Gangster Frog IPA - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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4.25/5 rDev -0.7%
On tap at the Hoppin' Frog tasting room.
Slightly hazy, honey-orange elixir, thick 1.5 finger head of tiny, packed, white bubbles remain throughout. Copious lacing.
Thick mango, orange, earth and pine up front. Minimal biscuit malt.
The citrus predominates with the juicy mango/citrus throughout and a smooth floral aftertaste.
Medium body, perfectly carbonated.
My favorite HF IPA. Heavy on the hops, nice complex aroma, with the malt smoothing out the edges but kept well in the background.
08-10-2014 19:11:13 | More by CaptCleveland
4.3/5 rDev +0.5%
HAPPY IPA DAY!
Gangsta Frog IPA - Hoppin' Frog
APPEARANCE: Pours a hazy, sediment filled golden raw honey color. Loose soapy egg shell colored head that stuck around just long enough for the picture before quickly dissipating. The appearance is nice looking bit nothing out of the ordinary.
AROMA: Wild flowers blowing in the wind, soft perfume fragrance. Followed by inviting citrus hops with hints of fresh lemons and odoriferous mango. Slight sweet cookie, bready malts with a back end of orange spice hot tea. The nose is really quite amazing.
TASTE: As if I'm sitting at a table drinking orange spice tea, eating sugar cookies with a piece of candied orange on top. Malt forward but not over done, hops balance out nicely with a enjoyable bitterness. More of the mango I got on the nose with additional tropical fruits swirling around.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body until the bottom half of the glass when the sediment was noticeably bring the body to a medium plus. Light moderate carbination, slightly soft and creamy with an enjoyable mellow finish.
OVERALL: First ipa by hoppin' frog. It was all around very enjoyable and easy to drink. Definitely not a palate wrecker which is actually a nice change in pace. I think the nose on this beer was the highlight for me. Great job Hoppin' Frog!
RATING: 4.3/5 Zombie Heads!
08-07-2014 21:15:03 | More by BeerZombies1
4.35/5 rDev +1.6%
Fresh bottle (no date?) from Otto's on Oakland.
Appearance: Hazy yellow. First glass poured much more clear, plenty of sediment in second glass. Reminiscent of Crooked Tree, more sediment than I was expecting. Decent 2 finger white head. Good lacing. Nothing poetic about this beer's appearance- I think this is going to be a working man's IPA.
Smell: PDT: Pretty damn tantalizing. Big fruity hop aroma, up there with pseudoSue & ZD for aromatics in a Midwestern APA/IPA. Smells a lot like Alpine Duet, which is one of the best-smelling IPA's in the world, IMO.
Taste: With an aroma like that, taste was going to be a let-down no matter what. Where some beers (the aforementioned pseudo & Duet being two of them) allow the taste to amplify the aroma, Gangster Frog fights it a bit. Maybe the bittering hops come through a bit more harshly.
It's up there with (again) Crooked Tree and Finestkind, possibly a bit better than either of those, but also a bit more expensive.
Mouthfeel: Does a good job of staying light on the palate so you always want more. No complaints here.
Overall: Definitely one of the 10-15 IPA's I've had from East of the Mississippi (that doesn't include TG for you geographically challenged BA's). Maybe makes it into my top 25 USA IPA's, but I haven't actually written that list yet. If you're a fan of citrus-y IPA's with a bit of sediment and a solid malt body, don't pass this one up.
07-16-2014 19:13:38 | More by robear
4.2/5 rDev -1.9%
Bomber > Tulip Glass
A - Cloudy gold two fingers foamy fluffy white head, medium spotty lacing
S - Lemon, Lime, dank grassy pine and hop resin, pineapple, nice floral notes, sweet malt.
T - The malt is a little much in this one toward the end, but there's lots of lime, some nice grape flavors too, pineapple, spicy hop resin, floral.
M - Medium bitterness, not too chewy, well balanced.
O - Very good IPA, I think its a little overrated though, but i like the variety of different aromas and flavors in this one.
07-06-2014 05:12:46 | More by Omnium
Gangster Frog IPA from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.