Edgar IPA
Bullfrog Brewery

Edgar IPAEdgar IPA
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From:
Bullfrog Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,706
ABV:
8%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,635
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 9.14%
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
205
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 06, 2022
Added:
Dec 29, 2004
Wants:
  33
Gots:
  29
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Edgar IPAEdgar IPA
Notes: Named for the "Master of the Macabre," Edgar Allen Poe, as a tribute to his aptly-named short story ‘Hop Frog.’ We hope Edgar amuses you as much as he has us, but stay on his good side ... because much like in the story, this hoppy little frog bites back! Edgar IPA has been a fav staple at the Bullfrog since the beginning - a very hop-forward beer brimming with a notable citrus character, stonefruit aroma, and the expected bold bitterness of a modern American Double IPA.
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Rated: 4.12 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Jul 06, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can into a pint glass.NO freshness dating.

Looks good in the glass. Slightly hazy amber yellow body. Strong white head persists in decent form throughout leaving scattered lacing.

Citrus and pine aromas, neither very strong.

On tasting, hoppy, probably more pine than citrus. Solid malt background. Abv felt. Very drinkable.

Mouth between medium and full, finish quite bitter with a lightly sweet final wash.

Overall, very nice old school ipa. Shame the abv is high, this kind of taste screams session to this palate.
Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.06 by HopHead_ from Pennsylvania

Dec 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.05 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Oct 22, 2021
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The starchy white head, more than acceptable, may be an omen. This was a rather gentle pour, albeit at room temperature, of the contents of a pint can into a clear glass liter mug. The color is a bright semi-translucent amber, with plenty of carbonation. But, the aroma is of a sharp and somewhat piney hoppiness, so there's hope. The receding head leaves a sticky glass lacing, so there's more hope. There's less hops to the taste than to the nose and that's disappointing. This is very pleasantly smooth and light on the tongue. It might be, in terms of body and hop bitterness, one of the lightest DIPAs you'll drink. But it still has just enough hoppiness to be enjoyed and the 8% ABV is practically unnoticed. This is very good, not great, but understandably worthy of being considered a stalwart product by a good brewer. Try it again? Forever more. Then an update, 2022 version: No starchy head, but more hops to taste. That occurs in a medium that has enough malt to provide a great balance and a little more body. The original 4.34 rating must increase to these current numbers. This treasure is starting to show up in the Philadelphia area at less than $18 a four-pack. At that price, it's a must buy.
Sep 16, 2021
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a Sand City conical pint glass; no production data, but purchased at the Bullfrog Brewery on 08/24/21.
A: Pours an hazy, golden toward amber color with a one finger, off-white head, rim retention, and camp shaped swaths of lacing.
S: Aromas of caramel, grapefruit, pineapple, apricot, and pine predominate. Definitely a tannin note. Complex and enjoyable.
T: No more than semisweet. Complex with flavors a melange of the aromas. Malty definitely. Relatively light bitterness, given the style, which leaves it nicely balanced.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes fairly cleanly.
O: Stopped by the brewery, and was impressed. Saved this for home and remain so.
Aug 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.85 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.87 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Sep 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jun 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.05 by bdiiorio from Connecticut

May 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.25 by Latarnik from New Jersey

May 29, 2018
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
I tried this at the brewery. It poured a slightly hazy yellow with white head that left a spotty lace. The scent had hints of citrus peel. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with citrus peel presence. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with big carbonation. Overall its an good beer.
Apr 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.81 by JandJMD from Maryland

Oct 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by Tarheel219 from Pennsylvania

Oct 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.39 by KevBot89 from Pennsylvania

Aug 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by luke12345 from Pennsylvania

Jun 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.6 by razorsdescent from Pennsylvania

Jun 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by TLA from Pennsylvania

May 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by John_Beeryman from Virginia

Mar 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by Corburk from Pennsylvania

Mar 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.19 by Aewachiw from Maryland

Jan 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.8 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Dec 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by pritchyk from Pennsylvania

Dec 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.52 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Nov 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by caahare from West Virginia

Nov 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.53 by Leoherrmann9 from Ohio

Nov 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Oct 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Sep 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.06 by Brewski from Pennsylvania

Sep 24, 2016
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Reviewed by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a mini growler into a 16 oz pilsner glasd, coming from @jzeilinger I am sure it is fresh. Pours a beautiful yellow orange, with a sticky white head, that leaves behind amazing lace.

Smell is orange peel, mango, papaya, pine, and grapefruit.

Taste follows, loads of tropical fruit upfront, with an explosion of pine and grapefruit on the back end, excellent.

Mouthfeel is medium, moderate carbonation almost creamy, a little dry, and excellent drinkability.

Overall another winner from JZ. Thanks man, a fantastic beer.
Sep 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.13 by cambabeer from New York

Sep 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by wonothesane42 from New Jersey

Aug 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.67 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Jul 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.9 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania

May 05, 2016
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Reviewed by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - pours a golden color, it's murky, with a small layer of head that becomes soapy. It somewhat resembles the color of apple juice, just not as clear.

S - resin, piney, tropical fruit (pineapple & mandarin orange).

T - piney, earthy hop up front with a sweet fruity finish. Slight bite at the end.

M - slippery with a gentle tingle of carbonation on the tongue.

O - great IPA. You can really smell the beer as soon as it's poured which makes it very inviting. Good balance of flavor. A very enjoyable beer.
Apr 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Dogleg from Pennsylvania

Apr 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.4 by Arrowhuntr from Pennsylvania

Apr 01, 2016
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a cloudy orange body with one finger head and a lace ring down the glass. Bitterly hopped is first impression I get in the aroma, with bits of citric and pine coming afterwards. Light to medium bodied, the hops are the star with minimal malt presence and the beer straddles between bitter citric and grassiness in the flavor department (even a tad piney at times). Clean finish and easy to drink as ABV is hidden.
Mar 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by GameOfBeers from Pennsylvania

Mar 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.81 by bigdipip from Pennsylvania

Feb 14, 2016
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