Hoppin' To Heaven IPA | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

very good
454 Ratings
Hoppin' To Heaven IPAHoppin' To Heaven IPA

Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
68 IBU

Added by klewis on 11-08-2006

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Photo of Sammy
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Citrus hoppy aroma. Grapefruit colour with a good head. Very drinkable citrus all of orange-lemon and grapefruit, slightly bitter-pucker aftertaste. Good balance, with sugar,a bit sticky and satisfying finish. Fresh.Appropriate carbonation.

A good iPA, thanks Aofoxxy.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thin head on a hazy copper body with nice lacing. Aroma is near perfect with lots of grapefruit, very tangy and hoppy, nice toasted malt presence and very full on the nose. Very complex flavors and hop profile with citrus hops of grapefruit and pineapple and earthy hops on a well balanced caramel malt base. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Full flavored, complex and well balanced, what more could you want from an IPA. Now just work on the price.

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Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
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 spycow
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a lovely bottle of ipa really. maybe a tad on the expensive side at ten bucks a bomber, but i find myself almost thankful that this isnt stronger in abv, i like it where it is, and am happy to pay for good ipa. orange glowing color with a rising almost nitro looking off white head. some small pieces of yeast dance around in suspension, but i pay them no mind. the nose on this is west coast style, more resinous than bitter, with a nice citric hop oil complex and enough pale malt to give it legs. the flavor is similar. not particularly nuanced hop profile, a little sweet and fruity, lots of sappy oil, i like a simple ipa sometimes, and this is keenly refreshing. medium body is just right in all seasons, and the bubbles are ample. glides down with a long sticky finish. if this was 7 bucks a go, it would be a regular in my fridge. good weekday ipa.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a amberish orange color, the head was thick and foamy. Has a really good retention and lacing. The smell of the beer was a little citric and had some floral notes also. The taste of the beer had a really nice balance of hops and malt I thought. The mouthfeel was pretty bubbly, yet smooth enough to drink pretty quickly. The aftertaste has a really nice hoppy bitterness. Overall I thought this IPA was pretty good. I would probably drink it again.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Highly thirst quenching and sensible throughout, this pure and focused IPA makes for an effortless and quick session.

Hop to Heaven pours with a golden-copper color that takes on orange-like tones. The fairly gentle pour allows for a mild creme of foam to form above the beer. With good staying power and moderate lace, the beer's hazy appearance round out the very common IPA appearance.

Milde-than-usual aromas of red grapefruit, oranges, and pineapple rest just slightly ahead of a moderate caramel and graham cracker base. Lightly fruity aside from hop character, a mango and appricot scent seems to soften and enrichen the hop sharpness.

Much more flavorful than the muted aromas suggest: the juicy hop character of ruby red grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, and appricot commands the zesty beer while softer caramel malts provide just enough support, not to allow the IPA to become all fruit juice. Mild alcohol flavor dries out the malt sweetness in finish for an efforless taste that's just a knotch off from classic ales like Two Hearted Ale.

Medium-full for an IPA as the caramel malt base provides a creamy and bready-sweet texture to start. A quick procession to crisp and zesty fruit acidity and then on to a terse finish of dry malt and crisp bitterness yields a clean closure that allows a quick return to the tumbler.

Perhaps a bit more balanced than most and more popular IPAs, but the slightly higher malt flavor and the light restraint of hops brings the beer a little more in line with American Pale Ales with IPA strength. A delicious beer that's slightly under-valued.

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Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a dark amber with a full on thick head that sticks well and leaves plenty of lace behind

Smell: It's clear that there will be a lot of caramel malt in this IPA as the aroma is balanced between the caramel and the pineapple

Taste: Juicy at the outset, with plenty of orange pineapple juice that builds and is joined by less caramel flavor than I would have imagined from the aroma; by mid-palate, the bitter flavor has dominated and continues to do so after the swallow; the hop flavors lean toward citrus, but there is also a subtle herbal character in there as well

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A very nice IPA that is worthy of this brewery's reputation

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Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber tone into a pint glass. Webby lacing rings the sides, and a good 2-3 finger cascading head forms right out of the bottle. Not especially thick or syrupy, the texture is just right. Languid streams of carbonation drift up from the bottom of the glass.

Aroma is pine at first, but this dissipates in time, giving way to a lightly fruity apricot, and a more resiny aroma.

First sip is lightly bitter with the generous dosage of hops involved. Apricot again in the middle, with a light biscuity malt. Residual dry herbal hops in the finish.

Carbonation is smooth on the palate, very agreeable. It wasn't hard to finish one bomber, but at $7, two may be slightly cost-prohibitive for a session.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of zeff80
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden-orange color with a small, thin, white head of foam. It left behind patchy trails of lace.

S - It smelled citrusy and floral with a caramel maltiness.

T - This IPA has a nice roasted malt backbone to provide the sweetness. Citrusy hops give it a bitter kick to balance things out.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A light to medium-bodied IPA.

D - Another good brew from Hoppin' Frog. This is a really easy drinking IPA.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +7%
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 olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of nickfl
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - One finger of white foam on a perfectly clear, copper colored body. The head settles quickly and leaves decent lace.

S - Juicy hop aroma of grapefruit and pineapple with a hint of pine. Lots of sweet, toasted malt as well.

T - Equal parts malt and hops compete for dominance up front. Pine hops meet up with caramel malt and eventually overcome the sweetness with notes of basil and grapefruit. The finish is full of pine hop notes, balanced by dry, toasted malt that leaves a lingering note of grapefruit and light tobacco on the tongue.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - A nice, drinkable IPA. Assertive hops are kept in check by bready malt flavor that makes for a well balanced finish. Every bit as well made and drinkable as the IPAs from bigger names like Bells and Stone; however, with that sort of competition out there, this is going to have to get a lot cheaper and easier to come by for it to become a regular option for me.

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Photo of oberon
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
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 TheManiacalOne
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 5/16/09 at Doherty's East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of strong floral hops, caramelized malts and fruity citrus.

T: The taste is very hoppy up front. Then the sweet flavors of citrus and caramel come in next and there's a hearty malt character that brings a good balance. The after-taste is hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, excellent representation of style, this is a very good beer to drink for an entire evening.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of billab914
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Poured a hazy light amber/gold color with a huge foamy head almost overflowing from the glass. Very good head retention and lacing on the glass.

The aroma is full of spicy, earthy, citrusy hops. The taste has a little more resiny pine flavors but is also big on the citrus and the slightly spicy and earthy American hops. The finish is bitter with some slight malt flavors peeking through.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good, it was a good tasting hoppy IPA that showcases the American hops used pretty well. Good drinking and tasting IPA that I'd buy again if the price was reasonable.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, coppery body with a small, off-white head.

Smell: Spicy, somewhat citric-smelling aroma offset by a handful of pale malts.

Taste: Pale maltiness with a mild sweetness and a touch of toasted grains. Citrus, spicy hop character with a big leap of assertive hop bitterness. Dry, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: It's no Frogger, but for an India Pale Ale, it's pretty solid.

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