Hoppin' To Heaven IPA
Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Hoppin' To Heaven IPAHoppin' To Heaven IPA
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American IPA
Ranked #3,646
Ranked #18,429
3.85 | pDev: 11.95%
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States
Very Good
Hoppin' To Heaven IPAHoppin' To Heaven IPA
Notes: 68 IBU
Reviews: 233 | Ratings: 456 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Dolph1979:
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Photo of Beaver13
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark golden orange with a HUGE rocky creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is bubblegum and some caramel malts, with some fruity and floral hops. Tropical fruits come out as it warms.

The flavor is bready caramel malts, some sweet tangy bubble gum, and a little tropical fruit with a lot of burnt resiny bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an interesting IPA. I like it more than the initial sip suggested. It's definitely not the usual blend of flavors I prefer.

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Photo of ultrasrs
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of aanakinskywalker
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue II:

Hazy pale orange-amber color, head retention is up to snuff with a lively clinging lace. Orangey, heavy citric zest and grapefruit rind hop aroma, hint of raw honey and fresh baked bread in the back. Smooth with a mellow crispness in its medium body. Thick, oily and semi-pungent hop character drops a substantial amount of bitterness but more flavor, the sharpness comes quick and leaves quick, then the layers of flavor peel back. There is malt here, biscuity flavors are in the forefront. Slight maltiness or sweetness is there, but the bitterness smacks it down. Grapefruit rind, bitter orange peel, pine sap, herbal and a veggie leafy puckering tone that just pulls everything off the taste buds when it circles back to bitterness to the point of being semi-astringent. Finishes really dry with a trail of mineral and leaf.

This IPA is glove-off style, meaning the hop flavor jabs your taste buds here and there but it is ultimately the bitterness that comes around and finishes your palate off.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy off-white head that settles a film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Tiny particles of sediement are seen suspended in the beer after the pour. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus fruit, candied citrus zest, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice citrus forward hop qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
4.44/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Hazy still orange body, topped by a level thick three finger slab of dense whipped froth. Good lace.

Nice big assertive citrus aroma heavy on the orange comes out of the bottle from across the table.

Taste kicks off with a solid slather of semi-sweet malt down the center of the tongue. Then the hops explode to create a mouth covering fruity tingle, with a solid but not overpowering bitter bie at the swallow.

Mouthfeel is a tad to the light size, not a flaw, but not a real assest either.

Delightfully drinkable. Goes down too quick, give me more.

A juicy fruity bitter IPA withbalance. If its not heaven, its a nice stop along the way.

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Photo of Spider889
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Honey brown color, low rising head, fairly low on carbonation leaving behind spotted lace. Fairly hazy brew.

Smells of pine - syrupy and resinous. Lots of nice bitter fruit notes as well.

Fruity, full of tangerine, pineapple, and sour apple flavor throughout. Nice caramel malt for balance, and not too bitter compared to other HF IPAs.

Light carbonation for an IPA, semi-chewy due to the stickiness and malt of this brew, dry aftertaste.

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Photo of oberon
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had the Mean Manalishi awhile back and honestly was not overly impressed,I grabbed this (new to my area)to see if this was better.Poured into a imperial nonic a hazed burnt orange with chunkies and flaties swirlin about,a nice firm one finger head atop that settles into a creamy mass.Hop dominates the nose wich is expected in a spicy kinda way with some citric notes as well,a caramel/biscuit base is very prevelent as well.Flavors start out very good,citric with a bit of resin,caramel hold up well and lends flavor support.The problem with this beer was the abrupt finish it just seemed to have not much of a finish.Hmm not sure what to think,it has alot of things going for it and then abruptly ends,still not bad.

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Photo of mdaschaf
2.93/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to THECPJ for the share. Review from notes 12/3/10.

A: Pours a deep copper color with an a 2-3 finger chunky white head that lasts for a very long time and leaves some nice lacing. Scoring the appearance turns difficult because there are large chunks of floaties in this one.

S: Little bit of citrus and some pine, but much maltier than usual for the style and the alcohol is pretty obvious.

T: Has a nice tangerine flavor, but the alcohol is pretty present again, and gets stronger as the beer warms.

M/D: Slightly lighter than medium bodied with good carbonation. The tangerine flavor was really nice, but the alcohol presence was a real problem for me, making it tough to get through.

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Photo of Dogbrick
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoppin' Frog's IPA pours a deep orange-amber color with a thick and fluffy off-white head that features a big popcorn-looking burst in the center. The head slowly diminishes and there is a thin sheet of lacing on the glass. Floral aroma of fresh hops, citrus and some herbs. Medium-bodied and a little creamy with flavors of floral hops and earthy malts primarily, with touches of herbs, spices and citrus in the background. The finish is soft and sweet with malt and toffee and leaves a lingering hoppy bitterness behind. Enjoyable all around.

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Photo of ddibrita
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Golden honey color. Thick head that subsides quickly.

S- I'm getting some hops, but very little citrus. However, there is a freshness quality here.

T- Pretty much like i smelled. Not much citrus. Slightly bitter finish, but very drinkable. I'm enjoying this, but not loving it.

M- nice mouthfeel. This is one of my favorite parts of this beer.

O- Overall not bad. I would drink again, but would not seek it out.

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Photo of quasimoto
2.06/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Deep amber color w/ a big fluffy head.

S - Strong grassy/piney notes, a lot of oxidation, and toasty caramel notes in the back ground.

T - Thin sweet, bland cardboard or Amarillo hops, that makes it taste like paper. Some floral notes. I'm hoping its bad bottling.

M - Thin light, and flat. Very lack luster.

D - Fred, I hope this is just one bad bottle, and all of them are not like this.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a slightly hazed copper orange glowing amber hue large sand tinted cream head forms thick with large bubbles. After a sturdy pour the head arose above the rim of the glass maintaining rocky dimpled textures. Head dwindles slowly leaving behind scant amounts of scattered lacing. Aromatics deliver floral, pine, and citrus like notes, what a fresh and snappy hop aroma. Hints of biscuit and slight caramel malts are evident but this is an IPA, so of course the hops shine. As it warms the citrus peel and fresh cut grass edges take over, really nice stuff. Flavor wise I was expecting a ton of hop bitterness and flavor but I'm quite shocked to find a large dose of malts and hops in balance with one another. Sure the bitter grapefruit peels with herbal hop notes, but sweet biscuit malts arise and bring a really evident bread like grist filled malt profile. Not much in the way of lingering bitterness here hop wave comes and finishes with mild hop bitterness yet remains balanced with sweetness as well. Mouthfeel medium bodied with even soft carbonation some sugary sweetness lingers in the finish weighing me down just a bit. Drinkability is solid good for an occasional bomber but I'd rather live off of BORIS the Crusher when comparing two beers from the same brewery.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - sunset orange/amber pour, three fingers of pillowy foam. Recedes, leaving craters across the top and creating a very uneven surface with clumps of lace strewn about.

Aroma - fruity, fresh and juicy hops, like pineapple, orange, and a hint of pine.

Taste - good base malts. Sweet caramel, toasty. The hops segue the sweetness to usher in the fruity side first. On the swallow, they go bitter with dryness, grapefruit rind, and some warming alcohol. A nice ring of hoppiness at the finish with a little reprise of biscuity grain. A little sharp but tasty. Has an almost peppery flavor as it warms.

Mouthfeel - smooth, its got a little weight to it, could use a little more though.

Drinkability - a finely balanced and drinkable IPA. Pushing the abv yes, but this bomber went fast.

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Photo of Spica66
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A; Slightly golden, huge head retention, lots and lots of (hop?) bits floating around in the beer.

S: A huge citrusy hops nose. Can't really smell much else.

T: Very hoppy. Reminds me of grapefruit instantly. Really stays with you, too.

M: Proper for the style.

D: My disappeared pretty quickly!

At $9 for the bomber, it was definitely worth it. Father Ian thought so , too.

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Photo of chipsbr
4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I love IPA’s. Hoppin To Heaven India Pale Ale one of the best new one’s I’ve tried this year.

I will go back to buy more tomorrow. If I would have known it was this good I would have bought more.

Pours with a nice head. There is a nice color to the beer. There is not a overwhelming surge of hops when the beer first hits your tongue. The Hops ( Cascade/Columbus) then explode off the back of your tongue. This is a very good tasting IPA. The aroma is not a strong as some IPA’s. Hoppin To Heaven India Pale Ale is a easy drinking IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of TexIndy
4.36/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber that I brought back from Indy. No dating info. Was a deep orange amber color - very opaque. Tons of carb in center of glass feeding the foam. Excellent lacing that sticks around. It had a large light beige head that very slowly settled to a thick carb fed foam.

The aroma was very pleasing. Citrus and spicy hops with caramel malt backbone. Some pine resin as well as it warmed up. The taste was solid. Good moderate hop bite that doesn't shred your tongue. Starts off with a good malt base and then the hops kick in. Get the bite and then the tongue resets for the next drink. Large amount of carbonation in the mouthfeel. Almost too much as I had to burb after almost every drink.

Overall, an excellent AIPA from a really good brewery. I've had this and B.O.R.I.S from them lately and both were outstanding. Gonna have to find some more of their beers. Highly recommend. If available here, I could see couple bottles a year of this in my rotation. Will need to get more on next trip up north.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange peel, orange rind, tangerine, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with big citrus hop presence with moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange peel, orange rind, tangerine, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of earthy floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, citrus rind, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of citrus hop flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent IPA. All around nice balance and complexity of hop flavors with a moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Gavage
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a dark orange color with a short 1/2" head that breaks apart quickly. Some mild lacing develops.

Smell: some citrus, caramel, and fruitiness sweetness are mild on the nose.

Taste: caramel, mild citrus, fruit sweetness, decent bitterenss, and a bit of breadiness makes up a mellow IPA. This is a bit thinner than expected on the malt presence.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp throughout. A bit dry at the finish. Thinner side of a medium bodied beer. Aftertaste is short.

Drinkability: decent IPA, but not one I would want to make a session beer. Worth a look.

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Photo of bogus564
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 fl oz, poured into a pint glass.

Just saw some weird highlights; the Patriots, Jets and Falcons lost, the Bills, Raiders and Lions won. USA also lost the Solheim Cup. Time for a beer.

Reddish amber in color, with an aggressive pour, one third of the glass is wheat-colored head that lasts awhile before leaving lace on the sides of the glass.

Mercifully, I smell citrus hops as the leader. I prefer them over piny hops, so it makes me happy. I'm not catching anything in the way of malt sweetness, so I'm sure it'll have to show up in the taste portion of the review.

Pretty good, not outstanding in the taste department. I get grapefruit, orange, pine, a little grass, and lightly roasted malt (very light). The proportions are good, so I'm happy with it.

Mouthfeel is what I'd expect from an IPA. It's medium- to full-bodied, well-carbonated, washes over the palate fairly well, leaves a dry, somewhat piny finish. There's something kind of medicinal in the finish that keeps it from receiving a higher mark.

Overall, good, not outstanding, IPA. I like, but don't love, the balance of flavors in this beer. I will say, though, it goes killer with nachos. Enjoy.

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