Gangster Frog IPA | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Crisp and satisfying American I.P.A. with a skillfully assertive American hop aroma & flavor. Bright spicy citrus hop character up front, with a distinct orange & tropical fruit hop bouquet to add a welcome complexity & strike the perfect balance. It’s all about the hops with Gangster Frog I.P.A.

Added by InebriatedJoker on 04-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
391
Reviews:
63
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
8.02%
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
63
For Trade:
2
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
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4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
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3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle (after on tap week before):
Pours a strange color: deep golden with seeming highlights of orange and brown. Head is medium in build up, but provides lacing. A late swirl brings it back and it still fades slowly.

Nose is a mix of tropical, unripe citrus rind, and a bit of dankness.

Taste starts tropical, honey sweet with a citrus flair opening. Little heat or spice breaks this as the rind starts to add some bitterness. The bitterness only ends up balancing, even when it takes center stage, the sweetness is still in play.

Seems perhaps a tad too sweet early, but only briefly and never far out of balance. In fact if you removed that opening, the rest of the beer is quite enjoyable, even as one that shows both malt and lightly dank bitterness.

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4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
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Mildly hazy golden color to the beer; huge, frothy head; sticky globs of foam along the glass. Citrus and hop resin aroma; bready. Juicy, tropical fruit flavor; hop spiciness; strong bitterness. Heavy body; juicy; warm with some alcohol heat; crisp and dry at the finish.

The beer delivers a well-balanced blend of flavor and aroma, emphasizing a juicy flavor with a bold hop bitterness.

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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
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On tap at CBC 2016, day 2. Tropical fruit, grapefruit, honey. Very well balanced and easy to drink.

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4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
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Gangster Frog IPA from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
4.24 out of 5 based on 391 ratings.
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