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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
Ranking:
#3,583
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
285
pDev:
9.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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33
Gots:
28
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Ratings: 285 |  Reviews: 87
Photo of Sammy
3.72/5  rDev -7.9%
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 Knapp85
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of brentk56
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with an amber color and a modest head that retains well and leaves some lace behind

Smell: Piney aroma with some caramel underneath

Taste: Opens with an unusual toffee flavor that hides that bitterness until after the swallow, when the piney elements overwhelm for a time; at the finish, the balance returns and the bitterness gives way to the sweet toffee, which picks up a vanilla character at the close

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: After a while the sweetness of the malt backbones verges on cloying; otherwise, very nice

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Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of largadeer
2.54/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

750ml shared by HopHead84. Thanks, maybe :(

A: Semi-hazy amber with a lasting eggshell-colored head that leaves sticky lace around the rim of the glass.

S: Mineral/metallic, extremely so. Fruity as well - peach and mango come to mind. Light crackery sweetness forms the backbone. This would be decent if not for the harsh metallic overtones.

T/M: Cardboard-like oxidation and a healthy dose of metal. Herbal, grassy hops try to dominate the metal and oxidation, and almost succeed through sheer astringency. Medicinal, bitter, oxidized finish. Yeah, probably one of the worst IPAs I've had. Blah.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a copper color with a nice white head.

S: Fairly hoppy leaning more toward floral and spice, but nothing too overwhelming.

T: A nice bitterness, but not as much as I would expect from an (D)IPA with this much alcohol. The hops that are present are quite nice, but nothing too overwhelming.

M: Medium-bodied with a hefty dose of carbonation.

D: Very, very drinkable considering the high abv and substantial hop presence.

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4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.46/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma citrus, pine, orange, mango, faint resin & malt. Taste sweet malt, tropical fruit, light pine, lemon zest, & resin bitter finish.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub on 12/27/08.

Pours a clear gold with a 1/2 finger or so of brite-white head. Thin creamy retention yields some good looking spotty lace. The aroma is earthy and floral with a touch of pine and spice to it and a thick smelling mix of citrus and caramel behind it.

The taste is similar with a more earthy and peppery hop profile that posesses a bit of a resinous edge to it and is well balanced by a tangy backbone of citrus, caramel, and bread. Finishes with a nice dry lingering bitterness that hangs in the mouth for a bit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a firm carbonation that accentuates the hop profile and keeps things moving across the palette.

A classic IPA from the PA brewpub scene. Well balanced, full flavored, and incredibly quaffable for 8% ABV, a visit to the Bullfrog should always start with a glass of this.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of woodychandler
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is named in response to Poe's story, "The Hop Frog". Also, it seems different from the other IPAs listed for Bullfrog, so I feel justified in adding it as a new entry.
It is cloudy yellow in color, which is not a great look for an IPA. However, as I lean in to take a whiff, it becomes almost painfully apparent that this is a for-sure IPA. Some hairs burned up in my nostrils, but no worries, cauterization is good. Yow! The beer has a very creamy mouthfeel with a great tang on the tongue. The citrus/grapefruit flavor absolutely abounds - in the mouth, on the finish, in the aftertaste. Wonderful.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

With much thanks to a kind NY BA, I am able to enjoy a growler of this beauty. Served cold and poured into multiple pint glasses, this one was consumed on 06/19/2009.

The pour was wonderful. Nice honey colored amber with great clarity to it. A nice two inches of white, sticky foam rises up from the bottom of the glass to sit nicely on top for a good long while. Rich citrus hops welcome me in. Very bright with loads of pineapple notes right up front rich. Rich bready middle runs across the palate before a sharp bite of grapefruit and long drawn out dryness smacks the palate and lets you really just revel in how good an IPA can be. Smooth, mellow, even carbonation, this was a wondeful and quite drinkable, very fresh IPA.

Overall I am not familar with the regular offerings from Bullfrog, but hot damn we have a winner here for sure. This was a wonderful example of how light, complex, and fruity a good IPA can be. I would have no issue at all with trying this one again and again. Simply superb in every way. They should be proud of this offering.

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4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing this growler at the Lancaster County Brewers October meeting. Poured chilled into my tasting glass.

A - A deep amber w/ light tan cap, lace clings well and the bead is fine with good clarity presented

S - A floral herbal nose w/ mild caramel influence and subtle citrus w/ tinges of alcohol in the nose.

M - A creamy feel w/ mild sweet middle. the citrus is noted throughout w/ mild astringent element and subtle alcohol texture

T - The taste has a subtle toast note but more sweet than most w/ mild grapefruit tinge and caramel malt edge w/ a hint of orange rind

D - A great east coast DIPA, very full flavored and smooth w/ good strength. I prefer a more dry texture, but this has all the qualities of a a great hoppy beer -plenty of flavor

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A-4 S-4.5 M-4 T-4 D -4
re review on 5/9 thanks again to tb69 for sharing a growler of this w/ me. Poured chilled into a tulip pint.

A - the color is similar to bourbon with a light golden amber hue and green tea-like shade. The cap is white and comprised of densely packed tight bead. Lace is minimal and clarity is lightly hazed.

S - Strong sweet grapefruity hop odors, mild pine acccent and light malt odors that are sweet with a mellow alcohol presence in the background

M - A moderatetly bitter and astringent feel w/ light toasted grain quality and acidity is pronounced with bitterness level above moderate and it is carried into a finish that is dry w/ mild alcohol warmth

T -The flavor is full of hops and has an orangey taste w/ mild pepper and grapefruit w/ slight sweet flavor and balance of bitter and malty with only a subtle alcohol flavor and resinous citrus hop juiciness w/ mild bite

D -A sweeter American IPA with lots of citrus and strong alcohol toward the end of the pint which detracts slightly but the hops are there and qualifies well for the Imperial IPA style w/ high bitterness. I would probably only go for 1 1/2 pints, so share the growler. I find there are elements of the bottle I prefer in flavor while the dry feel in growler/draft is preferred

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Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of dfhhead25
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler shared by durwoodx. Thanks Darrell!

The beer is clear and bright orange with a small head and minimal lacing. The aroma is primarily of candied citrus fruits. The flavor brings more of the same. The beer is very hop forward, with little malt presence. The feel is a bit sweet and sticky and coats the palate with a lasting bitterness. Overall, another solid beer from Bullfrog.

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Edgar IPA from Bullfrog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 285 ratings
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