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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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very good

699 Ratings

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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

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Beer added by: orbitalr0x on 08-30-2009

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2013 vintage. Pours a hazy auburn with a small white head that fades extremely quickly and doesn't leave much retention or lacing; nice color though. The aromas are very vibrant with the usual suspects consisting of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. There's also a nice amount of honey in the nose as well. The flavors have a very solid amount of the typical spices in the mix, but there are malts that cut them down, giving the flavors balance. There's a subtle spiciness to this one. Hints of caramel as well, giving it a subtle sweetness. Slightly bitter, giving this one some earthy flavors as well. Mouthfeel is on the fuller side, but far from heavy. The carbonation is there, but not overboard. No booze or alcohol is noticeable.

It's been a couple years since I've had this one. It's good and is what you would expect from an Imperial Pumpkin Ale. They don't try anything flashy or different with this one. It's just straight forward. Solid fall beer.

Notes: This beer won a Gold medal at the 2010 GABF.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an oversized pint glass.

Pours a cloudy orange with lots of carbonation, minimal head. Pretty good looks.

Brew smells of varied expected spice; cinnamon, nutmeg malts etc. Good nose.

Brew has good flavors; just the perfect blend of spices and malts. Nice carbonation and big drinking finish here. Just a little bit light in the mouthfeel. Very good stuff though.

Very good brew here, love the style and a double pumpkin is even better. A solid bottle to seek out. Good stuff.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Hazy light brown with shades of orange. No head with the exception of what looks like large soap bubbles. It leaves a few bubbles on the glass, but no lacing.

S: I get a ton of ginger right off the bat; it smells like a ginger beer, which is also probably contributing to the lemon zest I smell. Tangled with that in a wrestling match is the cinnamon which competes for attention. Oddly, smelling the beer made me sneeze. It smells good but I think it's a bit heavy on the ginger. The prominence of the scent and freshness is what gives it a boosted rating though.

T: First I get this sweet malty mouthfull, immediately followed by what tastes like a snickerdoodle cookie. Smooth cinnamon flavor, followed by what tastes like lemonade and toast. It's an interesting set of flavors to be sure, but it really doesn't mesh well as a pumpkin beer. If they found a balance it would be really good. The ginger really plays a part in the aftertaste, giving it that citrus nip at the end.

M: The mouthfeel really shines here. It is exceptionally smooth, very filling in the mouth but still retains a light airy quality. The result is something similar to whipped cream where it has a very light presence but consumes your entire palate. It's nearly perfect, with the exception that it is disastrously low on carbonation. While the beer has the presence of whipped cream, it proceeds through the mouth like heavy cream. If the carbonation were there I would give it a 5.0 but I honestly can't even rate it a 4.0 when it rests so heavily on the tongue.

O: Overall it's an alright beer but it doesn't make me think of pumpkin pie, which I think is the ultimate reason most people drink these beers. If you're looking for a higher alcohol version of a pumpkin beer it is something to look at. If you're a fan of ginger beers it is certainly something to look at, in fact I would put it at the forefront of my recommendations to you. If you're looking for that traditional pumpkin pie experience, or you are particular about carbonation levels, I would say look elsewhere. Aside from this the beer does fill that "spiced holiday beer" niche. If you're just looking for something different or seasonal, you could do worse.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.22/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Halloween in a bottle...orange with a decent head if poured correctly.

Aroma: More of the pumpkin pie aroma than actual pumpkin.

Taste: Pumpkin Pie spicing (allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, some vanilla) and finishes with a spicy shot of vanilla and warming alcohol.

Overall: I really, really like Pumpkin Ales, especially Imperial Pumpkins. I did like this one. It has the usual flavors I would expect from this type of beer, and it was fairly easy to drink at 8.4%. Definitely worth a try. That being said, if the chips are down, I would grab a Southern Tier Pumpking, Dogfish Head Punkin' Ale, or a Weyerbacher Pumpkin before I would grab one of these. Cheers!!

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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