Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale
Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin AleFrog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale
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From:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
 
Ohio, United States
Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #90
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
86
Ranked #18,871
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 12.24%
Ratings:
781
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 28, 2022
Added:
Aug 30, 2009
Wants:
  58
Gots:
  95
SCORE
86
Very Good
Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin AleFrog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale
Notes: None
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4.32 by RBorsato from Virginia on Mar 28, 2022
 
4.2 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Dec 20, 2021
 
3.89 by smithj4 from New York on Oct 27, 2021
 
3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Oct 02, 2021
 
3.88 by Furlinator from California on Sep 28, 2021
 
3.75 by imperialking from Illinois on Sep 27, 2021
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4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

To form an opinion, two twelve ounce cans are emptied into a clear glass liter mug. What first found is a bright and somewhat translucent copper-amber. There's an ideal head on top, just slightly off-white. All those pumpkin pie spices smell like they're in there. There's clove, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and even a starchy presence presumed to be pumpkin, for the nose to take in. The taste is a bold version of what the nose got. This is spicier than most pies and even most other pumpkin beers. Yet, it is delivered in such a rich and smooth body, all that flavor goes across the palate and down enjoyably. Beautiful glass lacing bears witness to that body. The clove and ginger actually put up just a little heat. The relatively high ABV is overwhelmed by all there is to taste and makes the smoothness even more remarkable. Pumpkin spiced beers are a unique style and beer experience. It can be well understood why some drinkers want nothing to do with them. But, if it's to your taste, this is recommended as one of the best and certainly one of the richest tasting you'll find. More than most seasonal offerings, this style changes just about the most from year to year. That's the only caveat here.
Addendum: Returning to the point of how recipes change. Every review of this that rates it a 3 or less, was written more than ten years ago. Not to say those reviews were off, but to reinforce the argument that recipes change. Not to argue that these reviews are somehow invalid, but it would be an asset if Beer Advocate could isolate the most recent renditions of beers that change seasonally.

Sep 12, 2021
 
3.99 by travelguy from Ohio on Aug 15, 2021
 
4.21 by PittBeerGirl from Ohio on Aug 08, 2021
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3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by stevoj from Idaho

Bomber fromTavour. Pour is nothing special, medium amber, bubbly head quickly disappears. Aroma is full and mostly pumpkin, more of the fruit and less of the spice. Taste also reflects these qualities, with a bit more of the spice coming through, although not overwhelming, more of an accent. Nice feel, slick and oily. Finishes with a smidge of warmth.

Jun 03, 2021
 
3.53 by hoppyhoppy from Pennsylvania on Jan 10, 2021
 
3.54 by Buck_Jones from Michigan on Dec 24, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by EnderFett11 from Virginia

Poured moderately hard from a can into a snifter glass, forming less than a finger of off white head that very quickly faded to nothing. Slightly strange, almost neon, orange hazy body. Taste is pumpkin, but almost artificial, a bit strange. A tiny bit boozy. Medium bodied with some carbonation, a little bit oily as well. Overall a drinkable pumpkin ale, but a bit odd.

Nov 05, 2020
 
3.84 by shelby415 from Oregon on Oct 27, 2020
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3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

12oz can. Poured out a dark, dark, brown color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It left minimal lacing. It smelled of pumpkin, cinnamon, brown sugar and allspice. Sweet pumpkin taste with brown sugar, fall spices and a mild bitterness. Crisp and smooth finishing.

Oct 11, 2020
 
4.49 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Oct 10, 2020
 
4.08 by j0hnc2468 from New York on Oct 05, 2020
 
3.99 by WDJersey from Colorado on Sep 21, 2020
 
3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 08, 2019
 
2.75 by bigschoolrecords from Pennsylvania on Jan 06, 2019
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3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by brenn79 from Idaho

22 oz bottle, thanks bro for picking this up through Tavour- Pours lighter than expected, sort of old golden with a small head that reduces to a thin blanket. Aroma is pumpkin spices, and vegetal clearly from the pumpkin. The taste is vegetal, pumpkin puree, spices are there, but clearly in check. Nice easy drinking pumpkin brew with some alcohol heat. I liked it.

Dec 15, 2018
 
3.56 by EMV from Pennsylvania on Nov 05, 2018
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3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Tony210 from New Jersey

*** NOTE: Drink this beer fresh ***
Pours a beautiful pumpkin/copper color, minimal head. Nice pumpkin spice aroma. Flavor is pumpkin-ish, but I think this beer went bad. If so, it is my fault, as I have sat on this for a year or two. My biggest complaint is that there is no bottle date.
I would like to try it again, fresh, as long as there is a bottle date on it.

10/25/18
Bomber, no bottle date
3.5 rating

Oct 26, 2018
 
4 by paulish from New York on Mar 10, 2018
 
3 by AlaskanYoung from Arkansas on Jan 04, 2018
 
3.33 by antman27 from New York on Nov 27, 2017
 
3.91 by user785335 from Florida on Nov 17, 2017
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3.26/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by josanguapo from Spain

From Zombier. In Teku glass. Playing Pilgrim Academy. Pumpkin very noticeable, as well as a strong spicyness that doesnt bother at first but that in second pour it becomes a bit excessive. 66cl is too much, it should come in 33cl format. Nearly no foam when poured

Oct 31, 2017
 
3.75 by NickThePyro from Washington on Oct 20, 2017
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3.01/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by AgentMunky from New York

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a St Bernardus goblet.
3.25/3.5/2.75/2.75/3
Head dissipates almost immediately. Tawny-ruddy clear.
Smells flat, sweet, and very spicy. The ginger and cinnamon leap out.
Taste is surprisingly thin and sour for a 8.4% beer. The spice isn't overwhelming, even if it dominates the flavor, it's a nice sort of touch. Not very sweet, but the gourdness that is there is welcome.
A decent pumpkin beer, but not very well-executed. Would try again if in the mood and hope for better results.

Oct 01, 2017
 
3.87 by mpolewan from Ohio on Sep 24, 2017
 
1.03 by Coho11 from Ohio on Sep 06, 2017
 
4.1 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Aug 30, 2017
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4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by pstam87 from Illinois

Why is this sour?

Aug 18, 2017
 
3.8 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on May 02, 2017
 
3.75 by Noelito76 from New York on Jan 26, 2017
 
3.9 by Damian74 from South Carolina on Jan 04, 2017
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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

Poured to a nonic glass.

A: The body is copper coloured with a non-existent head. I've tried to pour hardly to create a head but no it showed no retention at all. No lacing either.
S: The aroma reminds me clearly of my mom's pumpkin sweet. Nothing else is present.
T: The taste is composed by the sweetness of malts connecting with the tons of pumpkin present here. I find the taste to be very 'in your face' since there's nothing else I can find here. But either way, it's a good taste profile.
M: The body is medium to medium low. Low carbonation. The bitterness in the after taste is mildly pleasing for a sweet beer.
O: It's the first pumpkin ale I drink that's been bottled. Only tried this style on draft. Kinda liking this.

Jan 01, 2017
 
3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York on Dec 15, 2016
 
3.75 by mitch3114 from New York on Dec 10, 2016
Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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