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Bullfrog Ale - Issaquah Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
73
okay

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 2.96
pDev: 18.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Issaquah Brewhouse visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 03-26-2007)
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Photo of russpowell
3.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this in NC, late July

Poured bronze with 4+ fingers of cream colored head. No head retention or lacing

S: Lemony & flowery hops

T: Lemony hops & honey malts up front. Grainyness, breadyness & more lemon in the middle. Finishes crisp & refreshing

MF: Medium-bodied with medium carbonation & good balance

Drinks okay, but nothing worth getting excited over

Photo of BDTyre
3.1/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I didn't even know this was a hefe when I bought it, and I'm still not sure this is a true hefe. Sure, it has the cloudy orange colour, but head is really big and the colour is almost glowing, like a day-glo orange almost.

Sweet-sour malty smell, very low hops and almost no wheat, or any zest I'm used to picking up in a good hefeweizen.

Sour, musky flavour. Sort of like a hefeweizen gone off. Dry malts hiding amongst the sourness, and virtually no hops. Slight orange peel and spice hints.

A so-so beer. I don't regret buying it, but I wouldn't buy it again. I'd like to toss this up to a bad bottle, but I just can't convince myself of this.

Photo of Enola
3.6/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a deep golden orange, slightly cloudy and little head. The smell is sweet, and corn like. The taste is like a golden ale, only a good bit richer. The beer is smooth and is an easy drinking beer. Easily sessionable. This beer really does not resemble a hefe. Also was a bit unsure where to reveiw this one as it is a Rogue brew but the bottle gives credit to Issaquah Brewery. Obviously there is a connection but I am not sure the details of that partnership.

Photo of wcudwight
3.43/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to Enola for the offering.
Pours a golden color with a 1/4" disappearing head.
Citrus hoppy aroma with strong lemon scent.
Taste nothing like a hefe or a wheat beer at all. With that being said it is a decent very sessionable beer. Light bodied. Good for summer time out by the pool.

Photo of bosco7
3.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hazy pale yellow color with plentiful head.

Grainy and biscuit aromas dominate with some pear, yeast and white grape underneath.

Grain and bread flavors at the start that moves into mild fruitiness. Spicy hops and some tart flavors from the wheat in the finish. Not much flavor but definitely not offensive.

Kind of disappointed by this brew because I haven't met a Rogue brew I did not love. That said this is an easy drinker.

Photo of xav33
2.35/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Issaquah Bullfrog Ale
22 oz bomber
Recent Brewing, croaked at 04/07
Moderate pour in a shaker.

So it was shipped in a rogue 12pk box, with a rogue cap and rogue type painted on design. Hey, this would be great for my collection of rogue bottles, I thought. I need to get this, even though it apparently is brewed by a friend of Rogue's and they are doing the bottling and packaging for them. Fairly standard for a brewery to help another. I'll try it.

Poured a clear slightly hazy yellow straw with a moderate fizzy quickly diminishing white head.

Smelt of moderate flowers, spices, light grassy hops.

Taste was upfront moderate bittersweet followed by a moderate bitterness and light sweetness.

Palate was light bodied, watery, fizzy and lightly astringent.

Overall, this was definitely not worth the price tag. A poor excuse for a Rogue affiliated product, let alone a wheat beer, let alone a beer. Tastes like a Labatt Ale, Dos Equis or some Camo perhaps. It's not horrible, but it does not warrant the price tag.

Photo of Braudog
3.28/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nicely painted 22oz bomber. Poured a fizzy yellow-orange with a slight haze and a big rocky, bumpy head of white foam. The aroma is gristy, definitely wheaty, with just a wisp of citrus. Those both carry to the flavor ... definitely like raw wheat, bready like Wonder, with a crisp dry finish. (#2765, 3/31/2007)

Photo of phisig137
1.93/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Undated bomber pours a hazy deep gold color, with a two finger head. Decent retention leaves behind minimal lace.

Aroma is sad. a slight hint on citrusy hops, and a touch of raw grain. that's it.

Flavor isn't much better. Very slight flavor of lemony hops, with nothing else to back it up. Despite being capped with one of Rogue's oxy-absorbing caps, this tastes quite a bit oxidized. Mouthfeel is thin and flat. Drinkability is not so great.

Quite a let down, especially if this is affiliated with Rogue, as I would assume it is (seeing as how the label is very similar, and it was capped with a Rogue crown). Thin, insipid beer, and poorly made all around. Don't expect a Hefe out of this one. Tastes more like a Bud ice than a Hefe. I don't think it's even worth the $3 I paid for the bomber. Don't bother with this one...

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Bullfrog Ale from Issaquah Brewhouse
73 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.