Tree Frog Ale | Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse

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Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse
California, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 10
Reviews by MadeInOregon:
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Photo of jbradburn
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft in shaker glass. nice mouthfeel and toastiness. a little undercarbonated for my taste.

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Photo of KevMo84
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served a clear red with just a touch of orange mixed in and a thin finger of frothy slightly off-white head. Head fades slowly with some good lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of rich sweet caramel malts with a touch of earthy hops coming through.

T - Starts off some rich sweet caramel malt with a bit of a syrupy taste. Through the middle a bit of earthy hop comes through with some more caramel malt. The finish is a mix of rich caramel malt sweetness with some light bitterness.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a lightly syrupy feeling and a sweet and lightly warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. Fairly rich and sweet, but still well balanced and not overbearing.

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Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Maudite
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not bad. Not the truest Scotch ale I've had. On tap at Oak Barrel Wine Craft in Berkeley.

A- Deep copper, some golden hues with a nice full finger of creamy, thick, foamy tan head. Minimal residual lace.

S- Some prominent but tame hop notes of grapefruit, cedar, and wildflowers. A definite malty caramel character, and some subtle fruity esters (currant/cherry/banana) that all blend well into the background and don't steal the show. The main nose is dense caramelized malts.

T- Not as pleasing as the nose, but still tasty, this plays out more like an amber pale than a scotch, but has characters of both. Theres a biscuity quality to the caramely malts, and the hops stand out stronger in the taste. THe fruits in the nose are non-existent in the taste. All in all, kind of like a cleaner, subdued Scotch ale.

M- Not much of an alcohol bite, or much of an acidity. Nice carbonation, but not much bite from it. Not very invigorating or exciting on the tongue.

D- I could, and will, definitely drink more of this, just not true to style.

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Photo of lhaqq
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Scotch/Scottish ales are my favorite style, or else they are seconded to cream stouts. So I'll try to rate it qua a scotch ale.
A: Transparent orange/light copper. Little head when served.
S: Smells of sweet caramelized malts.
T: Tastes similar to the smell, with the addition of a bit of a coffee kick at the end, or some sort of similar bitterness.
M: Good, smooth, silky mouthfeel with an aftertaste that quickly but cleanly dissipates.
D: Have had a number of these. A great-tasting and complex beer, but still easy to drink a couple.

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Photo of dwagner003
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Nbdreher
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Tree Frog Ale from Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse
3.9 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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