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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

699 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 699
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 52
Gots: 73 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Jammies
2.77/5  rDev -27.9%
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

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The pour opens up with a autumn orange color with a neat clarity revealing a slow and leisure rise of spaciously separated micro-bubbles. The head is soapy and bubbly, quick to dissipate, with a macadamia nut color leaving a polished surface with no window dressing.

S: Ginger and cinnamon sticks are first to get noticed on the nose, followed by cloves and all spice. A potpourri of holiday spicing. Sweet toasted cereal grains (cinnamon toast crunch), and light toasted apple peels. Strength is dominant at first, a bit animated and exaggerated rather natural.

T: Sweet, dry toasty caramel grains with strong hints of cloves and ginger. All spice and cinnamon are quick to follow up. Flavor is clean and spicy, with a well balanced representation between the 5 indicated spices. While the spicing is indeed dominant there are flashes of pumpkin puree evident as well coming through along with nutmeg and some brown sugar. Lightly dry and toasted bread and grains come on the close along with cinnamon sticks. Spicy and sweet.

M: toasty warm and malty with a syrupy consistency and a quiet carbonation factor. Nutmeg spicing coats the tongue after the swallow.

O: Overall liked the flavor, imperial spicing while the alcohol is hidden rather well behind the sweetness and spicing. Flavor is quite clean and very smooth in transition. Good dessert beer. If you like your pumpkin pie heavily spiced then this may be for you.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Brent
2.43/5  rDev -36.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice orangey-brown color with just a tiny bit of quick receding, white head.

Spices are ridiculously pungent. Get a lot of cinnamon, cloves and ginger and not much else.

Taste starts of sort of bready and ends with a cornucopia of the spices in the nose. A tad sweet but not all that sweet and no hops to be found.

nice carbonation, fairly light and refreshing.

Very good pumpkin ale. On the pricey side but so is every beer in DC :)

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3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poor head retention. off white head. copper color. clear. fair lacing.

SPICE!!! clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. the ginger is not so apparent. pumpkin can be smelt, and so can malt. smells sweet. no hop aroma.

very sweet upfront. malty and spicy. in the middle. spicy finish.no discernible hop flavor or bitterness. pretty pretty pretty pretty spicy. pretty spicy. all of those spice flavors in the aroma are in the taste and the allspice is definitly the biggest. pumpkin flavor is bigger than the malt flavor. the overall spice character is pretty well balanced with the body of the beer.

medium/full body. soft carbonation. slight warming effect from the alcohol.

good tasting beer here. its just not what i would call a pumpkin first and foremost. giving it a rough ballpark estimate the spice flavor is like four or five time as big as the pumpkin flavor.

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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

These notes are from a pumpkin tasting that took place a while back, but they're good.

This beer is a sort of amber-orange with a light haze to it. Activity is consistent and aids in the formation of a solid light orange head just over a finger tall that leaves lightly patchy but continuous lacing almost all the way down the glass.
The aroma isn't shy. Like Frosted Frog, Hoppin' Frog's Winter seasonal offering, this one shows a propensity toward being overspiced. Unlike that beer, however, this one thankfully stops short, allowing the beer itself to show itself with the spices as a nice addition. A nice malty base offers some caramel notes but a bit more breads with a bit of sweetness while a varietal spiciness (cinnamon and nutmeg notes prevalently) round it out, and some pumpkin flesh shows up, which is always important for a pumpkin beer.
The taste, fortunately, follows suit: a strong malt backbone, pumpkin flesh, a variety of pie spices threatening but stopping short of overkill, caramel and breads leaning toward toasty, and a bit of sweetness. This is a pretty well-rounded beer.
The mouthfeel is medium but falls a little short, going a touch thin. That said, it does have a bit of body to it and is actively carbonated for a good smoothness, but it could be bigger. I tend to think the higher alcohol thins it out a bit, and something needs to be amped to make up for that. Otherwise, it's really not bad at all.
This is another pumpkin beer lovers of the style could make a regular.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 699 ratings.