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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.91%
Wants: 17
Gots: 24 | FT: 4
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:
Aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: trxxpaxxs on 09-23-2012)
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jacwomyn

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-30-2013 01:22:23 | More by jacwomyn
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-19-2013 13:18:50 | More by OhioBobcat
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ehammond1


3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

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.

10-17-2012 17:04:51 | More by ehammond1
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-05-2013 00:35:03 | More by Cynic-ale
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Zonian1

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.3%

10-15-2013 01:34:21 | More by Zonian1
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clevelandhops

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

10-16-2013 02:15:58 | More by clevelandhops
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-02-2013 00:17:48 | More by Damian74Shensky
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cjgator3

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

11-14-2013 03:23:18 | More by cjgator3
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prototypic

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

02-01-2014 03:43:48 | More by prototypic
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ImusBeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5%

10-21-2013 18:37:18 | More by ImusBeer
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.1/5  rDev -18.6%

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.

11-26-2013 02:31:38 | More by Alieniloquium
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beerhan

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +1%

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.

10-20-2012 15:20:54 | More by beerhan
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joh04587

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -21.3%

11-22-2012 19:42:21 | More by joh04587
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Lanstrum

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

12-26-2012 00:09:14 | More by Lanstrum
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itsthepleats

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-19-2012 15:14:05 | More by itsthepleats
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uziangis

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-10-2012 00:31:28 | More by uziangis
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-27-2012 15:03:01 | More by dtx00
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CruisaC

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-28-2012 03:51:23 | More by CruisaC
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oso

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-18-2014 04:16:00 | More by oso
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

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.

09-29-2012 23:14:53 | More by bluejacket74
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-19-2014 05:47:17 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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buzze40

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-09-2012 01:48:22 | More by buzze40
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screamking

Ohio

4.39/5  rDev +15.2%

22oz poured into snifter.

Pours medium to dark amber, with a 1 finger off white head that holds well. Lots of vanilla and pumpkin in the nose. Some slight clove, allspice, and nutmeg around the edges of the aroma. Hints of coconut too. The taste is filled with oak, vanillia and butterscotch. The barrel seems to overwhelm the pumpkin and cinnamon but its still there. Really the pumpkin taking the back seat to the other flavors works for me. It hads a nice touch of sweetness to a otherwise boozie beer. Mouth feel is medium bodied, with a heavy dose of alcohol. The aftertaste has a nice little burn at the end. I gotta say, I really like this. It's really a bourbon flavored beer with a hint of pumpkin. It's boozie for only 8.4% ABV, but that's what you tend to get with such a strong bourbon profile.

09-10-2013 02:16:58 | More by screamking
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Bierguy5

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

22 oz bottle, 8.4% abv. Cloudy orange color. White head disappears almost immediately, leaving no lace at all.

Pumpkin pie spices, cinnamon, nutmeg up front. Hints of bourbon, oak and vanilla. A few other earthy notes.

A bit of sweetness first before the spices are noticed. Again, cinnamon, nutmeg and other earthy flavors. Barrel flavor is a bit muted, except for some drying tannins and a flash of vanilla.

Medium body, carbonation is light making it seem a bit thin. A bit of warmth felt after a few minutes. Not bad, but not as much character as I expected.

11-22-2012 19:11:35 | More by Bierguy5
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-13-2013 19:01:25 | More by vrbulldog22
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Barrel Aged Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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