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Gangster Frog IPA - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Gangster Frog IPAGangster Frog IPA

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211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 39
Gots: 18 | 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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Reviews by NODAK:
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NODAK

Tennessee

4.46/5  rDev +4.2%

When I first opened this one up, it was clear this is a citrus forward ipa. No question there. Perhaps a note of tropical hops in there as well but certainly grapefruit dominant. Pungeant.

The taste surely does not disappoint. Very strong grapefruit leads the charge off the bat with a healthy spicy character as well. In fact, the label states as such. Truth in advertising. There is a bit of a tropical note in there but again, surely a dominant citrus, spicy ipa. The finish is very clean. Very little, if any residual bitterness. It just wraps right up.

This is an awesome new addition to their lineup. So tasty. Best part is, it has all the taste without a puckering bitterness. Love it.

06-25-2013 01:15:29 | More by NODAK
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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New Jersey

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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Ohio

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

09-22-2013 16:50:13 | More by rwilde
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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11%

poured from a 22oz. bomber into my dogfish head spiegelau

appearance: pours a hazy dark gold orange, with a 1.5 finger off white head (hard pour), nice spotty lacing as the beer decends in the glass.

smell: the smell is remarkable, a burst of floral and citrus hops, pungent tangerine and grapefruit grace the nose. I was able to smell this after the pour even with my recent stuffy nose.

taste: matches the nose very well. tangerine and grapefruit greet the palate first soon followed by a slightly sweet malt/biscuit after and mellows into a slight bitterness, not too strong and not too weak, just the perfect amount of lingering.

mouthfeel: light medium body with very easy drinkability, slightly oily with medium carbonation. good feel

overall: this is one of my top choices for an ipa (and i am usually an imperial kind of guy). the smell coincides with the taste perfectly and the blance is wonderful. drinkability is so easy you could find yourself in trouble with this one. the name fits perfect too, like an old ganster it gets the job done with swagger and no b.s.!

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West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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West Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +0.7%

Pours a gorgeous bright orange bodied slightly clouded with yeast sediment, the bottle says to hold off on the yeast that just isn't my style. Gangster Frog IPA 7.5% abv this is and should be to my liking according to the label it has citrus and tropical fruit notes with balance. Head is thick and creamy off white with fine layered lacing settling along the sides of my glassware. Aroma is upfront hitting me hard with grapefruit and orange citrus peels, a semi sweet malt backbone is evident with each sip, but doesn't kill me with any booze or off notes. Flavor hits hard with hop bitterness but blends into a candy coated hop garden full of citrus mainly grapefruit with hints of passion fruit and mango juiciness. Clean finish doesn't linger but the hop flavors stay with you, it really adds to the drinkability of this beer a big flavorful IPA with easy going drinkability gets me every time I'm sold on the Gangster Frog, damn good drinking IPA but it's got some kick especially pouring from a 22 ounce bottle.

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +1.9%

Gangster Frog pours a nice orange stained gold color. It’s a little hazy. Holding it to light reveals a little more of an orange tint. It’s capped with an off white head that rises to almost a finger in height. It falls back rather quickly, leaving a light, spotty lacing on the glass. Looks pretty good.

The nose is nothing short of excellent. It’s bursting with citrus grapefruit and orange notes. It does smell a little sweet and sugary. I’m not getting much in terms of caramel…thankfully. Smells a little bread-like or crackery. There’s a malt presence here, but it’s definitely not a strong caramel base. Love it. More citrus hop scents of pineapple and mango emerge. There’s a light floral note there, as well. Alcohol is blended well. Smells excellent!

The flavor is equally as good, if not better. The malt base is sweet, bready, and crackery. There might be a subtle hint of caramel, but it’s light. Nevertheless, the base is rather sturdy and holds things together nicely. The hop flavor is excellent. It’s loaded with citrus pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and orange flavors. Light floral notes are also there. It’s a little bitter, but seems more even keel than I anticipated. It’s not a palate wrecker at all. The hops definitely deliver though! Alcohol is masked well. Finishes with a really nice citric hop flavor.

The body is on the lighter side of medium. Feels a tad thin. Carbonation is light and soft. It’s not quite smooth, but it isn’t bad. It’s definitely easy drinking. This stuff goes down far too fast and easy.

Gangster Frog is an excellent release from Hoppin’ Frog! Wow! Those guys can brew some beer. About the only complaint I have is that it seems a little thin. That’s it. It’s a solid performer all around otherwise. Seek this one out!

04-25-2013 01:30:45 | More by prototypic
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Gangster Frog IPA from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.