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Hop Heathen | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States
hoppinfrog.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by VncentLIFE on 04-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,013
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
247
pDev:
9.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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30
Gots:
23
Trade:
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Ratings: 247 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of Immortale25
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of bubbly surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Earthy, musty hop aroma with a solid roasty malt backbone.

T- Near seamless balance between the dark roasted malt and herbal hop profile. Bitterness is there but mellow while the roastiness complements it wonderfully. I get a little citric tang in the aftertaste but it's mainly an earthy component throughout. And the alcohol is superbly well-hidden.

M- Soft, creamy feel with medium carbonation and a full body.

O- A very well-made black ale that goes down smooth, hides its strength well and exhibits powerful flavors. Very recommended.

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Photo of Nat1975
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of goods003
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thick rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, char, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa powder, char, earth, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, but the mix of aromas I am getting is slightly better to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Hop Heathen from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 247 ratings
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