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Fresh Frog Raw Hop Imperial Pale Ale - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Fresh Frog Raw Hop Imperial Pale AleFresh Frog Raw Hop Imperial Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%


Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldSchoolGamer on 10-30-2009)
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Reviews by neorunner:
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neorunner

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked this beer up from the brewery, apparently only available there or over seas at this time. The brewery is quite the experience if you can make it to Akron (Ak-rowdy, my hometown).

A - Poured nicely into a pint glass. Solid half inch of head and a nice amber color to the beer.

S - Citrus, grapefruit, floral aromas. The beer has the aroma of a IPA powerhouse. Definite Amarillo hop presence.

T - This is where things get weird. Nice tasty start, slight bitterness to the flavor. Then *poof* the hops are gone, and you have malt on your pallet. There is no hop bitter finish to this beer. I had a hard time accepting this at first, considering the aroma you start with, in the end it was good.

M - Slight sharp taste at the beginning from the hops. After that a very smooth taste with a slightly dry finish. This being said I could session this beer for a very long time aside from the 7.8% abv and price tag.

I will get this beer again and use it as a great beer to convert newbies to the craft world.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2009 03:37:38 | More by neorunner
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3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an unfiltered orange with little foam and a bit of lace. Aroma of pungent grapefruit and leafy hop. In the taste, fairly bitter and coarse hoppy flavor and some citrus. Nice semi toasty malt backbone supports a good wet hop character. Nice bitterness and citrus. Medium bodied with a strong carbonation. Overall this is a solid IPA.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

From a bomber into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: A one finger, medium looking off-white head with very good retention forms on top of a perfectly clear, burnt orange body. Zero carbonation evident. Head fades to a ring and splotchy wisp sticks to the sides. Nice wisp remains until the end and leaves some decent lacing down the glass. Good looking brew.

SMELL: Medium nose of pale malts, honeydew melon, grapefruit and citrus notes. Hoppy and fruity, though a little too mild to be impressive, unfortunately.

TASTE: Pale malts, honeydew melon sweetness, and plenty of citrus notes up front. Grapefruit and lemon flavors with a nice, hoppy finish of citrusy bitterness. Mild yet lingering aftertaste is hoppy with plenty of bitterness, caramel sweetness and melon notes. Very balanced and drinkable, though not overly forthcoming in flavor.

PALATE: Medium body and medium but prickly carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate, but goes down fine and finishes slightly dry. Decent here.

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Serving type: bottle

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Fresh Frog Raw Hop Imperial Pale Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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