Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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Reviews by WesWes:
3.95/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
09-20-2011 01:02:24 | More by WesWes
More User Reviews:
2.65/5 rDev -31.2%
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.
10-30-2011 22:13:46 | More by oberon
3.45/5 rDev -10.4%
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.
08-30-2009 01:21:51 | More by orbitalr0x
3.35/5 rDev -13%
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.
12-08-2010 06:04:53 | More by Beaver13
4.03/5 rDev +4.7%
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.
10-27-2013 07:43:55 | More by BuckeyeSlim
4/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
01-06-2010 01:19:30 | More by Jason
3.98/5 rDev +3.4%
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...
11-27-2011 02:35:40 | More by Billolick
4.1/5 rDev +6.5%
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.
10-10-2012 13:46:19 | More by tigg924
3.53/5 rDev -8.3%
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.
11-27-2009 22:31:48 | More by far333
4/5 rDev +3.9%
22 ounce serving with a big deep orange copper body representing the Hoppin' Frog out of Akron, Ohio. Aroma hits you in the face with clove, and other aromatics in the way of ginger cinnamon and nutmeg. Classic pumpkin pie spices with some meaty juicy pumpkin gourds going on as well. Really well balanced between loads of pumpkin pie spice and sweet caramel candy pumpkin fruit sugars, pretty amazing feet to spice it so heavily with a beer with this much spice character to not come off cloying. Almost a toasted marshmallow like experience full of roasted caramel, this beer is pretty awesome even if you don't like pumpkin pie. It's actually easier to drink than alot of other imperial pumpkin ales out there but just super spicy, I'm givnig my second half to my wife and I will cleanse the palate and start in on a fresh six of Green Flash WCIPA. Overall a decent pumpkin ale that should probably be served in 12 ounce portions, but it's still a good version of a widely abused style.
09-10-2011 23:40:39 | More by WVbeergeek
2.9/5 rDev -24.7%
(Served in a teku)
A- This beer pours a dark orange body with a strong carbonation of big bubbles that boil up to form a head which equals a collection of large white bubbles.
S- The soft dark caramel aroma is supported by a stale spice note. Even with lots of sniffing I couldn't get much more out of this beer.
T- The beer has a vegital flavor with some cooked pumpkin qualities but other cooked vegetable flavors are stronger. There is a slight sweetness which blend into a dull mellow spice character. The finish is a bit of alcohol heat and more dull spices that are non-descriptive.
M- The light mouthfeel has a tight fizz and a warming alcohol heat in the finish.
O- The spices are a bit stale and bland or really overcooked with an odd vegital flavor for support. I didn't get any malt character out of this. I was pretty let down and I enjoy pumpkin beers this time of year.
10-13-2011 21:13:52 | More by rhoadsrage
Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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