Frosted Frog Christmas Ale - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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2.56/5 rDev -31%
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.
07-27-2014 04:32:35 | More by Slapshot
4.15/5 rDev +11.9%
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.
06-26-2014 22:22:22 | More by StonedTrippin
4.3/5 rDev +15.9%
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
05-30-2014 03:23:08 | More by BrewUSA
4.09/5 rDev +10.2%
A: Dark hazelnut / unfiltered apple cider in color with haziness and amber at the edges. VIsible carbonation at the center of my Goose Island tulip.
S: Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, sweet molasses and raisins.
T: Sweet and gingerbread like at first with raisin and fig flavors very forward. Later on the ginger makes its presence felt. A dark brown bread flavor mixing with nutmeg and cinnamon smacks. Dry ripened fig flavors also very prominent.
M: Thick and cider like in thickness, I would likely consider this to a cold spiced applecider. Extremely close in a lot of the flavors and the color is spot on. Medium to light carbonation, I have drank enough cider to say that when it gets fermenting, this hits the mouthfeel dead on once it gets that boozy fermented spike to it!
O: Overall, I was seeking this out a few years ago in a trade, but glad to have finally tried it and without involving any shipping. I would drink this again.
02-01-2014 16:31:42 | More by alpinebryant
Frosted Frog Christmas Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.