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:
384
Reviews:
62
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
8.25%
 
 
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55
Gots:
62
For Trade:
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating but was released in April 2013. Pours moderately hazy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense cream colored with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge tangerine, mango, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, orange rind, floral, grass, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops with a fair amount of malt balance; and big strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, pineapple, mango, orange rind, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Light floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of bright citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops; with a light-moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic IPA! Great all around balance and complexity of hop flavors with a fair amount of malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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

Pours into an imperial nonic a menacing looking hazed burnt orange with a half finger clingy white head that settles into a soaply-like mass.Sweet citrusy hops in the nose,not much bitternes detected,a touch of caramel/dough as well.Sweetness from the hops along with sugary notes makes it sweet up front but with a bit of grapefruit rind and pine to dry it up a little in the finish,as I drink more I get a light bread dough toast in the finish as well.It's a sticky hop bomb if just a tad drier this would be on par with the best,as is it's still very good.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange-amber pour with a small white head that retained and laced well. Nice aroma of fresh citrusy hops, pine, sweet undertones. More hoppy goodness in the taste, citrus and tropical fruits, pine, wildflowers, bready caramel malt base. Crisp mouthfeel, medium body, easily drinkable, very enjoyable overall.

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4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you Paul.

Orange body with a small white cap. Lovely aroma. A bouquet of floral and citrus. Hop forward with lovely grapefruit character. Delicious.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a gorgeous bright orange bodied slightly clouded with yeast sediment, the bottle says to hold off on the yeast that just isn't my style. Gangster Frog IPA 7.5% abv this is and should be to my liking according to the label it has citrus and tropical fruit notes with balance. Head is thick and creamy off white with fine layered lacing settling along the sides of my glassware. Aroma is upfront hitting me hard with grapefruit and orange citrus peels, a semi sweet malt backbone is evident with each sip, but doesn't kill me with any booze or off notes. Flavor hits hard with hop bitterness but blends into a candy coated hop garden full of citrus mainly grapefruit with hints of passion fruit and mango juiciness. Clean finish doesn't linger but the hop flavors stay with you, it really adds to the drinkability of this beer a big flavorful IPA with easy going drinkability gets me every time I'm sold on the Gangster Frog, damn good drinking IPA but it's got some kick especially pouring from a 22 ounce bottle.

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4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The Gangster Frog was good. It poured a clear copper with white head and spotty lace. The scent was bitter and citrus. The taste was fairly even but had enough bitterness to make it an ipa. There was some citrus and pine. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this was quite nice.

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4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Vas Foremost. I haven't seen this anywhere else around town, and I'm guessing it was part of the April batch, so it'd have been close to 2 months old when I had it. Served in a snifter.

A - White foam settles to a collar, wisps, and specks of lace. Transparent golden body.

S - Lots of citrus hoppiness, but balanced with sugary cookie malts and nebulous spicy note. I might have guessed that there was rye in this, but apparently it's from one of the hops. Nebulous tropical fruits round things outs.

T - The taste is similarly citrus forward, with some sugar cookie and light toffee malts present. Mild bitterness in the finish, but not excessive. Balance of malt and hop puts this squarely in IPA+ territory, as does the alcohol content.

M - Medium body that's sufficiently hefty for the higher ABV. Pleasant carbonation, dry texture, with perhaps a bit of warmth after a glass.

D - I can extrapolate that this would have been quite excellent back in April; it's a shame Chicago distributors are so slow at getting this type of beer to market. Still, a solid beer that straddles the line between IPA and IIPA, and certainly one of Hoppin' Frog's better hoppy offerings. Hopefully they make a new batch sometime.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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