Hoppin' To Heaven IPA | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
454 Ratings
Hoppin' To Heaven IPAHoppin' To Heaven IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
68 IBU

Added by klewis on 11-08-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
454
Reviews:
232
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
12.01%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
33
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 454 |  Reviews: 232
Photo of Washuffizi98
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: The body is golden, brown copper-ry cristalline with a beige head. No lacing. Good head retention.
S: The smell is really good. There's many things in here but everything's ver well balanced. Great fine hops.
T: Hoppy as a normal American IPA but with smaller tones of citrus and pine. I'd say the taste is very minimal. But great.
M: Tremendously velvety, awesome carbonation and great bitterness in mouth. Really smooth.
O: Great, great beer. Probably my best American IPA ever.

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Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorreg
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottspencer
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Big_V
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of REY_CORTEZ
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darwin232
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Ryan_Klink
2.97/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Too much sediment for my taste, but overall a decent American IPA. I will need to try again and pour more carefully the next time.

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Photo of charcarias
3.19/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of smaddock
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clear, copperish body with gushing head and lace patches everywhere. Aroma is mostly citric hops and a little bit of spice comes from the hops. More of a dry, citric based spicy IPA as the sweet and bread malts are minimal at best. Decent sipping IPA although the hops are not the most flavorful.

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Photo of Bartos
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AndyBeerGuy
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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 BcOneSeven
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Kquintond
4.36/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of weezarc
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of harryhops
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of biegaman
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hoppin' To Heaven does indeed have a bright, angelic shine and puffy white clouds for head. It's not all sunshine, however, as the beer's orange tone is actually quite muddied. The storm of sediment brewing at the bottle's bottom was easy to spot; a slow, mindful pour kept most at bay but some degree of murkiness looks like it was inevitable.

The aroma, true to the beer's name, is pure heaven. A pure, clean, and concentrated maltiness is sprinkled with the floral scents of a wet spring meadow as well as zestful, tropical notes of freshly sliced citrus fruits. I got so carried away smelling it I ended up with foam on my nose! (Honestly)

American IPAs presuppose that the hops will overwhelm, if not ravage all other elements of the beer. But this malt bill is putting up one hell of a fight. Crunchy caramel, butterscotch, and custard were the first flavours to hit my palate - the pine needle, over-ripe citrus, and damp grass ones of the hops followed after (though these are what ultimately see the taste out).

Nonetheless, the pudding and baked sweetness have staying power, like a note on the guitar sustained through distortion at the end of a song; the orange rind, pineapple skin, and grapefruit pith have worthy competition. In fact, the malts also restrain the alcohol percentage (6.8%) to being formidable only on paper. If you believe in "sessionable" IPAs this, surely, is one.

There's a ton of great beer made in Ohio - and Hoppin' Frog offerings are among the most worthy of being shipped, smuggled, guzzled, or lugged in suitcases. And at a time where I've begun to find American IPAs somewhat monotonous I can't quite explain my exhilaration with Hoppin' To Heaven. But I'm leaving the scores as they stand. This is about as divine as the style gets.

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Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Hoppin' To Heaven IPA from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
3.83 out of 5 based on 454 ratings.
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