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Hop Dam Triple IPA - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Hop Dam Triple IPAHop Dam Triple IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

321 Ratings
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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 41
Gots: 18 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: imaguitargod on 02-14-2010)
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Photo of glid02
4.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from CBX in Charleston, SC.

Pours a deep copper color with a 1.5-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of loads and loads of pine, citrus, and tropical fruit hops with light hints of pale malts and lighter hints of vanilla.

Tastes similar to how it smells. A surprisingly sturdy malt backbone that tastes partly of pale malts and partly of caramel malts serves as the background for a smorgasbord of hop flavors. As with the smell tropical fruit, citrus, and pine are all there but citrus and tropical fruit are more prevalent than they are in the nose. A mild amount of dryness begins midway through the sip and stays constant through to a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is great. It's got a very nice thickness with smooth and grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could very easily have another.

Overall I thought this was very close to being a great beer however it was missing just a bit of balance. Still, as it is it's very well worth trying, though slightly less so because of the expensive price tag.

glid02, Mar 02, 2010
Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

pathman, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of ROBSTARR
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

ROBSTARR, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of Lantern
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Lantern, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of Reed
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Reed, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of JDizzle
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

JDizzle, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of billdirt
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

billdirt, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

cd_beer_disapear, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of ramrod666
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

ramrod666, May 01, 2014
Photo of twh7
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

twh7, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of Mattias
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Mattias, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of bman13
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

bman13, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of b3shine
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deuce to frosty tulip. Looks excellent. Deep in color and low in carbonation. Bouquet is equally as good. Hops and citrus. Taste is hoptastic. If you're a hophead, you'll love this beer. Mouthfeel is smooth and high abv is pleasantly noticeable. Overall, an excellent beer, but at $15.99+tax for a deuce, it's a special occasions brew.

b3shine, Apr 24, 2011
Photo of DmanGTR
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of Jamison85
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Jamison85, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of Brutesling57
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Brutesling57, May 28, 2012
Photo of aubrey
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

aubrey, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of raznug
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It pours a very hazy orange color topped with ¾” of an inch of head that clings nicely to the side of the glass.
Smell: Even though I have a stuffed up nose I smell a nice aroma of hops, citrus and grassy notes I think.
Taste: Wow it has been a while since I have had this beer and may I say better than I remember. There is a lot more hop presence than expected sure seems more than a typical DIPA. I am having trouble distinguishing between the specific flavors due to the sinus issues but none on the issues are with Hoppin Frog.
Mouthfeel: This isn’t an easy beer to drink quickly but being a Triple IPA and 10% abv it isn’t advised that you down a couple bombers. This is a very enjoyable IIIPA this is IMO one of the best Imperial IPAs in the beer world, well worth seeking one down if you can find it fresh.

raznug, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of NMFB
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

NMFB, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of jstewart1130
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

jstewart1130, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of fear025
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Aroma:Tons and tons of citrus in the nose. Mostly grapefruit, but also orange and lemon. Smells sweet like cotton candy.

Appearance:Dark gold, light amber in color. Not a whole lot of head, but OK retention and great lacing.

Taste:Huge bitterness hits you right up front. The hops are huge in this beer, and it takes a while to get past the bitterness to taste the more subtle flavors. There is pine, and grapefruit. There is an earthy hop flavor that you get more in the mid to aftertaste. Finally, the sweet malt underlies the whole experience.

Mouthfeel:This beer has a hot alcohol burn, as you might expect from a Triple IPA. This beer has a medium body, and low to medium carbonation.

Drinkability:This is a fantastic beer, full of hops. I was not disappointed.

fear025, Aug 06, 2010
Photo of JamnesCameron
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a New Belgium tulip.

Pours a slightly hazy, orange, amber brew with a light tan head, that actually stands up. Even with a careful pour, lots of floaties in this brew.
As the head drops, there is a nice lacing.

Aromas of huge resiny hops, with a bend toward citrus, mainly grapefruit, orange, and some piney resins. A figgy, malt presence is also there.

First sip is of resinous hops, with a strong grapefruit profile, and orange tinge, some dark fruit. What's amazing with this one is the hops are so "in your face" and there is just a barely perceptable presence of grassiness from the huge hop load. Finish is definitely on the hop bitterness and a slight malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is slightly sticky sweet, with a huge puckering hop bitterness.

Very drinkable beer for being so big. Although it is huge in hop profile, it really isn't palate fatiguing. It would be hard to rate another beer after this one, but this is a rather enjoyable brew.

JamnesCameron, Dec 27, 2010
Photo of Durge
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A cloudy deep copper colored brew, thick with particle goodies, big fat ones. The head is healthy, off-white and the lacing covers nicely. The aroma is a deep honey-pine-lemon hops, almost a juniper-pineapple edge to it. Unique, tastefully potent and just plain good. The flavor brings an intense alcohol hop bite with a near syrupy lemon-pine. It’s near full bodied, somewhat cloying with lots of sweet citrus-clover and just hyper bitterness that so satisfies the need within! This is another testament to great brewing where these guys can come out with unique creations like this and do it so well.

Durge, Jul 04, 2011
Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A nice surprice of a great beer.

Pours out of the bottle with a nice caramel color with a great pinky of foamy off white head and very good lacing.

The smell is very nice in terms of hops, it has only what I can describe as a very 'raw' hop smell with lots of earthy grass and weed smells, bitter like raw hops right out of the bag you get from the homebrew store!

The taste is much more complex with the bright fruit and grapefruit hops up front with a toasty, honey bread malt undertone that is quite nice and very appropriate for the style. TRopical fruits are the main hop character here and the beer ends with a great bitter lingering finish with a great thick body like its from a cask at a pub. Some piney hop notes as well as a couple spicy notes, this would go great with spicy food as it's big enough to compete with the spice but also would compliment nicely.

Overall a really nice beer thats surprisingly great. Would buy again if I see it.

Dreadnaught33, Jun 25, 2011
Photo of mjw1200
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out darker than most IPAs which was intriguing. And then the smell kicked in. Lots of graprefruit hops. Very pungent, but pleasing smell. Then came the taste. Over the top hops. I love a hoppy beer and this was all it was cracked up to be. I feel like there are better IPAs for the price, but as a rare splurge it was good to try.

mjw1200, Apr 29, 2011
Hop Dam Triple IPA from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.