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Edgar IPA | Bullfrog Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bullfrog Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
bullfrogbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by woodychandler on 12-29-2004

BEER STATS
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
274
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
16.13%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Rhower
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

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Photo of gford217
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle courtesy of barleydine poured into a tulip.

Pours a hazy bright orange with a big creamy off-white head that shows excellent retention and leaves tons of delicate lacing along the sides.

The aroma sweet and citrusy with lots of pineapple and oranges, very pithy in nature with very little astringency in the nose. There is a healthy toasted malt presence as well balancing the sweetness of the citrus very well.

The taste is much the same with a big sweet tangerine and orange hop presence up front with a little bitterness, though it's still much sweeter than it is bitter. The light toasted caramel malts are present in the background and the citrus hops leave a slight astringency in the finish.

The mouthfeel is very nice as well, sticky with citrus juice and fairly full bodied, somewhere between IPA and DIPA. Good carbonation and body overall.

Well, I haven't been blown away by all of the Bullfrog sours I've had. They've been good, but this IPA is excellent. If you're a fan of juicy sweet IPAs that aren't overally bitter, this one is for you. Super drinkable and well balanced...I'm a big fan.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.23/5  rDev +5%
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.

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Photo of braugon
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lateralundertow
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heddar33
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Afroman
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of DWolf
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of nstroup
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of bigdipip
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of megamass
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jakester
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Arrives a hazy, deep orange with a 1" head of orange-tinted foam that drops to a nice coating and a ring. Some carbonation evident. Some lacing on the glass.

Smells of strong lemony/grapefruity hops, maybe pine needles, and sweet caramel malts. The arome is very enticing.

At first you taste rich sweetness, which quickly gets blasted away by a powerful bitterness. Then you get ripe grapefruit and fresh pine. Delish. This is a huge IPA, with a good deal of caramel-y malt sweetness for balance. This is definitely a keeper. The aftertaste is a very long grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is sweet/bitter. Hop resins coat the tongue, only to be washed away by a pretty good carbonation bite. Lips stick together from sweetness. A nice long warm, yummy finish.

This is one of the best IPA's I've ever had, although it really could be a small DIPA. Chock full of hops, with a huge malt presence, and the alcohol to back it up. A winner.

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Photo of CaptinRedBeard
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.44/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rudylaw
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to FooFaa for lugging this 750ml with him from PA to GTOM! Always a great day meeting another BA in person!

Pours a hazy copper with a giant, three finger head. I smell hints of citrus and pine, but to be perfectly honest, I'm not getting a whole lot here. Time to drink the damn thing...

Lemons upfront. Puckering lemons, grapefruit, orange and a bit of band-aid. I'm also heeding the below reviews and letting this warm up. We lose the band-aid taste and start to pick up some floral hops as well as kiwi perhaps?

This is most definitely an east coast IPA. I'm not getting bruised with hops, but moreso getting caressed with balance. The mouthfeel is terrific, for an IPA (not sure about this being a DIPA)... fairly creamy and goes down dry. No problems finishing this on another scorcher in Chicago.

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Photo of DCHritz
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdaschaf
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cclark67789
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Sammy
3.72/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An above-average hopped IPA, like a 1.5 IPA not a double. The best beer in their lineup. Here the aggressive carbonation of their entire lineup was suitable. Good bitterness,citrus, hop resin, they got it all in there, pine hop aroma. Nice lace.A decent IPA.

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Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a pint glass.

A: Standard pour reveals a massive, 4 finger head that collapses quickly to a point and just stops. Good retention. Head is white, creamy, and a bit coarse on the sides of the glass. Beer is a cloudy reddish-orange. Lacing is patchy but ample.

S: Nose is light hoppiness, strong cane sugar, clementine, and a creaminess that reminds me of warm sweet condensed milk.

T: Boozy opening that really surprises me. Afterwards, cane sugar, citrus, deep brown sugar and caramel middle. Slightly hoppy finish with a deep citrus fruitiness. Also a bit smokey and charred on the finish.

M: Medium bodied and light carbonated but it really jumps on the tongue. Mouth is coarse, and very vibrant. Finish is present, but fades quickly and is not overwhelming.

D: A rather standard example of a DIPA. The creaminess is a welcome surprise here and sets Edgar apart from the others. A unique brew that is worth seeking out.

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