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

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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

577 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 577
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%


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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MasterSki

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by someone at Tom's place. Thanks! Served in a taster pint glass.

A - Thin white foam settles to a thin collar, leaving behind no lace. Lightly hazed pumpkin orange body.

S - Pumpkin spices, and an oddly vegetal pumpkin flesh note. Not very much malt sweetness, and a fusel alcohol note that suggests a higher ABV than the listed 8.4%.

T - The taste is a bit better, with more pumpkin spices. There's still not much as much malt complexity as I'd like, with more of a neutral and bready flavor.Again, there's a bit of alcohol, but not as much as in the aroma. There just seems to be something off, but I can't put my finger on it.

M - Medium-full body, mildly tannic and starchy texture, lower carboantion, and some noticeable alcohol warmth.

D - I'm not a big pumpkin beer guy, but this is a particularly average one. While I appreciate that it isn't overspiced, the lack of malt depth and out-of-place booziness is a turn off. I wouldn't bother with this one again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 22:56:26 | More by MasterSki
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caddybuyer

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

2012 release.

Poured from a chilled bomber allowed to warm into a tulip glass.

A: Bright coppery gold with a scuddy ring of eggshell foam. Would be filtered clear but for a high content of floaties. In fairness, this bottle was on its side in the fridge.

S: Fairly spice-forward and I am picking up some clove and ginger and cinammon. Possibly others. It isn't a terribly complicated nose and it lacks a bit in the heady malt richness that I would have expected from this ABV level. Not bad at all mind you....but it didn't overwhelm.

T: The first impression that I have of this is "thin". The spicing is not as forward in the taste as it is in the nose. Pumpkin and some bready malts hit the palate and it finishes with a slight sweetness and a tiny bit of hop and alcohol burn on the tongue. I like the sweetness balance of this brew...it is not overly sweet, nor is it dry or flat. What it is not, is robust and rich, which is a real shame. Maybe more malts are needed here. Something is. Again, no bad, just a bit pedestrian for an Imperial.

M: This is where I slam this brew. I want creamy and robust, not marginal. Imperial should be more than just abv. This does not drink like a double.

O: With more great pumpkins (no pun) being brewed every year, there really is no reason to try this one again. It is OK. If I had it in a bar I would probably feel that it is a decent effort, but when you put this next to a Smashed Pumpkin, or the superb Unita Oak Jacked, this falls way flat.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 00:15:27 | More by caddybuyer
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LeRose

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Liked it - tastes nice. Not overwhelming on the spices so the pumpkin is the star for a change. Very pretty in the glass, nice head, orange body, much lacing. The spices are supporting actors in the aroma and flavor profiles - even maybe a little kick of ginger in there that;s nice. Better than others that are just jacked up on the pie spice mix. Taste overall was cleaner and more crisp versus "heavy and syrupy". Besides the label is SO cool, worth having just for that! Wife and I thought it different versus the herd of pumpkin seasonal brews (and we tried a raft of them) - and different in a good way.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 14:42:48 | More by LeRose
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean orange-ish color with a small off white to no head. In the aroma, a mixed bag of spices and some mellow pumpkin. In the taste, a mixed bag of spices, but none that stand out more than the other, and a touch fruity, especially banana. A spice bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry spice and banana peel in the aftertaste. Spicy, but not defined, the banana thing kind of throws me, just about average.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 15:49:13 | More by OWSLEY069
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gkatsoris


3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden honey in color. No head what-so-ever. Minimal bubbles.

S: Pumpkin pie. Clove. Squash. Cinnamon. Lil alcoholy. Vanilla. Bourbony. Butterscoth. Buttery.

T: meh, doesn't live up to the smell. Pretty bland actually.

M: Pretty thin. No coat on the tongue. Again, doesn't live up to the smell hype.

O: As far as Hoppin Frog....this one let me down. Sorry folks.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 21:31:11 | More by gkatsoris
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Apostlebrews

Texas

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First, I will just address the elephant in the room when it comes to pumpkin ales. 1) they are often over-hyped and 2) it's hard not to compare every one of them to Pumpkin (there I go over-hyping it).

I enjoyed this from a 22oz bomber and poured into a Brooklyn snifter. The appearance is a brilliant copper hue which is exactly how a pumpkin ale should look. The head quickly dissipated and there is no trace of any lacing in the glass.

The aroma makes you want to dive right in. Lots of sugary sweetness and spices. The taste follows suit. The pumpkin flavor takes the lead but is balanced nicely by the different spices. The finish is a bit sticky and pretty sweet with just a hint of the alcohol. I would never have guessed the ABV to be over 8% on this. The booze is masked well.

Overall, this is a solid pumpkin ale that is probably a bit over-priced for the quality. The mouthfeel is a tad too watery and more viscosity wouldn't hurt. If this were $7-$8 a bomber, it would easily be one of the best seasonals on the shelf. Regardless, it's still above average and in my top 5 pumpkin ales. I would love to try the barrel aged version of this!

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 19:00:08 | More by Apostlebrews
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber served cold into an Ohio State pint glass. Ohio beer in honor of the election and hoping it goes in the Democrats' favor.

Frog's Hollow is a deep amber color with a slight haze. The head is thin and settles fast.

Aroma is very pleasant if you enjoy pumpkin pie spices. Mildly sweet and nicely spiced.

Flavor is much the same with a sweet caramel and pumpkin malty base. Lightly hopped for bitterness and very well-judged on the level of spice.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and low in carbonation which fits the style.

Overall a very good pumpkin beer. One worth seeking out if you enjoy the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 03:25:38 | More by GilGarp
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57md

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a bright copper with a finger of head, some of which sticks around for some time and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Nose contains both pumpkin and pie spices. Pumpkin flavor is also quite apparent upfront. Intermingling with the pumpkin flavors is a subtle sweetness that almost tastes like honey graham crackers. The finish has a touch of alcohol and becomes a touch too astringent as time goes on. The booziness increased and made it a tad difficult to finish the bottle on my own - but I prevailed in the end!

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 05:11:01 | More by 57md
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a small snifter. Tiny bubbles, frothy light beige head atop a light amber/copper body. Aroma is malty sweet with some sweet spicing also some mild pumpkin rind, some pulp and some brown sugary sweetness. Taste is lightly spicy, nice pumpkin pie crust. Sort of toes the line between pumpkin and pumpkin pie as far as pumpkin beers go. Very drinkable for the high abv and certainly one of the best pumpkin beers out there. I'm not saying that its better than Pumking, but great.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2012 06:33:40 | More by KickbacksSteve
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a big bold pumpkin beer, perhaps not the most unique in terms of flavor, but its also one of the least offensive big pumpkin beers ive had. it pours clear bright bright orange, moreso than any other pumpkin beer ive imbibed. couple inches of white head on top, but it fades fast. the nose features some allspice and fresh ginger, a tad lighter on the cinnamon than most. dont smell the pumpkin at all. pumpkin comes in the flavor, sweeter and roasty, brown sugary, buttery. its fall in a glass thats for sure, but the alcohol strength stands out pretty heavily. i enjoyed the aftertaste of this, where the spices continue to evolve. mouthfeel is a little undercarbonated i think, but on the whole, feels about right for what it is. a little overpriced too at 11 bucks a bomber, but its a tasty fall beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 16:38:27 | More by StonedTrippin
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Infamous7100

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a crystal clear honey/orange/yellow. A very thin head developed with a semi-agressive pour. Little to no lacing.
S: nice and complex. A ton of cinnamon, spice and clove. Obviously, some pumpkin too. Do I detect some slight booze too?
T: I get cinnamon and pumpkin right off the bat. This fades into a nice spiciness that brings along a hint of the pumpkin with it. I also detect notes of pie crust toward the back. A nice boozy warmth is present as well.
M: a thinner body with a decent amount of carbonation. It's thin on the tongue as well. A pleasant after taste that melds pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and alcohol.
O: This is a pretty good pumpkin brew. The flavor profile is solid, but perhaps they could easy up a bit on the cinnamon and go with more pumpkin nuances. Also, the body could use some thickening. All and all, not bad.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 21:25:12 | More by Infamous7100
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 21:14:50 | More by JohnnyHopps
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Jason.

Lightly hazy orange-amber colour, ring of white head, light lace as well. Smell is of cinnamon candy or Big Red gum initially, nutmeg, ginger, bits of pumpkin and a nice bready malt note as well. Taste is cinnamon up front followed by citrus and fruit, a really nice malt presence, ginger and nutmeg , bits of pumpkin but for the most part is fairly subtle. Medium carbonation, medium feel. A nice spicy pumpkin beer, something meant to be shared for sure though.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 13:55:28 | More by peensteen
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bomber split between me and the gif. poured into snifters.

A: a slightly hazed, very bright orange. head is slightly off-white and the retention and lacing are not great.

S: very cinnamon and allspice. malty. a little bit of alcohol. spice dominates and also welcomes the nose to take a drink.

T: a really sweet sugar hits the palate first. cinnamon and lots of it. really cant taste any heat on the palate. if it is there, it is definitely masked by the sweetness of the spices and the grain.

M: moderate, but zesty carbonation. medium body.

D: pretty solid pumpkin beer. as I have said a few times with pumpkin beers, solid spice character dominates the palate. pretty solid though, theres enough malt to balance things out and provide a reallys olid backbone to all this spice.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 00:53:52 | More by Jimmys
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

A- Pours a yellowish orange color with half a finger of white fizzy white head that quickly goes away leaving a ring at the edge of the glass.

S- Fresh roasted pumpkin mixed with an abundance of spices. Ginger is the spice that is up front here. All the other "pumpkin pie" spices take a back seat compared to the ginger.

T- Pumpkin flavor seems like it's more a of a butternut squash flavor. Not getting as much of the pumpkin spice flavor I wanted to see. In the spice profile, ginger is again the spice that is front and center just like on the nose.

M- On the high side of medium body, with a moderate amount of carbonation. Pretty smooth considering the ABV.

O- Not a must have pumpkin ale. This one just seems like it does not fit in with the other imperial pumpkin ales on the market. It is good, just not great.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 00:50:11 | More by rfbenavi80
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

A heavy pour yields absolutely no head whatsoever. Beer is a clear dark copper but carbonation seems nearly nonexistent.

Aroma is quite nice. Cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg along with a little bit of graham cracker. It really smells like a delicious pumpkin pie.

Flavor has plenty of spice up front. There is definitely a pumpkin, squashy, flavor. Cinnamon and clove seem to be the most prominent. The finish has an almost pie crust taste really tying everything else together. Mouthfeel is very thin due to the lack of carbonation. Also a moderate alcohol taste and burn towards the finish.

Overall, I am not too impressed. I'm almost wondering if something isn't wrong with my bottle as there is literally no carbonation. A little more mouthfeel would have really helped this out.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 23:57:28 | More by rangerred
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
8.4% ABV, 76 OG (18.4°P), 7.3 IBU

A - Hoppin' Frog's double pumpkin pours this gorgeous orange color that shimmers with crystal clarity but even with a tall, strong pour, very little head can be coerced from this beer. What's there is gone near instantly leaving the top of the beer lifeless and the smell hard to pick up.

S - Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin hardly smells like a single pumpkin let alone a double. This beer forsakes any real pumpkin additions for what might be considered a trace of pumpkin puree, but that's not all - there's a lacking of spice too! This beer smells (generally) spicy, but the blend is so jumbled, it's difficult to pin-point any one spice in the mix. The combination lets an off, buttery and fruity solvent alcohol aroma through with a candy-sweet blast of maltiness which only grows stronger with a swirl, trying to coax some head out of the beer.

T - Much tastier than anticipated, the flavor opens up a little more inviting some actual pumpkin flavor to the party. Malty sweetness continues to be the big player in Frog's Hollow though, really pushing gooey, melted caramel and lightly buttered toast into the beer. Spice stays on track with it's presence; minimal and general, with a plain, mix of "this and that" sprinkled over the beer while it finishes fruity and sweet again from ethanol alcohol.

M - Incredibly smooth and drinkable, the pinnacle of this beer is it's very nice mouthfeel, enjoyably pleasing on the palate. Medium bodied and lingering with sticky sweetness, the beer has abandoned all hop presence and barely balances it's maltiness with dry spice. Of course the thinning, solvent alcohol which permeates through the very core of this double pumpkin helps in that regard, too.

O - I'm a big proponent of pumpkin beers, especially in fall when very little stands in between me and trying every one I can get my hands on, but I find the money I spend on this bottle quite regrettable. Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale seemingly takes a good pumpkin beer recipe and doubles the malt with out following suit with pumpkin, spice, and hops. Overly sweet, rich with unnecessary alcohol, and completely lacking in the core essence of this beer as outlined by the name; Double Pumpkin. Where's the pumpkin? In the end, I can't bring myself to label this beer as offensive, but if it's a true "double pumpkin" you're looking for, reach for Pumking and save yourself some money in the process.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 23:43:03 | More by BeerFMAndy
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2012 13:46:19 | More by tigg924
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Jason, 650ml into a tulip.

Orange with some redder highlights. Ring of retention and light lacing. Nose of hot tamales candy, light ginger, sweet malt, and light pumpkin. Some citrus perhaps, very perfumey. Taste of sweet pumpkin, spicing more in cinnamon and ginger, light clove and sweet malt. Full feel but not syrupy, lower carbonation and not overly sweet. A really good spiced beer, pumpkin is subtle. Very nice stuff.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 20:57:01 | More by liamt07
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a clear orange (chill haze on the glass). Mellow head is thin and inconsistent. The head does manage to leave reliable lacing however. The body of the beer glows.

S-Nose is very spicy. Not stressing much pumpkin, just tons of Autumn spice. Cinnamon and nutmeg up the wazoo. Also there is a solid whiff of booze. Fully malted base too.

T-Taste is an upgrade. There are more clear pumpkin notes here. Pumpkin spices roll over the tongue. The flavor is very sweet. Blatant pump-pie notes (an exhausted description, I know). A bit cidery. Finishes sweet with a pinch of alcohol.

M-Creamy and rather full. Not too robust but definitely an Imperialized Pump. Alcohol induced dryness. Soft carbonation. Went down quick enough.

O/D-A pretty good Pump beer. Not the best I have had this season. A little less complex than Pumpking. But it holds up with the better offerings of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2012 20:58:46 | More by VelvetExtract
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: shiny golden amber, finger head, ok lacing

S: all-spice, pumpkin, malt, cinnamon

T: honey, ginger, cinnamon, pumpkin, malt, clove/mild bitter finish

M: med body, solid carbonation/honey smooth mouth

O: Little disappointed, but still enjoyed it.
Perhaps got a bad bottle, would try again.

QUITE NICE, NOT MUST HAVE!

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 16:10:50 | More by BeerLover99
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AmitC

Indiana

3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pros:

Alcohol content.

Among better pumpkin ales.

Well balanced spices.

Heavy bodies beer.

Cons:

It is a pumpkin ale, which i usually do not like. Mostly because i do not have any preference for pumpkins and then they do not offer much. Just a different style of beer.

Nothing very striking about it.

Other usual stuff.

Color : Copper- Orangish
Smell : A bit of cinnamon, pumpkin hint with some malt.
Not bitter for its alcohol content.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 05:20:45 | More by AmitC
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drzig


4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fall beer that is not quite as intense and pumpkiny as your typical fall beer (Pumking). If you don't like the sweetness of Pumking, this would be a good choice for you
Apearance - deep orange color with about 1/4" head that dissipates quikcly
Smell - hints of cinnamon, clove but not too stong
Taste - not as sweet as other pumpkin beers which make it alittle more drinkable. I like a little more sweetness if I am drinking a pumpkin beer.
Overall - Good beer that I will not hesitate to drink again. Not overly sweet.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 23:38:04 | More by drzig
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours straight orange, clear, very nice but lacks any head to speak of, there's no retention, and no lacing, so a little disappointed with the appearance. Smell is toffee, buttery crackers, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Taste is fantastic. Sweetness initially, which fades into flavor..Buttery cracker crust, pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice, a bit of spice from clove and ginger. A little more sweetness squeaks through here and there to add to the complexity. Very nice, delicious. Firm, creamy, medium mouthfeel. Alcohol is noticeable, but in a good way, in that it lets you know your drinking an imperial ale and not eating grandma's state fair blue ribbon pumpkin pie. Well balanced, and finish isn't cloying at all, its sweet at times, but you wouldn't describe Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin as 'sweet', and that's what makes it extra good, and hence, this bad boy is right up there and maybe surpassing my all time favorite Pumking.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 02:26:36 | More by JackieTH
Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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