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

Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin AleFrog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale
754 Ratings
Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin AleFrog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale

Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States

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

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice orangey-brown color with just a tiny bit of quick receding, white head.

Spices are ridiculously pungent. Get a lot of cinnamon, cloves and ginger and not much else.

Taste starts of sort of bready and ends with a cornucopia of the spices in the nose. A tad sweet but not all that sweet and no hops to be found.

nice carbonation, fairly light and refreshing.

Very good pumpkin ale. On the pricey side but so is every beer in DC :)

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Photo of spitInTheOcean
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poor head retention. off white head. copper color. clear. fair lacing.

SPICE!!! clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. the ginger is not so apparent. pumpkin can be smelt, and so can malt. smells sweet. no hop aroma.

very sweet upfront. malty and spicy. in the middle. spicy discernible hop flavor or bitterness. pretty pretty pretty pretty spicy. pretty spicy. all of those spice flavors in the aroma are in the taste and the allspice is definitly the biggest. pumpkin flavor is bigger than the malt flavor. the overall spice character is pretty well balanced with the body of the beer.

medium/full body. soft carbonation. slight warming effect from the alcohol.

good tasting beer here. its just not what i would call a pumpkin first and foremost. giving it a rough ballpark estimate the spice flavor is like four or five time as big as the pumpkin flavor.

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

These notes are from a pumpkin tasting that took place a while back, but they're good.

This beer is a sort of amber-orange with a light haze to it. Activity is consistent and aids in the formation of a solid light orange head just over a finger tall that leaves lightly patchy but continuous lacing almost all the way down the glass.
The aroma isn't shy. Like Frosted Frog, Hoppin' Frog's Winter seasonal offering, this one shows a propensity toward being overspiced. Unlike that beer, however, this one thankfully stops short, allowing the beer itself to show itself with the spices as a nice addition. A nice malty base offers some caramel notes but a bit more breads with a bit of sweetness while a varietal spiciness (cinnamon and nutmeg notes prevalently) round it out, and some pumpkin flesh shows up, which is always important for a pumpkin beer.
The taste, fortunately, follows suit: a strong malt backbone, pumpkin flesh, a variety of pie spices threatening but stopping short of overkill, caramel and breads leaning toward toasty, and a bit of sweetness. This is a pretty well-rounded beer.
The mouthfeel is medium but falls a little short, going a touch thin. That said, it does have a bit of body to it and is actively carbonated for a good smoothness, but it could be bigger. I tend to think the higher alcohol thins it out a bit, and something needs to be amped to make up for that. Otherwise, it's really not bad at all.
This is another pumpkin beer lovers of the style could make a regular.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Mar02x
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

We blind tasted this beer in the Mug ( a pub in Middelburg, The Netherlands). During our tasting session in a particular style we taste 6 beers, one beer is always an exemption on the style. This was the exemption.

A - A light brown (some would call it orange) hazy ale with a tiny off white foam ring.

S - A very spiced beer; cinnamon, honey, nutmeg. It smells like some kind of medicine.

T - A different kind of beer with cinnamon and a lot of other herbs.

M - A medium to high carbonation together with a light bitter finish.

O - There was no love for this one in the tasting group. I think it was because of the barrel aged stuff is totally different. I think it's fun however.

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Photo of n2185
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear orange with barely a finger of beige head that quickly vanishes with no lacing.

S: Typical pumpkin spices up front followed by sweet bready aromas mixed with vanilla. Some faint pumpkin/yam-like aromas peek through as well.

T: Lots of pumpkin spices up front followed by a strong malt backbone with some vanilla mixed in. The finish is bready and sweet with more spice notes. Slight alcohol burn on the finish.

M: Medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer is a bit less creamy than I'd like, but avoids being watery.

O: A pretty decent pumpkin ale. I'd like a bit less spice presence in the flavor and more vanilla/pumpkin. Still, it smells quite good and is pretty tasty.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of russpowell
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a noisy amber with a finger of cream colored head. No head retention or lacing

S: Rich pumpkin & spice aroma

T: Follows the nose, more pice forward than pumpkin up front. Soe squashyness as this warms along with metallic notes, some picey notes too. Finishis with decent squashy/picy notes

MF: Sort of thinnish, subtle carbonation, a touch of boozey warmth on the edges. Thickens up a bit as it warms, not much

A good, but over-priced pumpkin ale, for these guys this is a let down. Give me Schaflys any day day, can almost buy a case for the cost of two of these bombers; in other word either these guys & or Roof BRos in Paducah have hosed me....

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks cosmicevan!

A - Pours a burnt orange/amber color with a small off-white froth. minimal lacing.

S - Bodacious scents of spice including nutmeg and clove. Some cinnamon in there too. Also get some pumpkin which blends there nicely.

T - When this brew first hits my mouth I get a lot of spice and pumpkin flavor (wish there was more pumpkin). The typical spice flavors such as nutmeg and clove. But the aftertaste had a slightly dry vegetable almost burnt flavor to it. I couldn't quite put my finger on it. It was just a bit different.

M - Crisp with a good amount of carbonation.

O - A good pumpkin brew.

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Photo of Billolick
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle, w/o freshness info.

The pour is lighter orangy amber, near clear, minor head and equally lame lacing (next to none)

Nose of pumpkin pie spicing.

Quality pumpkin ale, typical spicing and all the expected flavor components...a bit of alcohol showing itself here and there...nice thanksgiving night night capper...

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Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 754 ratings
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