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Undead Ed - Bullfrog Brewery

Undead EdUndead Ed

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BA SCORE
83
good

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 17.62%


Brewed by:
Bullfrog Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: koopa on 09-21-2009)
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Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 33 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by regspeir:
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regspeir

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy gold with a one-finger head with average retention for the style. There is some yeast obvious in the pour. Nose produced the expected funkiness, bananas, some citrus and pale malt. Taste has the brett ever-present, interplaying with citrus hops and some funk for sure. End moves to a pleasant, dry, mildly bitter finish. Body was medium with ample carbonation. This was surprisingly interesting and I look forward to retying this soon.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2010 01:56:13 | More by regspeir
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-30-2013 03:45:29 | More by calcnerd
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

1.75/5  rDev -52.6%

01-09-2013 21:35:50 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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t0rin0

California

2.25/5  rDev -39%

09-09-2012 21:14:43 | More by t0rin0
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

04-01-2012 04:32:48 | More by mikereaser
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-12-2012 04:15:31 | More by ygtbsm94
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +22%

03-12-2012 01:41:21 | More by nmann08
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Photekut

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -18.7%

11-17-2011 01:41:02 | More by Photekut
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monsterzero

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-14-2011 16:43:59 | More by monsterzero
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SummitVA

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-14-2011 15:45:17 | More by SummitVA
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing on 2/13/11.

This brew pours a hazed to cloudy copper color with a finger of big bubbly yellowish stained head that holds fairly decent. A webbing of lace forms along the glassware in a sticky pattern. A light swirl strengthens the cap.

The aroma of this brew is very orange-like. It forms a scent that is both rind-like and sweet at the same time from a combination of caramel malty sweetness. A light touch of sulfur and grassiness emerge as the brew warms up.

The taste includes the light sweetness of caramel malt which is slightly familiar and barleywine-like. A light touch of sulfur is evident along with a bit of brett'd funk. It is modestly bitter with orange rind flavors on the back end with an increasing amount of fusel alcohol character.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Quite drinkable and bold in alcohol with a pleasant contrast of residual sweetness verse rindy bitterness. Overall a pretty good offering that is outside the box. A hop head would hate this brew, someone looking for serious funk would also be disappointed but for what it's worth it's a pretty good brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 15:35:10 | More by stakem
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing this cellared bottle from '09- poured chilled into a taster and refilled.

The color is vibrant apricot with gentle haze and thick rocky light beige cap with sticky lace and good head retention- the bead is tight. The smell is fruity and bretty with mild spice notes and earthy hop underlying the mild medicinal odor. The hops have been usurped by some funk from the wild yeast added. The feel is dry and bitter with some sugar , but comes off as dry spicy and warming with moderately high carbonation and slight alcohol influence on the palate -brett dominates.

The flavor has a strong spice qualtiy with earthy hop flavors in the initial taste and lots of brett tinges interlaced among the slight caramel malt flavors. The light drying effect from the dank astringent hops and alcohol is augmented by the funkiness from the wild yeast. The hops continue to provide the bitter flavor however most of the citrus notes from the original beer are lost. I liked this - a good take on wild IPA, but I bet it would have been more enjoyable fresher - the funk and hops work well in this beer overall

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2011 13:01:45 | More by Slatetank
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to tenderbranson for sharing this 750 mL corked and caged bottle. It has close to a year and a half under its belt.

A: The IPA is orange hued, a hazy color, has large head. Over three fingers of off-white head came with the first pour, although moderate lacing followed.

S: Two observations: brett isn't as strong as I expected and the hops fell off like I expected. A bretted IPA raises an interesting conundrum. Do I drink it now or later. In this case, the brett has been slow to emerge while the hops have moved towards barleywine territory.

T: The hoppiness, which isn't a strong suit of Edgar to begin with, has fallen off. The citrusy flavors have gone syrupy, mixing with the malts to get thick. While I expected that fall-off, I was expecting that the brett would step into the void. The bretty dirtines

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 02:24:32 | More by akorsak
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a lightly hazed deep amber color with a creamy off white head.

S-the nose has notes of sweet tangerine assertive hops as the brett is softly integrated behind being slightly leathery.

T-this has a malt presence the nose did not have, earthy malts play role as the leathery brett lies behind. the back end adds the hops, light citrus aspects with a soft bitterness.

M-this has a full syrupy body with a light carbonation and soft clean finish.

D-well balanced ipa with a nice refreshing citrusy finish and well integrated brett presence.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 14:44:22 | More by cpetrone84
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billab914

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. It poured a murky orange/amber color with an active and foamy white head. The head retreated to the sides of the glass and left some decent lacing as I drank it.

In the aroma I get pretty much an even mix of hops and brett. The hops come through with some citrusy, grapefruit, pineapple juice notes while the brett gives it more of an earthy, almost basement like quality. They went together better then I expected though and I kind of enjoyed it as a nice twist on an IPA.

The taste shows a little less hoppiness and more brett. More of the musty, earthy tones show through wit ha very modest funk to it. The hops are there and provide more of a grapefruit like bitterness in the finish and some very slight tropical notes up front. Like the aroma I actually thought it worked better then I expected it would going in.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being just a little below average for an IPA. Drinkability isn't bad, it was an interesting beer for sure and the flavors came together better then I expected. I liked it as a twist on an IPA and was cool to try, but I'm not sure I'd buy it often though.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 23:47:45 | More by billab914
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craytonic

District of Columbia

2.55/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Took a while to get the cork out; pour is a murky yellow-orange, appears to have lots of sediment

Smell: Lots of off brett flavors (dirty socks and mold) and fruity hops, the two do not work well together in this one. Also a chemical/metallic aftertaste

Taste: Off flavors of brett and some big juicy hops with alcohol and metal

Mouthfeel: Medium body and heavy carbonation

Drinkability: This one went down the drain

Still have yet to have anything really drinkable or desirable from this brewery

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 03:48:21 | More by craytonic
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours a hazy medium orange/amber with a thin soapy head. Beautiful retention and look in general. Nose is of a deep brett, nice coconut and tropical fruit tones. Kind of faintly sugary, pretty enticing. Rich and lush in the mouth. Bright but understated hop presence, rich caramel malt, tropical fruit, and a deep brett. I dig it. Very good actually. Similar to Wild Devil of course, but this is a bit fuller in the mouth and with more bold flavors. Nothing off about it. EDIT -- I knocked this down a few points after finding some medicinal flavors that started to develop with age.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2010 03:35:25 | More by JAXSON
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womencantsail

California

2.6/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks to Mike for sending me this quite some time ago. I figured I'd let the "wildness" take over a bit more before opening it.

A: The cork is very difficult to coax out of the bottle, but eventually the pour is orange with a thin off-white head.

S: Very fruity and brett forward on the nose. The tropical fruit hop character is still there, but there's a ton of hot alcohol aroma coming through. Some old gym socks (not in the good, Drie Fonteinen way) and a sort of solventy/chemical note too.

T: When you get the hop flavor, the taste is enjoyable. Unfortunately, that's only a small portion of it. Those flavors are of grapefruit and pineapple as well as mango. Some earthy funk along with grass and straw. Again, a harsh alcohol and chemical character.

M: The body is medium with an intense carbonation and a very dry and astringent finish.

D: Unfortunately let down by Bullfrog on this one; this beer was really all over the place. The wild IPA idea is one that interests me, but I'm not sure how well it actually works.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2010 23:28:57 | More by womencantsail
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largadeer

California

2.23/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Thanks to Andrew for the rare Bullfrog tick.

Cloudy and copper hued, well carbonated with a thin cap of lasting head.

The nose is almost entirely musty brettanomyces. Pineapple and dirty socks, a hint of solventy alcohol. There isn't much left in the way of hops on the nose.

The palate is astringent and harsh. Booze and grain husk, bretty fruitiness (pineapple and mango). Medium in body with an intensely bitter herbal hop finish.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 07:50:30 | More by largadeer
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a nice orange copper color with a very large white head that sticks around for some time and really clings as it goes down. Nose is a pretty good dose of fresh citrus hops alongside some really earthy, funky Brett. The taste is a bit more subdued, with some of the bitterness balancing out the Brett a bit. Still quite funky, but more restrained. Nice, dry and slightly bitter mouthfeel. One of these days I'm going to have to finally make it up for a Bullfrog bottle release. I'm sure I won't be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2010 10:50:25 | More by Thorpe429
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wedgie9

Tennessee

4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted from bottle obtained in a trade. Pours cloudy orange with a thick beige head that lasts for quite a while but finally leaves heavy lace. I really like the nose, with heavy brett funk, light sour fruitiness, some hops, and an almost plastic band-aid aroma. The flavors are a little bit closer to a traditional IPA with the brett underlying. There is good citrus and malt flavor with a bitter finish, but the brett ties it all together. It is fairly full-bodied and somewhat sticky with somewhat lower than average carbonation and a long bitter/funky finish.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 19:26:36 | More by wedgie9
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle split with oglmcdgl, thanks for the shot.

Ed is orange with some bright copper in there. On top a billow of a pillow of a head with 2 fingaz of off white ivory foam, creamy.
Not much lace.

Smell is a brett bomb, it's bugged out. Small traces of grapefruit ans some small pale malt.

Brett brett and more brett, a ton. Some grass, a touch of citrus, hay and more brett.

A medium bodied beer with some carb pop the bump though is brett just sitting on the palate forever afterwards, it just stays. Itks huge.

I think this is a fresh bottle, a great ipa that is masked under a brett blanket. Don't think I could drink a whole bottle of this, half was kind of a chore. Tasty, big on the bugs, to much. I liked it.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2010 22:42:01 | More by BARFLYB
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bottle split with onix1agr on a lazy saturday afternoon.

A- three rapidly rising fingers of rocky off light tan head from a steady pour. Head settles after a bit and leaves a few spots of cascading lace, a decent ring and a wisp on top. Deep orange in color with a considerable amount of haze. Glows beautifully in the light.

S- loads of juicy hops and super funky brett. Citrus and tropical fruits with cut grass and a bit of must. Mild sweetness in the background.

T- opens up with the brett and the hops fighting back and forth with tons of oranges and ruby red grapefruit. Funky, dry bread, a bit of aged cheese, wet grass. The brett is monstrous and plays well with the aggressive bitter hops. Malts bring in a sweet honey backbone that keeps the hops and yeast in check.

M- medium body and a light but refreshing carb. So dry I can't believe it. But I guess when you tangle with as much brett as is in this beer you know what your getting yourself into.

D- this is one complex and challenging beer. Not a brew for everyone. I really enjoy the bold interplay of hops and yeast. That being said half a bottle was enough for the day. Don't think I could have killed on my own. Crazy stuff from a pa standout in cutting edge brewing.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2010 22:15:23 | More by oglmcdgl
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paco1029384756

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to Kegatron.

Pours a cloudy orange color with a nice big, fluffy white head.

Scent of funky brett, fresh bread, citrus, and more bread. A very bread forward scent, the citrus and light sourness play together nicely.

Taste of bread, brett, some citrus, and finishing tart with more brett. Not nearly as good as the scent, this one falls a little flat in the taste.

Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2010 22:39:45 | More by paco1029384756
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HopHead84

California

2.53/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

4/16/2010

The cork was impossible to remove without the aid of a corkscrew. When I finally got it out the beer poured near flat into my snifter. Very strange for a Brett beer! It's orangish amber.

The nose is of caramel malt, candied grapefruit, earthy hops, and wet leathery Brett.

The flavor is powerful wet leather and musty Brett with moderate hop bitterness. The hop character is earthy with notes of grapefruit and orange. The malt reminds me of sugary caramel. The Brett and bitterness seem to clash. Not entirely pleasant. Also, alcohol maintains a distractingly prominent presence in the flavor, which is not a positive.

The mouthfeel is very disappointing. It's flat and syrupy. I expected effervescence from a Brett IPA, or at least moderate carbonation. Syrupy and near flat is certainly undesirable and cannot be overlooked.

The combination of clashing Brett/bitterness and the flat/syrupy mouthfeel made this one unpleasant.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2010 07:30:00 | More by HopHead84
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Undead Ed from Bullfrog Brewery
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