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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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As the story goes, I was redesigning our IPA to be bigger and better. As it came together, it started to take on a life of its own. After much deliberation and several pints of our new creation, we decided to name him after the master of the macabre, Edgar Allen Poe, as a tribute to his aptly named short story "Hop Frog". As Edgar fermented and spewed his almost abusive hop aroma throughout the pub, his legend and our thirst grew until finally one day, he was released into the world. We hope Edgar amuses you as much as he has us but stay on his good side, because, much like the story, this Hop Frog bites back!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3735) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2013 Rerate 7/15/2013: Growler from House of 1000 Beers. Pours a clear light orange, small white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, grassy hops, and bitter piney hops. Flavor of crackery malt, lots of piney hops, grapefruit, and bitter citrus. My old rating mostly stands, but I’ve grown into the style a bit more :-) Fresh, crisp, bitter hops. Tasty IPA. 7/4/7/4/15 [3.7/5] 10/27/2008. On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear light orange with a small white head. Aroma of lots of citrus (orange peel) with slight bitter piney hops. Flavor is bitter citrusy hops. A little astringent and the malt/hops is not balanced. Too bitter for me although still rather drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapnJazz (52) - Binghamton, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2008
On draft at the brewpub. Clear amber with a thin head. Hoppy, piney aroma, suggestive of a strong malt presence. Nicely balanced between the citrus hops, bright and refreshing, and a kind of sweet, bready malt. Nicely balacned, nothing really huge, good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a copper in color with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruity hops, with a malty and bready base. Tastes of grapefruit, citrus, bread, earthy and moderately sweet with a nice dry finish. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Rating #900. Foggy orange brown with a trace of white suds. Nose is bready orange and socks. Medium body, resiny, with mild carb. Taste is orange peel and pith with some caramel and club soda. Nice drinkable Double. Who bought all the Blue Cheer?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Nice hoppy aroma some pine and citrus. pours amber with nice head. nicely balanced and not as dry as some, but not confused and cloyingly sweet. The maltiness in this one doesn’t deminish the hops. I still think I prefer the ultra dry and hoppy double ipa, but this was a good take on a maltly one, a more east coast styled version. medium bodied. grapefrult and pine in the flavor as well as some biscuit. nice ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4872) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2008 Cask draft at brewpub. Hazy, orange-copper with a small but lasting head. Aroma is grapefruit, resin and slight molasses. Flavor is earthy resin, some citrus and molasses. Medium body is smoothish, with just enough hop roughness and drying. Pretty nicely balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2008
is ok not as hoppy as its discribed. as a hop head i have no problem with mild ipa, but dont pump it up as a hopp bomb and not deliver, bavarian barbarians is beeter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2009 Draft at capones. Pours a golden amber body with an off white head. Aroma an flavor are hoppy citrus pine grapefruit. Some yeasty spiciness also with a moderate warming from the etoh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Draft sample at Pints for Pets. Hazy dark gold with slight orange, little head, rimming and white. Nose is huge grapefruit. Lots of hop flavor. Grapefruit. A moderate bready background and moderate bitterness. Dry and resiny finish. DIPA heaven , but not crazy progressive. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2008
In short: A very juicy fruity (grapefruits mainly) hop-fix. Unbalanced, simple but quite drinkable.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Partly cloudy blonde body with a big beige head.
In long: Lots of grapefruit on the nose. Taste is more of the same. Very juicy with lots of grapefruits, some mangos and some citrus fruits. The grapefruit character of this beer is amazingly close to biting in a real grapefruit. Forget about caramel maltiness or anything else. This is hop juice galore. Yes it is a an unbalanced hop-fix but yes it is refreshing and pleasant. Such a nice gentle likeable IPA should have been named after Dr Seuss, not Edgar Alan Poe.


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