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Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Not Rated.
Hoppin' Frog BreweryHoppin' Frog Brewery
Based on:
44 Beers
12,864 Hads
Place Score: 95
Reviews: 16
Visits: 96
Avg: 4.44
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: 24
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1680 E Waterloo Rd
Ste F
Akron, Ohio, 44306-4523
United States
phone: (330) 352-4578

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @hoppinfrog

Place added by: AltBock on 10-23-2006

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Reviews: 16 | Visits: 96
Reviews by buschbeer:
Photo of buschbeer
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I made a trip to Hoppin' Frog to get some BA DORIS. It is located in an industrial park at the production facility. I arrived 5-10 minutes before they opened. I was surprised to see to other cars with people waiting. A line actually formed.

The doors opened up promptly at 5p. I sat down and looked at the draft list and was amazed at the selection. They had about every beer that they made. There were several that I had not even heard of before. They also had some great guest taps, but who needs them when there is such a selection of house beers available. They also had bottled beer for onsite consumption or to go.

I, of course, went straight for the barrel-aged beers. I also happened to be there for "Tower Tuesday." They pick two beers each Tuesday to pour into 100 ounce beer towers over selected coffee beans. On the day that I was there the poured Cleveland Crusher over banana nut coffee beans, and Frosted Frog over southern pecan coffee beans. Both were fantastic.

The beers were available in 5, 8, and 16 ounce pours. I liked the fact that I could try small amounts of higher ABV beer and not get rocked. Their beers are not the cheapest. That is the reason I have limited experience with their beer given the widespread availability. An eight ounce pour of BA DORIS was $6.99. Although I was there for happy hour, and it was $.50 cheaper ($1 off 16oz pours).

They had a limited menu, but they were appealing dishes. I had a fall platter that consisted of pork tenderloins with apple chutney and mashed sweet potatoes. It was delicious. Frosted Frog was the recommended beer pairing. I had the pecan coffee infused version with my meal, and it was one of the best meals and pairings I have had in a long while.

Basically, what I am saying is that I loved my experience at the taproom. The food was great. The beer was amazing. There were no televisions which encouraged conversation which was easy to do because the place got packed quickly. The bartenders were friendly and attentive. The prices on the beer are a little high. The food prices were fine. I cannot wait to go back.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jpinoniemi
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of Brown120
4.32/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of scott2269
3.99/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Gregf51
4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of JArt
4.16/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Jordanmtate
3.44/5  rDev -22.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of kkdowning
4.36/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of brewohio1
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Great place with world class beers and great food. Fred the owner is one nicest people you will ever meet. He is very knowledgable and loves to talk to you about his beers.

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Photo of OGFGabv
4.11/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Really enjoy this place. Great beer and good food. Be sure to get there early as it is not very big and it does fill up fast.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.1/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of fredmugs
4.16/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of ryand14
4.72/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

I went thru Akron on my way to Cleveland to stop at Hoppin Frog & Thristy Dog. I really enjoyed this place. They had a great selection on tap and did 5oz pours which was great since I was driving but was still able to try a couple incredible beers. I did not try the food, but the menu looked decent. To go bottle selection was also very good. Would recommend stopping here to anyone passing thru Akron.

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Photo of bcgeiman
4.08/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of hoppybroad
4.93/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.79/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Let me just say I absolutely loved the Hoppin Frog taproom. I stopped in on my way back from Cleveland and while I didn't stay long, I did drink a few beers from their plethora of tapped offerings and picked up my fair share of barrel aged brilliance from Hoppin Frog's finest. I loved hoppin frog before, but now I'm almost certain this is my favorite brewery In the world. I have always been at odds with breweries releasing barrel aged beers 1 time a year. Why? You are brewers... why not brew your most highly rated stouts all year? What happens when big John works 350 days a year and happens to be working double time in which he can't afford to lose the pay to go to some special release party for the release of a Bourbon barrel stout? I'm almost certain the folks in Akron can drive to Hoppin Frog and find a BBA Boris any day of the year in a bottle. Now that's brewing at its finest. Hoppin Frog brewery, it's ownership, brewers, and employees are doing what craft beer is meant to be by brewing their best stuff as often as possible, keeping things small and welcoming anyone who can stop by. Other brewers should take note and beer fans as well, these guys and girls are doing some of the greatest stuff in our business and I personally enjoy every single minute of it. 2 hours from home? I'm already planning my next visit over the next few months. The people there were great as well! LONG LIVE HOPPIN FROG!! AND IT'S BREWING GENIUS.

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Photo of imdabuzzard
4.28/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Photo of Dicers
4.08/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of 4lo
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Photo of zip1991
4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of rcjennings
4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of kansascobleigh
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Overall good experience, staff was eager to help, with exception of the bar manager, she was rude to most customers it seemed. The food was American Pub Grub but was better than average, and the beer was phenomenal. I managed to go through there entire draft list in one sitting (half pints) and was impressed by every beer. Gangsta IPA is especially underrated to me, it is amazing!! I was checking them all in on Untappd and noticed that most of the beer is underrated on the app. This place is worth the trip if you are visiting Cleveland as it is an hour south. I did GLBC and then went here, great trip.

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Photo of dcbobcat
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of AMCimpi
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ricknelson
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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Hoppin' Frog Brewery in Akron, OH
95 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.