Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.95/5
Very Good
14,471 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1680 E Waterloo Rd
Ste F
Akron, Ohio, 44306-4523
United States

(330) 352-4578 | map
hoppinfrog.com

Notes:
Hoppin’ Frog Brewery is a small, hands-on brewery in Akron, Ohio making very flavorful beers in the most flavorful styles. We brew the highest quality beer with an uncompromising focus on detail, from the ingredient selection to the brewing process.

Hoppin’ Frog is the concept of owner and established brewmaster Fred Karm, who has designed and produced 22 award winning beers at the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup, the two most prestigious contests in the world. Hoppin’ Frog Brewery was established in 2006, and now distributes beer in 22 states and 38 foreign countries.

Added by AltBock on 10-23-2006

BEER STATS
Beers:
77
Reviews:
4,828
Ratings:
14,471
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.34/5
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
124
pDev:
9.45%
 
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Ratings: 124 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.66/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5

I was very disappointed because I stood and waited for someone to help me for a few minutes with no avail. Finally ordered a barrel-aged barleywine to drink and it was phenomenal place was packed which there is opportunity to have a couple more.

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Photo of Coho11
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Oconomowocian
4.08/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

I’m a big fan of their BA stuff so I was excited to see so many (Boris, Doris, Toris) on tap. Pretty cheap 4 oz pours too. Fun crowd, good ambiance. Nice merge and Togo beers

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Photo of dueserdo
3.69/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Just had a Bomber bottle of in-ten-sity. Enjoyed this Barley style at 12% ABV and an IBU of 70. Listed as Retired, no longe brewed. Makes me wonder how long it was sitting on the shelf. Regardless, it was very enjoyable.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

The quality of the beer here is enough to warrant a high review. The simple, no frills taproom is really awesome. Located just outside of town, the basically have a beer compound with the brewing, taproom and offices all together. Cozy up and get one of a ton of great beer on tap or in a bottle to go. Great place.

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Photo of Chackman151
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I recently visited Hoppin’ Frog Brewery in Akron, Ohio. It is nearby Akron Fulton International Airport and is right off E. Waterloo Rd (224), but it is easy to miss. I had to make a U-turn. Next to the brewery there is a trailer & hitch company featuring a white building with red window frames and a blue building. It stands out. When you see that exit the road before you pass those buildings and the Hoppin’ Frog is right there.

I’ve had many of their beers previously, the various BORIS and DORIS Imperial Stouts and some IPAs and all the beers I’ve tasted have been top notch. On my visit I had a few beers including DORIS the Destroyer the Nitro version. It was probably the most smooth and creamy Imperial Stout I’ve ever had. We also bought a few bottles to take home. If you like Stouts this is the place for you. Unlike most breweries I’ve been to they served food in the tasting room (no food truck) and they had waiters serving on you. They had a quite good menu. I had the BORIS BBQ sandwich for ten dollars, and it was delicious and paired well with a BORIS Imperial Stout. The service was friendly and knowledgeable and the food and the beers came pretty quickly. Overall I think it was a very nice brewery with a good atmosphere.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Really enjoyed our evening at this brewpub. Seemed a little bit like a neighborhood bar.

We showed up, and there was a decent selection of about 10-15 beers, many of which were the stouts we get in DC. We asked the bartender to set us up with a sampler of non-stouts, and he did a good job (we ended up taking home 2 of the choices). The selections in general tended towards bigger beers (Wee Heavy, DIPA, Barleywines, etc), though they had a couple in the more normal range.

The service was nice, prompt, and friendly. The food was basically bar food, but with a few twists and oddities. What we had was quite tasty.

Would definitely stop by here again at any opportunity.

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Photo of NMA
4.34/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of CPAles
4.08/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of BigGun
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This is an unusual location. An uninspired interior. Unusual but good food and unusual but great beers. I like to stop whenever I get a chance. If you have never had a turbo shandy that taste like and kicks like a whiskey sour, then you haven't been to Hoppin Frog Brewery.

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Photo of EternalHoppiness
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Brian29
3.63/5  rDev -16.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1

Photo of dergar
4.21/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.6/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Photo of Bugsmcl
4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of shanegatter
3.76/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

pretty good with great service, beer cost a little more that others in the area. and food was decent

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Photo of Pretendeavor
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of petrusek23
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of nelsonr_emi
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Beef_Curtains
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

The taproom isn't very big and looks like a pretty ordinary bar. You can't see any of the brewing equipment while you drink. They have about a dozen house beers on tap as well as a few guest taps. Most of their draft beers are also in bottles (which they sell to-go or drink-in), only a couple were draft only. Draft sizes are 5, 8, and 16 oz. and they also do flights. But no growlers. The food menu is small, mostly BBQ and chips. I had the pulled pork sandwich which was delicious and filling. The bartenders looked barely old enough to drink the beer, but were friendly and attentive. Overall, I'd say it's worth visiting you're in the area. Don't come here looking for a bunch of brewery exclusives, but it is a cheaper way to try a lot of their beers (which are quality) without having to buy their bombers.

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Photo of RayOhioFelton
3.6/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.25 | selection: 4

I was a huge fan of Hoppin Frog until a few poor experiences ruined this place for me. Don't get me wrong the beer is great and if that's what you are looking for you found it. However, I was in a while back to purchase a case of BA Doris (when they said it was brewery only and then 4 weeks later it hit the shelf.) I was also buying 2 snifters. I asked for a "taste" since they had it on tap. Not a sample not a glass...a taste. They charged me $1.75 for a one ounce pour on top of my $180 in purchases. I emailed Fred telling him I had this experience and he said he was glad his bartenders charged me because it is the law. Odd how any other craft bar or brewery provides tastes to assure you like a beer before you buy it. Never spent another dime on their beer since!

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Photo of capt93
1.92/5  rDev -55.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1.75 | service: 2 | selection: 2

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Hoppin' Frog Brewery in Akron, OH
Brewery rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 14,471 ratings