Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin AleFrog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale
BA SCORE
71.3%
Liked This Beer
3.84 w/ 752 ratings
Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin AleFrog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by orbitalr0x on 08-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,498
Reviews:
267
Ratings:
752
Liked:
536
Avg:
3.84/5
pDev:
12.24%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
94
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 752 |  Reviews: 267
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thin head on a hazy copper with golden hue body. Aroma of brown sugar spices and pumpkin. Fresh pumpkin, pumpkin pie, no booze really, light brown sugar flavors hitch are very clean, not too sweet or sour. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty standard but many if these go overboard with the sour fresh pumpkin flavor but this one is balanced well with pumpkin pie sweetness.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.97/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to recall1242 for sending me this one!

Pours a clear honey orange with a 1/2 inch fizzy off-white head that settles to nothing. No lacing on this one whatsoever. Smell is very spice forward with the cinnamon coming across as cinnamon flavored gum. I am also getting some minor malt and pumpkin aromas. Taste is of cinnamon gum right off the bat, followed by other pumpkin pie spices. Actual malt and pumpkin flavors are very subdued overall. This beer does have a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is just not a very good beer. All the components are average or above but all together this beer is too one dimensional with the overwhelming spice (especially cinnamon) smells and tastes.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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

a big bold pumpkin beer, perhaps not the most unique in terms of flavor, but its also one of the least offensive big pumpkin beers ive had. it pours clear bright bright orange, moreso than any other pumpkin beer ive imbibed. couple inches of white head on top, but it fades fast. the nose features some allspice and fresh ginger, a tad lighter on the cinnamon than most. dont smell the pumpkin at all. pumpkin comes in the flavor, sweeter and roasty, brown sugary, buttery. its fall in a glass thats for sure, but the alcohol strength stands out pretty heavily. i enjoyed the aftertaste of this, where the spices continue to evolve. mouthfeel is a little undercarbonated i think, but on the whole, feels about right for what it is. a little overpriced too at 11 bucks a bomber, but its a tasty fall beer.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of djrn2
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Knapp85
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours out as a golden copper color, almost has a little amber tone as well. The head was nice and left a good lacing down the glass. The smell was spicy, lots of clove and some other autumn spices coming off of it. The taste was nearly all clove to me. I wasn't able to get much pumpkin at all from this brew. The flavors just didn't seem balanced in this one for me. The mouthfeel was pretty good. The overall on this brew is that there seemed to be too much of one spice coming through which hindered my thoughts on this brew.

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is yellowish orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin head that quickly faded away, leaving only some lacing on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of pumpkins and pumpkin spices (allspice and nutmeg seem to stand out in particular.)
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has a good balance between the flavors of pumpkins and spices. There is a light amount of bitterness and no noticeable sweetness.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Considering its strength, this beer is very easy to drink because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

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

Although Pumpkin Ales have not been my thing, I must say that it is refreshing to have some quality ones on the market.

Frog's Hollows has a firm base beer (Pale Ale or Amber Ale with lower hopping rates) with caramel sweetness backed by fresh bread malts. Light toast early with a cookie dough middle and a crisp cracker-like finish. The pumpkin notes come through in the malts and meld well with the caramels and breads without giving the bland vegital taste that Pumpkin Ales usually give. Spices of clove and nutmeg are much more than just subtle and kinda take charge of the beer (a little more restraint here would have been nice). The cinnamon and subtle yeasty spices get lost in the mix.

I applaude Hoppin' Frog for using true pumpkin fruits and a quality base beer. They didn't need all that spice because the flavors that make this beer work are already there. This is definately not the grainy-sweet concoctions with harsh spices added and then pretending it's a Pumpkin beer. It is consistent across the board and that gives me a lot of confidence with the beer. This is pumpkin pie in a class and a joy to drink. A seriously fun beer.

Thanks Boatshoes!

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Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Sebastian for tossing this one my way as a freebie...

Contrary to popular opinion, this seems to have held up well over the last 6 months.

Deep hazy orange amber with super micro suspended sediment. Two fingers of foam that rise just to the rim of the Duvel tulip. It sinks back to the surface, leaving a few drips and spots on the glass. The skim stays unbroken for awhile.

Roasted pumpkin, nutmeg, cardamom, hint of bubblegum. I'm almost getting the browned crust in there too, and a hint of brown sugar sweetness. So far so good.

Full bodied and dry, some bitterness and light astringency, but not distracting. Spices linger in the finish, distinct nutmeg and cinnamon. It's a big beer, but still more drinkable than other overspiced versions of the style. Double Pumpkin is fairly balanced, with no indication of the higher abv.

The body has some slickness to it, like a hefeweizen. Reminds me of a weizenbock actually. Pretty nice, i'll look for this again in the Fall.

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Photo of brentk56
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a one finger head that fades away while leaving a bit of splashy lace

Smell: Although the brew is spice-laden, with vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar dominant, there is a bit of pumpkin underneath

Taste: Spices, up front, dominate the flavor profile, with vanilla and brown sugar overwhelming, along with the cinnamon and nutmeg underneath and ginger/allspice tagging along; the vanilla finishes up but there is very little pumpkin going on here as it is all about the spices

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Although the alcohol is well hidden, so is the pumpkin and this beer ultimately overwhelms with the spices

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Photo of oline73
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy orangish amber with a layer of off white head that fades away quickly.

Smell: Some pumpkin and malt, but the main element here is the spice.

Taste: Sweet malt and a mild bitterness balance each other pretty well. Some pumpkin and lots of spice. Nutmeg, clove, anise, and cinnamon. Spice flavor stays through the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a slick finish.

Overall: This is a really solid pumpkin beer. Lots of pie spice and well balanced.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of superspak
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2013 vintage bottling. Pours lightly cloudy bright orange amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big pumpkin, toast, brown sugar, caramel, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, bread, and herbal earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, pumpkin, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of pumpkin, brown sugar, caramel, toast, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, bread, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, caramel, toast, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of pumpkin, malt, and spice notes; with a good malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good imperial pumpkin ale. All around well balance pumpkin, malt, and spice flavors; and very smooth the sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of oberon
2.67/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Iam not sure if I got a bad bottle but Iam gonna review it now and get another in the future,this was not very good at all.Poured a dull burnt orange with no head to speak of at all,just looked flat.Heavy spice in the nose with cinnamon,and clove being most prominant over mace and cardamom.Overly spiced flavors with cinnamon and cardamom being way overdone.I had high expectations for this beer,Iam not sure if its off, or really this bad.Just sweet boozy and overspiced.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Rick's in Alexandria. Opened at our pumpkin tasting.

Pours a moderate orange color with a fairly decent head that receded somewhat quickly. Nose is a bit overspiced, with a lot of nutmeg coming through in addition to other pumpkin pie spices. The taste mixes the spicing and the sweet pumpkin better, and also adds in a little bit of brown sugar. Medium body with good carbonation. Not the best pumpkin beer of the night, but pretty good overall.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear medium orange to copper in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall fizzy off-white head that quickly reduces to a small patch of extremely thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of pumpkin and traditional pumpkin pie spices - nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice.

T: This pumpkin beer is not sweet which is a pleasant surprise - there is a good strong flavor of pumpkin and spices, about evenly split. There is a light amount of bitterness and a bit of ginger spiciness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Some light amounts of alcohol heat in the finish.

O: The alcohol is this beer is hidden in the taste but there is a light presence in the mouthfeel - this is an enjoyable beer but definitely not sessionable due to the high ABV. I enjoy the fact that while I pumpkin beer, it is not overly sweet.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 71.3% out of 100 with 752 ratings
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