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
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Ratings: 749 |  Reviews: 267
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Dcor
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
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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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of JCaweinstein
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a very nice looking amber color, towards the lighter end of the spectrum. It's crystal clear and lightly carbonated and there is virtually no head at all which is the reason I gave it a lower score.
I smell pumpkin and other spices, cinnamon is the one I can distinguish from the others. The aromas are very delightful and remind me of pumpkin pie.
There is not much of a hop presence in this beer at all. I do taste the pumpkin and spices, most notably the cinnamon.
For an 8.4% abv this is incredibly light bodied and the alcohol is not detectable. There is mostly malt sweetness that is balanced nicely by the pumpkin and spice. Again, this is not very carbonated which, in my opinion doesnt work well with this beer.
This beer smells and tastes very good. It's maybe a little lite on the body and I would like some hop presence so that I know I'm drinking beer. On the other hand it's one of the better pumpkin beers I have had.

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4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an amber hue with about one and a half fingers of head that settles fairly quickly around the edges of the glass. There is spotty lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is pumpkin, nutmeg, yeast, and sweet malt. It's not the greatest smelling beer, but it's really nice for a pumpkin beer in July.

T: It starts out simple and sweet right up front. The pumpkin flavors start to hit the palate a bit after, and eventually the spices in this beer come alive. The real magic is in the finish. Everything cuts away except for the pumpkin and the cinnamon. It's like pie.

M: Medium bodied beer. The flavors are all there, and nothing sticks around for too long.

O: I like this beer. The flavors are solid, without being over-the-top. I look forward to seeing this in the fall.

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3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a snifter.
(~6oz worth)

pours an orange / medium amber tone while yielding a finger or so of a beige-like head. decent retention and lacing. the usual suspects come to play in the nose. pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. definitely more spice than pumpkin. a touch of booze if evident.

all of the above pull through in the flavor. and while it's tasty, it isn't the show-stopper than pumking or even dfh's punkin is. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall it's a solid pumpkin ale, flavorful and enjoyable. however i wouldn't put it at the top of my list of favorite pumpkins. tried as part of a pumpkin ale tasting and it generally ranked among the middle of the pack, behind the likes of pumking, weyerbacher imperial pumpkin, and punkin.

(originally reviewed: 09-26-2011)

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