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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Ratings: 749 |  Reviews: 267
Photo of bobhits
3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

It doesn't take a village to raise a child, but it does take a lot of elements to work together.

Pours an orange nearly dead liquid color. This is thick with just enough bubbles (do NOT read head) to let you know there was an attempt to carbonate it.

The nose is nutmeg, cinnamon, and of course punkin. A few faint alcohol notes as well, not sweetness, malt, hops, or anything else.

A spiced and interesting beer. There is virtually not malt back to this nor any hops. A good bit of spices and a few hints of sweetness to add flavor. The finish is nearly void of flavor.

There is no carbonation to speak of. This makes the beer an odd one to drink. It isn't so heavy in flavor or body that it is a choice it is just weird.

The beer is better than this review sounds, but just is really weird...I don't know a better way to describe it. Factor in a retail price of 12 bucks a bomber and this is a beer I won't have again.

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Photo of LadyOfMuchBeer
5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours a bright orange with a fluffy two finger white cap. Streams of bubbles push their way to the top of the glass, Some mild spider web lacing.

They weren't kidding with the double. A hearty dose of booze on the nose. Fleshy pumpkin is strong, while nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon round everything out.

Fleshy pumpkin up front while the spices carry you through the finish. As this warms, the spices become a little overbearing and the booze gets a little stronger.

The feel is pretty average. Nothing groundbreaking. Boozey finish with loads of spice.

This started off pretty good, but went downhill as it warmed. The spices and booze began to dominate and it just never recovered. I prefer more pumpkin and less spice in my pumpkin ales.

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Photo of mgbickel
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Dope
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A hazy deep orange pour, almost red. Small white head that fades quickly. A little spotty lacing.

S: Big pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and brown sugar. Sweet. Smells like a pumpkin pie mixed with a gingerbread cookie.

T: Tons of pumpkin dominates throughout. Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and a bit of vanilla creaminess.

M: Smooth medium body. Tiny bit of drying alcohol.

O: Excellent pumpkin ale. Heavy on the pumpkin but the spices don't get completely overshadowed either.

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mater
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Heatwave33
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle to a Dogfish Head Snifter.

Color: Slight hazy orange with an off white head.

Smell: Cinnamon, banana, pumpkin and nutmeg.

Taste: Alcohol, pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice and a hint of banana.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, smooth, medium dryness on the palate.

Overall: The smell is GREAT! The banana was a huge surprise for me. The taste had too much alcohol presence. Seemed to overpower the other flavors. Cheers!

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Photo of Arbitrator
3.37/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Chilled bottle into a glass. Thanks, Eric!

A: Pours a golden-tinged orange body with a small off-white head. It leaves no lace as the head recedes, nor does it maintain a collar.

S: Pumpkin pie spice. I was hoping this would be bolder given the ABV, but it's a restrained and moderate approach to the style. A general aroma of sweetness (not brown sugar), nutmeg, and allspice are the takeaways.

T: Modest sweetness, as the nose suggested, but no real malt flavors such as brown sugar, toffee, caramel. There's pumpkin spice, but nothing that really suggests PIE, which is what I look for in these beers.

M: Hefty body with some lingering sweetness.

O: It's not bad. I liked it, but I prefer others.

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Photo of StlHopHead77
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2011 vintage

A-Pours out a nearly translucent copper/amber body with about an inch and a half of bone white foam that showed moderate retention and left decent stringy lacing.

S-Really nice nose.Meaty roasted pumpkin,allspice,cinnamon candies,clove,brown sugar and caramel.Spices were complementary and not forced or overdone.

T-Once again there was a natural,roasted pumpkin flavor,vanilla,cinnamon,ginger and nutmeg with a nice toffee malt backbone.

M-Medium bodied with appropriate spice and fall flavors.This is a really good example of the style.It had a subtle creaminess that I think could have been accentuated and might have brought about an almost pumpkin pie ala mode touch.

O-Extremely solid and tasty pumpkin ale.Second best I've tasted behind Schlafly.

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Photo of AleWatcher
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

reviewed from notes
This is aged for 1 year before I cracked it open... Let's see how we did...

This is the best pumpkin beer I've ever had.
Glowing orange, translucent body. Thin whitish head quickly subsided to a thin cloud of bubbles leaving behind some spotty lacing.
The nose is HUGE pumpkin flesh... Then some cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and a touch of dry alcohol.
The taste is pumpkin pie in a blender. The flavor is everything I would want from a pumpkin beer. Huge flavors of pumpkin and spice with a lightly sweet malt base.
As we warm up I get a little nuttiness, pecans perhaps?

Decently sweet all the way through.

Mouthfeel is nice and holds good carbonation despite the poor head on the pour.

I generally don't like pumpkin beers, but this is the best I've had-- of course, that ONLY goes for an aged bottle! Fresh I was less than impressed!

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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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