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Hop Heathen - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 33
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: VncentLIFE on 04-15-2012)
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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -2%

kjkinsey, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Texasfan549, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown to almost black with tan head in tulip.

Lots of toasted malt and chocolate in nose. Nice pine hoppiness also.

Taste follows smell well with lots of chocolate and pine. Sweet with mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice carbonation.

Overall this was really great.

TrappistJohnMD, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of Pac-N-West_SNOB
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Pac-N-West_SNOB, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Ciocanelu, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of djtomain
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

djtomain, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of mjw1200
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

mjw1200, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of mcrago
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

mcrago, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of RoryOMoore
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

RoryOMoore, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

spycow, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

djrn2, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Ego
3.46/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

eyes...
not quite a twix bar of height on the head (which fades at a decent pace), sticky lacing for sure, black but not impenetrable, not much else to say, it is a black ale after all

nose...
roasty and toasty with hints of hops, burnt birch bark smell mmm, some chocolate notes, the hops are bright pine and northwest ocean breeze, on the pour this smacks more of hops but let this puppy chill for a few minutes and enjoy a really nice roast aroma, this smells awesome ladies and gents

taste etc...
full mouthfeel without being heavy, the carbonation is prickly but fades nicely and properly, this drinks hoppier than the smell, unfortunately it mostly drowns out the roasty flavors, if this followed the nose I probably would have to move to vermont and marry this beer, but sadly.. this love story does not have a happy 16 candles ending, it arcs more like molly ringwald's career... the aftertaste is really nice but you pretty much just get hops up front.

verdict?
this one misses the mark, it has some damn big hop power and ABV punch but it is a bit messy in the execution. the hops over power the roasty notes way too much. is this a bad beer? heck F no, worth checking out but for me this is a bit off balance to be a really good beer.

Ego, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

ShemRahBoo, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of Durge
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An opaque black-brown color with a healthy light brown head and thick, serious lacing. The aroma brings an impressive deep coffee/licorice malt with herbal hop nuances. Uniquely outstanding. The flavor is no disappointment with lots more heavy licorice malt and floral/herbal complements. The hop quotient is not obvious but I believe it is working to create the unusual tastiness of this black ale. I do get some alcohol edges but it is not very distracting. It's medium-full bodied with a bit of a dry and ultimately satiny feel. Carbonation is modest but adequate. This is a big, beautiful creation, yet another triumph from the Hoppin' Frog.

Durge, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of mmsimmons
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

mmsimmons, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of ChrisMon02
4/5  rDev -2%

ChrisMon02, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of grover37
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

grover37, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of BobCobb
4/5  rDev -2%

BobCobb, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -44.9%

Noelito76, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of DmanGTR
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of KillaB
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

KillaB, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

TastyIsBeer, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black as night, a very roasty version of the style. The taste is a range of roast, nutty, hop presence but not so IPA. A well balanced good range of roast malt, chocolate. Freshly ordered from Lueken. A different spin on this style that is normally more hop-centric.

Sammy, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of MSandahl23
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

MSandahl23, Jan 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

adamdd, Jan 07, 2013
Hop Heathen from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.