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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

608 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 608
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 47
Gots: 59 | FT: 5
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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Photo of bierguru
1.65/5  rDev -57%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A - the bottle had a great seal but beer poured flat with no head and no carbonation. however, the brew was a deep orange and yet see through

S - smell was really great. smelling like a freshly baked pumpkin pie

T- sweet and very sugary. mild spice.

M - felt like i was drinking sugar water

O - OVERALL the beer is horrible. if you like drinking sugar water this is great.

bierguru, May 21, 2012
Photo of jmarsh123
1.78/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bright orange/red with almost no head and lots of carbonation. Weirdly looks like a few sours I've had before.

Very heavy the nutmeg in the aroma. Smells strongly of pumpkin pie, but the ratio is a bit off. Nutmeg and then cinnamon overpower the other spices a bit.

Tastes is heavy with spices up throughout. Not a lot of depth. For a pumpkin ale, I can't taste any pumpkin at all.

Mouthfeel is very watery and high carbonation.

I like pumpkin beers and I like Hoppin' Frog brews usually, but this one didn't do it for me at all. Way overpowering in the spice department while being watery and one dimensional. Pass.

jmarsh123, Sep 20, 2011
Photo of polisanl
1.85/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

From the bottle into a Brooklyn tulip.

Pours a golden orange, with no head. None, as in little to no carbonation. Smells of cinnamon, spices and a "typical" pumpkin beer. Smell wasn't bad, but the tasete, here we go...overly sweet, overly spiced and an unbalanced mess. Comepletely one diminsional throughout. No body at all and seemed way thin. Would've been a pour, but it was all I had for the day before Halloween.

polisanl, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of Japple
2/5  rDev -47.9%

Japple, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of tjonesjr
2/5  rDev -47.9%

tjonesjr, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of JohnnyHopps
2.23/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from the bottle into a sampler glass, one gets a get shot of cinnamon in the aroma.The appearnce was a golden color with an off white head. Without being overdramatic, this is the worst pumpkin ale I have ever had. At first, it reminded me of the little cinnamon hearts at grade school Valentine's Day parties. Then I further though those hot dose of Cinnamon reminded me of Hot Dam! Nobody drinks that stuff straight, and nobody should put it in my beer. When it came to the aftertaste, it got the burn of cinnamon mouthwash yielding to a more mediciney flavor. At least the beer was thin and the taste did not last long. Did I get the bottom of the barrel in my bottle? Pumpkin and clove and the other things people found were nonexistant as far as I'm concerned.

JohnnyHopps, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of Tbone
2.35/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

What little head there is disappears right away.

Not much aroma at all outside of some clove.

The taste is dominated by a spice profile that is just off and not very pleasant. Just way too much clove, which of all the pumpkin spices used is THE one that can be ruinous if overused.

The mouthfeel is thin and watery.

This is perhaps the worst pumpkin beer I have had (out of about 20).

If you want an Imperial Pumpkin stick with Southern Tier, even if this years version is too heavy on the cinnamon.

Tbone, Sep 27, 2009
Photo of Brent
2.42/5  rDev -37%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

While sometimes less is more, here an enthusiastic load of spices was simply way too much - actually overwhelming. Nutmeg, allspice, clove - raid the spice cabinet. A pumpkin pie with this much spice would be overdone, and this beer bordered on undrinkable. Sweet, a bit syrupy malt with some ETOH heat. Struggled on for a while and gave up.

Brent, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Ryan011235
2.48/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a snifter on 3/5/12

Thanks, Tony.

The honey orange color has a nice depth and is rather clear. I was able to manage about a finger's worth of soapy foam but it wasn't inclined to stick around. A skim remains, as do some bubbles around the collar. There are a few streaks of lace.

The spices mentioned on the label are easily found - ginger, cinnamon, clove and allspice; but the aroma doesn't stop there. No, no, there are also notes of buttery caramel, candy corn, mildly toasty bread and a faint metallic twinge on the peripheries; a spritz of air freshener, too.

Tastes pretty much like I'd expect based on the nose - trying to turn pumpkin pie into beer and not pulling it off. The plus side is the spices are a bit more downplayed than they could be and the overall trend of the beer is toward the dry side. Baked bread rounds it out. Some alcohol lingers on the back end, but it's not very hot.

Medium feel overall; the body has a more robust center but thin, almost watery outskirts. Weird. It's fairly smooth though having only a marginal agitation from languid carbonation to drag across the old palate. Finishes with spice decay and something plastic.

Frog's Hollow: Hey, at least it ain't Pumking!

Ryan011235, Apr 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

OriolesFan1008, Jun 05, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Jdub2839, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of oberon
2.65/5  rDev -31%
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.

oberon, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of TheGordianKnot
2.65/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bomber poured into tulip glass...

A- Looks like pumpkin juice. Flat orange looking liquid with decent head that died quickly.

S- All spices and sweet malt on this one. Wow, this is like a cold weather potpourri. Almost too strong on the spices- cinnamon, allspice, clove, etc with minimal actual pumpkin presence.

T/M- Spices run away with the entire palate on this one. This is more like a heavily spiced winter warmer than a pumpkin beer. It is a little overwhelming and taxing on the palate. I really wish there was more pumpkin but its really just caramel, toffee, sweet kilned malts and the aforementioned spice cabinet they.dumped in. Pretty damn heavy beer. Full bodied with a bit of carbonation, but not enough.

O- This doesn't have that fresh, pumpkin pie taste that I enjoy in my pumpkin beers. I may see what some time does to my other bottle though...

TheGordianKnot, Oct 13, 2011
Photo of ltjska04
2.68/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is a deep orange but barely had any head. The smell is all cinnamon at first with other spices coming later. Smells like Big Red gum. The taste reminds me of toothpaste. Minty with some cinnamon, not what I expected. The body is also kind of thin for being imperial. Overall a disappointment, maybe a bad bottle?

ltjska04, Sep 04, 2010
Photo of Jammies
2.73/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- pours an orangish golden brown with minimal foam that immediately disappears

S- incredibly sweet pumpkin smell and yet not overbearing

T- a little sweeter than expected. Too much ginger

M- light body, but a little coarse on the palate

O- wouldn't buy this one again. Too potent with the overly sweet notes

Jammies, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Mbpike
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Mbpike, Jul 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

NonicPanic, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of mikereaser
2.83/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle on 11/9/09

A - Pours a rust orange with just a bit of foam

S - mostly pumpkin spices and sweet malt

T - powdery, pumpkin pie spice, dry feeling, not that great of a taste, but not overly bad, i put it in the middle in terms of other pumpkin beers

M/D - smooth, light-medium bodied, for some reason it seems powdery to me, I don't think I will be buying this one again.

mikereaser, Jan 06, 2010
Photo of rhoadsrage
2.9/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(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.

rhoadsrage, Oct 13, 2011
Photo of jrallen34
2.95/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I drank this from the bottle into a pint glass.

The beer pours a light orange with a tan head ok retention, light lacing.

The aroma was very strong of pumkpin and nutmeg.

The taste was ok, a little to strong on nutmeg almost makes you gap until you've had a few drinks and you're used to it. The mouthfeel is heavy but not highly drinkable.

jrallen34, Nov 01, 2009
Photo of Beejay
2.98/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pumpkin orange in color. There was some white head, but it disappeared very quickly. Crystal Clear, but no head after about a minute.

S: Sweet with cinnamon and nutmeg. Some caramel notes, but as the head disappears so does a lot of the scent.

T: Slightly spicy with nutmeg and cinnamon notes. A hint of sweetness, and some nice toasted notes in the finish. A bit boozy though.

M: Medium bodied with effervescent carbonation. The carbonation is a bit too much for the style, and for the body I think. The booze mixed with the carbonation makes an interesting, but not necessarily pleasant combination.

D: The taste is good, but not great. This one doesn't seem to hit the high standard I have come to expect from this brewery. It is by no means a failure, but it is far from amazing.

Beejay, Sep 25, 2010
Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.98/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to recall1242 for sending me this one!

Pours a clear honey orange with a 1/2 inch fizzy off-white head that settles to nothing. No lacing on this one whatsoever. Smell is very spice forward with the cinnamon coming across as cinnamon flavored gum. I am also getting some minor malt and pumpkin aromas. Taste is of cinnamon gum right off the bat, followed by other pumpkin pie spices. Actual malt and pumpkin flavors are very subdued overall. This beer does have a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is just not a very good beer. All the components are average or above but all together this beer is too one dimensional with the overwhelming spice (especially cinnamon) smells and tastes.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

thaghost, Oct 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -21.9%

acurtis, Oct 14, 2013
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Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 608 ratings.