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RATINGS: 420   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 7   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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There’s a place just south they call Frog’s Hollow, brewin’ pumpkin ale in Fall, and they only speak in whispers of the name. There’s a lady they say who has the secret, of spices picked just right. With a crying shout, she’ll knock it out, and hand you the Frog’s delight.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
As far as pumpkin beers go this was pretty solid effort. Nice big body with all of the usual pumpkin flavors. If yiur looking for a good pumpkin beer this would be a nice choice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2543) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2013 vintage bottling. Pours lightly cloudy bright orange amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big pumpkin, toast, brown sugar, caramel, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, bread, and herbal earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, pumpkin, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of pumpkin, brown sugar, caramel, toast, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, bread, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, caramel, toast, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of pumpkin, malt, and spice notes; with a good malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good imperial pumpkin ale. All around well balance pumpkin, malt, and spice flavors; and very smooth the sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bright orange/red with almost no head and lots of carbonation. Weirdly looks like a few sours I’ve had before. Very heavy the nutmeg in the aroma. Smells strongly of pumpkin pie, but the ratio is a bit off. Nutmeg and then cinnamon overpower the other spices a bit. Tastes is heavy with spices up throughout. Not a lot of depth. For a pumpkin ale, I can’t taste any pumpkin at all. Mouthfeel is very watery and high carbonation. I like pumpkin beers and I like Hoppin’ Frog brews usually, but this one didn’t do it for me at all. Way overpowering in the spice department while being watery and one dimensional. Pass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (686) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Aroma is big on cinnamon and nutmeg. Pumpkin is apparent, but serves mostly as an undertone. I find clove, vanilla, and light caramel as well. The taste loses much of the spicy impressions, although they are still present. Instead, I find more pumpkin, caramel, butterscotch, hints of licorice and bubblegum. There is a fair amount of sweetness that goes with this one. It has a medium body, more of a thick texture, with some soft sudsy carbonation. This has much of what you’re looking for in a pumpkin beer. However, like many of these you really don’t want to drink more than one. Its just to much in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1727) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Draft. I admit that early in fall I am a sucker for a pumpkin brew. This one is in the upper echelon of those brews. Big pie spice aroma. The body is not cloying and it has a slight bitterness that lends nicely to the sweet malts, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg spices. A bit of alcohol heat in the finish. Dig it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clean orange with an amber hue and bubbly beige head that quickly recedes. Nose of cinnamon, graham cracker, vanilla, nutmeg, ginger, clove, caramel. Medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel. Mostly pumpkin spice comes through on the taste, some caramel. Smooth, very little bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanscourt (737) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Very good and tasty. Great body and great finish. Up there with weyebacher and southern tier. Probably number 3 in my book now

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Nose is all pumpkin pie, nice spice and pumpkin. Taste hides these qualities due to alcohol burn. Palate dies off quickly. Still tasty

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dexcansino (446) - Andalucía, SPAIN - SEP 24, 2013
Cerveza color rojizo, Huele a canela y a whisky. Sabor dulzón a canela, vainilla. Es un juguete, una pijada. No se notan para nada su alta graduación.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (859) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, no head. Slight pumpkin and nutmeg smell. Strong nutmeg and cinnamon flavor and a medium body.

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