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

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Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin AleFrog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale
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3.84/5
Very Good
759 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:
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Added by orbitalr0x on 08-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,758
Reviews:
269
Ratings:
759
pDev:
12.24%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
94
Trade:
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of peensteen
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Jason.

Lightly hazy orange-amber colour, ring of white head, light lace as well. Smell is of cinnamon candy or Big Red gum initially, nutmeg, ginger, bits of pumpkin and a nice bready malt note as well. Taste is cinnamon up front followed by citrus and fruit, a really nice malt presence, ginger and nutmeg , bits of pumpkin but for the most part is fairly subtle. Medium carbonation, medium feel. A nice spicy pumpkin beer, something meant to be shared for sure though.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Jimmys
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bomber split between me and the gif. poured into snifters.

A: a slightly hazed, very bright orange. head is slightly off-white and the retention and lacing are not great.

S: very cinnamon and allspice. malty. a little bit of alcohol. spice dominates and also welcomes the nose to take a drink.

T: a really sweet sugar hits the palate first. cinnamon and lots of it. really cant taste any heat on the palate. if it is there, it is definitely masked by the sweetness of the spices and the grain.

M: moderate, but zesty carbonation. medium body.

D: pretty solid pumpkin beer. as I have said a few times with pumpkin beers, solid spice character dominates the palate. pretty solid though, theres enough malt to balance things out and provide a reallys olid backbone to all this spice.

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Photo of rfbenavi80
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

A- Pours a yellowish orange color with half a finger of white fizzy white head that quickly goes away leaving a ring at the edge of the glass.

S- Fresh roasted pumpkin mixed with an abundance of spices. Ginger is the spice that is up front here. All the other "pumpkin pie" spices take a back seat compared to the ginger.

T- Pumpkin flavor seems like it's more a of a butternut squash flavor. Not getting as much of the pumpkin spice flavor I wanted to see. In the spice profile, ginger is again the spice that is front and center just like on the nose.

M- On the high side of medium body, with a moderate amount of carbonation. Pretty smooth considering the ABV.

O- Not a must have pumpkin ale. This one just seems like it does not fit in with the other imperial pumpkin ales on the market. It is good, just not great.

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Photo of rangerred
3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

A heavy pour yields absolutely no head whatsoever. Beer is a clear dark copper but carbonation seems nearly nonexistent.

Aroma is quite nice. Cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg along with a little bit of graham cracker. It really smells like a delicious pumpkin pie.

Flavor has plenty of spice up front. There is definitely a pumpkin, squashy, flavor. Cinnamon and clove seem to be the most prominent. The finish has an almost pie crust taste really tying everything else together. Mouthfeel is very thin due to the lack of carbonation. Also a moderate alcohol taste and burn towards the finish.

Overall, I am not too impressed. I'm almost wondering if something isn't wrong with my bottle as there is literally no carbonation. A little more mouthfeel would have really helped this out.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
8.4% ABV, 76 OG (18.4°P), 7.3 IBU

A - Hoppin' Frog's double pumpkin pours this gorgeous orange color that shimmers with crystal clarity but even with a tall, strong pour, very little head can be coerced from this beer. What's there is gone near instantly leaving the top of the beer lifeless and the smell hard to pick up.

S - Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin hardly smells like a single pumpkin let alone a double. This beer forsakes any real pumpkin additions for what might be considered a trace of pumpkin puree, but that's not all - there's a lacking of spice too! This beer smells (generally) spicy, but the blend is so jumbled, it's difficult to pin-point any one spice in the mix. The combination lets an off, buttery and fruity solvent alcohol aroma through with a candy-sweet blast of maltiness which only grows stronger with a swirl, trying to coax some head out of the beer.

T - Much tastier than anticipated, the flavor opens up a little more inviting some actual pumpkin flavor to the party. Malty sweetness continues to be the big player in Frog's Hollow though, really pushing gooey, melted caramel and lightly buttered toast into the beer. Spice stays on track with it's presence; minimal and general, with a plain, mix of "this and that" sprinkled over the beer while it finishes fruity and sweet again from ethanol alcohol.

M - Incredibly smooth and drinkable, the pinnacle of this beer is it's very nice mouthfeel, enjoyably pleasing on the palate. Medium bodied and lingering with sticky sweetness, the beer has abandoned all hop presence and barely balances it's maltiness with dry spice. Of course the thinning, solvent alcohol which permeates through the very core of this double pumpkin helps in that regard, too.

O - I'm a big proponent of pumpkin beers, especially in fall when very little stands in between me and trying every one I can get my hands on, but I find the money I spend on this bottle quite regrettable. Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale seemingly takes a good pumpkin beer recipe and doubles the malt with out following suit with pumpkin, spice, and hops. Overly sweet, rich with unnecessary alcohol, and completely lacking in the core essence of this beer as outlined by the name; Double Pumpkin. Where's the pumpkin? In the end, I can't bring myself to label this beer as offensive, but if it's a true "double pumpkin" you're looking for, reach for Pumking and save yourself some money in the process.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of tigg924
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap @BBC Cedarville--served into a tulip

Appearance: minimal head, orange-brown in color, cloudy, moderate carbonation

Smell: cinnamon, clove, and alcohol

Taste: breadiness, clove, cinnamon, alcohol, and other pumpkin spice

Mouthfeel: sweet with an alcohol burn, moderate carbonation, light bodied

Overall: A flavorful pumpkin treat. I love the depth and richness of this one. This one jumps out as one of the more complex pumpkin brews along the lines of Southern Tier's Pumpking..although I think I prefer ST. I would get this again if I wanted a nice pumpkin sipper.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Jason, 650ml into a tulip.

Orange with some redder highlights. Ring of retention and light lacing. Nose of hot tamales candy, light ginger, sweet malt, and light pumpkin. Some citrus perhaps, very perfumey. Taste of sweet pumpkin, spicing more in cinnamon and ginger, light clove and sweet malt. Full feel but not syrupy, lower carbonation and not overly sweet. A really good spiced beer, pumpkin is subtle. Very nice stuff.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 759 ratings
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