, the feel is rather fantastic with it really giving the flavors a sharp and refreshing feel.

Overall – A quite tasty and rather more refreshing and crisp IPA. A rather nice brew overall.

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Photo of Kadonny
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tap at TJs in Paoli into a snifter glass.

A: A light to medium golden color with a one finger white dense head. Nice glass lacing that eventually disappears.

S: Loads of hops come dancing to your nose with citrus, pine and some herbal notes. Not much malt on the smell, it's all hops.

T: The hops really dominate this brew with citrus flavors of orange, tangerine and grapefruit. Some pine flavors follow the fruit with some herbal notes that seem to tie to the biscuit and grainy malt. No sweetness at all is detected from this hoppy beauty as the finish turns to bitterness and drying. No real alcohol taste either. Real nice beer.

M: Medium, coating, prickly, bitter and very little alcohol. Perfect carbonation.

O: A very, very good DIPA that deserves the hype as a total hop bomb. If you want a sweeter or maltier DIPA, this one is not for you. Hopheads rejoice, you'll love this one.

I've been wanting to try this for some time now, so I'm really glad I got to chance to. I was not disappointed either, great beer that I'd drink anytime.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear deep golden color with a white foam. Aroma of grapefruit and green tea. In the taste, grapefruit hops, pine and pineapple also are present. Soothing herb, tropical fruit, pale malts. Medium bodied brew with medium to low carbonation. Overall this is a clean, east does west coast IPA.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, mellow pine hops. In the taste, grapefruit rind hops and a lighter malt presence. A hop bite, with a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry grapefruity citrus rind hop like aftertaste. Mellow nose, but big hops in the flavor, I can dig it.

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Photo of rodlavers
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on tap at House of 1000 Beers, poured into a Piraat tulip.

Pours a pale yellow/gold, clear color with a thin white head. Little retention, but decent cling.

Smell is fairly complex. It's swee and hoppy while at the same time a organic/grain smelling. It's citric and grassy. There's even a bit of sweet flower aroma in there as well.

Taste is somewhat similar, with an emphasis on the citric hops. Less noticeable is te grass or vegetable and fruit aspect.

Mouthfeel is good, quite pulpy in aftertaste. It has a grapefruit rind character to it. Medium drinkability.

Overall, a very decent IPA. Glad I tried it. Cheers.

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Photo of Omnium
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On Tap at House of 1000 Beers

A - Pours a slightly hazed gold color, about a finger of sudsy head, little lacing going on.
S - Really great aroma. Fresh lime juice, orange zest, fresh cut grass, and a nice hop dankness at the end.
T - Some lime rind, a little rye, nice light crystal malt, pungent grassy flavor.
M - Finishes with some intense bight, but still is palatable by all means.
O - This my first beer from Bullfrog, and a great introduction. I love the awesome lime smell and taste in this. I hope I start to see this in bottles out this way.

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Photo of MDDMD
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-hazy yellow orange color with minimal head and some lacing

S-citrus, pine, toasted grain, slight herbal

T-citrus with sharp pine notes, grain, little herbal, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-a solid DIPA but nothing here that ranks this with the better examples of the style

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Photo of Rhower
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the outstanding "West Reading Tavern", served in a Pint glass

A - clean with a very light hue - appeared like a highly-filtered Pilsner in the glass - three finger head that retained through the final quaff.

S - this is the highlight of this beer - I likely appeared to be huffing this as the super-clean pine and citrus notes burst from the glass before every sip

T - back-of-the-mouth bitterness. This leaves no doubt it's an IPA with a grapefruit-forwardness that slaps the tastebuds from start to finish

M - my least favorite aspect of this beer; the mouthfeel is very thin. It contradicts the intense hop flavor as it pulls away from the balance of what would otherwise be an exceptional beer.

O - the atmosphere for drinking this craft offering was perfect - sipping a cool brew at the West Reading Tavern gives way to a definite opportunity to fully "experience" each beer. That said, I wanted more body on this one - I appreciate what's happening with the hops, but somehow felt like I was drinking a standard american light lager that had been sent for a "hop" makeover.

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Photo of mikem0487
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at whole foods. Poured into tulip glass.

A-a golden amber colored body. Fingers width head that leaves minimal lacing around the glass.
S-citrus nose. Very nice aroma of melon, grapefruit and cantaloup.
T-like the aroma the taste is full of those citrus notes. Nicely balanced beer with a slightly sweet malty backbone.
M-medium mouthfeel. Sweet finish. Good carbonation.
O-A very enjoyable ipa. If you see it on tap get a glass of it, you wont be disappointed.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a tulip

The body sits an orange amber in color with a fluffy off-white cap that rose 2 fingers. Good retention with some raindrop style retreat and a good amount of clingy lace.

White grapefruit, oranges, and pine resin with a firm caramel malt bill. The malt is never intrusive, but is definitely noticeable.

Citrus and pine greet the palate before a wave of toasted grains and sweet caramel. The finish is a mild burst of bitterness. Some lingering resiny, grapefruity flavors.

Medium body with a smooth feel.

This is a nice DIPA, but nothing over the top or worth going out of your way for.

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Photo of John_M
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Capone's the other day.

The beer pours a golden amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is prototypical DIPA, with a boatload of pine and dry citrus. It's perhaps a bit one dimensional, but there's no denying the intense, bitter aroma. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this very dry DIPA, and the level of bitterness is intense and nearly overwhelming. A bit more malty sweetness would probably do this beer some good, and the huge amount of bitterness, along with the noticeable alcohol, is just a bit much for me. Mouthfeel is otherwise medium bodied, with a fairly long, very bitter, slightly alcoholic finish.

An interesting beer and nice DIPA, but I didn't think it was anythng awe inspiring. Probably not something I need to order again.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.46/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of cps98
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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!

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Photo of vfgccp
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A – Hazy golden wheat with a fine, smooth bubbled head. Nice lace and ok retention.

S – Crazy tropical notes of passion fruit, mango and guava. Touch of green bell peppers. Strong pine notes as it warms.

T – Soft opening with a smooth ramp-up of grapefruit and orange. Herbal bitterness washes over the profile, cresting with pine and resin. Ends with alpha bitters and a light malty sweetness.

M – Medium full body with a nice lingering finish.

O – Firm bitterness and nice complexity.

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Photo of BeerCon5
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright orange color with a pretty small amount of white fluffy head.

The scent is of strong citrus, and notable piney hops.

The taste is of strong citrus, orange peel, very dry and bitter hop presence, some peppery notes also.

Full body, smooth and dry, moderate to high carbonation.

This was a pretty good IPA, very strong flavor, and relatively easy to drink.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Hojaminbag for this brew.

Poured into a Stone pint glass a cloudy dark golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice three-finger foamy white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is pretty hoppy, with a slight malt note, lots of citrus and pine notes. The taste is nice and hoppy, slightly sweet, with some maltiness thrown in, a really nice citrus/pine note. Medium Body, with a very nice bitter/dry finish. This is my first Bullfrog brew and it's pretty tasty, will seek out others for sure.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a standard pint glass; nice, crisp pale copper color, light head and lacing.

Smell is light malt sweetness, hint of biscuit and good hoppy bitterness notes of pine and lemon, with a hint of grassiness.

Taste is so well balanced, a big punch of lemony and piney bitterness, followed by a nice lightly biscuity malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is just right, good balance of flavors on the tongue and good carbonation.

Overall, very well done, a nice and tasty ipa.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Darrell for sharing a bunch of growlers from Bullfrog Brewery, a really nice selection for a non distributing brewery!

A: Nice bright orange to straw color with a ring of bubbly white head, not a lot of lacing.

S: Beautiful open grassy and citrus hops, lemon grass, biscuit breadiness, and some nice subtle sugars as well.

T/M: Nice taste following the smell but not with as much burst as I hoped. A palate crushing bitter back is great, with lots of citrus bitters and grass. Very subtle grain front and semi sweet middle without too much complexity, some tropical flavors add in nicely.

O Good, a very encouraging introduction to this brewery.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler shared by durwoodx. Thanks Darrell!

The beer is clear and bright orange with a small head and minimal lacing. The aroma is primarily of candied citrus fruits. The flavor brings more of the same. The beer is very hop forward, with little malt presence. The feel is a bit sweet and sticky and coats the palate with a lasting bitterness. Overall, another solid beer from Bullfrog.

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Edgar IPA from Bullfrog Brewery
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