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Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin AleFrog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale

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very good

263 Reviews

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Reviews: 263
Hads: 728
Avg: 3.8
pDev: 20.26%
Wants: 54
Gots: 95 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: orbitalr0x on 08-30-2009

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Reviews: 263 | Hads: 728
Reviews by WesWes:
Photo of WesWes
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark amber/orange color with a thick frothy off-white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has an excellent pumpkin scent along with complimentary cinnamon and nutmeg spices. The malt bill provides adequate depth and complexity. The taste is good as well. It has a smooth pale and crystal malt flavor along with nice pumpkin character. The spicing is adequate and rounds out the flavor. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with low to adequate carbonation. This is a tasty seasonal that's bold, yet accessible to the casual pumpkin beer drinker.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale - Hoppin' Frog Brewery. Poured from the bomber bottle into a pint glass, this beer's head is two fingers thick and off white, with sheen lacing, and a clear, reddish orange body.

Smells like a big handful of nutmeg and clove, but still with a noticeable malt backbone. I'm assuming this indicates that this will NOT be a spice bomb, which is a good thing IMO.

I taste much of the aforementioned notes, along with an almost tart balance to it. I find this to be pleasantly unique. I'm not sure if its hops doing this or some other entity, but its a superb balance and easy quaff.

The mouthfeel here is clean and crisp. I can't detect the higher abv of this brew...for now.

Overall, I'll give Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale - Hoppin' Frog Brewery a 4.5 This is certainly a hidden gem in the barrage of trendy pumpkin beers. Not too sweet, not too bland-just right.

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Photo of oberon
2.67/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Iam not sure if I got a bad bottle but Iam gonna review it now and get another in the future,this was not very good at all.Poured a dull burnt orange with no head to speak of at all,just looked flat.Heavy spice in the nose with cinnamon,and clove being most prominant over mace and cardamom.Overly spiced flavors with cinnamon and cardamom being way overdone.I had high expectations for this beer,Iam not sure if its off, or really this bad.Just sweet boozy and overspiced.

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Photo of OhioBobcat
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Mac19872
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of orbitalr0x
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours into my glass an autumnal copper orange. Not much head to speak of, just a little ring around the top of the glass. Aromas start out with sweet malts intertwining with lots of spice flavors. Ginger, cinnamon and clove are the most prevalent. Vegetal underneath with a touch of caramel.

First sip brings sweet caramelized malts upfront with a bevy of spices rushing across the palate. Bold ginger meets clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. Somewhat vegetal midway through that's reminiscent of pumpkin meat. Flows down with a big lingering spicy kick and a touch of crisp sweetness with ginger in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy with good carbonation. Goes down smooth and the alcohol is well hidden throughout. Overall, I found this to be a spice forward pumpkin ale that didn't come together as nicely as some others I've had. Lots of ginger lingers on with each sip. Worth a shot, but I wish the spices were toned down a bit.

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Photo of sabitu
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Jpinoniemi
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beaver13
3.34/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. Pours a clear golden orange with a small white head that quickly goes t a thin collar.

The aroma is sweet pumpkins, floral perfume, and some spices (ginger, nutmeg?).

The flavor is sweet pumpkin pie with a good amount of spices (nutmeg) and a little weird plastic/metallic bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, a decent pumpkin beer. I remember liking this a lot more on tap at GABF - at that point it was one of my favorite pumpkin beers. Not sure if I got a bad bottle, or if it's just better on tap, or if I had a few too many at GABF by that point, but this is just OK. It's a bit flat and overly sweet with some off notes.

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Photo of Twifiter
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours a wheat/honey gold. An almost-nonexistent head of light khaki foam disappears almost immediately, leaving a thin ring of bubbles around the edge and swirl of fine lace on the surface. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is an apricot orange and a touch cloudy, with several trails of bubbles rising from the center bottom.

S - A quick punch tweaks the nose with spices: cinnamon predominates, followed by ginger, nutmeg, and clove. Freshly baked pumpkin pie across the background. Hints of caramels. As it warms in the glass, the spices meld together and soften while the toasted malts appear as moist, grainy bread dough. Pleasant and inviting, easy to savor.

T - Pumpkin, front and center, followed by a nicely spiced pie filling, and chased with a caramel topping. Rich and flavorful. While pumpkin is what's featured, there's still plenty of the supporting spices, and are well-balanced. The big ABV is well-hidden, except for the warm spot in the tummy that develops. The finish features echos of brown sugar and cinnamon toast with pumpkin pie, followed by late notes that remind me of a spicy ginger-ale.

M - Smooth with a touch of fizz. Moderate body that leans a bit light. Nicely integrated components are almost silky across the tongue. Finish is well-balanced and lingering.

O - A sophisticated, richer take on the pumpkins that's quite tasty. While it features the pumpkin in the taste, there's still plenty of spices to be found bouncing around in the mouth after the finish. This would be a great alternative at the Thanksgiving table to compliment turkey and stuffing, a meal that's always been challenging to pair wine to.

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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber.

Two fingers of froth, stickage on the glass. Bright brassy amber clarity. Spiced nose, ginger and cinnamon come forward the most and tangle with the malt, pumpkin and alcohol. Smooth and slick full body. The beer shows its strength right away with a quick to warmth feel on the palate and lingering fruitiness from the yeast. Maltiness drops more breadiness than caramel. Ginger and cinnamon mirror the nose with remain dominant. Finishes semi-dry with spice and alcohol.

This beer flexes hard, yeah it has its pumpkin spiced side but the imperial side shows off a bit. I dig this beer a lot.

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Photo of Billolick
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle, w/o freshness info.

The pour is lighter orangy amber, near clear, minor head and equally lame lacing (next to none)

Nose of pumpkin pie spicing.

Quality pumpkin ale, typical spicing and all the expected flavor components...a bit of alcohol showing itself here and there...nice thanksgiving night night capper...

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Photo of tigg924
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap @BBC Cedarville--served into a tulip

Appearance: minimal head, orange-brown in color, cloudy, moderate carbonation

Smell: cinnamon, clove, and alcohol

Taste: breadiness, clove, cinnamon, alcohol, and other pumpkin spice

Mouthfeel: sweet with an alcohol burn, moderate carbonation, light bodied

Overall: A flavorful pumpkin treat. I love the depth and richness of this one. This one jumps out as one of the more complex pumpkin brews along the lines of Southern Tier's Pumpking..although I think I prefer ST. I would get this again if I wanted a nice pumpkin sipper.

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Photo of thaghost
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of standardcherry
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of wattoclone
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of HeyYoMar
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of far333
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Orangey honey colored with nearly no head despite a vigorous pour.

Strong vegetal aroma with big notes of vanilla and nutmeg, some subtle cinnamon.

Rich flavor of vanilla and nutmeg, cinnamon with a slight peppery bite, notes of pumpkin and squash, not picking up any ginger. High sweetness, not adequately balanced by the bitterness.

Slick mouthfeel, nearly syrupy, low carbonation, could use some body. Warmth and tingles on the tongue in the finish.

Tasty beer, but needs some body and balance.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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