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Barrel Aged Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Barrel Aged Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin AleBarrel Aged Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.91%
Wants: 19
Gots: 26 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: trxxpaxxs on 09-23-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

dmhurdle, Dec 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

OhioBobcat, Oct 19, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2012)

Thanks for the gift, MarkIntihar!

Barely hazed burnt orange with a fairly large off-white, persisent head, leaving irregular ribbons and spots of stick down the glass. Very pretty pumpkin beer.

Wonderful aroma for a spiced pumpkin beer, though I do wish there was more bourbon/barrel character--it's very minimal. Good amounts of pumpkin, all-spice, nutmeg, and some cinnamon. This is a great Fall aroma, though more bourbon character would really help improve it even more.

The flavor is similarly good as the aroma, though again, I was hoping for more barrel character. Good amounts of pumpkin pie filling and crust, all-spice, nutmeg, and some cinnamon, burnt sugars, and toffee. Unfortunately, I really can't detect much barrel at all.

Medium bodied with high carbonation. This perhaps would be even better with less carbonation?

Great pumpkin beer.

ehammond1, Oct 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Cynic-ale, Aug 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Zonian1, Oct 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

clevelandhops, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Damian74Shensky, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of cjgator3
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle

A- Poured into a snifter. Pours a slightly hazy dark brownish color with orange hues and an off-white head that quickly turns into a thin ring of lace around the glass.

S- The aroma is dominated by the whiskey barrels from the barrel aging with some pumpkin spices in the background.

T- The taste like the aroma is mostly whiskey and oak flavors from the barrel aging with a sourness in the finish and just a hint of spices.

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, not a bad offering from Hoppin Frog. This one got better as it warmed in the glass.

cjgator3, Nov 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

qcbrewer, Oct 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

prototypic, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

ImusBeer, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

wroywel, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.1/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear amber body. A fleeting off white head.

Smell - Super pumpkin pie spiciness. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Light barrel character.

Taste - Dominated by spice. Nutmeg bomb. Sweet and a bit of bourbon.

Mouthfeel - Way too spicy. Boozy. Astringent and dry.

Overall - Too much spice and not enough barrel.

Alieniloquium, Nov 26, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-very rich golden amber pour with a thick one finger white head. Lots of body on this one.

S-nutmeg, allspice, a dash of pumpkin and a hint of whiskey.

T-there is a strong caramel apple taste to this one that is quite dominating. Compared to the normal version there is much less clove coming through but there is also less pumpkin. A little oak shines through but not much else.

M-thick and chewy with a slight burn, medium carbonation.

O-nothing speciali from hoppin frog nor really worth seeking out for the price. I am still yet to find a barrel aged pumpkin beer that can really accentuate the flavors without losing the pumpkin.

beerhan, Oct 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

joh04587, Nov 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Lanstrum, Dec 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

itsthepleats, Oct 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

uziangis, Oct 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

dtx00, Oct 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

CruisaC, Oct 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

oso, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of bluejacket74
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy golden/orange color with about an inch off-white head that didn't stay around for very long. There's a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice and spicy, it smells like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, pumpkin, and a little bit of whiskey. The taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but the flavor doesn't seem quite as strong in comparison. The whiskey isn't strong in either the aroma or flavor, I would be surprised if this was barrel aged for very long. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating with moderate carbonation. I think it's a solid pumpkin ale, but it's nowhere near worth the price at all. $14.99 a bottle.

bluejacket74, Sep 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

buzze40, Oct 09, 2012
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Barrel Aged Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.