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Hoppin' Frog / Amager (Bryghus) Frog Hops From Amager - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Hoppin' Frog / Amager (Bryghus) Frog Hops From AmagerHoppin' Frog / Amager (Bryghus) Frog Hops From Amager

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87
very good

52 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.44%


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

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 01-09-2013)
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Reviews by brentk56:
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a fudge chocolate color with a buoyant head; nice retentation and lacing

Smell: Chocolate and caramel with herbal hop elements

Taste: Chocolate and caramel, up front, with the wheat bread and herbal hop elements kicking in at mid-palate; the wheat intrudes further, after the swallow, providing an unusual twist to the double stout style

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: The wheat brings an unusual element to the flavor profile and I can't say that it was a stroke of genius; not a bad beer but not something to re-visit as a concept

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 03:17:49 | More by brentk56
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The version I have is 8% and technically bottled through Amager Bryghus, I assume this is the same beer though.

Appearance - Pours into a Stone IRS glass pitch black with a few fingers worth of brown head. Thick ring+patchy cap left, some lace.

Smell - Coffee-ish tones noticeable the most, along with some light roast, caramel, dark chocolate, and toasted malt. A good amount of hops for a stout here too but not overpowering. Hop flavor is kind vague, pine perhaps with maybe some citrus as well.

Taste - Taste is a bit hoppier while still maintaining the nice robust stout. Pine and grassy hops mostly along with herbal, some citrus. Good mix of coffee, chocolate and roast, wheat not particularly noticeable but definite toasted bread. Decent balance overall.

Mouthfeel - Solid, on the lighter side for an imperial stout. Bold flavors for the ABV, quite bitter, some alcohol there but it melds nicely.

Overall - Solid hoppy stout, intense flavors from all sides. Wheat is subtle but helps with the lighter feel and is a nice touch.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 03:35:48 | More by Chico1985
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

peculiar but well executed beer here, a wheat malt based hoppy stout, highly unconventional, but satisfying. i like these international collaborations hopping frog gets up to, they are all so well done. this one pours dark inky black, clean looking, not much sediment or anything, not much light either, and a big off white head with great retention. a wildly hoppy nose for a stout, robust and bitter, more intense bitterness than even the barley malt, which is deep and dark consistent with other amager stout types. they do something special with grain, seem to extract a great deal of flavor and intensity from it, decidedly danish, from what i know about that brewing culture. the hops are weird, there is a fight on the palate for bitter dominance, a clash, still smooth in texture, but the flavors are not all the way compatible. the wheat smoothes this right out, and the alcohol is a little exposed, but it fits in well. very strange beer, unlike many others I've ever had. i don't love it, but i appreciate it.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 21:05:50 | More by StonedTrippin
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer is near black with a half inch of dense beige head. The aroma is more Danish than American, offering rich, roasted, dark malts and chocolates with a hint of smoke. A delicious beer. These two breweries both make great imperial stouts, so it's no surprise that this collaboration turned out well. Smooth on the palate with soft carbonation. A delicious beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 02:29:08 | More by Huhzubendah
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WillCarrera

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-20-2014 05:04:45 | More by WillCarrera
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oso

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

03-18-2014 04:17:04 | More by oso
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The fine brewers of Amager and Hoppin' Frog hook up for a love beer that is bold, robust, full of character and one that doesn't shy away from American influences.

Its heady pour billows with a sandy-tan froth that errupts from its ominous black body beneath. Its pour is silky, smooth and lush to the eye while its head character struggles to stand through the later portions of the session and trickles with random lace above.

Its rich aromas abound with lavish dark-roast coffee, dark chocolate, burnt caramel and an off-smoke scent of burnt embers. Lightly of pine cones and bark, these spicier tones are backed by burnt toast, roasted walnut and a milky yogurt-like twang.

To taste, its the culmination of burnt sugars, french-press coffee and bitter chocolate that frame the beer's robust and lavish taste. Its bready-sweet underpinnings are of the same charred toast, nutty and woody flavors of the nose. Its finish is deeply bitterness, seemingly of pine needles with their slight sappiness.

Full bodied, the beer's lower-lying carbonation allows its velvety malt textures to brush against the palate with a silky smooth sensation. Fuller and richer than drier American stout but not as brazen or viscous as Imperial stout, Frog Hops to Amager lands right smack-dab in the middle and highlights its chcolate wheat character perfectly. Finishing warm, roasty and spicy with hop dryness the ale echoes with chocolate and char.

Without overstating any sense of complexity, the stout is focused on chocolate, coffee and hop bitterness. Its a straigh-forward taste and texture that's dangerously drinkable yet greatly rewarding to the taste buds.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 18:29:08 | More by BEERchitect
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22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-21-2014 23:17:47 | More by 22Blue
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Beerrenda

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-16-2014 00:14:36 | More by Beerrenda
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

01-15-2014 01:30:05 | More by mattmarka1
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-12-2014 04:37:54 | More by tbryan5
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

01-12-2014 04:00:35 | More by SaxmanRick
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-28-2013 20:15:13 | More by Bandi
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

12-28-2013 20:01:03 | More by metter98
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark pitch black body with a tan head forming thick, nice chunky lacing great textures. This thing eats light there's no ruby highlights to speak of. Aromatics offer up dark chocolate roasted malts, big earthy herbal hops the Chinooks stand out with herbal pine, Tomahawk adds some alpha acids but I couldn't have picked those out. Very drinkable herbal, pine, and slightly citrus peel hop bitterness on the palate, it's quenched a bit by the dark roasted malts and even lets up a bit with the wheat additions the bottle says it's an imperial wheat stout. With each sip the bitterness really comes out, there's a ton of hops in this brew, I'm okay with it but it brings out more of a black IPA then an imperial stout, hop pellets left behind on the palate with each sip. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied soft flowing carbonation creamy smooth texture, bitter dry finish from the high alpha acid hop additions. Overall a beer I'm glad a gave a try, but not something I'm seeking out routinely.

The picture of this beer is the one brewed and bottled in Denmark and imported by the Shelton Brothers, there is also a different label that is brewed in Akron. It was retired under Amager's beer listing, and it said it was a duplicate entry. However there should be two different active versions out there.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 00:35:27 | More by WVbeergeek
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itracy63

Alaska

4/5  rDev +2%

11-28-2013 07:17:40 | More by itracy63
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ChrisKuhns

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

11-26-2013 22:08:57 | More by ChrisKuhns
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Brenden

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer is dark and thick, with big stout heft to it and no light allowed in. A nice brown head crowns it, heavy and thick, about one finger in height. Retention and lacing are both good, testifying to substantial character.
The flavor's got a little more strength than the smell, but it follows accurately. There's lots of roast and lots of leafy hops, too. It's a well-balanced big beer that remains malt-heavy but has lots of support. Plenty of chocolate on the heavier, more bitter end but with a touch of caramel support ease against a certain light toastiness.
It's pretty dry and close to full-bodied, surprisingly not as heavy as it looks. As it goes, a little harshness builds up in the back of the throat.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 17:20:13 | More by Brenden
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours rich, oily, like used motor oil. A thin skein of mocha foam forms and settles out into wisps of froth that coat the inside of the glass. Smell is rich milk chocolate with a hint of roast malt. Taste is chocolate right up front, mildly bitter, smooth, creamy and rich. Some roast elements emerge. It seems lightly sweet but isn't at all sugary in character. Perhaps a little bit milk stout like in nature. Medium heavy body and very smooth overall very drinkable. The bottle plainly states 'contains no chocolate' so they worked the chocolate magic with malts. Very enjoyable but not overly complex.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 04:54:52 | More by JackieTH
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WesM63

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

11-17-2013 03:28:06 | More by WesM63
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

11-14-2013 06:52:27 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

11-14-2013 06:52:10 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

11-11-2013 02:00:37 | More by thebouch01
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Lanstrum

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

11-09-2013 00:40:12 | More by Lanstrum
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

10-21-2013 21:54:13 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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