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 philbe311
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A slight finger's worth of crisp fizzy light khaki colored head... Minimal retention gives way to
a minimal splotchy lacing and ultra thin collar... The color is a slightly warming medium amber... There is a mild haziness... There are a few streaks of moderate to quick paced carbonation... Rather pedestrian looking...

S - A warm inviting aroma... There is small pumpkin pulp sweetness to start... This is quickly accompanied and surpassed by a nicely balanced yet assertive spice component... Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and a hint of ginger... Some light graham cracker crust malty goodness lingers beneath the surface... Very nice and appealing aroma...

T - A big well rounded flavor... Much more depth and complexity than other Pumpkin Ales... The spices are dialed down a notch and the pumpkin is ratcheted up a notch... Overall this one become much sweeter with some light caramel notes and a rich malty goodness in the form of pie crust... The finish has some brown sugar notes as well... Very well rounded with excellent depth and complexity... Love it...

M - On the fuller side of medium bodied... Limited carbonation... Sleek, smooth and dense... Goes down very easily... Intense but slightly short-lived...

D - A rock solid Pumpkin Ale that deserves its place in the top tier of the style... A slightly subpar appearance is quickly erased by the impact of the nose, mouthfeel and especially the stellar flavor and taste... Highly recommended to lover's of the style... The 8.4% ABV is fairly well hidden...

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Photo of ncelauro
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of zbodnar1
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of DrinkNewport
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent pumpkin beer. One of the best, if not THE BEST pumpkin beer I've ever had and definitely the best I've had this year.

The strong scent of pumpkin spices carries through to the flavor, without being overpowering. The actual pumpkin lends a smoothness to both the taste and texture. While it's 8.4% ABV, there's no booziness.

This is just a smooth, balanced, tasty beer that I will seek out again and happily recommend to others.

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Photo of elkinbrown
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of shehateme
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of In_Control_Mike
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of BobsledTM
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jayhunter357
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of SaxmanRick
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of DC_Brah
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of HeyYoMar
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of jnardone235
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of superspak
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2013 vintage bottling. Pours lightly cloudy bright orange amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big pumpkin, toast, brown sugar, caramel, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, bread, and herbal earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, pumpkin, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of pumpkin, brown sugar, caramel, toast, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, bread, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, caramel, toast, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of pumpkin, malt, and spice notes; with a good malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good imperial pumpkin ale. All around well balance pumpkin, malt, and spice flavors; and very smooth the sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Bobk80
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ldhughes3
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Gavage
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours an orange color with a 1/4" head that breaks apart relatively quickly.

Smell: ginger, cinnamon, and a bit of sweetness rises from the glass.

Taste: pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a modertae bitterness are the main flavors. Alcohol is slightly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Light crispness to start and a smoother at the finish. The spices linger on the tastebuds.

Overall: this is a tasty brew that hits the spot when you want a pumpkin beer.

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Photo of thaghost
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Houser
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of KJ2013
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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