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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
87
very good

675 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 675
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 50
Gots: 71 | 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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3/5  rDev -22.1%

acurtis, Oct 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Elicoleman, Aug 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

dannyfayy, Jan 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

masterofsparks, Aug 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

suckaj, Oct 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

ygtbsm94, Jan 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

drewone, Oct 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

jkane101, Jun 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

ejimhof, Nov 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pour is transparent deep golems orange, fairly tight white head. The nose isn't overpowering but mostly spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice light. Hints of grain underneath. Taste has more grain, a light metallic note, reduced spice, light pepper spice. Body is light, high carb, a touch messy. Rather average.

cpetrone84, Apr 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

JMBSH, Sep 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

1Sundown2C, Jul 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

wmickdds32, Dec 11, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

rab53, Dec 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.1%
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
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3.03/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

My first foray into the world of Hoppin Frog was a bit disappointing. Bought a 22 oz bomber along with a bunch of other fall beers and kept it aside to taste on its own. Shared it with a buddy, poured into 8 oz tulip glasses. A beautiful burnt orange color and great smells of clove and nutmeg...but where's the carbonation? No head, no lacing. The taste is strongly clove with other spices and pumpkin in the background, but the sweetness lingers and becomes cloying with good carbonation to scrub the tongue. There's a good alcohol presence that made me check the bottle to see if it was barrel aged but again, the sweetness is overwhelming without carbonation. Overall, interesting, but not one of my favorites this season. Kind of made me want a whiskey...

MrELovesBeer, Sep 24, 2011
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3.05/5  rDev -20.8%

cjgator3, Nov 14, 2014
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3.1/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

BeerFMAndy, Oct 11, 2012
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3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

OWSLEY069, Nov 23, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

teromous, Aug 10, 2013
Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 675 ratings.