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Hoppin’ Frog / De Molen Super-Charged Saison IPA - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Hoppin’ Frog / De Molen Super-Charged Saison IPAHoppin’ Frog / De Molen Super-Charged Saison IPA

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 24.42%


Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-15-2012)
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Reviews by chanokokoro:
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chanokokoro

Illinois

2.55/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottle poured into a short stemmed tulip/snifter

Although the side of label states this is brew a "malty Double Saison" it surprisingly pours amber with orange hues topped with an off white two finger fluffy head and more closely resembles a Double IPA than a saison. The aroma of toffee, citrus, and biscuity notes dominates. Opens with extremely sweet caramel, bitter lemon and orange rind, a hint of spice and finishes extremely sweet with a piney, citrus rind bitter edge. Low carbonation, full, syrupy body.

Overall, this beer is disjointed and has little, if any, cohesiveness. This isn't surprising as this brew was billed as a "Saison IPA" on the front label and then a "malty Double Saison" on the side of the label. There were very few characteristics that I would attribute to a saison present including the lack of any farmhouse yeast influence. The biscuity aspects reminded me of an old ale. The extreme sweetness of this brew just didn't work with the other aspects and brought me to the verge of a drainpour. Unfortunately, Super-Charged Saison IPA joins the long list of collaborations that just didn't deliver.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 18:37:59 | More by chanokokoro
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

04-15-2014 03:11:16 | More by marmstrong1212
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MaxWildwood

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

02-28-2014 03:14:46 | More by MaxWildwood
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +9%

12-28-2013 17:34:29 | More by Kirk
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hoppin' Frog collaboration brew European tour series - 1 of 3, it's a super charged saison IPA at 10.9% ABV. Pours deep caramel amber with big beige head forming thick, thin speckled lacing left behind in my chalice. Aroma has citrus, pine, and deep seated caramel bready malt notes. Fruity notes, big sweet caramel malts blended to the ninth degree, deep dark fruit sweetness this is a big beer, with a smooth refined alcohol finish. Sweet spicy dark fruits plum and raisins with pear juice hit me up front with a note of spicy herbal hops, big citrus, and mild pint hop bittering aspects. Mouthfeel is the disappointment with too much residual sweetness cloying finish, that weighs down each sip a bit too much to make this truly palatable. Carbonation is ample but in no weighs resembles any type of Saison especially one brewed by Brouwerij de Molen. S.I.P.A has been done way better in America, this is just too sweet, maybe with another year of age, but by then it will lose it's hop character. The yeast in the bottom of the bottle is plentiful I'm about to dump it into my glass to see what changes. It becomes much cloudier with a hazed amber mahogany hue, the aroma is much more bready with yeast additions. Flavor wise more balanced with spice and less residual malt sugars, still as that cloying sweet finish that has scored this beer lower scores than most Hoppin' Frog products. Overall look at the beer and alcohol level brewed to a level of quality that I trust but the finished product is not what a supercharge Saison IPA is supposed to be, even if they made up a style.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 20:06:30 | More by WVbeergeek
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mrebeka

Michigan

3/5  rDev -12.8%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Colorado

3/5  rDev -12.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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2.8/5  rDev -18.6%
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A - Reddish brown, pencil thin thickness of white/cream head, dissipates to a ring around edge, hazy, opaque, lots of sediment, great carbonation rising

S - lemongrass, carmel, malt

T - sugary lemongrass, sweet carmel, boozy, bready, earthy

M - Full body, nice carbonation, hot

O - Dislike this greatly. Overly sweet, malty sugar. Almost no citrus, hot hoppy - don't find the 'IPA' at all. terrible taste. I love Hoppin Frog - but this I will recommend to avoid.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 00:46:25 | More by weonfire
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2.35/5  rDev -31.7%
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A: Warm, ruby-brown hue, off-white head, little-to-no lacing.

S: Very sweet aroma, dark fruits, hints of yeast.

T: Really sugary-sweet. Too much. A tiny kick of hops at the end, but not enough.

M: Thick. Syrupy. Matches the nose, but not in the right way.

O: I had really high hopes for this beer. I read about it shortly before it was released. I even watched the video of Hoppin’ Frog in Europe making it. Unfortunately, it didn’t live up to my expectations. I was anticipating a really traditional saison dryness — almost puckering-ly so — with a huge hop kick at the end for more pucker. The name ‘super-charged’ fooled me. The candy sweetness of the beer is overpowering, and really hurts the drinkability. It’s more of a hearty, wintery saison mixed with an IPA, rather than a crisp, summery saison. Those two styles just don’t mix well. I have to imagine, though, if this beer were to age for 4-6 months, it would come out a little more balanced and closer to what I had in mind, but for now, it’s just too much sweetness for me to handle.

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Hoppin’ Frog / De Molen Super-Charged Saison IPA from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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