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:
390
Reviews:
62
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
8.02%
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
63
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 390 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirt286
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjd722
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of oglmcdgl
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of farrago
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Two to three fingers of frothy head, full range of bubble sizes makes for a mottled surface, light tan color, looks like an Orange Julius, despite airiness the retention is pretty good, the lacing is less streaks than random big splotches. Full-on cloudy murkiness to the liquid, orange amber hue, you can see the particulate floating throughout, difficult to see any bubbles. Sweet nose which aims at providing pine sap, orange reduction, honey, molasses and ripe peach, pineapple, mango fruit scents, all laid over a solid herbaceous dankness, the pepperiness and breadiness are not weak but do get pushed to the side. Full-bodied, the carbonation makes an effort but not really able to match the density of the raw material. Sweet here too, pink grapefruit and tangerine citrus, mocha powder, caramel, molasses, however, there is sufficient dryness to keep some semblance of balance. Apricot, nectarine, cantaloupe, pineapple, mango fruit without real tart bite. The herbaceousness provides most of that, nowhere near as dank as the nose. If you prefer pinpoint precision in an IPA this is not likely for you. A bomber is a good size for single consumption, would weigh you down after that.

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Photo of Yancey82
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaillardRx
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: hazy golden hint of Amber, great head and lace

S: pretty good pine and earth with a good deal of orange peel hanging out

T: taste was good but not overpowering in bitterness, as would be expected by just 55 IBUs; it's got a sweet citrus flavor as well

F: great feel, really hit the nail on the head with its feel; had some chew which I like in an IPA

O: overall I really liked the elements of the beer but hoped for just a few more hops on the palate to solidify its place as a superior IPA

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

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.81/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BAsbill
3.87/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skellbop
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hosehead83
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a "bomber" bottle into a standard pint glass.
Murky, cloudy gold in color, with a decent cap of bone-white foam.
Aroma-Nice bouquet of piney, tropical hops
Taste-Big waves of tropical fruits and subtle piney hops. Very smooth and easy-drinking for the strength. Excellent hop flavor but a lower level of bitterness that makes for a very tasty enjoyable brew. Highly recommended.

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Photo of 420Dude
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Looks good, smels good. tastes good. feels good, overall....
reeeeaaal good brew

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Photo of Emoney1975
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrismattlin
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tillmac62
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear amber pour with a dash of garnet. Outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention.

Outstanding nose of pineapple, orange and mango over biscuit with a touch of caramel and a subtle spicy spruce.

Light body with a smooth texture. Slightly below normal carbonation level with a hint of effervescence in the middle and a stronger finish.

Outstanding flavor profile that is well balanced, complex and laid back a bit in intensity. It begins with a wave of citrus and tropical hop flavor (orange, mango and a hint of pineapple) that is over a subtle bready biscuit sweetness. The middle yields a bit of pine and spicy spruce aspects over a somewhat light moderate bitterness. The bitterness is rind and pine based. The finish is a slow fade of orange rind that is slightly dry. Alcohol remains completely covered.

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Photo of Cnoonan73
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gold orange with a moderate white head that leaves behind an insane grid of lace.

Very powerfully dank, sticky aromas, with SweetTarts and orange-pineapple juice.

Taste is sweet malt with lemony hops, Froot Loops, and a delicate bitterness.

Gangster Frog has a sort of wet, pillowy soft finish that you rarely if ever get in an IPA. Often you look for a dry finish, but this is so luxurious and easy to put down that it's a plus.

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Really enjoyable. Nice juicy hoppy flavor. Little bitterness. This was really tasty. A very drinkable quality to this. My first taste of Hoppin a Frog beers. I was impressed. Seek out again, NYD.

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Photo of WoodBrew
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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Gangster Frog IPA from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
4.24 out of 5 based on 390 ratings.
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