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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
88
very good

314 Ratings
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Ratings: 314
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 39
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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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

bottle into a Duvel tulip
Taste is led by the nose. Grapefruit, pine, citrus, some sweetness but mostly hops and alcohol. Body is average for this style. I would love to describe the subleties of this beer but they are lost on me. As much as I love hoppy, these are intense and overpowering anything and everything else. As far as drinkability or sessionable - nope. The combination of the hops and the alcohol (and the expense) render this a one-time thing.

regspeir, Apr 21, 2010
Photo of gregshead
3.38/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on 3/29/11. Reviewed from notes

A: Pours a thick red color, slightly hazy w/ a half finger head. Dissipates quickly

S: Tropical fruit/berry smell in the hops. Some fruit caramel as well.

T: A very prevalent caramel malt along with a nice strong hop flavor, more subtle than grapefruit, more straight citrusy. Not as bitter as other DIPAs but no boozy taste either. As it warms a little bit of heat is noticeable.

M: Definitely a little syrupy. Good carb as well

O: Very drinkable for 10%. A solid DIPA but nothing outstanding on this one.

gregshead, May 07, 2011
Photo of chaz01
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Belgium fishbowl glass. Not fresh off the shelf, but should be less than a year old (no date on bottle).

A: Cloudy, murky orange color with a small off-white head.

S: Funky, resiny, floral aroma. I didn't find it citrusy or piney, just lot's of woody resin aroma with a bit of alcohol.

T: Some piney hop flavors, but again I get a resiny taste that dominates. It's certainly a bold hop flavor that hits you up front.

M: Medium to full bodied, low carbonation.

D: This doesn't feel as smooth to me as a Hopslam or even the HF Double IPA. More of a sipping beer for the diehard hop fan.

chaz01, Feb 27, 2011
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3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Crimson colored with a minute white head that fades into a thin whispy top with bubbly sides.

Christ hop dam indeed. This is layers of citrusy, piney hops, gooey hops, and more. Rich caramel but then it's all drowned out with the hops.

Good beer hoppier than hell but not much balance. Reminds me of Moylans hopsicle. Just a tounge biting bitter bruiser of hopmouth enamours. Citrus, pine, grapefruit, aspirin, more bitter hops a hint of malt and more hops.

mcallister, Mar 13, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

bsuedekum, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

first of all they did call this a triple IPA, so i can't expect too much balance, you'll see what i'm talking about in a few...

I paid 13.99

I poured the 22oz bomber in a duvel tulip, the head was about a half inch thick,

But before i poured it, i could see a lot of the sediment acting very lively at the bottom, so i was warned to pour carefully, i did that just to see how long it would take before the sediment started to fight its way into the glass. I should of drunk the rest out of the bottle but i didnt, so the glass was kind of cloudy,,that was my fault.

the color was a red,orange,gold,

The smell was of earth,pines,and how can i explain it almost funk or pleasant mildew

the taste was bitter as expected but enough malt sweetness to try and fight back.

this IPA is definitely for those who like bitter dominant beers, you will get your moneys worth.

Mouthfeel is astringent, this could cure a sore throat.

Drinkability is a about one bomber, if you want to evaluate what you just digested. the chemistry that went on in here packs a punch.

In the end i would by a another bottle just to break bread with my partnas.

betterbgood, Mar 06, 2010
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Hop Dam Triple IPA from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.