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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

60 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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DavoleBomb

Ohio

2.98/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a perfect pint.

4.25 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is good and a thick ring of lacing is left.

3.0 S: This, like a lot of recent HF beers, is full of hops. I like hops, but not in stouts, so I'm not confident that I'll like this going forward. Herbal and citrusy hops are the foremost flavor. Underneath the hops is a strong roastiness, hints of chocolate, and the neutral wheat does come out. The roastiness and the hops really don't mesh well in the nose.

2.75 T: The taste is more of what I was expecting. Roastiness is at odds with the hop flavor and bitterness. Herbal, citrus hops with a light woodiness to it. Lots of roastiness, chocolate, caramel, and wheat. It's not bad if this flavor profile is what you are into, but it's below average for the hoppy stout style.

3.25 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Faintly creamy, but good enough here.

3.0 D: The hoppy stout thing is getting out of hand. I want the two styles re-separated.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 01:39:28 | More by DavoleBomb
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rwilde

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

04-06-2013 14:39:27 | More by rwilde
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edunaye

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

03-22-2013 00:58:13 | More by edunaye
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pperez38

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

05-02-2013 10:46:52 | More by pperez38
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whitenads

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

05-05-2014 17:06:34 | More by whitenads
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PStriedl

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-31-2013 00:31:08 | More by PStriedl
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-19-2013 17:58:54 | More by Stinger80OH
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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

Netherlands

3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at De Molen today. Nice find.

From a bomber into a snifter
European Tour Series 3 of 3
OG: 1.090
IBU: 50
Drunk beside the Fano rye stout collaboration.

APPEARANCE: A thick, black pour yields a one finger, thicker looking mocha colored head with good retention. Head fades to a slight wisp and leaves touches of lacing on the glass. Black body with no real carbonation evident. Ring remains and dots of lacing.

SMELL: A pretty bold and hoppy nose on this one. Some roasted malts, wheat is there, with chocolate and a good dose of citrus hops. Piney hops and some grassy aromas as well, somewhat bullying the roasted wheat and chocolate base. A touch of molasses as well. Big and hoppy, but amazingly enough, not nearly as hoppy as the Fano brew. This one is better balanced for a stout, however.

TASTE: Definite rosted malts and wheat up front, with lots of hops at the swallow. Citrus and melon flavors with pine and spicy hops on the palate. A touch of sweet molasses and roasted grain, but the bitter, citrus hops and the bitter flavors of chocolate run the show here. Flavorful for sure, and actually better balanced than the Fano stout.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. A little light perhaps, but creamy enough, goes down fine and finishes a touch sticky. Thickens slightly as it sits. Alright here.

OVERALL: Both these collab stouts are quite similar. The look on this one is blacker for sure, making it a more attractive stout. Both are hoppy stouts, but the dry hopping on the Rye brew makes it almost like an IPA. This one is much better balanced, even though it is still a bit too hoppy for the style. Regerdless, the chocolate works and the hop bill makes it an enjoyable drink. I think I would go for the this over the onther one. In the end, I don't think these are great stouts, but they are good beers for sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 16:53:32 | More by Jeffo
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Kevin for the bottle! Silky black pour, pretty thick and viscous looking. The head takes a while to begin forming, but eventually it slowly rises up from the obsidian brew with a tan-mocha color, comprised of many fine microbubbles. It reduces to a thin skin and chunky collar pretty quickly, though a little bit of lacing is left behind upon its reduction.

Deep, dense forces of mocha and bitter chocolates hang around each corner of the aroma. It's pretty delicate, kind of bitterly roasted with an undercurrent of sweetness and a light touch of cream. The mocha nose is met in equal parts with heavy anise and black licorice, a la Jagermister, something I'm typically not a fan of. Roasty, imparted with a bruised date sweetness in the tail-end. Lots going on, but it's not the best profile for me.

I didn't really notice any extra hoppage from the aroma, and I'm not exactly picking it up in the flavor, either. Chocolate out of the gate, with a mild, floral-like twinge being the only flavor that remotely resembles a hop in here. The cocoa takes a turn and gets a bit more dark; deep cocoa powder and bittersweet chocolate bars, emphasis on the bitter side.

The aftertaste is more clouded with dark fruits, something I expected more of from the aroma. Bruised, overripe prunes with a high sweetness that's mildly cut by the roasty, dark chocolate bitterness. Upon warming, the booze comes out, despite only being a 7.8% ABV brew; somewhat acetone-y in character, it definitely wouldn't be missed. Silky and fairly smooth on the palate. Thick, but not as thick as it first appeared.

Not a bad beer, but overall it's pretty forgettable. It was a "Chocolate Wheat Imperial Stout", though I'm not sure the wheat contributed anything whatsoever (at least not flavor-wise - perhaps it aided in the soft mouth feel). It definitely had it's flaws; a bit too much anise in the aroma, and unwanted acetone in the final minutes. Still a decent stout, though, so I'm glad I got the chance to try it.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 18:39:57 | More by tectactoe
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-20-2013 22:59:11 | More by warnerry
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

09-17-2013 02:36:49 | More by Tyrawlings
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WillCarrera

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-06-2014 15:17:43 | More by Davepoolesque
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dfillius

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-21-2013 03:02:54 | More by dfillius
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

12-28-2013 20:15:13 | More by Bandi
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-02-2013 18:52:35 | More by nrbw23
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22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-21-2014 23:17:47 | More by 22Blue
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WesM63

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
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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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-04-2013 15:26:59 | More by KJ2013
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-19-2013 03:42:31 | More by TonyTalon
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-09-2013 00:13:34 | More by mpenning13
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
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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