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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

582 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 582
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 45
Gots: 53 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: orbitalr0x on 08-30-2009)
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From: Tenuta's, Kenosha, WI
Date: None, 2012 release
Glass: Standard US pint glass

Frog's Hollow was a surprisingly not-as-heavy-as-expected double pumpkin ale, with an amount of ginger that I normally don't notice in other pumpkin beers. The flavors and aromas were of modest pumpkin and associated spices, with light malts/malt sweetness and a hint of graininess in the background. While I generally enjoyed this beer, I don't know if I'd bother to pick it up again at the $8 price point, especially when a 6-pack of Schlafly is available for $11.

Pours a 1.5cm head of fairly clean, white lacing that dissipates fairly rapidly, average or below in retention. Lacing is fairly minimal, a few spots dot the inner perimeter of the glass. Body is a fairly light, golden orange color, with light bringing out paler orange hues. Carbonation is visible through the transparent body, appears fairly active.

Aroma is of fairly modest pumpkin with ginger, which I can detect with some ease. Malt sweetness is fairly minimal, a bit surprising considering this is a "double" pumpkin ale. In general, I thought this was an interesting set of scents for a pumpkin beer, though it could have been more pronounced and not suffer at all.

The beer's flavor is a fairly straightforward, enjoyable blend of relatively light malt sweetness, pumpkin pie spices, and a bit of grain. Not has heavy or as deep/rich/complex as I expected or would have liked from a "double" ale. Opens with light malt sweetness and ghostly cinnamon and ginger. Mid-palate finds slightly deeper malt sweetness/complexity with continued, but more pronounced, cinnamon and ginger. Slight ethanol becomes evident in the late mid-palate through back of palate and close. Lingering aftertaste of some graininess and residual cinnamon/ginger flavors.

Beer is medium bodied, with medium to medium-light levels of carbonation. The result is a surprisingly light body for a "double" ale, fairly smooth-flowing and marginally crisp. Closes semi-dry with modest stickiness remaining across the palate. Somewhat disappointing, was expecting a bigger body on this beer, while the one I found was more appropriate to a "single" pumpkin ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 06:24:06 | More by falloutsnow
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The beer pours a ruddy, blood brown sort of color with not a trace of lace or head. The lack of head is the only thing about this beer that really needs improvement. The head leaves quickly and doesn't even form a ring on top or the slightest bit of foam. This was the case with all four bottles.

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