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Hoppin' To Heaven IPA - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Hoppin' To Heaven IPAHoppin' To Heaven IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

409 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 409
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 19
Gots: 21 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
68 IBU

(Beer added by: klewis on 11-08-2006)
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4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hoppin' To Heaven does indeed have a bright, angelic shine and puffy white clouds for head. It's not all sunshine, however, as the beer's orange tone is actually quite muddied. The storm of sediment brewing at the bottle's bottom was easy to spot; a slow, mindful pour kept most at bay but some degree of murkiness looks like it was inevitable.

The aroma, true to the beer's name, is pure heaven. A pure, clean, and concentrated maltiness is sprinkled with the floral scents of a wet spring meadow as well as zestful, tropical notes of freshly sliced citrus fruits. I got so carried away smelling it I ended up with foam on my nose! (Honestly)

American IPAs presuppose that the hops will overwhelm, if not ravage all other elements of the beer. But this malt bill is putting up one hell of a fight. Crunchy caramel, butterscotch, and custard were the first flavours to hit my palate - the pine needle, over-ripe citrus, and damp grass ones of the hops followed after (though these are what ultimately see the taste out).

Nonetheless, the pudding and baked sweetness have staying power, like a note on the guitar sustained through distortion at the end of a song; the orange rind, pineapple skin, and grapefruit pith have worthy competition. In fact, the malts also restrain the alcohol percentage (6.8%) to being formidable only on paper. If you believe in "sessionable" IPAs this, surely, is one.

There's a ton of great beer made in Ohio - and Hoppin' Frog offerings are among the most worthy of being shipped, smuggled, guzzled, or lugged in suitcases. And at a time where I've begun to find American IPAs somewhat monotonous I can't quite explain my exhilaration with Hoppin' To Heaven. But I'm leaving the scores as they stand. This is about as divine as the style gets.

biegaman, Nov 02, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; bronze colored; 3 finger off white head that receded quickly to a think cap; moderate lacing;

S: caramel malt on top of dank earthy, piney hops;

T: reversed from the nose; piney hops dominate the caramel malt until the finish, which is mostly the caramel malt;

M: medium bodied; slightly prickly carbonation;

O: This was OK, but I would have liked more hops;

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Hoppin' To Heaven IPA from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.