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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Stinkypuss on 01-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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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Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.19/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Way too hoppy and bitter of a finish, otherwise good feel and interesting.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.4/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of baggedlunch
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffo
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at De Molen today. Nice find.

From a bomber into a snifter
European Tour Series 3 of 3
OG: 1.090
IBU: 50
Drunk beside the Fano rye stout collaboration.

APPEARANCE: A thick, black pour yields a one finger, thicker looking mocha colored head with good retention. Head fades to a slight wisp and leaves touches of lacing on the glass. Black body with no real carbonation evident. Ring remains and dots of lacing.

SMELL: A pretty bold and hoppy nose on this one. Some roasted malts, wheat is there, with chocolate and a good dose of citrus hops. Piney hops and some grassy aromas as well, somewhat bullying the roasted wheat and chocolate base. A touch of molasses as well. Big and hoppy, but amazingly enough, not nearly as hoppy as the Fano brew. This one is better balanced for a stout, however.

TASTE: Definite rosted malts and wheat up front, with lots of hops at the swallow. Citrus and melon flavors with pine and spicy hops on the palate. A touch of sweet molasses and roasted grain, but the bitter, citrus hops and the bitter flavors of chocolate run the show here. Flavorful for sure, and actually better balanced than the Fano stout.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. A little light perhaps, but creamy enough, goes down fine and finishes a touch sticky. Thickens slightly as it sits. Alright here.

OVERALL: Both these collab stouts are quite similar. The look on this one is blacker for sure, making it a more attractive stout. Both are hoppy stouts, but the dry hopping on the Rye brew makes it almost like an IPA. This one is much better balanced, even though it is still a bit too hoppy for the style. Regerdless, the chocolate works and the hop bill makes it an enjoyable drink. I think I would go for the this over the onther one. In the end, I don't think these are great stouts, but they are good beers for sure.

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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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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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3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 80 ratings
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