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Hopsphyxiation - Bullfrog Brewery

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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 5.91%

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

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: IPAchris on 08-09-2013)
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3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Draft at the brewpub in Williamsport, PA.

Pours a slightly cloudy, pale golden straw/banana yellow color with a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Spotty lacing left behind.

Earthy floral hop aroma with dank, resinous pine character and sweet tropical/citrus fruit notes.  Pale malt, biscuit, cracker, grass and pine needle along with prominent fruit sweetness.  Strong hints of grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel in the nose.  

On the lighter end of medium body with a crisp hop bite that lingers over the sweet citrus and tropical fruit notes into a nice dry finish.  Dry, bitter and earthy with pine needle and resinous grass countered by prominent pineapple and orange peel sweetness.  Pale biscuit malt backbone with some bread, light fruit and cracker.  Nice balance of dry bitterness, sweet citrus and pale malt.  Lighter body than I expected/prefer but this beer is very easy to drink.  

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2013 02:49:15 | More by corby112
Photo of stakem


3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Draft offering from the source. The brew appears a hazy light yellow color with a white cap that fades leaving patches of lace. Overall solid retention across the top.

The smell is like the juicy zest/pulp of oranges with a solid fruity hop edge as well that integrates and blends together quite effortlessly...to the point of them almost being indistinguishable.

The taste is dry and zesty with a bitter zesty hop component mixed with pith and rind of oranges. The flavor is a bit dry and grassy, almost vegetative character to the aftertaste that gets progressively more like green bell pepper with each sip which is strange.

This is a light bodied brew with a light to modest amount of carbonation. It starts off clean, refreshing and quenching but gets a little strange as the experience continues. Worth a try and good at first but im not sold on wanting to have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2013 02:19:12 | More by stakem
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3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Brewhouse Grille, served in a pint chilled.

The color is golden hued, hazed IPA, light head adorns the regal golden ale. The smell is strong hop esters of citrus with a light malt adding sweetness to the nose with mild herbal odors with a citrus zest component adding the pith to the smell. The feel is dry and hoppy with more of a west coast take on the style with dry lemony bitter aspect with the dankness of herbs.

The feel leads to a taste that is in tandem with the aroma... there is plenty of citrus rind in the taste with a smooth malt base. The lemon and mild grapefruit flavors are well layered and the ale finishes on the dry side. Overall this is an excellent IPA, it is very drinkable and satisfying

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2013 16:34:17 | More by Slatetank
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3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the Pour House in Exton. Very light, crisp, refreshing pale ale good for a hot summer night. Would have preferred a stronger hop balance and citrus flavors that some of the other breweries offer of this style. Still a very good beer that I will drink again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2013 19:09:47 | More by IPAchris
Hopsphyxiation from Bullfrog Brewery
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