Hop Dam Triple IPA | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Hop Dam Triple IPAHop Dam Triple IPA

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Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Some say “bigger is better!”. At Hoppin’ Frog, we built a massive hop dam to handle the enormous amount of hops added to this colossal American Triple I.P.A. An intense experience of citrus and piney hop character is complemented by layers of rich malt flavor. Behold our new standard for hoppy beers.

Added by imaguitargod on 02-14-2010

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Photo of MbpBugeye
4.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have been helping my girlfriend on her quest for the most bitter beer we can find. We have been through some heavy hitters so far. Hopsickle, Hop Stoopid, Runiation etc. I tried my bottle with out her. I think this one will please her palate...

A- 2 finger sticky looking white head. OK retention. The beer is a very red shade of orange with yellow highlights. Its not at all hazed.

S- HUGE sting of hops. All types of hop characteristics are noted. Mostly floral and citrus but there is also a noticeable amount of pine. Big notes of grapefruit.

T- Brutally bitter. This hop presence is unlike any Ive encountered. Its not just a hop bomb multiplied, its a completely different animal. Upon a sip its imediately piney bitter. The middle is actually quite malty, lightly toasted and grainy. The finish is where the hops get wild and unfamiliar. Grapefruit rind mixed with pine and a slight medicinal astringency.

M- A good way of describing this is sharp. Its so crisp, biting and prickly and some what sticky.

D- As this beer drinks some bitterness fades but I think thats just my palate giving up. The alcohol is not a problem, even at 10%

This is the hop bomb to end all hop bombs. I hope Hoppin Frog makes more of this. Also too bad its another one of their $13.99 bombers.

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Photo of DrIPA21
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Lantern
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Reed
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of JDizzle
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of billdirt
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of ramrod666
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of twh7
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Mattias
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of b3shine
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deuce to frosty tulip. Looks excellent. Deep in color and low in carbonation. Bouquet is equally as good. Hops and citrus. Taste is hoptastic. If you're a hophead, you'll love this beer. Mouthfeel is smooth and high abv is pleasantly noticeable. Overall, an excellent beer, but at $15.99+tax for a deuce, it's a special occasions brew.

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Photo of DmanGTR
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Knapp85
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours out as a copper color, some nice head at first that settles within a minute or so. The lacing is light but decent. The smell is very strong with piney hops. The taste has such a hoppiness to it that it's almost hard to even review. The mouthfeel is thick but smooth with a nice light carbonation. Overall this triple IPA is probably the best I've had as of yet. Aside of the Founders Devil Dancer and Brew Works Hopsalutely. Damn good triple IPA. Really wanna have this one again sometime!

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Photo of fear025
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Aroma:Tons and tons of citrus in the nose. Mostly grapefruit, but also orange and lemon. Smells sweet like cotton candy.

Appearance:Dark gold, light amber in color. Not a whole lot of head, but OK retention and great lacing.

Taste:Huge bitterness hits you right up front. The hops are huge in this beer, and it takes a while to get past the bitterness to taste the more subtle flavors. There is pine, and grapefruit. There is an earthy hop flavor that you get more in the mid to aftertaste. Finally, the sweet malt underlies the whole experience.

Mouthfeel:This beer has a hot alcohol burn, as you might expect from a Triple IPA. This beer has a medium body, and low to medium carbonation.

Drinkability:This is a fantastic beer, full of hops. I was not disappointed.

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Photo of Brutesling57
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of raznug
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It pours a very hazy orange color topped with ¾” of an inch of head that clings nicely to the side of the glass.
Smell: Even though I have a stuffed up nose I smell a nice aroma of hops, citrus and grassy notes I think.
Taste: Wow it has been a while since I have had this beer and may I say better than I remember. There is a lot more hop presence than expected sure seems more than a typical DIPA. I am having trouble distinguishing between the specific flavors due to the sinus issues but none on the issues are with Hoppin Frog.
Mouthfeel: This isn’t an easy beer to drink quickly but being a Triple IPA and 10% abv it isn’t advised that you down a couple bombers. This is a very enjoyable IIIPA this is IMO one of the best Imperial IPAs in the beer world, well worth seeking one down if you can find it fresh.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of pat61
4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Brilliant, deep amber, 1-2” frothy foam cap
S: resiny, minty hops
T: Starts rich and malty and then intense hops come on board leading to an alcoholic finish that suggests whiskey. There is some caramel supporting the hops and alcohol and there is also some vanilla. Some citrus in the hops, especially citrus rind and layers of malt.
F: Creamy, medium full body and medium low carbonation.
O: Very intense but very well done.

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Photo of Durge
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A cloudy deep copper colored brew, thick with particle goodies, big fat ones. The head is healthy, off-white and the lacing covers nicely. The aroma is a deep honey-pine-lemon hops, almost a juniper-pineapple edge to it. Unique, tastefully potent and just plain good. The flavor brings an intense alcohol hop bite with a near syrupy lemon-pine. It’s near full bodied, somewhat cloying with lots of sweet citrus-clover and just hyper bitterness that so satisfies the need within! This is another testament to great brewing where these guys can come out with unique creations like this and do it so well.

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Photo of JamnesCameron
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a New Belgium tulip.

Pours a slightly hazy, orange, amber brew with a light tan head, that actually stands up. Even with a careful pour, lots of floaties in this brew.
As the head drops, there is a nice lacing.

Aromas of huge resiny hops, with a bend toward citrus, mainly grapefruit, orange, and some piney resins. A figgy, malt presence is also there.

First sip is of resinous hops, with a strong grapefruit profile, and orange tinge, some dark fruit. What's amazing with this one is the hops are so "in your face" and there is just a barely perceptable presence of grassiness from the huge hop load. Finish is definitely on the hop bitterness and a slight malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is slightly sticky sweet, with a huge puckering hop bitterness.

Very drinkable beer for being so big. Although it is huge in hop profile, it really isn't palate fatiguing. It would be hard to rate another beer after this one, but this is a rather enjoyable brew.

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Hop Dam Triple IPA from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 355 ratings