Karminator - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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3.96/5 rDev +6.5%
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.
04-05-2013 03:24:09 | More by deuce9259
3.8/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
11-02-2013 05:53:42 | More by superspak
3.66/5 rDev -1.6%
Pours dark mahogany with thin off-white head that dissipates to a ring around sides of my Hoppin Frog snifter.
Smell is ripe fruit and a strange cedar type character to it. Reminds me of cedar shavings in a hamster cage but without the hamster shit. Alcohol detectable too.
Taste is raisin and mild hints of chocolate. Alcohol pretty apparent but not overpowering. Mild bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and prickly.
Overall this was good and worth a try.
07-07-2013 01:12:18 | More by TrappistJohnMD
3.69/5 rDev -0.8%
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pils glass
A: Dark brown, somewhat opaque with a one-finger head that lingers
S: Sweet, caramel, fig, a hint of molasses
T: Matches the nose- sweet, with dried fruit and caramelized sugars
M: Full-bodied, you can tell the alcohol is there but it's buried in the sugar
O: Worth a try if you have friends to share it with but not a repeat buy - better dopplebocks and better Hoppin' Frog brews are both easily found
03-06-2014 16:42:48 | More by ONUMello
Karminator from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.