Hoppin' To Heaven IPA | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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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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Ratings: 454 |  Reviews: 232
Photo of mdagnew
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

650ml bottle bought online from Beermerchants.com

Poured a dark amber colour. Light tan head poured quite loose and faded quickly to almost nothing... barely any carbonation and very little lacing...

Aroma - Grassy and piney hops, good caramel maltiness, faint nuttiness, some light buttery traces, ground pepper, floral honey notes, some herbal hints, some saltiness, grapefruit and citrus fruitiness...

Taste - Quite malty first then the piney and grassy hops come to the fore... some sweet honey traces, grapefruit and orange fruitiness, toasted bread traces, quite floral, some saltiness, the faintest of metallic notes..

M&D - Quite crisp and dry... light / medium bodied... Very refreshing and drinkable and very sessionable...

Overall - A very good APA - nothing groundbreaking just a good, clean well made APA... recommended...

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Photo of hopsolutely
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

No indication of brewing date on bottle, but it was a marked down price ($8.50!?), which may not be the best indication of freshness (albeit only purchased in PA this morning)...

The sediments poured in coagulated clumps across the entire bottle, so although the taste was magnificent the appearance was not what I imagine the brewer would have wished.

Beautiful hoppy & citrus aroma followed by a delightful taste - malty sweet followed by hoppy bitter. Surprised to read it's 68 IBU, but overall a delightfully well balanced APA. Would like to try another bottle, without the lumps.

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Photo of Sideswipe
2.88/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Received in a box from Palmej1, thanks Jacob! From a bomber into my RR pint glass.

A- Hard pour yields a two inch head of off white foam. Head recedes gradually. No lacing to speak of. The beer is Dark amber color.

S- I have to work to detect much of an aroma. I'm getting sweet bready malt and very faint citrus.

T- Malt forward. Buiscuty sweetness, followed by a decidedly orange citrus presence. Slight bitterness enters stage left, but is quickly balanced by the malt bill. Finishes sweet and juicy.

M- Carbonation is a bit lacking for a single iPA. This gives the feel a big juicy quality, if that makes sense. Different for the style.

D- Not bad. ABV is totally hidden. The beer is refreshing.

Overall: Meh. Not a bad beer, just not overly memorable. I can't find a date on the bottle, so I don't know how much age this has on it. Could be I got an old one. Glad I got to try this, but I wouldn't seek it out again.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.36/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the bottle, giant foam... desperate to escape, giving off a nice brown golden honey color, but also slight opaqueness. Big lacing on this with soap like cream bubbles, good looking but the cloudiness throws me off, I don't expect that in an IPA.

Smell. Incredibly varied. First a big bread slightly of toast quality, perhaps rye bread like, Fruit and hop balance specificaly citrus orange, consisting of big orange on the nose upon bigger inhales, closer upon taste is a whiff of vanilla.

Upon quenching, the orange taste comes out, a very big fresh orange juice quality mixed with hop/bread balance. Afterfinish is a classic grapefruit quality. Also some chew and good texture in this beer. Bread smell unfortunately is lost in the taste which is unfortunate. If it was there it would have been exceptional.

Drinkability is very high.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
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 polio
4.85/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is amazing!
As soon as i took a sip of this beer it became my favorite.
This beer smells so sweet and hoppy.
Drinking this beer is everything i love in beer. It is sweet, and you can taste the hops. i love IPAs and this embodies everything about an IPA that i love.

Go try this beer and love it.

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Photo of Wisconsinality
3.03/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bomber poured into imperial pint.

Warning: we got a gusher here.

A- Pours a dark hazy orange with a huge head. I had to wait for the head to settle a few times after the bottle had gushed immediately upon opening. The head stuck around for a long time and left some lacing.

S- A good amount of hops and spice. There is also some orange and decent malt. There also seems to be a flowery scent, maybe lavender.

T- The hops are more subdued in the taste as the malt seems to balance them out. The spice is present again and a touch of sweetness that reminds me of honey. Again, the flowery presence is there.

M- Medium bodied that feels less carbonated than it looks. No hop bite to speak of.

D- It would be higher but half the bottle was wasted due to it being a gusher. Nicely balanced but nothing really special about this beer.

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Photo of atigerlife
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy, slightly orange/brown. 2 finger light brown creamy head. Good lasting power and lacing.

Aroma of pine and orange.

Taste is pine, orange, malt, spice and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very dry.

Overall, drinkable but one bottle is enough. The dryness tends to get a little much to take.

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Photo of IndolentReader
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Rich and golden; a bit cloudy
S: Not overwhelming, subtle aromas (almost grassy?)
T: One of the smoother IPAs I've tasted. Very tasty
M: Lingering; seems to get stronger with age
D: Overall, very good. I tend to agree with the majority of ratings in that this is a good one.

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Photo of Spider889
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
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 Franz4
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- very nice translucent golden color, poured a huge head that dissipated slowly, nice lacing, head has actually stayed around until I completed writing this review--

S- a floral, citrus, hoppy aroma that hints at a bit more body than your average IPA. Pine notes with just a touch of menthol in there as well.

T- tastes like a floral, hoppy, piney, citrusy combination that hits the back of the mouth strongly, but has enough balance to remain drinkable

M- hits the mouth with some serious carbonation, different areas of the mouth experience this beer very differently

D- This brew reminded me of why it took so long for me to acquire a taste for IPAs...that being said, this is an enjoyable IPA, although I probably coudn't do multiple in an evening.

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Photo of beergod1
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm reading some of these reviews, and I'm not agreeing with most of them. This is a good IPA, but the majority says "A good balance" and "Sweet malty finish". I Didn't taste ANY malt....hop hop hop. That's it. A very good Hop, but no balance what so ever. Maybe an odd bottle? It poured Copper/Orange, with a dense head, nice lacing....I let it sit aside while it warmed a little, and the aroma was smacking me in the face from 2 feet away. But no matter how warm it got, still All Hop. Not necessarily a bad thing, just not what "Most" other people are writing about.
I have to try another and review again.

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Photo of Florida9
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark, hazy, brownish gold. Pours with an enormous light tan head. Excellent retention and copious amounts of lacing.

S: Predominantly pine and citrus, with some spicy hops.

T: Pine and pine resin. A moderate amount of caramel malt. Wood. Moderate to heavy bitterness.

M: Medium in weight with heavier carbonation. Dry with a clean finish.

D: An easy drinking IPA with a good balance of malt to hop. Can't say this one would stand out for any reason in particular, but it is a clean, well-balanced IPA.

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Photo of herman77
3.15/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

*Review from 9/5*

A: Deep honey orange with a huge head. Very hazy and tons of carbonation bubbles ripping up, tons of floaties. There are so many floating chunks that its a little unappealing. Lots of sticky lacing.

S: Thick carmel malt and sweet apple. It pretty much smells like a carmel apple. Not really getting any sort of hop aroma...weird.

T: Lightly sweet toffee malt, bread malt and then the bitter hops smash through and take over. Some hop spice/pepper notes as well. Almost a tart sourness near the end. Pine and very bitter floral hops in the finish that makes the mouth dry.

M: Lighter body and very carbonated. Fizzy bubbles tickle the tongue a little too much.

D: Poor drinkability because of the extremely high carbonation which is very unfortunate.

I'm not sure if there was something off with this bottle and/or it was just extremely old. It was my first offering from Hoppin' Frog and hopefully my two bottles of BORIS that I brought back from Myrtle Beach will not disappoint the way this one did.

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Photo of farrago
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Nice two fingers of tan microfoam, delicate in appearance, like a flaky croissant, looks full until you poke that first whole in the crust, that said, pretty good retention and more sheets down the glass sides than lacing per se. Pumpkin orange color, pleasing shine with a slight fade to yellow at the rims, mildest of haze to it, few visible bubbles. Odd for an IPA, leads with accents of cocoa and mocha powder before busting out the tangerine, pink grapefruit citrus, pine and guava, pineapple, nectarine, persimmon fruit scents, waft of pepper and dried herbs, light earthiness and peat moss, admirably stays on the middle path, neither too hoppy nor malty. Full-bodied, you always know it's there without undue weight, never tiresome. Sweet tangerine, lime, grapefruit citrus cushions the pine and grassiness. Cocoa, milk chocolate, caramel do not sweeten the pot too much. The carbonation has above average activity which tends to shorten the staying power of the apricot, peach, nectarine, mango, green apple fruit, likewise its potential for more tropical bite. Floral dimension more a palate residue than main presence. Smooth without rough edges, easy to drink and welcome as an IPA not trying to be a DIPA. Which happens less and less.

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Photo of livewire78
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold amber. Head exploded into a massive overkill of foam.

Smelled like most other IPA's except there was nothing spectacular going on. All the citrus was there but I wasn't wowed like I have been.

It tasted good. Not great, and not bad. Again just like many other IPA's but this didn't have a calling card in the flavor profile like a lot of others do. It's not like the flavors were blended into each other perfectly either. Good just not too impressive.

Felt decent in the mouth. Carbonation was a little overdone for me but that's just me.

A good beer. Not a great beer or bad beer. Pretty much average for the style. Kinda like that cute, chubby girl in the corner- you could take her home and have a great time but if you left without her it wouldn't be any huge loss.

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Photo of beer2day
3.35/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Steady gold pour with frothy 2-finger light airy cream head. Good retention. Nice, thick lace.

Floral hops with citrus underneath come out in the nose. Orange-tangerine understate strong floral tones.

Light up front. Gets very tart, almost sour, in the finish. Hop burn comes in very late, but sourness really overcomes the hops here. Not what I was anticipating at all.

Cream body with a strong fizz in the end.

One and done on this one.

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Photo of gatornation
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a slightly hazy copper color with a small head some clingy lacing nothing outstanding here..smell is good its pine and citrus with some caramel and malt nice hop smell also..the taste is the same its pine and hops right off with citrus and floral notes it finishes with malt and a nice bitter taste ..mouthfeel is just right for an ipa its bold on the hops and nicely balanced in all flavors..this is a solid ipa but a 2nd tier one its good but not a go to one..it is one to enjoy however..if available where i lived it would be on the rotation 4 me

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Photo of Yesac
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Very clear amber orange. Well defined medium-large sized off white head.

S- Strong wet hops overall and on the nose, slight toasty malt and caramel.

T- Big sweet wet hop punch on the nose. Strong bitter hops throughout with hints of caramel and toasted malt. This drinks like an DIPA.

M- Medium-thick mouthfeel. Slightly sticky. Great coating on palate and good aftertaste.

D- Big characteristic beer for an American IPA. Everything from its color aroma and taste.. its an overall great brew and a pleasure to drink. The low 6.8% ABV is well hidden and makes this an even more sessionable beer.

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Photo of Norfawkers
4.94/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very solid and versaile IPA if you don't mind the slightly inflated price

Appearance: Orange-golden and unfiltered with minimal head

Smell: Hoppy goodness, citrus, and pine

Taste: Even more hoppy goodness with a slightly malty back

Mouthfeel: Strangely enough, it's missing the bitter kick up front; smooth and mellow

Drinkability: It's a crescendo of hops, very sippable but mellow enough to have with a meal

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Photo of John_M
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the drafting room the other day.

The beer pours a peachy orange color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose I get some light citrus, pepper and honey, which is attractive. However, it really didn't prepare me for the flavor profile, which is great. I get a decided peach and apriocot flavor, that is nicely balanced by a considerable amount of hoppy bitterness. The beer starts off with some slight sweetness, but that sweetness is not at all overdone, and the hoppy bitteness dries this beer our very quickly. This has to be one of the least malty/sweet IPA's I've come across East of the Mississippi. Mouthfeel is light and almost creamy, and drinkability is outstanding. This is just an altogether lovely IPA, that imparts a boatload of hoppy goodness without any alcohol heat on the finish. Really delicious on draft... I do not recall the bottle version being nearly as good (even though I just noticed now that I gave it an indentical score...:-).

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a thin head and some slight lacing. Smells quite herbal with a touch of creaminess and a touch of citrus. Lots of dill and some savory notes in the smell- little sweetness. Tastes similar- lots of herbalness, some citrus, light on the malt, and the slightest bit watery. Solid beer, but could use a touch more oomph or sweetness.

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

Pours a cloudy orange with thick head. Some lacing down the side. Lots of sediment in this beer. Smells of citrusy grapefruit hops. Taste has the citrus hops, with some pine and caramel malt. This is quite hoppy as I can taste the hops for a while after each sip. The body may be slighty thin, but this goes down really easy. A well done IPA.

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Photo of tr4nc3d
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into my pint glass

The appearance was that of a hazy copper color with some light orange mixed in. The pour produced a very huge four inch slightly off-white frothy head. This had great head retention that lasted for quite a while and as it subsided it left patches of lacing scattered on the sides of my glass.

The aroma was that of citrus fruits with the likes of grapefruit, orange zest, slight lemon, pink bubblegum, and last but not least those pine needle bitterness hops.

The taste is slightly sweet upfront with the likes of ruby grapefruit, oranges, and some lemon. Coming through the middle is the pine needle bitterness hops I got in the aroma. Finishing off the taste is a slight pink bubblegum flavor, but the pine needle bitterness pretty much stays throughout.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with slightly above average carbonation. Bitterness on this one would be set as above average.

Overall it was an ok IPA but nothing to spectacular, and I wish I saw a little more balance.

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

Poured in to Duvel tulip

A - Slightly hazy yellow colour with a tinge of orange. Half a finger of creamy white head that dissipated quickly.

S - An explosion of bitter hops - citrus: grapefruit and orange with some earthiness. No discernible malt backbone in the nose.

T - Bitter citrus hops up front: grapefruit & orange rind with some pine as well. Slight sweet malt backbone that is only barely evident.

M - Light to medium body, lightly carbonated.

D - One of the best IPAs I have had in a quite a while.

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