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RATINGS: 417   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Pours a clear golden ruby/copper color with golden orange/amber hues when held to a light source and a 1 finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Not much in the way of lacing. Spicy pumpkin pie aroma with hints of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. This smells exactly like a pumpkin pie with a very subtle hop presence. Creamy medium body which is on the fuller end with a nice malt presence and a very prominent pumpkin pie spiciness. Pretty sweet but not too much so with a healthy dose of ginger and clove accompanying some brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. The alcohol is extremely well masked making this very drinkable. The prominent ginger and clove notes provide this pumpkin beer with a nice twist that separates it from many of average pumpkin beers. Not the best example of the style but still very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Bubbly orange, almost no head. Very spicy aroma - cinamon and allspice, very Autumn-y. Sweet and spicy flavor, as well - Allspice and cinnamon, some pumpkin, clove and nutmeg. Nice dry finish. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2009
22 oz bottle from Binnys (Orland Park, IL). Pours a nearly transparent darker gold, a touch of amber in it, with small white carbonation driven head that dies to nothing, only light soap around the edges and trace lacing. Nothing great. Aromas are a heaping bounty of pumpkin pie spices, cinnamon and vanilla with a touch of nutmeg, a good dosage of canned pumpkin, some sweeter malts, a decent bitter hopping. Initial is sweet and spicy, like a decent sweetness pumpkin pie: cinnamon, caramel, vanilla, nutmeg, and canned pumpkins. A fair sweetness, pretty good bitterness to balance comes on the back end. Finish is a bit more bland after the hops, decent flavors stick to the palate but for the ABV I’d have expected a bit more in body and aftertaste. A better pumpkin brew than most and not cloying.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaby (80) - , Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Yellow gold with cream head. Kind of a saw dust type aroma. Some spice but no real hint of pumpkin that I could taste. Not all that impressive to me. I was even ill that night. Can’t say it wasn’t the beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2009
Bomber. Pours a clear golden/orange color with a small white head with somewhat poor retention. Aroma is spicy, ginger comes forward first. This is somewhat Pumpkin Pie-esque but it’s more just spicy. I am sensitive to ginger and am not a big fan of it in beer so that is a downside, I prefer no ginger in a pumpkin beer. This could be just as well called a Christmas beer and I wouldn’t think twice. Come to think of it this is quite reminiscent of GL Christmas Ale. Anyways, flavor is spicy and christmasy, ginger and pine with some caramel syrup on the finish. A bit overdone with the spiciness honestly. I have tried an ass ton of Pumpkin beers and nothing compares to Pumpking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Pours a copper orange with little to no head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices, pecans, nuts and caramel. Flavor of pumpkin pie, nuts, caramel and toasted malt. A lot like Weyerbachers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2009

9/12/2009: Frog’s Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale... Aroma: Pumpkin syprup (like what is used in lattes, etc.). Appearance: Hazy, deep golden color; smooth carbonation; no head. Flavor: Toasted malts; somewhat sweet; subtle pumpkin pie spices. Palate: Medium-full body; slick. Overall: Pretty good, but doesn’t beat out my favorite pumpkin beer (Southampton Pumpkin Ale). Also, Hoppin’ Frog uses cinnamon, giner, nutmeg, allspice, and clove although I only use cinnamon, ginger, and clove in my favorite pumpkin pie... Sometimes less is more!

22 fl. oz. bottle ( 8.4% alc/vol; 76 OG; 18.4° P; 7.3 IBU) shared by Bigmmartin. Thanks Mike! Rating #22 for this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyReynolds (861) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bottle thanks to Bigmmartin. Pours a nice amber with a white head. Aroma is nutmeg, cinnamon, a bit of sweet malts, and pumpkin. On the palate, it is a little thick. The flavor brings out a pumpkin pie taste. Not a favorite pumpkin ale, but still pretty decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Copper pour, with nose of pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice. Tastes pretty rich, fairly complex, with a liquid pumpkin pie and even some crusty flavor. Well balanced and refreshing, and the palate heft is on the dense side here. This is a solid pumpkin ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bottle – Shared by ygtbsm94 . Thanks Brad! Amber, creamy white head. Thick cinnamon and pumpkin flesh notes warms to aromatic swirls of nutmeg and allspice. Deep spicy ginger pumpkin flavors round with softer notes of minty clove and touches of vanilla brown sugar. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, spiced finish. It’s no Pumpking, but it’s still worthy of your attention…


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