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

BA SCORE
85
very good
749 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
Ratings:
749
Reviews:
267
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.11%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
94
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of rangerred
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
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 -18.9%
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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Photo of ColdPoncho
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of tigg924
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
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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Photo of nquigley16
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of buzze40
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Peyton5410
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of BeerHunter76
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of liamt07
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
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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Photo of drewone
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Rojada1988
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of TheBronze
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of kkmiller76
4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of twizzbeatz
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of markgoodman10
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a clear orange (chill haze on the glass). Mellow head is thin and inconsistent. The head does manage to leave reliable lacing however. The body of the beer glows.

S-Nose is very spicy. Not stressing much pumpkin, just tons of Autumn spice. Cinnamon and nutmeg up the wazoo. Also there is a solid whiff of booze. Fully malted base too.

T-Taste is an upgrade. There are more clear pumpkin notes here. Pumpkin spices roll over the tongue. The flavor is very sweet. Blatant pump-pie notes (an exhausted description, I know). A bit cidery. Finishes sweet with a pinch of alcohol.

M-Creamy and rather full. Not too robust but definitely an Imperialized Pump. Alcohol induced dryness. Soft carbonation. Went down quick enough.

O/D-A pretty good Pump beer. Not the best I have had this season. A little less complex than Pumpking. But it holds up with the better offerings of the style.

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Photo of ShemRahBoo
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of a74gent
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ctc862
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of CWhite
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of BeerLover99
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: shiny golden amber, finger head, ok lacing

S: all-spice, pumpkin, malt, cinnamon

T: honey, ginger, cinnamon, pumpkin, malt, clove/mild bitter finish

M: med body, solid carbonation/honey smooth mouth

O: Little disappointed, but still enjoyed it.
Perhaps got a bad bottle, would try again.

QUITE NICE, NOT MUST HAVE!

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Photo of HumanParaquat
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
3.8 out of 5 based on 749 ratings.
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