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Hoppin' Frog / Amager (Bryghus) Frog Hops From AmagerHoppin' Frog / Amager (Bryghus) Frog Hops From Amager

Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Stinkypuss on 01-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by drabmuh:
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Photo of tectactoe
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Kevin for the bottle! Silky black pour, pretty thick and viscous looking. The head takes a while to begin forming, but eventually it slowly rises up from the obsidian brew with a tan-mocha color, comprised of many fine microbubbles. It reduces to a thin skin and chunky collar pretty quickly, though a little bit of lacing is left behind upon its reduction.

Deep, dense forces of mocha and bitter chocolates hang around each corner of the aroma. It's pretty delicate, kind of bitterly roasted with an undercurrent of sweetness and a light touch of cream. The mocha nose is met in equal parts with heavy anise and black licorice, a la Jagermister, something I'm typically not a fan of. Roasty, imparted with a bruised date sweetness in the tail-end. Lots going on, but it's not the best profile for me.

I didn't really notice any extra hoppage from the aroma, and I'm not exactly picking it up in the flavor, either. Chocolate out of the gate, with a mild, floral-like twinge being the only flavor that remotely resembles a hop in here. The cocoa takes a turn and gets a bit more dark; deep cocoa powder and bittersweet chocolate bars, emphasis on the bitter side.

The aftertaste is more clouded with dark fruits, something I expected more of from the aroma. Bruised, overripe prunes with a high sweetness that's mildly cut by the roasty, dark chocolate bitterness. Upon warming, the booze comes out, despite only being a 7.8% ABV brew; somewhat acetone-y in character, it definitely wouldn't be missed. Silky and fairly smooth on the palate. Thick, but not as thick as it first appeared.

Not a bad beer, but overall it's pretty forgettable. It was a "Chocolate Wheat Imperial Stout", though I'm not sure the wheat contributed anything whatsoever (at least not flavor-wise - perhaps it aided in the soft mouth feel). It definitely had it's flaws; a bit too much anise in the aroma, and unwanted acetone in the final minutes. Still a decent stout, though, so I'm glad I got the chance to try it.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark pitch black body with a tan head forming thick, nice chunky lacing great textures. This thing eats light there's no ruby highlights to speak of. Aromatics offer up dark chocolate roasted malts, big earthy herbal hops the Chinooks stand out with herbal pine, Tomahawk adds some alpha acids but I couldn't have picked those out. Very drinkable herbal, pine, and slightly citrus peel hop bitterness on the palate, it's quenched a bit by the dark roasted malts and even lets up a bit with the wheat additions the bottle says it's an imperial wheat stout. With each sip the bitterness really comes out, there's a ton of hops in this brew, I'm okay with it but it brings out more of a black IPA then an imperial stout, hop pellets left behind on the palate with each sip. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied soft flowing carbonation creamy smooth texture, bitter dry finish from the high alpha acid hop additions. Overall a beer I'm glad a gave a try, but not something I'm seeking out routinely.

The picture of this beer is the one brewed and bottled in Denmark and imported by the Shelton Brothers, there is also a different label that is brewed in Akron. It was retired under Amager's beer listing, and it said it was a duplicate entry. However there should be two different active versions out there.

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Photo of Brenden
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer is dark and thick, with big stout heft to it and no light allowed in. A nice brown head crowns it, heavy and thick, about one finger in height. Retention and lacing are both good, testifying to substantial character.
The flavor's got a little more strength than the smell, but it follows accurately. There's lots of roast and lots of leafy hops, too. It's a well-balanced big beer that remains malt-heavy but has lots of support. Plenty of chocolate on the heavier, more bitter end but with a touch of caramel support ease against a certain light toastiness.
It's pretty dry and close to full-bodied, surprisingly not as heavy as it looks. As it goes, a little harshness builds up in the back of the throat.

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Photo of prototypic
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Frog Hops From Amager pours a very dark chocolate fudge color. It looks onyx. No light cuts through, even at the edges. It’s topped with a light mocha colored head. It rises to about a finger in height before falling back to a surface covering. Holds firm there for a bit. Lacing was spotty and moderate. Looks good.

The nose is a tad weak, but is still pretty good. The malt base smells like a nice mix of caramel and chocolate varieties. The caramel does give it a sweet smell. The chocolate smells like a mix of cocoa and dark chocolate varieties. It does smell much hoppier than anticipated. Smells like a mix of pine, grass, and light citric notes. It’s an interesting mix. Secondary scents include grainy and earthy notes. No big shock there. Alcohol is a little noticeable, but is blended pretty well.

The flavor is a bit better. This is interesting and pretty good. The malt base is definitely chocolate and caramel. The caramel is a little sweet, but isn’t overbearing. Chocolate flavors include cocoa, bittersweet dark chocolate, and light milk chocolate. Pretty tasty. Earthy and grainy notes follow and resonate throughout. Hops are easily noted and are tasty! They feature citrus grapefruit and orange flavors up front. Piney and grassy notes follow. They have a light bitter kick, but the malt base balances things out quite a bit. It’s a nice interplay between bitter and sweet. Alcohol is masked well and isn’t much of a factor. Finishes grainy, chocolaty, and a little hoppy.

The body is on the lighter side of medium and feels a bit thin. More would definitely be better. Carbonation feels relatively soft and light. It goes down rather easy. Needs more body though.

Frog Hops From Amager is an interesting, good beer. It would benefit from a bigger body, but it’s good stuff as it is. I’m enjoying it. Nice collaboration between Hoppin’ Frog and Amager Bryghus. Easy recommendation.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

1 PINT 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black in color and is topped with an inch of mocha colored head that doesn't leave much lacing.

It smells of faded hops like it was a hoppy stout at one point. Probably when I bought it a couple years ago. There are some chocolate notes with roasted malt complimenting it.

The taste has chocolate along with some faded hops that give it a slight bitterness kind of like a bitter chocolate. There are some coffee flavors as well.

Full, thick and chewy mouthfeel

Even with my perception of a faded hops it still tastes like a hoppy stout. It was kind of lost in my cellar, and I recently realized that I should probably drink it. It is a good beer, but I think I had it too long which is entirely someone else's fault. I never assume responsibility.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.4/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a perfect pint.

4.25 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is good and a thick ring of lacing is left.

3.0 S: This, like a lot of recent HF beers, is full of hops. I like hops, but not in stouts, so I'm not confident that I'll like this going forward. Herbal and citrusy hops are the foremost flavor. Underneath the hops is a strong roastiness, hints of chocolate, and the neutral wheat does come out. The roastiness and the hops really don't mesh well in the nose.

2.75 T: The taste is more of what I was expecting. Roastiness is at odds with the hop flavor and bitterness. Herbal, citrus hops with a light woodiness to it. Lots of roastiness, chocolate, caramel, and wheat. It's not bad if this flavor profile is what you are into, but it's below average for the hoppy stout style.

3.25 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Faintly creamy, but good enough here.

3.0 D: The hoppy stout thing is getting out of hand. I want the two styles re-separated.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Out of a bomber at the taproom--it had just been killing me this being one of the only beers I hadn't tried of theirs, and considering it likely will never come back out again I had to get it and share it with the table.

Black with a shy tan head--roasty, chocolatey, and nutty. All in all not that that off from BORIS, just not on the same level.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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