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Edgar IPA - Bullfrog Brewery

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Edgar IPAEdgar IPA

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195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 24
Gots: 7 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: woodychandler on 12-29-2004)
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Photo of ccrida
3.23/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

ccrida, Dec 05, 2009
Photo of OneDropSoup
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another goody from Bullfrog on tap at 6 & Save in New Kensington, PA.

Poured into a tulip a clear golden-orange with a slight white ring & dusting, some lacing at the top but not down through the rest of the beer.

Floral aromas up-front, light citrus essence, pine. Typical IPA smells but very pure & clean, a pretty smell.

Taste is sugary at first without being "malty" or syrupy, very smooth in the middle with a strong hop bite at the back of the tongue in the swallow. The bite is herbal & piney but without being overly bitter.

Feel is very smooth as well, coating the mouth without being sticky. Leave a thin, sweet residue.

A good drinker for being a stronger, complex IPA. I could go for another one, sure.

OneDropSoup, Dec 04, 2009
Photo of AltBock
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is one IPA that doesn't come in a bomber bottle, but a corked and caged 750 ml bottle. On this bottle is a psychedelic label of a fat and slouching bullfrog with a pilsener glass half full of beer and giving the "Hey Yo" or "Back at You" sign with his fingers. Below the frog is the name of the brewery who brewed and bottled this beer. I'll give you a hint, it's not Bullfrog. To the left of the frog is the web address and their saying of "You'll love this frog in your throat!" To the right is the Government warning and that's pretty much it for the label. It would help to have some kind of date on the bottle, but one doesn't exist.

Appearance: Usually an IPA doesn't deserve any kind of special glass, so I poured it into my Sly Fox Imperial pint glass. I've seen some murky IPAs before, but I think this one takes the cake. It was so murky that my eyes couldn't even catch a glimpse of my fingers on the other side of the glass. Sometimes it felt like I was starring at a glass full of apple cider than a glass of beer. As for the color of the beer, it was tangerine orange along the sides and a dark amber orange in the center of the beer. On occasion, I caught a brief glimpse of some yellow toward the bottom of the glass. The head of foam was impressive, but not quite as nice as the color of the beer. The head of foam was as fluffy as a ball of fur, over 1 inch in height, and white as a ball of cotton. This head of foam had standard retention that left behind a tiny white film and numerous small spots and streaks of lace around the glass. There's really not much you could ask for from an IPA appearance.

Smell: This IPA didn't favor any variety of hops. The aroma was mostly all about the fresh scent of pine. If you swirl it around, the scent of pine kicks into high gear and makes this beer smell like a pine forest in Winter. Waiting patiently behind all the pine was the scent of bitter citrus hops, sweet grapefruit, a hint of orange peel, a splash of apricot, and then it finishes up with a subtle whiff of toasted malts. The aroma wasn't lacking anything and it was certainly wasn't missing any pine. If you want your hardwood floors to smell like pine, then drop and ounce or two of this beer onto your floor.

Taste: The aroma absolutely loved the pine, but the taste took that into consideration and added a little more citrus flavors to the bunch. This IPA contained more of a well balanced hoppyness than a hoppyness that gets blown way out of proportion even for a regular IPA. The taste was also packing in a lot of citrus flavors and of course, pine. It kicks off with the bitter grapefruit and then the beer gets down to business. This is when the taste turns its attention to the bitter citrus hops. The hops do a minor build up and then it rolls gently into some lemon and orange peel. When the citrus fruits and hops leave the tongue, in rushes the pine. It was a mild pine taste compared to the rich scent of pine coming off this beer. I noticed a a touch of malts trying to peak its head in, but the pine rushed over and violently pushed the malts out of the taste.

Mouthfeel: This was an easy drinking not overly hopped medium bodied IPA. I thought it had the correct amount of carbonation and it also featured a mild citrus and hoppy aftertaste. The aftertaste had its fair share of pine, bitter citrus hops, bitter grapefruit, a splash of lemon, and a subtle taste of malts. The malts were able to break through the pine barrier, but in a weakened state. The taste of pine will linger on for quite some time. It will not go quietly and it will take a large glass of water to cleanse your palate.

Drinkability: The label was correct! I did love having this frog in my throat. It was a frog covered in pine needles, but I still enjoyed having the frog stay in my throat nonetheless. It was a well balanced hoppy IPA that sometimes went a little overboard with the pine. If you ever want to try a not overly hopped up IPA that can be used as a substitute to make your floors smell like pine, then open your wallet wide and try this beer. It's one of those beers that doesn't come cheap if you can find it and you basically have to know somebody who knows somebody that lives in the vicinity of the Bullfrog Brewery.

AltBock, Nov 13, 2009
Photo of BTPete
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 cork and cage to a Portsmouth tulip. Bottle picked up at release of Hoblonium P-38.

A: Copper amber color. Big head and a nice lacing.

S: Hoppy (obviously) though I thought it was piney and spicey.

T: Once again hoppy and bitter. The bitter remained in my mouth afterward but not unpleasant. Not balanced but I don't believe it was meant to be, it is a DIPA.

M: Higher carbonation and medium bodied. It was very active in my mouth.

D: Very hoppy and bitter but certainly not a bad thing. I still couldn't drink an entire 750 on my own and was shared. I would drink again and this was not my first bottle.

A note of bias is that I did drink this a few weeks ago vs. Cigar City Humidor (Cedar) and Lawson's Chinooker'd and I thought the Lawson's was money. This review was from tonight and not against any other IPA's though.

BTPete, Nov 06, 2009
Photo of Slatetank
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing this growler at the Lancaster County Brewers October meeting. Poured chilled into my tasting glass.

A - A deep amber w/ light tan cap, lace clings well and the bead is fine with good clarity presented

S - A floral herbal nose w/ mild caramel influence and subtle citrus w/ tinges of alcohol in the nose.

M - A creamy feel w/ mild sweet middle. the citrus is noted throughout w/ mild astringent element and subtle alcohol texture

T - The taste has a subtle toast note but more sweet than most w/ mild grapefruit tinge and caramel malt edge w/ a hint of orange rind

D - A great east coast DIPA, very full flavored and smooth w/ good strength. I prefer a more dry texture, but this has all the qualities of a a great hoppy beer -plenty of flavor

EDIT -
A-4 S-4.5 M-4 T-4 D -4
re review on 5/9 thanks again to tb69 for sharing a growler of this w/ me. Poured chilled into a tulip pint.

A - the color is similar to bourbon with a light golden amber hue and green tea-like shade. The cap is white and comprised of densely packed tight bead. Lace is minimal and clarity is lightly hazed.

S - Strong sweet grapefruity hop odors, mild pine acccent and light malt odors that are sweet with a mellow alcohol presence in the background

M - A moderatetly bitter and astringent feel w/ light toasted grain quality and acidity is pronounced with bitterness level above moderate and it is carried into a finish that is dry w/ mild alcohol warmth

T -The flavor is full of hops and has an orangey taste w/ mild pepper and grapefruit w/ slight sweet flavor and balance of bitter and malty with only a subtle alcohol flavor and resinous citrus hop juiciness w/ mild bite

D -A sweeter American IPA with lots of citrus and strong alcohol toward the end of the pint which detracts slightly but the hops are there and qualifies well for the Imperial IPA style w/ high bitterness. I would probably only go for 1 1/2 pints, so share the growler. I find there are elements of the bottle I prefer in flavor while the dry feel in growler/draft is preferred

Slatetank, Oct 29, 2009
Photo of tpd975
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one for beating SkinnyElvis in a heads up game of fantasy football.

A: Pours a nice golden hue, with a nice tall foamy white head. Good retention and a light smattering of lace.

S: Hop forward for sure. Lots of citrus with strong floral notes and caramel malt.

T: Not as hopped as the nose suggests, but still an ample amount of hops are noted. The malt is there for sure, mostly caramel with hints of cracker as well. The hops are very citric with strong notes of bitter grapefruit, and mild notes of orange and pineapple/piney sweetness. The backend is very floral, a nice mix of hops creates a wonderful brew.

M: Medium in body, smooth, crisp carbonation.

D: Polished this one off by myself without problem. The sours these guys make are what everyone goes after, but this really is a solid IPA that is one you should seek out via trade.

Thanks Sam, glad my fantasty team was superior to yours, at least for that one week :)

tpd975, Oct 16, 2009
Photo of bmanning
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a thick white head.
Aromas of apricots, grass, toffee, and smarties candy.
This is a very different tasting IPA than most. It is very resiny with unripe peaches and coconut. The flavor is good except for a rubbing alcohol aftertaste. This IPA is very hot and would pass for 12%, not the stated 8%. Overall this is not my favorite east coast style IPA and I don't think I will buy this one again.

bmanning, Oct 08, 2009
Photo of callmemickey
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

callmemickey, Oct 07, 2009
Photo of TonyBrew
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours as a more medium hue copperish muddish look. A small head that dies down fairly quick. A nice spice to the nose that some people might think is a litte too much for an American IPA. It's drinkablity is pretty good, but not an overpowering "west-coast" IPA (which I do enjoy). It's a nice balance of tounge bitterness, flavor (could not make out the type of spice though until I read about it), and overall good drinkability.

TonyBrew, Oct 02, 2009
Photo of BARFLYB
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at Blue dog, served in a tulip ( a short pour at that). I did not want to drop the duckets on a bottle so im grateful to find it on tap.

A- Edgar holds a darker than your average IPA look with a mix of more medium hue copper and a touch of bright gold depending how you look at it. A nic3e frothy inch or more of head sat on top for a while, great retention, nice cap, decent lacing.

S- The smell is very inviting with a very pungent thing going for itself. I'd say this is more floral than overthe top citrus found in most west coast IPA's. Sure there is some citrus there with some grapefruit and other similar smells. Earthy and floral with some pine underneath.

T- Although this is generously hopped, they do not dominate, just enough to put a hold on your tounge for a bit. The floral scents come through in taste as well with some underlining pine. The malt really comes through in taste with some sweet caramel which I did not smell. Just a bit of bitterness on the end and a smudge of alcohol.

M- A very clean taste and a smooth ride except for the faint traces of alcohol. This one is a step down from medium bodied with a good amount of carb but nothing too much. Not the best balanced IPA but good enough for seconds.

D- I wish we could get more bullfrog down here in SEPA, although we do have at least a couple connections, but I would drink this on a weekly basis. The ABV is a tad high for a session beer but two pints would be fine with me. I need to find more bullfrog, it's calling me.

BARFLYB, Sep 22, 2009
Photo of gford217
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle courtesy of barleydine poured into a tulip.

Pours a hazy bright orange with a big creamy off-white head that shows excellent retention and leaves tons of delicate lacing along the sides.

The aroma sweet and citrusy with lots of pineapple and oranges, very pithy in nature with very little astringency in the nose. There is a healthy toasted malt presence as well balancing the sweetness of the citrus very well.

The taste is much the same with a big sweet tangerine and orange hop presence up front with a little bitterness, though it's still much sweeter than it is bitter. The light toasted caramel malts are present in the background and the citrus hops leave a slight astringency in the finish.

The mouthfeel is very nice as well, sticky with citrus juice and fairly full bodied, somewhere between IPA and DIPA. Good carbonation and body overall.

Well, I haven't been blown away by all of the Bullfrog sours I've had. They've been good, but this IPA is excellent. If you're a fan of juicy sweet IPAs that aren't overally bitter, this one is for you. Super drinkable and well balanced...I'm a big fan.

gford217, Sep 15, 2009
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A solid pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a fat-three-finger thick, lightly amber tinged, light tan colored head. The bere is a orange blushed, light amber color that shows a fairly clear, copper-amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of dried orange peel, tangerine, lychee, and tangelo zest. There is a backdrop of subtle toasted pale grain, a hint of citrusy spruce tips, and just a wisp of pine needles. If you like fruit focused hop aromatics then this is certainly the beer for you, it is perhaps a bit simplistic in its focus, but this hop head finds it quite appealing.

Lightly sweet tasting up front, but the beer quickly foams up with a ton of froth as it hits my tongue; perhaps that is a bit of an exaggeration, but it is definitely a little over-carbonated. The finish has a distinct, bubble gum note to it that really lingers on the tongue with the characteristic artificial flavors found in Bubble Yum. Tropical fruit flavors (really a mix of lychee and apricot) up front mix with notes of kumquat zest, tangelo peel, and candied grapefruit zest. The beer has a nice bitterness in the finish that provides a nice bite as well as some menthol and astringent hop notes. Digging a bit deeper into the flavor notes of pine become more noticeable as does a hint of hemp oil, and an herbal, hint of chive; these last couple are quite subtle in the flavor. There is just enough malt to be noticeable here, it does play a supporting role, but notes of caramelized crystal malts, a touch of biscuit like malt and a sweet, medium fullness in the body. This last is a bit heavier than I would prefer in a West Coast IPA, but this is not one of those and is still light enough to be fairly drinkable.

The aroma is a bit simplistic in its straight forward hop fruit character, the flavor though is a bit more complex in its hop notes; either way this is a beer that any hop lover will enjoy. Having said that I find this a little lacking somehow, the hop character could be a touch more integrated, and there is a touch more crystal malt than I might prefer. Still, this is quite a tasty brew, one which I am happily consuming at the moment.

Gueuzedude, Sep 06, 2009
Photo of largadeer
2.48/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

largadeer, Aug 30, 2009
Photo of johnnnniee
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

johnnnniee, Aug 29, 2009
Photo of mikey711
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

mikey711, Aug 25, 2009
Photo of koopa
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml caged and corked bottle purchased at Capone's in Norristown PA.

Appearance: Beautiful muddy orange cloudy body with an attractive butter cream crown that is quite rocky. The crown shows some retention and lacing. Sexy!

Smell: Fair amount of floral hops, slight grass note, and slightly earthy note...english and american hops being utilized perhaps?

Taste: Slightly toffee caramel like malt with a hint of mandarin orange. Fairly bitter finish that is quite rewarding. Not as much citrus hop flavor as my previous sampling on tap. Slight alcohol note.

Mouthfeel: Not as lush as it is on tap, but fairly nice nonetheless. Feels medium bodied from the bottle.

Drinkability: Tasty and the finish makes me want more.

koopa, Aug 20, 2009
Photo of rudylaw
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

rudylaw, Aug 10, 2009
Photo of Reagan1984
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Reagan1984, Aug 09, 2009
Photo of akorsak
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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).

akorsak, Aug 08, 2009
Photo of beerthulhu
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

beerthulhu, Aug 06, 2009
Photo of magnj
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got a growler from a friend who goes to school out in PA.

a - Golden orange type color, 1 finger head is just barely off-white. Just a few tiny bubbles trickle from the bottom. Head fades quickly to a thin film that leaves a bit of sticky goodness on the sides of the glass as you work your way down.

s - Pine, grapefruit, pineapple, flowers, and other pleasant aromas dominate the smell. Malt is present but doesn't stand out, maybe a little sweet.

t - Pine and citrus fruit make up most of the hop profile, accented by a rich malt backbone. Lots of flavor and actually quite a bit of spicy bitterness, which I'm usually bad at identifying. Though the sip might leave quickly the flavor lingers for a long time, and it's tasty.

m/d - A bit sticky but really not bad considering how big it is, hides the ABV really well in the flavor but your head might think otherwise after a pint. Glad I got a sample but it's going to be hard to take care of this before it gets flat.

magnj, Jul 28, 2009
Photo of Sean9689
3.05/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

Sean9689, Jul 24, 2009
Photo of HopHead84
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

HopHead84, Jul 24, 2009
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3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden brownish color with a nice two finger head. The smell is of hops with citrus in it. Smells of grapefruit and other smells. The taste is also of citrus and hops, maybe a pineapple like taste. The mouthfeel is a good combination, it isnt overly carbonated. The drinkability is very high on this, a very nice ipa.

goblue3509, Jul 14, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

mikesgroove, Jun 21, 2009
Edgar IPA from Bullfrog Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.