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Frosted Frog Christmas Ale - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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343 Ratings
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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 17.47%
Wants: 22
Gots: 27 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: paco1029384756 on 11-16-2009)
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Photo of DavidGross
3/5  rDev -19.4%

had on tap, was good beer but spices were a bit much for me.

DavidGross, Monday at 03:31 PM
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

saburky, Nov 22, 2014
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4.88/5  rDev +31.2%

LiamH, Nov 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

athomasPSU, Oct 28, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -0.5%

FaradayUncaged, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of Samp01
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark red with a thin off white head, actually very Holiday. Aroma is sweet cinnamon, nutmeg, reminds me of a sweet spiced Christmas fruit cake. Taste same as aroma with some mild hops bitterness. Palate is a medium body with good carbonation. Finishes with sweet cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet spices of fruit cake, and maybe some brown sugar and a bit of nutty flavor on the end as it warms up. Overall fairly good drink

Samp01, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of Kevinpitts
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Kevinpitts, Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

WuBByG999, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

wrightst, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Slapshot
2.56/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I am not a fan of any spiced beer no matter the occasion and sadly this beer falls dead square in that category. The immediate aftertaste is a mouthful of cinnamon that masks everything else. Its a gimmicky beer and that's just not for me. There are any number of other REALLY good beers on tap at Hoppin Frog that deserve your attention. This is not one of them.

Slapshot, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

ediaz, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Weezmatic, Jul 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

pleiman10, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Sparky44, Jul 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Simko1209, Jul 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +34.4%

CraftBeerforBrains, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i am usually one to drink very seasonally. i try to at least, makes me feel more in tune with my surroundings and with nature and generally keeps me on an even keel. drinking a strong christmas ale in late june is not something that usually happens, but a friend broke out this bottle with a little age on it, and wow, if ever there is a holiday ale versatile enough to work in hot summer weather, its this one. so much fresh ginger on the nose and late palate, that even the cinnamon and honey spice and sweet complex on it doesnt interfere, weigh it down, or make it only worth drinking when the snow flies. i found it almost refreshing, and through its clear amber body, i was amazed how much and how vibrantly the ginger came through. first class all the way, with just enough spicing to make me look forward to the holidays without making me overlook the present. carbonation is really aggressive, and the alcohol is well hidden. time has done this well no doubt, its so smoothed out texture wise as well, its just plush and round and surprisingly not real sweet. almost reminds me of the tropics in this weather, and i have to say, i was shocked how much i really got off on this, given the season. as good as any beer from hoppin frog, i hope to be able to procure some more of this around holiday time. the ginger makes it like not other beer for that season, at least not this pleasantly. awesome drink.

StonedTrippin, Jun 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Bucknutty24, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Benesi88, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

mrcraft, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of BrewUSA
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hoppin Frog Frosted Frog is a winter warmer with a 8.6% ABV~ Pours a deep Mahogany red with a Khaki cream head~ Feel is med/Heavy with a with low carb and heavy malt and spice presence~ Nose is absolutely delicious~ Spot on replica of baking cinnamon rolls, followed by Ginger, Malt, Sugar and Honey~Taste is a Cinnamon

BrewUSA, May 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

craftbeerasian, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

whitenads, May 05, 2014
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Frosted Frog Christmas Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.