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

693 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 693
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 51
Gots: 73 | 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 JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Mar02x
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

We blind tasted this beer in the Mug ( a pub in Middelburg, The Netherlands). During our tasting session in a particular style we taste 6 beers, one beer is always an exemption on the style. This was the exemption.

A - A light brown (some would call it orange) hazy ale with a tiny off white foam ring.

S - A very spiced beer; cinnamon, honey, nutmeg. It smells like some kind of medicine.

T - A different kind of beer with cinnamon and a lot of other herbs.

M - A medium to high carbonation together with a light bitter finish.

O - There was no love for this one in the tasting group. I think it was because of the barrel aged stuff is totally different. I think it's fun however.

Photo of n2185
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear orange with barely a finger of beige head that quickly vanishes with no lacing.

S: Typical pumpkin spices up front followed by sweet bready aromas mixed with vanilla. Some faint pumpkin/yam-like aromas peek through as well.

T: Lots of pumpkin spices up front followed by a strong malt backbone with some vanilla mixed in. The finish is bready and sweet with more spice notes. Slight alcohol burn on the finish.

M: Medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer is a bit less creamy than I'd like, but avoids being watery.

O: A pretty decent pumpkin ale. I'd like a bit less spice presence in the flavor and more vanilla/pumpkin. Still, it smells quite good and is pretty tasty.

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of pogoowner
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mouth7
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of russpowell
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a noisy amber with a finger of cream colored head. No head retention or lacing

S: Rich pumpkin & spice aroma

T: Follows the nose, more pice forward than pumpkin up front. Soe squashyness as this warms along with metallic notes, some picey notes too. Finishis with decent squashy/picy notes

MF: Sort of thinnish, subtle carbonation, a touch of boozey warmth on the edges. Thickens up a bit as it warms, not much

A good, but over-priced pumpkin ale, for these guys this is a let down. Give me Schaflys any day day, can almost buy a case for the cost of two of these bombers; in other word either these guys & or Roof BRos in Paducah have hosed me....

Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of athouve1
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of chardlogic
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of brstls4drmrs
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks cosmicevan!

A - Pours a burnt orange/amber color with a small off-white froth. minimal lacing.

S - Bodacious scents of spice including nutmeg and clove. Some cinnamon in there too. Also get some pumpkin which blends there nicely.

T - When this brew first hits my mouth I get a lot of spice and pumpkin flavor (wish there was more pumpkin). The typical spice flavors such as nutmeg and clove. But the aftertaste had a slightly dry vegetable almost burnt flavor to it. I couldn't quite put my finger on it. It was just a bit different.

M - Crisp with a good amount of carbonation.

O - A good pumpkin brew.

Photo of Billolick
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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...

Photo of WhiskeyNinja
5/5  rDev +30.2%

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

Aroma is top-notch -- very inviting. Pumpkin flavor and a delicate sweetness are noteworthy and push this beer up the rating scale. My only criticism is the beer seems a bit watery and flat. My wish is that the beer would have been twice as strong flavorwise (increased cost/price would be worth it!) and that it would form a rich head in the glass. That would be an A+.

Photo of cfh64
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of shwillivanilli
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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

This is my first beer after being sick for six days, and I am really excited to have a good one. I heard many good things about Hoppin' Frog in the past, which inclined me to pick up this bottle.

I used a snifter glass to maximize the smell coming off this beer. I get a ton of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

The Double Pumpkin is deep orange with minimal foam and carbonation.

This beer tastes very good. You get more pumpkin in taste than even in the nose. The spices balance really well with the pumpkin flavor.

Double Pumpkin is a good beer. I enjoyed this return to the suds.

Photo of bobhits
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

It doesn't take a village to raise a child, but it does take a lot of elements to work together.

Pours an orange nearly dead liquid color. This is thick with just enough bubbles (do NOT read head) to let you know there was an attempt to carbonate it.

The nose is nutmeg, cinnamon, and of course punkin. A few faint alcohol notes as well, not sweetness, malt, hops, or anything else.

A spiced and interesting beer. There is virtually not malt back to this nor any hops. A good bit of spices and a few hints of sweetness to add flavor. The finish is nearly void of flavor.

There is no carbonation to speak of. This makes the beer an odd one to drink. It isn't so heavy in flavor or body that it is a choice it is just weird.

The beer is better than this review sounds, but just is really weird...I don't know a better way to describe it. Factor in a retail price of 12 bucks a bomber and this is a beer I won't have again.

Photo of LadyOfMuchBeer
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of kristiekatk
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours a bright orange with a fluffy two finger white cap. Streams of bubbles push their way to the top of the glass, Some mild spider web lacing.

They weren't kidding with the double. A hearty dose of booze on the nose. Fleshy pumpkin is strong, while nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon round everything out.

Fleshy pumpkin up front while the spices carry you through the finish. As this warms, the spices become a little overbearing and the booze gets a little stronger.

The feel is pretty average. Nothing groundbreaking. Boozey finish with loads of spice.

This started off pretty good, but went downhill as it warmed. The spices and booze began to dominate and it just never recovered. I prefer more pumpkin and less spice in my pumpkin ales.

Photo of mgbickel
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 693 ratings.