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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4291) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1094) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2007
From growler - medium orangeish color - off white head. Big hop aroma, citrus, grapefruit, fresh cut grass, wood, and other fruits. Bold hop flavor that exploded on the tongue. Body was slightly resiny, but smooth . Clean, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Draught at the brewpub. Pours opaquely cloudy orange gold with beige head. The aroma is toast, mango, citrus and pine. The flavor is very toasty with bitterness almost immediately. Not as fruity as the aroma. Some dark pumperknickel like malt lingers there, too. Dry, earthy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Draft. Golden orange color with no head and light carbonation. Hoppy aroma with light fruitiness. The taste was the samw with light mango notes and strong hop bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2007
The words are TOO DARN HOPPY! Wow, and not in a pleasant and enjoyable way either. This was tear your head off and laugh at you beer. Not to my liking at all.

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