Edgar IPA
Bullfrog Brewery

Edgar IPAEdgar IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,909
ABV:
8%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,777
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 9.11%
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
290
From:
Bullfrog Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  33
Gots
  29
SCORE
91
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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Reviews by garuda:
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garuda from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Jan 24, 2013
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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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gford217 from Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Sep 15, 2009
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Neffbeer from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Apr 09, 2014
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SpeedwayJim from New York

3.66/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Dec 28, 2009
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InspectorBob from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

May 19, 2013
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oline73 from Maryland

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

May 15, 2015
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schillman from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Mar 23, 2013
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nh2032 from New York

5/5  rDev +23.2%

Nov 20, 2011
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hoppymcgee from Maine

4/5  rDev -1.5%

Oct 13, 2013
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bigfnjoe from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a pint glass.

A- pours orange with no head at all. Not sure if that's because it sat around for awhile before it was brought to me (which is what I'd assume) or what, but not impressed to start

S- super duper aroma of citrus hops! Not sure if this uses citra or if I'm getting tomahawk out of this, but dear god is it powerful

T- slight bitterness and mostly citrus...a decent bit of orange in this one

M- a little syrupy, but not overly so

D- it's not bad. Doesn't really do anything to put itself head and shoulders above the pack, though. Give me a pour with a decent head though, and maybe the rating could get bumped a little bit

Jan 30, 2011
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zestar from California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

Nov 07, 2014
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orangesol from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

Nov 15, 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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GeorgianBayPackr from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 06, 2015
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bigred89 from Maryland

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

Jun 08, 2019
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whatname from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Apr 08, 2014
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CaptinRedBeard from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.2%

Nov 14, 2011
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TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Bullfrog Brewery...

A - Orange/yellow colour that was slightly cloudy.

N - A lot of grapefruit and some floral hops. Definitely had a big IPA nose to it.

T - Citriusy hops and some pine. Bitter with a nice, smooth finish.

M - Medium body with a bit of chew.

D - A very good IPA. This beer should be widely distributed. It is an excellent example of the style.

Mar 29, 2010
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jp312 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Aug 18, 2013
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abcramer from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

May 06, 2012
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duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Oct 08, 2013
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mdaschaf from Indiana

4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 26, 2016
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Phillyz from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

May 09, 2013
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George2744 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Mar 27, 2013
Edgar IPA from Bullfrog Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 290 ratings