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

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86
very good

175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 18
Gots: 25 | 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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Photo of jdhasse
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of MudDrinker
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange with one finger head. Smell of rotten pumpkin at first, that mellows into heavy nutmeg and connamon flavors. Don't pick up much barrel aging in the smell. Flavor is effervescent with cinnamon shining through. Only slight pumpkin flavors. A little whiskey burn on the finish that lingers a bit. As it warms the bourbon and vanilla comes through. The vanilla really accents the pumpkin well. Lighter mouthfeel than expected, but pretty slick. A nice beer, coming from someone who isn't a huge fan of the overspiced pumpkin style.

Photo of Softestdog
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of plumcrazyfx
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of millelacsmark
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of joh04587
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Bierguy5
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of CGMLS3
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Yabev15
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of csustar001
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of Shaggy9356
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of siddhartha
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Lob
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of nrbw23
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a golden amber color with pretty much no head at all. Fairly clear brew. A few bubbles and that's about it. The bubbles that are left leave a bit of spotty lacing.

S- Smells like just about every other pumpkin ale, except that the spices aren't so over the top and pretty mellow. A bit of wood, vanilla and the whiskey adds a nice element to this one.

T- Follows the nose really well. A pumpkin ale that is tamed down. The whiskey is really nice to this one and checks the spices.

M- Medium in body and lighter side of medium in carbonation.

O- One of the few pumpkins ale that is not over the top. The barrel helps this brew out a lot. Fairly easy to drink, but not something I'd seek out.

Photo of sweemzander
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

(A)- Pours an orange amber color. Some good white froth and lace.

(S)- A really nice deep pumpkin pie-like aroma. The graham cracker crust, pumpkin, and nutmeg and cinnamon-like spice. Really nice.

(T)- Very similar to the smell. All the same great pumpkin pie spice, but a nice subtle dry oaky finish.

(M)- A really nice carbonation level. Superb pumpkin profile. A nice smooth oaky sweetness to it.

(O)- One of the better pumpkin beers I have had in quite awhile. The subtle barrel aging just blends so well with the pumpkin and spice profile of the beer. My only issue is how expensive a bottle is.

Photo of Durb777
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of OldTime
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of C2H5
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of AgentZero
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden orange beer with no head. Some bubbling from the bottom. Decent looking, about what you would expect.

S - Smells of pumpkin beer with traditional pumpkin spices. The smell is a bit muted by the whiskey. The whiskey itself smells a little sour and sweet, but not bad. Bit of barrel.

T - Taste is a lot like the smell. A bit of a muted spice and pumpkin compared to your Pumpkings and others. Whiskey smooths out and some of the barrel becomes more evident as it warms.

M - Smooth, moderate carbonation. Medium bodied.

O - Not a bad beer, actually became a really easy drinker as it warmed. Didn't care for the price tag, and it's nothing spectacular, but I enjoyed this one decently enough and didn't have any trouble getting through the bottle.

Photo of SWChi
2/5  rDev -47.8%

Photo of duceswild
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of pogoowner
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of thebouch01
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Barrel Aged Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.