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Gangster Frog IPA - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Gangster Frog IPAGangster Frog IPA

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192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.16%
Wants: 37
Gots: 8 | 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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MJSawyer

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-20-2014 01:26:08 | More by MJSawyer
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-23-2014 13:48:10 | More by Chuffbomb
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robgage

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

07-21-2014 00:29:42 | More by robgage
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robear

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 19:13:38 | More by robear
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-13-2014 12:42:31 | More by InspectorBob
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

07-13-2014 00:31:06 | More by waddellc2
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CaptainPancakes

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-11-2014 16:37:28 | More by CaptainPancakes
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Pigpen4


4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-10-2014 16:46:15 | More by Pigpen4
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ChrisAlbertine

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-08-2014 02:07:18 | More by ChrisAlbertine
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 05:12:46 | More by Omnium
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-05-2014 14:59:43 | More by SocalKicks
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-05-2014 02:03:58 | More by WuBByG999
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tikk

New York

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-05-2014 01:13:00 | More by tikk
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Kevinpitts

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

07-04-2014 22:38:07 | More by Kevinpitts
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-04-2014 13:02:42 | More by outoffocus
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CraftBeerforBrains

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-02-2014 15:28:16 | More by CraftBeerforBrains
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erialbill

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-30-2014 14:16:40 | More by erialbill
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a nonic glass.

A- Poured an orange color with white soapy head that dissipated instantly and left no lace.

S- Huge pungent peach, pineapple, and tropical hop goodness.

T- Huge pungent pineapple, peach, citrus, and tropical fruit notes, some dank, piney, and astringent hop character with a sweet caramelized bready malt backbone.

M- Pretty big warming, very smooth, medium to fuller bodied for the style, and incredibly dry.

O- Really awesome IPA exploding with juicy tropical hop character. This IPA really highlights Citra hops very well.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2014 01:03:19 | More by Hoptometrist
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ATK

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-28-2014 03:28:43 | More by ATK
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-27-2014 17:26:55 | More by Chris_Panos
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rawfish

California

4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to DogFishJoe for this.

Bomber into a snifter, very hazy apricot body with a finger high head of white. It has some decent retention and a smattering of loosely formed lacing around the glass.

Floral hops are front and center on the nose quite a bit of orange citrus and secondary pine and grasses. The orange citrus sweetness blends well with the sweet caramel and cookie dough malt. Brief hints at the alcohol and plentiful yeast.

Bready malt, somewhat thin but supplemented by the plentiful yeast. Sweetness is of honey soaked toast and a light toffee that is quickly engaged by the hops. Plentiful grapefruit rind and orange citrus, oily pine and light resin to follow. Moderate bitterness and alcohol buzz that puts it at a IPA+ range.

Moderate carbonation, the first half of the bottle was somewhat thin in the malt but once the yeast got into the glass this beer got weighed down and fell down a notch. Alcohol is pretty well hidden and the moderate bitterness welcomes in just enough drying.

A good IPA, plentiful yeast really hurt this so drink it colder with careful pouring to get the most out of the bright hops that are a tick stronger than most other IPAs in both aroma and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 02:03:44 | More by rawfish
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Billy_Bars

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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SierraJosh

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-26-2014 20:54:15 | More by SierraJosh
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chippo33

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

06-26-2014 05:30:08 | More by chippo33
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

06-26-2014 05:01:06 | More by Blaze5445
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Gangster Frog IPA from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.