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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

175 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 18
Gots: 26 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels.

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

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

This was tough to finish. 750ml bottle. Started off okay. Dark orange brown color. Little head. Strong pumpkin and all spice taste in mouth. More than I care for and I like strong pumpkin taste. Little dirty almost cigarette butt like taste on the finish. After 2/3 of the bottle, almost bitter. I'll pass. High ABV. Strong.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a translucent orange gold with about a half finger of pure white head. The foam settles in a decent amount of time and there is some solid lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, and barrel aged goodness. The heat from the barrel is there, but it doesn't impart much other sensory difference. It's mainly just heat.

T: This beer starts out sweet, but has quite a bit of boozy alcohol mixed in. I get pumpkin pie right away, but then the alcohol takes over. The finish is hot and astringent. The booze lightens up a bit as it warms, and the sweetness returns to the finish a bit, but it's still super boozy.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's sweet to start but finishes with massive alcohol.

O: I don't know what to think of this beer. It's so hot right now. This beer could use a good 6-12 months before being opened again. I don't know whether the brewers just decided to shove the Frog's Hollow into a barrel and straight bottle it, or whether they really think this beer is worth drinking right now. Sit on this beer if you have a bottle. That is my recommendation.

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3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured the Barrel Aged Double Pumpkin Ale into a Belgian Tulip.

A - Pours a cloudy burnt orange witha half finger of off white head.

S - The aroma is of spice, with some orange flavors that hit the nose.

T - Well now, wasn't quite expecting this. It tastes like allspice, clove, orange, some rum, alcohol from the barrel. Vanilla mid palate. Interesting, but not what I thought I was getting.

M - Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Not as smooth as I would like.

O - I won't be getting this again. Not recommended. Get the regular Double Pumpkin instead. Good Luck!

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