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Frosted Frog Christmas Ale - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Frosted Frog Christmas AleFrosted Frog Christmas Ale

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BA SCORE
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332 Ratings
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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 17.52%
Wants: 21
Gots: 24 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paco1029384756 on 11-16-2009)
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Slapshot

Pennsylvania

2.56/5  rDev -31%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2014 04:32:35 | More by Slapshot
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ediaz

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-26-2014 00:11:32 | More by ediaz
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Weezmatic

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-21-2014 22:02:57 | More by Weezmatic
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pleiman10

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

07-15-2014 16:58:34 | More by pleiman10
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-05-2014 20:16:11 | More by Sparky44
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Simko1209

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

07-02-2014 16:54:25 | More by Simko1209
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CraftBeerforBrains

Ohio

5/5  rDev +34.8%

07-02-2014 15:28:00 | More by CraftBeerforBrains
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 22:22:22 | More by StonedTrippin
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Bucknutty24

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

06-26-2014 08:04:56 | More by Bucknutty24
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-23-2014 01:51:26 | More by Benesi88
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mrcraft

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-22-2014 05:07:41 | More by mrcraft
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BrewUSA

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 03:23:08 | More by BrewUSA
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craftbeerasian

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-17-2014 21:40:38 | More by craftbeerasian
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whitenads

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-05-2014 18:17:14 | More by whitenads
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ScottP

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-03-2014 00:21:02 | More by ScottP
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jadler16

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-02-2014 18:36:18 | More by jadler16
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TasteTester

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.1%

04-01-2014 22:52:41 | More by TasteTester
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-09-2014 18:59:50 | More by ummswimmin
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mhammo129

Ohio

5/5  rDev +34.8%

02-04-2014 07:55:13 | More by mhammo129
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-01-2014 18:20:41 | More by ssimpson89
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Deerslayer210

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-01-2014 18:04:27 | More by Deerslayer210
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 16:31:42 | More by alpinebryant
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Roland

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

01-29-2014 17:33:20 | More by Roland
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soxandbeer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-29-2014 17:31:44 | More by soxandbeer
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-28-2014 02:29:22 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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Frosted Frog Christmas Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.