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Gangster Frog IPA - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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239 Ratings
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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 38
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: InebriatedJoker on 04-11-2013)
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Photo of BergBeer
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Look: A hazy golden amber with a nice thick and clingy head. Lots of carbonation.

Smell: Pungent citrus and floral notes as I popped the cap. In the glass a really nice bouquet of citrus fruits and floral notes meld together to make one tasty smelling IPA. Getting lots of nectarine, orange, and tangerine, slightly floral and a big simcoe punch. Malt is there but only to serve as a table setter for the hop feast to come.

Taste: a bit maltier then I imagined on the attack but that fades in to a nice hop attack that mounts slowly but is definitely front and center when it gets there. Once more huge fruity notes like biting into a fresh nectarine! The finish is a bit bitter and earthy but enjoyably so and the fresh citrus sits and buzzes the tongue long after! Very tasty IPA.

Mouthfeel: This beer is medium bodied with lots of nice carbonation and just the slightest smidge of booze. The only real flaw is it's perhaps a bit too full bodied for a single IPA but that is some serious nit picking and this beer more then makes up for it.

Overall: One fantastic IPA. Really impressive offering that is good balanced and the hop billet makes one seriously enjoyable citrus center IPA. Would definitely seek it out again and really impressed especially it's not attached to any coast.

BergBeer, Today at 05:34 PM
Photo of Brewstradamus
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Brewstradamus, Tuesday at 06:50 AM
Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +11%

The beer has a big herbal, woodsy, grassy hop nose with some resin and an initial touch of sulfur to it that dissipates quickly.
Pours hazy gold amber with a lightly amber tinted 2” off-white finely bubbled foam cap.
Fruit and melon with a hint of peach begin the palate with light caramel, rich malt flavors, and a mellow rounded bitterness on the finish with a touch of herbal astringency. Well balanced between the bitterness and the malt topped with a lot of hop flavor.
Very creamy with a medium full body.

pat61, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of cwelsh55
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

cwelsh55, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of Lucoli
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Lucoli, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.15/5  rDev -3%

Aaron_Kerkvliet, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Carlalwin
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%

Carlalwin, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

fredmugs, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of Kevin-1989
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%

Kevin-1989, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of mattsucks
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

mattsucks, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of BarrytheBear
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BarrytheBear, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of Mike_DiMattio
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Mike_DiMattio, Oct 07, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +0.9%

A-Sox, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of jshusc
4/5  rDev -6.5%

jshusc, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Rice_Nate_25, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Mikexw
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Mikexw, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of Bone53
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Poured from a bomber into a snifter at around 45°F

Appearance (4.5): Orange golden color with a two finger off white head

Smell (4.25): Tropical notes with undertones of citrus and pine. Perhaps some sweet malt in there as well.

Taste (4.25): Mango is prominent upfront with grapefruit, mandarin oranges, light spices, etc. playing minor roles. Quite light tasting overall however

Mouthfeel (4): Light medium body; Low on bitterness and maybe needs a bit more carbonation. Very smooth though

Overall (4.25): This reminds me a lot of LT Limbo. Seems like it has the same hop varieties. It's a good IPA, but nothing really extraordinary. The flavor and mouthfeel seems somewhat subdued than I would prefer. Very drinkable and smooth though. I prefer the likes of Head Hunter over this by miles, and probably would never get this agaon considering how many great beers are available to me. Ive had better IPAs at half the price. The bomber was $9.99 rather than the $7.99 others claim they purchased it for, which is kind of disappointing. It is a solid IPA, however, and can't knock it too much other than the price tag.

Bone53, Sep 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

fthegiants, Sep 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Justdoit1234, Sep 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Snooprobirob, Sep 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Basoos1, Sep 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

smccann, Sep 11, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +1.9%

ncelauro, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

EgadBananas, Sep 01, 2014
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Gangster Frog IPA from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.