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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

707 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 707
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 52
Gots: 81 | 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:
Beer added by: orbitalr0x on 08-30-2009

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Ratings: 707 | Reviews: 265
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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.

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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.

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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...

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3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
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.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 707 ratings.