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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
86
very good

412 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 412
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 20
Gots: 23 | 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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1.25/5  rDev -67.4%

Photo of roadhouse
1.7/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Poured from 22 oz. bomber into a pint glass.

Pours a nice red-orange amber with a two finger off-white head.

Aroma is florally, kind of like lavender, followed by some citrus. A little bit of malt in the background maybe, but mostly soap. Not quite sure what to make of it - never smelled an IPA like this.

Taste is like the aroma. Still getting that lavender or whatever it is. Maybe a bit of chemical-like stuff towards the end. Soapy. What the hell is this?

Mouthfeel is alright, what it should be.

Not sure what the hell is going on with this stuff. Really funky taste overall. Wish I hadn't spent 9 bucks on a bomber of this. I hope it was just a bad bottle or something cause this tastes pretty shitty overall.

EDIT: I emailed them about the bottle to see what might have happened. Two months later and no response.

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2/5  rDev -47.8%

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2/5  rDev -47.8%

Photo of quasimoto
2.05/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Deep amber color w/ a big fluffy head.

S - Strong grassy/piney notes, a lot of oxidation, and toasty caramel notes in the back ground.

T - Thin sweet, bland cardboard or Amarillo hops, that makes it taste like paper. Some floral notes. I'm hoping its bad bottling.

M - Thin light, and flat. Very lack luster.

D - Fred, I hope this is just one bad bottle, and all of them are not like this.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.23/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours an orange beer with a massive amount of white chunks (yeast?) throughout it. If you left a beer next to one of those old school radiators for like, 3 years, this is what I'd expect it to look like. No bottle dating obviously, but it was an extra, so not like I had choice (and I feel bad for looking a gift horse in the mouth and all, but what can you do?).

Had a slight hoppy, but more yeasty aroma, give it some leeway and call it a belgian ipa I guess.

Taste, whoa, this is not good, no hop mouthfeel, just a gritty, yeasty, chunky, overcarbonated experience. Did not taste infected, just like it was aged a few years. Don't want to call it a drainpour, because the back half of the bottle was nice to cook the bratwurst in.

Love their stouts, despise their ipa's. . . is it a freshness thing? I dunno. When I go back to PA later in the year, I'll try and score a bottle and see what happens. Until then, I'm sticking with Boris and Doris.

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2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of OWSLEY069
2.7/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean orange-ish/ yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, small hop presence and somewhat watery. In the taste, piney hops and somewhat malty, hops actually kind of light. A mainly smooth, small bite and a medium body mouthfeel and a small dry hop aftertaste. Kind of light for an IPA, not too big in hops.

Photo of moz9
2.8/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Severely disappointed with this beer, I had moderate hopes after hearing good things about it.

A--A reddish hue which from sight did not bode well for the IPA that I was expecting.

S - Hard to put a finger on, but the hops were there, but overshadowed by a spicy/sweet smell, again not what I would expect in an IPA.

Taste - As with the smell, the citrus and bitter taste I was expecting was overshadowed by the presence of a spicy and sweet taste and did not taste good at all

Mouthfeel - Thin and watery

Drinkability - Very disappointed with this beer. It is not a traditional IPA, and while that would be fine--it was not good at all. I would definitely not drink this beer again.

Photo of Sideswipe
2.9/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Received in a box from Palmej1, thanks Jacob! From a bomber into my RR pint glass.

A- Hard pour yields a two inch head of off white foam. Head recedes gradually. No lacing to speak of. The beer is Dark amber color.

S- I have to work to detect much of an aroma. I'm getting sweet bready malt and very faint citrus.

T- Malt forward. Buiscuty sweetness, followed by a decidedly orange citrus presence. Slight bitterness enters stage left, but is quickly balanced by the malt bill. Finishes sweet and juicy.

M- Carbonation is a bit lacking for a single iPA. This gives the feel a big juicy quality, if that makes sense. Different for the style.

D- Not bad. ABV is totally hidden. The beer is refreshing.

Overall: Meh. Not a bad beer, just not overly memorable. I can't find a date on the bottle, so I don't know how much age this has on it. Could be I got an old one. Glad I got to try this, but I wouldn't seek it out again.

Photo of drpimento
2.9/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Interesting ambivalence here. Most of the characteristics are pretty good except for the flavor where it gets taken down a good peg or two. Tastes like oxidized hops there. Poured with a giant foamy frothy textured head and a ton of lace. Aroma was american ipa. Flavor is same except as modified above. Body is good and ditto carbonation. Finish is ok.

Photo of mdaschaf
2.93/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to THECPJ for the share. Review from notes 12/3/10.

A: Pours a deep copper color with an a 2-3 finger chunky white head that lasts for a very long time and leaves some nice lacing. Scoring the appearance turns difficult because there are large chunks of floaties in this one.

S: Little bit of citrus and some pine, but much maltier than usual for the style and the alcohol is pretty obvious.

T: Has a nice tangerine flavor, but the alcohol is pretty present again, and gets stronger as the beer warms.

M/D: Slightly lighter than medium bodied with good carbonation. The tangerine flavor was really nice, but the alcohol presence was a real problem for me, making it tough to get through.

Photo of AltBock
2.93/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. bomber bottle that has a picture of the Hoppin' Frog's symbol, a green and white frog hopping up and down with a pint of beer in his hand. With this label, the pint of beer is a red color. To the far left of the label is where they put the barcode, brewery's address, and the US government warning. To the far right of the label is where they have a brief summary about the beer, another picture of the hopping frog, and this is where they list the beer specifications of 6.8% ABV, 68 OG, 18 FG, and 68 IBU's. Hoppin' Frog doesn't date their bottles and this one is no different.

Appearance: When poured into a standard Victory Brewing pint glass, this Hoppin' Frog is a dark reddish amber with a small tint of tangerine orange. The head of foam was about 3/4 of an inch to about an inch in height and beige in color. It had really good retention that left behind a small beige film and spider webs of lace around the glass. Not too shabby of an appearance.

Smell: This IPA had a toasted malt based aroma that featured more lightly toasted malts, spicy hops, a touch of sweet caramel, and then it suddenly ends with a pinch of pine and juicy fruits. This IPA aroma was mostly malty than hoppy and it was basically just an OK IPA aroma.

Taste: The taste starts off lightly toasty with toasted malts and a small pinch of sweet caramel. After the caramel leaves the tongue, in come the dried citrus hops, a dab of grapefruit, and a few pine needles toward the back. I noticed that toward the end of the beer's life, the hops become really heavy with the flavor of grapefruit. It was more dry than and hoppy and it was just the appearance and aroma, it was OK.

Mouthfeel: The label said it was rich and full bodied, but mine was more medium bodied with an aftertaste of dried grapefruit, pine, and citrus hops. This slightly hoppy aftertaste doesn't bother to stick around for very long.

Drinkability: In the big world of IPA's, this one can be missed. There are much hoppier and cheaper IPA's out there. This one had enough dryness to it, but not enough hops or any other flavors. Like I keep saying, it was just an OK IPA. Not bad, but not all that good either. One is more than enough for me.

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Sanchezrox23
3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of HomerS
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of macrosmatic
3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Hendry
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The comical artwork that features a frog on steroids holding up a hefty mug of beer is certainly amusing enough, but is this $10 bomber worth the $$?

Pours a murky amber orange hue with beastly carbonation,and a tall soapy white head that lasts for a spell, lacing is quite good.The chunky sediment at the bottom of the bottle was wholly unattractive, and downright nasty looking (I usually enjoy unfiltered IPAs).

Aromas are of sweet bread and melon with a touch of hops hiding beneath.

Taste is equally as malty as the nose: despite the bragging about the hop content on the label, the malts are winning this battle with a technical KO! Only the slightest amount of hop bitterness bringing up the rear, with the sweet malts lingering about the palate like an unwelcome houseguest. Carbonation is aggressive, bordering on prickly.

Mouthfeel is medium, slightly chewy feel from the steep malt bill. Not an overly dry finish here, not the most inviting by any means.

Overall, a very disappointing $10 bomber with big promises for a hop bomb that is just another malty mishegas.The massive chunky sediment at the bottom of the bottle was a major turn off. The frog on the bottle has got huge stones to ask for a ten spot on this bomber, and I doubt many will return with so many better choices for the $. This frog is another turkey!

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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Hoppin' To Heaven IPA from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.