Edgar IPA
Bullfrog Brewery

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,906
Ranked #5,631
4.06 | pDev: 9.11%
Bullfrog Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
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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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
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
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
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
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SiepJones from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
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
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clayrock81 from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
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
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Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours slightly pale leaning towards gold with a white head that leaves a trail of lace down the glass.

Smells floral and citrus with a slight buttery malt in the background.

Taste is a big citrus hop punch with tropical fruit notes - star fruit, mango. It has a slight, sweet, slippery malt back bone with toffee notes. This is a very solid Double IPA.

Oct 18, 2015
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Bone53 from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ The Library

Appearance: Hazy pale golden color with a white head

Smell: A clean, sweet tropical character on the nose

Taste: Subtle bright fruits and pine

Mouthfeel: Goes down fine with a crisp bitter finish, but it could be smoother

Overall: Solid IPA right here. Nothing amazing, but its clean and balanced between a variety of fruity and piney hops; No off flavors. Glad to have Bullfrog come to Western, PA. I could see myself getting this again on draft or if they have it in six packs

Aug 14, 2015
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

32 oz growler purchased at Trenton Road Take Out in Levittown, PA.
Poured into a tulip pint.

Mucky brownish yellow with 1 finger of white head. Cloudy as hell.

Pineapple, papaya, orange juice, grapefruit juice, and candy sugar.

Grapefruit pith, orange citrus, and pine. Candy sugar and biscuity malts. Hints of pineapple, passion fruit, and papaya rind. Zesty florals and touches of onion linger.

Medium-light bodied, juicy, and semi-silky with a medium-light bitterness.

Solid IPA. Plenty juicy with a modestly light bitterness.

May 12, 2015
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Bullfrog Brewery in Williamsport, PA.

This one pours a slightly dark orange, with a creamy, foamy one inch head, and a large amount of lacing.

This one has a big herbal and piney aroma, with some grapefruit, pineapple, and orange.

This one surprised me in how tasty it was. This almost tastes like a citrusy milkshake, really thick fruit flavor, with a good herbal and piney component. There is really no malt character noticeable here.

Like mentioned before, this has a milkshake-esque consistency and mouthfeel. It's not quite as thick as an actual milkshake, but it's definitely got a nice creaminess to it.

A really nice and well constructed IPA here.

May 10, 2015
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57md from Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale straw in color, Light-bodied and a tad wanting in the malt department. Dry and modestly hoppy. I would have pegged this as an IPA but certainly not a DIPA.

Feb 19, 2015
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance –The beer is served a very hazy yellowish orange color with a tiny fizzy white head that fades almost instantly, with it leaving only a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is big of a fruity smell with tons of tropical fruits and citrus, being a mix of tangerine, orange, pineapple and mango. Along with these smells comes some aromas of a grapefruit hop as well as a little bit of a grassy smell, overall producing a rather inviting aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with some of the tropical fruit and citrus flavors that were hinted at in the nose, but while quite heavy in the nose they are not as heavy in the taste. These are joined upfront by a decent showing of a grapefruit hop as well as some more bready and cracker like flavors. The bready flavors fade as the taste advances and are accompanied by a decrease in the tropical fruits as well. All the while however, the cracker and grapefruit hop flavors get stronger, giving a much drier taste profile to the brew. The grapefruit really surges at the end and is joined by a bit of grass and pine, with the mix of flavors leaving a rather pleasant and crisp bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is rather thin for a brew of 7.5 % with a carbonation level that is a bit on the higher side. For the more crisp and hopped flavors of the brew, the feel is rather fantastic with it really giving the flavors a sharp and refreshing feel.

Overall – A quite tasty and rather more refreshing and crisp IPA. A rather nice brew overall.

Oct 10, 2014
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Kadonny from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tap at TJs in Paoli into a snifter glass.

A: A light to medium golden color with a one finger white dense head. Nice glass lacing that eventually disappears.

S: Loads of hops come dancing to your nose with citrus, pine and some herbal notes. Not much malt on the smell, it's all hops.

T: The hops really dominate this brew with citrus flavors of orange, tangerine and grapefruit. Some pine flavors follow the fruit with some herbal notes that seem to tie to the biscuit and grainy malt. No sweetness at all is detected from this hoppy beauty as the finish turns to bitterness and drying. No real alcohol taste either. Real nice beer.

M: Medium, coating, prickly, bitter and very little alcohol. Perfect carbonation.

O: A very, very good DIPA that deserves the hype as a total hop bomb. If you want a sweeter or maltier DIPA, this one is not for you. Hopheads rejoice, you'll love this one.

I've been wanting to try this for some time now, so I'm really glad I got to chance to. I was not disappointed either, great beer that I'd drink anytime.

Mar 20, 2014
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Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear deep golden color with a white foam. Aroma of grapefruit and green tea. In the taste, grapefruit hops, pine and pineapple also are present. Soothing herb, tropical fruit, pale malts. Medium bodied brew with medium to low carbonation. Overall this is a clean, east does west coast IPA.

Sep 14, 2013
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OWSLEY069 from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, mellow pine hops. In the taste, grapefruit rind hops and a lighter malt presence. A hop bite, with a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry grapefruity citrus rind hop like aftertaste. Mellow nose, but big hops in the flavor, I can dig it.

Aug 30, 2013
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rodlavers from Maryland

4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on tap at House of 1000 Beers, poured into a Piraat tulip.

Pours a pale yellow/gold, clear color with a thin white head. Little retention, but decent cling.

Smell is fairly complex. It's swee and hoppy while at the same time a organic/grain smelling. It's citric and grassy. There's even a bit of sweet flower aroma in there as well.

Taste is somewhat similar, with an emphasis on the citric hops. Less noticeable is te grass or vegetable and fruit aspect.

Mouthfeel is good, quite pulpy in aftertaste. It has a grapefruit rind character to it. Medium drinkability.

Overall, a very decent IPA. Glad I tried it. Cheers.

Jun 30, 2013
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Omnium from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On Tap at House of 1000 Beers

A - Pours a slightly hazed gold color, about a finger of sudsy head, little lacing going on.
S - Really great aroma. Fresh lime juice, orange zest, fresh cut grass, and a nice hop dankness at the end.
T - Some lime rind, a little rye, nice light crystal malt, pungent grassy flavor.
M - Finishes with some intense bight, but still is palatable by all means.
O - This my first beer from Bullfrog, and a great introduction. I love the awesome lime smell and taste in this. I hope I start to see this in bottles out this way.

May 26, 2013
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MDDMD from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-hazy yellow orange color with minimal head and some lacing

S-citrus, pine, toasted grain, slight herbal

T-citrus with sharp pine notes, grain, little herbal, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-a solid DIPA but nothing here that ranks this with the better examples of the style

May 09, 2013
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Rhower from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the outstanding "West Reading Tavern", served in a Pint glass

A - clean with a very light hue - appeared like a highly-filtered Pilsner in the glass - three finger head that retained through the final quaff.

S - this is the highlight of this beer - I likely appeared to be huffing this as the super-clean pine and citrus notes burst from the glass before every sip

T - back-of-the-mouth bitterness. This leaves no doubt it's an IPA with a grapefruit-forwardness that slaps the tastebuds from start to finish

M - my least favorite aspect of this beer; the mouthfeel is very thin. It contradicts the intense hop flavor as it pulls away from the balance of what would otherwise be an exceptional beer.

O - the atmosphere for drinking this craft offering was perfect - sipping a cool brew at the West Reading Tavern gives way to a definite opportunity to fully "experience" each beer. That said, I wanted more body on this one - I appreciate what's happening with the hops, but somehow felt like I was drinking a standard american light lager that had been sent for a "hop" makeover.

May 01, 2013
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mikem0487 from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at whole foods. Poured into tulip glass.

A-a golden amber colored body. Fingers width head that leaves minimal lacing around the glass.
S-citrus nose. Very nice aroma of melon, grapefruit and cantaloup.
T-like the aroma the taste is full of those citrus notes. Nicely balanced beer with a slightly sweet malty backbone.
M-medium mouthfeel. Sweet finish. Good carbonation.
O-A very enjoyable ipa. If you see it on tap get a glass of it, you wont be disappointed.

Apr 28, 2013
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ColForbinBC from New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a tulip

The body sits an orange amber in color with a fluffy off-white cap that rose 2 fingers. Good retention with some raindrop style retreat and a good amount of clingy lace.

White grapefruit, oranges, and pine resin with a firm caramel malt bill. The malt is never intrusive, but is definitely noticeable.

Citrus and pine greet the palate before a wave of toasted grains and sweet caramel. The finish is a mild burst of bitterness. Some lingering resiny, grapefruity flavors.

Medium body with a smooth feel.

This is a nice DIPA, but nothing over the top or worth going out of your way for.

Mar 18, 2013
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John_M from Oregon

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Capone's the other day.

The beer pours a golden amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is prototypical DIPA, with a boatload of pine and dry citrus. It's perhaps a bit one dimensional, but there's no denying the intense, bitter aroma. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this very dry DIPA, and the level of bitterness is intense and nearly overwhelming. A bit more malty sweetness would probably do this beer some good, and the huge amount of bitterness, along with the noticeable alcohol, is just a bit much for me. Mouthfeel is otherwise medium bodied, with a fairly long, very bitter, slightly alcoholic finish.

An interesting beer and nice DIPA, but I didn't think it was anythng awe inspiring. Probably not something I need to order again.

Mar 10, 2013
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Rifugium from North Dakota

3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Poured a clear copper color with a foamy cap of white head that retained well and left some lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus and pine hops, toasted grains, splintered wood. Taste was pretty subdued for a DIPA, pine and citrus hop qualities, toasted grains, mineral, and a somewhat metallic bitterness in the finish. Light-medium body. Nothing too memorable here.

Feb 11, 2013
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cps98 from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A – Pours a hazy orange with a nice 2 finger off white head.

S – Lots of pine and some citrus notes.

T – Very smooth IPA, not overly bitter. Malt and hops play nicely together.

M – Medium bodied with really nice carbonation which added a little CO2 bite.

O – Really nice IPA that I found very drinkable, will get a growler of this again next time I am up that way!

Jan 11, 2013
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vfgccp from New York

4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A – Hazy golden wheat with a fine, smooth bubbled head. Nice lace and ok retention.

S – Crazy tropical notes of passion fruit, mango and guava. Touch of green bell peppers. Strong pine notes as it warms.

T – Soft opening with a smooth ramp-up of grapefruit and orange. Herbal bitterness washes over the profile, cresting with pine and resin. Ends with alpha bitters and a light malty sweetness.

M – Medium full body with a nice lingering finish.

O – Firm bitterness and nice complexity.

Dec 22, 2011
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BeerCon5 from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright orange color with a pretty small amount of white fluffy head.

The scent is of strong citrus, and notable piney hops.

The taste is of strong citrus, orange peel, very dry and bitter hop presence, some peppery notes also.

Full body, smooth and dry, moderate to high carbonation.

This was a pretty good IPA, very strong flavor, and relatively easy to drink.

Oct 24, 2011
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When I was at the brewpub I made it a point to try this one as my last brew before I left. I noticed a bunch of the workers wearin the Edgar shirts, So I figured it must be pretty good. The beer poured out as a really nice looking copper color. The head was strong looking and white, the beer had a killer lacing to it. The smell was very hoppy and was very inviting. The taste was piney and tingled the tongue on every sip. The mouthfeel was smooth and prickly. Overall very enjoyable IPA. Would love to have it again one day.

Jun 28, 2011
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