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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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313 Ratings
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Ratings: 313
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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

papatuti, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

ROGUE16, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

drewone, Sep 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

ODYSEYY, Sep 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

aslamm75, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

dannyhead, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of weeare138
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%

Appears a glowing orange with a head of white that quickly fades. Tiny bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell - holy hop extract, batman! Lots of pine resin there!
Taste is a tad too much with some sweet caramel, and a shit ton of hops that come through as concentrated hop cones with pine, citrus, and cut wood.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, piney, and bitter.

weeare138, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

KVNBGRY, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of spartanfan
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Review from Feb 2012

Poured from a 22 I got from the brewery earlier this year. Should be fresh.

A: Pours a golden, almost amber color with a dense white head. Head slowly fade to just a ring around the exterior and leaves no lacing behind.

S: My first thought as I poured this one was overwhelmingly of fresh wet grassy aromas. As I smell the beer more I get some bubblegum and perhaps a bit of citrus and onion.

T: Taste is not as bitter as I was expecting from this "triple ipa". Flavors are hoppy and the oniony smell is translating into the flavor, which I don't care for. Mid sip grassy flavors are present along with a sweetness from the grain. As the beer warms I can taste more citrus/grapefruit flavors, but the onion taste dominates.

M: Great medium full body with a good amount of carbonation. This beer does not leave much bitterness behind. I've had IPAs that tasted more bitter than this.

O: While this was a well crafted beer with little to no off flavors I was expecting more. As noted above I've had single IPAs that taste more bitter than this and leave a more bitter aftertaste (ex: huma lupa licious). Also, whatever kind of hop gives that onion flavor (summit?) is disgusting. This reminds me of Gubna in that aspect, and I don't enjoy that beer either.

spartanfan, Aug 08, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +7.4%

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours very cloudy golden orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, orange rind, lemon zest, floral, pine, grass, light honey, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity of big hop notes with a light-moderate malt balance; and big strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, orange rind, lemon zest, pine resin, floral, grass, light honey, and floral earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pine, floral, grass, light honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome balance and complexity of huge hop flavors; with a light-moderate malt balance and zero cloying bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, lightly slick, and very sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming noticed after the finish; very smooth to sip on for 10%. Overall this is a highly excellent DIPA! Big presence and great complexity of citrus/pine hop flavors with a light-moderate malt balance; and very smooth to sip on for the gravity. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

jivex5k, Jul 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

soroka24, Jul 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

NMFB, Jul 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

jjf3792, Jul 19, 2013
4/5  rDev +1.5%

WOLFGANG, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

rxthree, Jul 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

mpenning13, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of Pencible
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%

A: This poured a cloudy gold with a little white head and some sediment.
S: It smelled like bitter grapefruit and citrus zest, with some pine and copper hops and a little bready malt.
T: It tasted like oranges and copper and grapefruit, with some sugary sweet candied apricot and bready malt. It had a somewhat clean, lasting aftertaste with cloying sweetness and bitter resin, and some alcohol warming.
M: It was fairly thick with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was a decent brew, but not top tier. The scent was a bit subdued, the taste was not delicious, and the body wasn't great. The alcohol was noticeable too, and the finish was pretty rough, so it must be sipped. More like an American barleywine than an IPA. I think I drank this when it was a few months old, and apparently this beer really fades quickly. What a shame. Really not a bad brew, but not near as good as I hoped.

Pencible, Jul 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Leonidas7009, Jul 02, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev -10.4%

I was excited to try this out as IPAs and double IPAs are dominating my beer purchases over the past few years. Never having tried a triple IPA I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I also enjoy the pumpkin ale from this brewer. The appearance of this beer is very intriguing with a murky dark orange appearance, with a healthy contingent of particulate matter and with exceptional sticky lace of an off white color. The aroma is less Pliny like and more Wonder bread than I would have expected. The taste is notable for alcohol, the aforementioned bread, pepper, and some hop bitterness coming through. The mouthfeel is resiny as you might have expected with triple hopping. This ain't bud light. Overall I enjoyed this beer and I would love to try this on draft sometime.

runbirddrinkbeer, Jul 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Dagsy, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Shagator, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

browniewithnuts, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

samEBC, Jun 23, 2013
Hop Dam Triple IPA from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.