5-Alarm Chili | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States
hoppinfrog.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Sabtos on 02-15-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2
Ratings:
4
pDev:
12.29%
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by goblue3509:
Photo of goblue3509
3.34/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Photo of Sabtos
2.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Muddy reddish-brown with a tan film.

Smell is light smokey, roasted poblano pepper.

Spicy but not too hot, 5 Alarm tastes like drinking straight, but safe, chipotle juice, right out of the can from the Latino isle. But again, not as crazy spicy as that can be. Some toffee-like Brown Ale elements attempt to support this relatively strong flavor, but more or less fail to keep this in quaffable beer territory. This is probably too overpowering to go with anything else, but is a fun experiment.

It felt a little serendipitous that we live right by Hoppin Frog, but got to try this collaboration via Siren being at Copper and Kings for the Shelton Brothers Festival. They just recently sent Frog some to pour at the Tasting Room.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.36/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Pours a dirty blonde color, not quite copper. Aroma is spicy, of course, but very chili forward.

The taste is straight hot sauce with just a slight malty "beer" element. The spice is too much for this to be enjoyable even for those who can handle their spice. It pretty much tastes like cayenne powder added to a light bodied ale.

Gimmicky beer overall, and is worth passing up at the brewery. There are far better options to drink there.

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Photo of CPAles
3.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

5-Alarm Chili from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 2.93 out of 5 with 4 ratings