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Karminator | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Reviews:
11
Ratings:
56
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
22.34%
 
 
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by deuce9259 on 04-05-2013

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 56
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of deuce9259
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with Jdobe13. Poured from 22oz bottle to tulip.

A - Pours almost no head. Transparent deep red amber. Minimal lace.

S - Sweet nose, rich carmel malt, hint of dark fruit. Get some brown sugar as well as the alcohol.

T - A little dark fruit, tart, possibly raisin. Definitely brown sugar, as well as carmel, toffee and fig. Taste the alcohol, but its not overpowering.

M - Warms the cheeks. Somewhat thin (probably due to the abv). Finishes with just enough carbonation and sweet character.

O - It’s very smooth and tasty...as are most of the beers HF puts out. Classified as an Imperial Doppelbock Lager, I can't say that I've had too many in this arena. Would recommend to any fan of the style if it is available.

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Photo of N_Overholt
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of SomethingClever
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into nonic pint

A: reddish brown hue hazy coloring almost no head with an aggressive pour

S: malty bready sweet Carmel

T: very nice sweet on the tongue follows the nose bready malty little toffee and Carmel

M: very soft feel not as chewy as some other doppelbocks light carbonation

O: this is a solid beer I like that it's not sickly sweet like Great Divides Wolfgang but I'm disappointed it's not as heavy on the tongue. if you like doppelbocks you will like this.

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Photo of prototypic
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of mlockman
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Delicious doppelbock! No alcohol on the palate, just rich and tasty, high-quality German malts.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Sabtos
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark scarlet, minimal head, fair amount of lacing.

Karminator was one of my first craft beers, and really launched me into this world. I'm only now just rating and reviewing it, after having had it a number of times. It is definitely near and dear to me, one of a kind.

Flavor and aroma profiles, as with all Frog beers, are outstanding.

Extremely prominent caramel, malt, and raisin characteristics are featured in this brew, as well as a touch of cherry, even fresh, bright grape. Yeast and lager notes aren't as strong on the forefront as I remember, but this is a righteous beer nonetheless.

At this point in my beer life cycle, it's sweeter than I remembered, but my palate has become more accepting of the bitter flavors some craft beers gravitate towards.

Thinner than some of their brews, but still more robust than about 99% of their competitors. Soft, but with a slight kick of carbonation on the palate.

Totally delicious, maybe not exactly on the same track as true German doppels, but Frog is always pushing the envelope with big, bold flavors.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Ohiovania
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Been aging this one for just over 2 years.

Looks normal. Smells of light caramel and tons of concord grape.

Strong bready and fruity flavors dominate with slight caramel going in and out.

mouthfeel is nice. Overall I could take or leave this one and probably would age again.

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Photo of HollyHops
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2/2013. Pours moderately cloudy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big molasses, caramel, raisin, prune, fig, pear, toast, toffee, brown sugar, biscuit, light chocolate, light pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good complexity of big syrupy-like malt and dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big molasses, caramel, raisin, fig, prune, pear, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, biscuit, chocolate, light pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of molasses, caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, fig, prune, pear, brown bread, brown sugar, biscuit, chocolate, and light nuttiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and dark fruit flavors; with a nice sweetness/fruitiness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very slick, moderately syrupy, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good doppelbock style. All around good balance and complexity of dark malt and dark fruit flavors; and quite smooth for the ABV, but is still definitely a sipper. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Karminator from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.