Frog Hop Fresh Hopped Pale Ale - Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
3.95/5 rDev +11.6%
Very crisp light yellow pilsner color. Bright and nicely fluid foamy head. Decent lacing. Great clarity
Faded grapefruit and apricot. Grassy. Clear and crisp. Very light, I would like a bit more aroma
Very light and palatable. Very easy drinker. Nice smooth blend of flavors. Dryness is present without being overwhelming. Carbonation is slightly prickly. Sweetness is much more dry.
A very bright and fresh IPA, lots going on here in a very subtle way. Highly recommended @ $6/22oz. This should be a seek and destroy.
08-10-2014 23:38:34 | More by chugalug06
3/5 rDev -15.3%
Light orange, fine head formation, some lacing.
Faint aroma for a pale ale, but especially so for a fresh hopped ale! What's there is as much malt as hops. Hops are fruity.
It has a nice flavor and it's fairly subtle. Hops still aren't as juicy/wet as I'd expect for style. But that aside, I do enjoy its easy drinking clean profile and finish. Hops present a bubble gum-like flavor but they finish more herbal. No complaints for body and carbonation.
Overall it’s just a bit too light to keep my attention, and the fresh hop quality was really lacking. What’s there does taste good, so drinkability is fine.
01-08-2012 21:30:43 | More by JEdmund
2.98/5 rDev -15.8%
Another score from my trip to Montana.
A - Pours a slightly hazy golden colour, finger of bright white head with some retention and random sporadic lacing.
S - Not the hop scent I was hoping for, more of a grassy pilsener scent, bready biscuit malts with a touch of caramel on the finish.
T - Underperformed in this catergory... The hops are faint at best, and the flavour is more reminiscent of a euro lager than an APA. Grassy hops and biscuit malts dominate the flavour, and a bitter sourdough bread lingers on the tongue.
M - Medium bodied but finishes a little too dry for my liking.
D - Overall, rather disappointing. I realize that this may have been past its prime and the hops may have lost their peak flavour, but this is a very weak APA. I would not recommend this to any hop head, though it is easily drinkable if you're into euro lagers.
02-26-2011 22:20:57 | More by andrenaline
3.7/5 rDev +4.5%
Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a huge, fluffy white head.
Smell: Grainy aroma with hints of citrus, pine and grass.
Taste: Similar to the nose there is a nice graininess with hints of citrus and pine. Nice slight hoppy bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation.
Overall: A very well balanced fresh hopped pale ale. Very easy to drink. A perfect beer to introduce to someone who is new to the wonderful world of hops as it is slight in its bitterness and well balanced.
11-25-2010 18:37:27 | More by Beerbuddha
3.73/5 rDev +5.4%
22oz brown bomber.
Hazed pale golden brew, white lacing dresses the glass. Light biscuity doughy malt nose has a fresh cut grass edge from the fresh hops. Smooth with a lighter body. Modest hop bitterness though the flavor ranges from lemon zest to fresh cut grass to a uniform leaf flavor that stays with the palate. Good malt base, yeast has a showing as well. Fruity, grassy and nutty semi-dry finish.
Clearly expected a bit more hop presence here, but this is a good example of a fresh hopped ale yielding towards balance rather than dominance.
10-26-2010 02:31:11 | More by Jason
Frog Hop Fresh Hopped Pale Ale from Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.