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Hoppin’ Frog Fresh Frog Raw Hop Imperial Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Special hoppy flavors and aromas are captured by adding freshly picked, undried hops during the harvest. These wet hops impart a character unlike other brews, that is quite unique and satisfying for those who love hops – the spice of beer. Smell the hop fields, smell the freshness.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (3170) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Pours deep clear copper with a finger of white head. Aroma of resin, light toffee, grapefruit, caramel. Taste is sweet with caramel and toffee followed by a light resin bitter finish. Medium full body with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3980) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2015
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, Fall 2015 vintage bottling. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of citrus/tropical/grassy hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great stregnth. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/grassy hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial pale ale style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/grassy hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (2768) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2015
April 30, 2015. Bottle at CBC pre-tasting. Shared by Desverger, thanks!.
Hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is sweet with caramel, peach, mango and some grass. Taste is medium sweet caramel and fruits,medium bitter with grass and light pine notes. Medium bodied, light sticky texture, average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrik (463) - - AUG 1, 2015
Flarra. Doftar faktiskt lite fin parfym som sen försvinner och en mild fin havsdoft kommer. Smakar balanserat lite grape å svagt nåt annat. En medelfyllig fräsch Dipa. Lagom lågt kolsyrad som kvalitets öl alltid har. Jävligt bra DIPA med tänkte på låga alkoholhalten . absolut inte bästa hoppande grodan ölen då det bryggeriet gör SJUKT JÄVLA bra andra Dipor.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dojken (408) - - AUG 1, 2015
Flaska. Först parfym sedan friskt av humle o hav. Smaken saltig med inslag av citrus. Efterbeskan riktigt bra med en lååång trevlig smak av beska o humle o en del malt. Hoppande grodan alltid ett säkert kort!!!!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (4128) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
Bomber courtesy of Desverger. Pours hazy pale amber with a small frothy offwhite head that leaves lots of spotty and sticky trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity and malty with caramel, grapefruit juice, mango, peaches, pineapple, moist grass, pine needles and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, bitter and fruity. Mouthfeel is round,a stringent and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with caramel, toffee, grapefruit, mango, peaches, moist grass, pine needles and lemon zest. Caramel malts dominate and with the with age faded hops it becomes way too caramel centered for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8915) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2015
Small but persistent yellowish head over (cold)hazed foxy amber beer. End of bottle amass of truly frightening UFO’s. Liqueurish and hoppy aromas, fresh lupulin, citrus (orange/grapefruit), and (orange)cake, marmalade. Bitter, chestnuthsusk, very resiny flavour, less fruity or citrussy than the nose. Also too severe to be called liqueurish in the mouth. Wholemeal bread with hopspread? Dry resiny; rather well-bodied; obviously very slick. Not a pale ale, neither an American pale ale, not an India pale ale, not even an Imperial IPA, but an Imperial pale ale. This is getting complicated...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xXbaptisteXx (195) - - MAY 29, 2015
De couleur ambrée cuivré la mousse qui a moyennement Au nez on va sortir des notes d’écorce d’orange de noix de noisettes, on sent déjà une bonne amertume En bouche on est toujours sur ce côté écorces d’oranges voir oranges amères on sent une amertume franche et sèche avec une longueur en bouche correct une bonne impérial pale ale

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (2336) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2015
A reddish copper colour, a head is almost medium and blond. Aroma has caramel malts, peaches, mandarin, some pine forest. Overally, the aroma is quite sweet but also fresh and not too heavy or caramel. Taste has citrusfruits and mandarin, also some harsh fruitness, less caramel malts than in the aroma but the body is still quite strong. At least medium bitterness, not dry, good balance. Medium+ bodied, quite fresh to drink. Quite unique flavours of fresh hops but there are also familiar notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14996) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Can split at the sleepy-rapping tasting at Ronny & Alex’s pad, CBC fine tuner, 30/04/15. Very lightly hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is caramel malt, grassy, light orange, spice, citric pith. Taste comprises mellow fruits, caramel malt, pine needle, light tropical fruits, grapefruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a moderate hop presence. Ok.


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