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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

609 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 609
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 47
Gots: 58 | 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 LilBeerDoctor
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 10/3/09. Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a very small ring of white head. Aroma of pumpkin spices (mostly lots of ginger, pepper, clove, nutmeg). Flavor is equally spicy with only a touch of pumpkin pie crust. On the sweet side. Overall, it just isn't very tasty nor very pumpkin-y. Bleh.

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 19, 2009
Photo of Pecorasc
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured 22 oz bomber into a tulip glass.

A- After a vigorous pour into a beer clean glass, the head dissipated quickly leaving only a few bubbles around the rim of the glass. Other than the lack of head, a crystal clear orange/amber colored beer with light carbonation.

S- Heavy on the ginger at first, very little of the other spices listed on the bottle. As the beer warmed, nutmeg came through while the ginger gave way.

T- Ginger, moderate alcohol, spices, much less pumpkin than I expected in a double pumpkin ale. The pumpkin is there, but overpowered by the nutmeg. A spicy aftertaste. With this much ginger, I think more of a malt backbone and more pumpkin would have really improved the beer. Interesting, but not what I expected.

M- As the beer warms up and the ginger subsides, the beer feels more viscous, an improvement.

D- Not a beer I would drink very much of. Most pumpkin beers are sessionable, but the higher alcohol and ginger bite make this a one bomber sitting.

A nice attempt to try something new with a pumpkin beer by adding the ginger. However, I expected more pumpkin in a beer labeled Double Pumpkin Ale. Maybe the "Double" was only meant to modify "Ale" and not "Pumpkin"?

Pecorasc, Dec 03, 2009
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion."

--Henry David Thoreau

Glossy cantaloupe orange with honey colored trim. Several slow bubble streams lead up to a compact crown of foam that is midway between ivory and ecru. It lacks character and isn't exactly coating the glass. In the end, a few thin sheets of suds manage to stick.

The aroma was appreciated as soon as the cap was removed. It's pumpkin pie spicy, but doesn't have the 'oomph' that was expected given the ABV. Imperial pumpkin ales should be richer and more aromatic than this. That said, it delivers as well as most.

To be honest, Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale isn't the humdinger that my taste buds were hoping for. For starters, it's too weak in the malt department, which has implications throughout the flavor profile. More pale malt would have been the way to go. Other than the alcohol, this is the pale ale equivalent of the style rather than the DIPA equivalent. If that makes any sense.

The amount of sweetness is right about where it should be. As is the amount of spiciness, which is always crucial in a pumpkin ale. Bitterness is pretty much absent. There can't be too many beers of any style whose IBU counts (7.3) are lower than their ABVs (8.4%).

The spices listed on the label include cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and clove. It isn't easy to sort them out individually and there's really no point in trying. They work well as a team and deliver that 'liquid pumpkin pie' character that is the hallmark of the style. As the middle portion of the bomber gets underway... this is better beer than I initially gave it credit for. Scores will be increased accordingly.

The mouthfeel doesn't quite measure up. It's light enough to promote rapid consumption (not a good idea), but should have more creaminess and maybe even a little chewiness. ABVs this high come with certain expectations.

Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale is closer to Single And A Half Pumpkin Ale. Even though it earns the same scores as the three other Imperial pumpkin ales that I've reviewed so far (from Southern Tier, Weyerbacher and Schlafly), it's my least favorite. Again, more malt would fix it right up. Happy (belated) Halloween.

BuckeyeNation, Nov 28, 2009
Photo of cwps48
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden orange and transparent. Virually no head despite my efforts, and virtually no lacing. Maintains a foamy rim with that little bit of carbonation in the middle.

S: Pumpkin, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg? Not sure about the last. In that order. Definitely a sweet smell.

T: Sweet. Pumpkin, cloves, nutmeg. Not really getting any cinnamon though. Can't notice the hops. Almost has a vanilla taste on the way down. Aftertaste of pumpkin. Nice and clean.

M: Decent carbonation to taste. Crisp, leaves your mouth a bit wet (not labmic/wild wet, just not dry wet).

D: Definitely tasty, a decent brew to pick up to celebrate the autumn. It's not a heavy beer, but I'm sure I'll sip at it for the rest of the night...

Notice the 7.4 IBUs...

cwps48, Nov 28, 2009
Photo of far333
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Orangey honey colored with nearly no head despite a vigorous pour.

Strong vegetal aroma with big notes of vanilla and nutmeg, some subtle cinnamon.

Rich flavor of vanilla and nutmeg, cinnamon with a slight peppery bite, notes of pumpkin and squash, not picking up any ginger. High sweetness, not adequately balanced by the bitterness.

Slick mouthfeel, nearly syrupy, low carbonation, could use some body. Warmth and tingles on the tongue in the finish.

Tasty beer, but needs some body and balance.

far333, Nov 27, 2009
Photo of billab914
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into my Dogfish shaped pint glass. Poured with a small white head that all but disappeared quickly. Not much lacing at all. Aroma is mostly the spices, lots of cinnamon and nutmeg. A little bit of pumpkin aroma in the background. Taste is similar, lots of spices. Spices are a little too much for me, cinnamon is the main flavor I get. Would have liked to taste a little more of the pumpkin instead of the spices. Not bad but not my favorite pumpkin ale.

billab914, Nov 23, 2009
Photo of TommyBuckeye
4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Marco - thanks for getting this for me!

A - Has a cloudy cider look with little head retention. Had to poured hard to get a head

S - Pumpkin pie in a bottle: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and pumpkin even some yeasty breadiness for the crust!

T - Nice ale with roasted nutiness. Tate as it smells with the spices and pumpkin.

M - A little thin but still nice. Spices up front with a slight (but good) bitterness towards the end

D - A nice pumpkin brew. The spices are not overpowring and are great throughout. I've had a few pumpkin ales and this truley is the best I've had.

TommyBuckeye, Nov 14, 2009
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoppin' Frog Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin

Clouded and carbonated, bright orange coloration, slim head, soon gone.

Spice up front, cinnamon aplenty. Maybe nutmeg or clove, but the heat says cinnamon. (Looking at the label, allspice and ginger, too.)

Sweet pumpkin meat meets sweet malt, nice and smooth, with spices along for the ride. Brisk carbonation up front, yummy pumpkin, getting mellow in the end.
Hardly any hops at all, but that's not surprising, for the style.
Tasty stuff, lots of pumpkin flavor, full-bodied, hearty.
I like this.

feloniousmonk, Nov 07, 2009
Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Although Pumpkin Ales have not been my thing, I must say that it is refreshing to have some quality ones on the market.

Frog's Hollows has a firm base beer (Pale Ale or Amber Ale with lower hopping rates) with caramel sweetness backed by fresh bread malts. Light toast early with a cookie dough middle and a crisp cracker-like finish. The pumpkin notes come through in the malts and meld well with the caramels and breads without giving the bland vegital taste that Pumpkin Ales usually give. Spices of clove and nutmeg are much more than just subtle and kinda take charge of the beer (a little more restraint here would have been nice). The cinnamon and subtle yeasty spices get lost in the mix.

I applaude Hoppin' Frog for using true pumpkin fruits and a quality base beer. They didn't need all that spice because the flavors that make this beer work are already there. This is definately not the grainy-sweet concoctions with harsh spices added and then pretending it's a Pumpkin beer. It is consistent across the board and that gives me a lot of confidence with the beer. This is pumpkin pie in a class and a joy to drink. A seriously fun beer.

Thanks Boatshoes!

BEERchitect, Nov 06, 2009
Photo of Bierguy5
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. Bottle, 8.4% abv. Pours a clear golden color, with a slight copper edge. White foamy head disappears almost immediately. No lace at all.

Vegetable, pumpkin aroma. A bit of an earthy note. Cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice flavors shine through. Pretty heavy on the spices, but I don't find it overwhelming. Maybe a whiff of fruit, possibly citrus at the end.

Pumpkin with cinnamon sugar at the front. Fair amount of sweetness. Some earthy spices, nutmeg and allspice mainly. Finishes dry and a bit earthy.

Light body, maybe too light. Carbonation also seems light. Alcohol is well hidden. Not bad.

Bierguy5, Nov 01, 2009
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 prototypic
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Frog's Hollow pours a nice pumpkin stained gold color. It's very clear and backlighting gives it a very nice pumpkin color. I like it. What I don't like is the absence of a head. A rather forceful pour yielded a soft white surface covering that disappeared nearly before it appeared. The result is no head. I like the color, but man...no head? C'mon now.

The nose is good. It certainly has a strong pumpkin presence. I like the approach here. It's much more pumpkin pie like, rather than straight pumpkin. Plenty of spices are noted. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger are the highlights. It smells like it has a nice, sturdy malt presence. It balances out the spices nicely. Alcohol is surprisingly tame. I'm barely getting any at all.

The flavor is nearly a mirror image of the nose. It's predominantly full of pumpkin pie spice. There's no shortage of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. They work nicely with the pumpkin and produce a slightly sweet, delectable flavor. Again, the approach here is good. I'm not a huge fan of pumpkin beers that have no spices or overall sweetness. They're too bland. Hoppin' Frog got it right. The spices are balanced nicely by the malt presence. Alcohol is blended extremely well. I'd never guess this is nearly an 8.5% beer. It finishes sweet and a tad spicy.

Frog's Hollow has a nice, smooth medium body. Carbonation is relatively light and doesn't interfere. I'm a little surprised by that. Given the disappearing head, I expected active and buzzy bubbles. Not so. Drinkability is good. This is tasty stuff that goes down easy. I can't say I'm the biggest fan of Pumpkin Ales, but this is definitely a good one. The bomber will be no problem, but that's enough for me.

Hoppin' Frog brews some tasty beer. They've quickly become a gem here in Ohio. Frog's Hollow isn't their best beer, but it's definitely good enough to warrant an annual release. The only problem with it is the lack of head. In the grand scheme of things, that's not too big of a deal. It's probably a little better than the final score will reveal for that reason. But, it is what it is. Good stuff, guys.

prototypic, Oct 31, 2009
Photo of Redrover
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz brown bomber with a nice colorful & informative label. All it lacks is some freshness dating.

Poured into my SA pint glass, the beer is orange/amber and it has a minimal white head and zero lacing.

Big spice aroma. It hits all the notes of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, etc. There is a bit of grain behind the spice.

The beer's taste leads with sweetness and more spice. There is some grains and grass in the background but spices rule here. No real pumpkin flavor, but the spices cover for that.

The mouth is thickish and it may have the best mouth feel of any pumpkin beer I've sampled.

This borders on a dessert beer and is not really a session beer for me as it is sweet. I split the bomber with my wife and both of us enjoyed it.

Redrover, Oct 28, 2009
Photo of becktone
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes 9-14-09

Eye: Crystal clear and orange in color. Not much more to it than that. Head formation and retention are poor, wish they were better. Pretty average for a pumpkin ale I guess. What you'd call the head is an off white color, and were it thicker it'd be creamy.

Nose: Big on cinnamon and clove upfront. Quite reminiscent of the candy red hots. Nutmeg and ginger come through too. All in all it smells quite nice, like pumpkin pie spice. No hop aroma, and malt sweetness is there in the background supporting the spices.

Tongue: Nice flavor overall. The spices are well balanced, cinnamon is the most dominant however. Just edging out over the others, just by a pinch. Sweet caramel maltiness comes through more than in the aroma to support the spices. There is some lightly toasted noter that mix nicely with the drying effect of the spices, especially the nutmeg and allspice. Alcohol is noticeable, but only comes out closer to the end, as a light warmth and well, alcohol note. Definitely one of the better pumpkin ales out there. I'd rank Wyerbacher and Southern Tier on top, both competing for first, Schlafly in second, DFH in third and this one takes fourth. Thats as of today, the 14 of Sept 2009. Those being the best of the pumpkins I've had to date. As it warms the smoother it becomes and the more the malt comes out.

Feel and Drinkability: All in all this one is medium bodied with a drier finish and fine and moderate carbonation. Less carbonation would give it a creamier mouthfeel in my opinion and it'd make it a bit more like pumpkin pie, which is what this is trying to emulate. This is one I'd not hesitate to buy again. If you see it pick it up, its definitely worth it.

edit: Finish on this is amazing. It tastes like I've just eaten pumpkin pie, only really get the full effect of it after you haven't taken a sip after a few minutes.

becktone, Oct 28, 2009
Photo of grayburn
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nice copper colored pour that yields a two-fingered off-white head. Retention and lacing are both pretty good.

The smell is dominated by spices, there is definitely some pumpkin hiding around in there as well. This melds nicely into the nose, but the taste is just a bit over-spiced.

There isn't quite enough body to bring all the spricing together very well, and the carbonation is a bit higher than I would have liked it.

Because of the mouthfeel and the over spicing, drinkability is just average, I had no problems finishing this bomber but I doubt I'll grab another any time soon.

grayburn, Oct 23, 2009
Photo of Lolli1315
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A light copper to orange color. About a one finger head that disappeared quickly and not great lacing. Not quite a great start.

S- Wow, lots of spices. Gingerbread and pumpkin are huge in this beer. Other spices such as nutmeg and a little clove and cinnamon are apparent. In short, this smells like fresh pumpkin pie. Maybe the strongest smelling pumpkin ale I have had so far.

T- Pumpkin is the first taste and the strongest. Not as much ginger and spice taste as there was in the smell, but it does finish with a small amount of the spices. Nice for someone who is concerned about spices dominating, but I think I would prefer them to be a little more noticeable. The alcohol also becomes apparent on the finish and seems to venture a little away from a pumpkin ale. All and all, a good pumpkin ale taste, just not my favorite.

M- Thin to medium mouthfeel. Great for a fall afternoon. Moderate carbonation that does not get in the way of the taste.

D- Easy to drink and easy to put a bottle down. Great for fall.

Notes: This beer really jumps around everywhere on the categories in my opinion. The taste was unexpected compared to the smell, but I guess that is the beauty of beer. Worth having again and a nice beer for anyone looking for a pumpkin ale.

Lolli1315, Oct 20, 2009
Photo of TurdFurgison
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this bottle in early October in Columbus, $7.99. Cool froggy bottle with some text on the label that mimics an old Black Sabbath song called Lady Evil. Probably too obscure for most people, especially decades after it came out, but you can't fool me.

The beer is penny copper color, clear, with about 2 fingers of whitish foam. The dominant smells are spices like you'd find in gingerbread cookies and pumpkin pie (per the label: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and clove). The taste is exceptionally good, often these spices are overdone in a pumpkin ale but this beer has enough pale malt sweetness to balance the spices. That might be why it's called a double pumpkin ale, there's enough malt to add body (and ABV) to this beer to combat the spice, making this probably my favorite of the style. I'll look for it again next year.

TurdFurgison, Oct 17, 2009
Photo of bigdog011
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a single 22oz bottle from Frank Smith's in Pottstown.

Good pumpkin ale. Tastes like pumpkin (obviously), with a taste of spices but not overwhelming. Leaves a slight undesireable aftertaste.

Would consider purchasing again next season. I also purchased a case of Dogfishhead punkin ale so I look forward to comparing the two.

bigdog011, Oct 11, 2009
Photo of krisandajt
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a big ole bomber bottle into my DFH glass...

Appearance: A rough pour yields a clear, copper colored brew with very little head that doesn't last long at all leaving behind a little, sporadic lacing.

Smell: A strong whiff of pumpkin and spice, leaning a bit more towards the spice. It's the typical fall pumpkin spice mix: cinnamon, nutmeg, some ginger and allspice, but not in a typical mix ratio. Cinnamon and nutmeg are a bit on the light side, the ginger and allspice are more pronounced. Interesting.

Taste: One of the better tasting pumpkin ale's I've tried this year. The spice is very pronounced, but it's a different ratio of spices than what I'm used to which provides a unique spice profile that actually goes very very well with this brew. There is a nice subtle bit of pumpkiny sweetness bringing some balance to the spice.

Mouthfeel: Easy on the carbonation leads to a smooth mouthfeel. The overall texture is slightly viscous and full-bodied. Very nice.

Drinkability: The first thing that pops into my head about this beer is that it is a victim of its own success. This is one of the finer pumpkin beers I've had, but it's just too much to be an all night drinker. It's a great beer to have on a cool autumn night, but I don't think I could do more than one in an evening.

krisandajt, Oct 11, 2009
Photo of cvfish
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - This beer poured a pumpkin orange color that produced a nice, fluffy white head that had good retention and laced the side of the glass nicely

S - The aromas produced by this beer were both typical and atypical Pumpkin Ale style, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and clove

T - The taste of this beer had all the hallmarks of the nose, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and a little bit of clove, but a bit of the alcohol burn comes through

M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation

D - This was a good Pumpkin Ale, but it did not rise to the grand level of Pumking and Punkin, which I think are the best

cvfish, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of paco1029384756
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange color with a very small head and a low amount of carbonation.

Scent of strong spice, pumpkin and some earth. The scent is very basic, but very effective.

Taste of pumpkin, bread, and spice. The taste is almost all pumpkin as well, very tasty for the style.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and somewhat thin, disappointing.

paco1029384756, Oct 04, 2009
Photo of jbhuxley
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Aggressive pour yields less than 1/4" of snow white head, with very little retention. Brew is crystal clear, gold, slightly orange in color.

Smells sweet with a nice presence of vanilla. All aspects of pumpkin pie spice are present as well; cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, etc. It's all there. Pumpkin scent is not dominant, but it's there in the mix.

Tastes even sweeter than the smell, but balanced extremely well. The pumpkin is more present in the taste, and the vanilla is still there. It's spicy, but it's very appropriate for the pumpkin sweetness. It honestly reminds me of pumpkin pie with Cool Whip.

Mouthfeel is light, but creamy. Slight warming of alcohol. Good brew, but I'm glad I'm not going to finish the whole bomber by myself.

I'm not a fan of pumpkin beers, so I am reviewing this in respect to the style. This is one of the best pumpkin beers I've ever had.

jbhuxley, Oct 03, 2009
Photo of Ezekiel81923
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a 22oz bomber from Matt at Capone's. Poured into my HopDevil pint glass.

Appearance: Quick pour builds up a nice head which recedes quickly. Brew is a dark amber color, letting a decent amount of light through. Clear. About what I would expect for a bolder version of a pumpkin ale. Minimal lacing. That never bothers me though.

Smell: Spicy. Clove, Nutmeg, Allspice, Cinnamon, a hint of Vanilla? I don't pick up much pumpkin in the nose, but I give them the benefit of the doubt that it's in there.

Taste: Pretty spicy. It all comes together well though. This is also where the pumpkin comes out of hiding. It's barely noticeable in the nose but it shines in the flavor. The brew leans heavier towards the spices, but the malty backbone and pumpkin flavor balance it out pretty well.

Mouthfeel: For how dark the beer is, the mouthfeel is pretty thin. Not watery, I wouldn't go that far, but the malt doesn't give off a very full body. Carbonation is good. Warmth from the alcohol is there, but faint.

Drinkability: No problem polishing off the bomber. Wish I had more. The thin body seemed like a bit of a let down at first, but I think that lends itself to being more of a drinkable double pumpkin ale and I don't mind that at all since it was so tasty.

Probably going to buy a case of these to last me through October. Second favorite Imperial Pumpkin. Definitely try it.

Ezekiel81923, Oct 01, 2009
Photo of corby112
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden ruby/copper color with golden orange/amber hues when held to a light source and a 1 finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Not much in the way of lacing.

Spicy pumpkin pie aroma with hints of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. This smells exactly like a pumpkin pie with a very subtle hop presence.

Creamy medium body which is on the fuller end with a nice malt presence and a very prominent pumpkin pie spiciness. Pretty sweet but not too much so with a healthy dose of ginger and clove accompanying some brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. The alcohol is extremely well masked making this very drinkable. The prominent ginger and clove notes provide this pumpkin beer with a nice twist that separates it from many of average pumpkin beers. Not the best example of the style but still very good.

corby112, Sep 27, 2009
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
Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 609 ratings.