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Hoppin Frog Gangster Frog

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Crisp & satisfying American IPA with an assertive, refreshing hop aroma & flavor. Bright, spicy citrus hop character is up front, with a distinct orange & tropical fruit hop bouquet to add a welcome complexity & strike the perfect balance. Its all about the hops with Gangster Frog IPA!


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jh773 (143) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Golden orange, little visible carbonation, head is about two fingers. Strong mango smell, pineapple, tropical fruit. Full-bodied, smooth citrus taste. Not very bitter.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
outlawskies (964) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie would hate taste like feet that have walk in a field of dingle berries. Yuck. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (2870) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2014
This is a good beer. I’m not a fan of these new hops that give that mango and tropical fruit flavor, but I liked this nonetheless. The aroma was fantastic. There was a nice citrus hop aroma that turned more into melon as it warmed. Pour was a nice dark orange with a white film for a head. Taste was very complex, juicy and delicious that changed as it warmed. Nice strong grapefruit rind and pine in the beginning. As it warmed, started bringing out juicy cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon juice. Liked it colder, but a nice transformation. Mild carbonation round the beer out. Very different

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle... Murky burnt-orange ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Good retention. The nose is an intermingling of tea biscuit, citrus peels and a medley of tropical fruits. Medium to full-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor issues biscuity sweetness, tons of tropical fruit flavor and a moderate measure of rindy bitterness. Lengthy, fruity, bittersweet finish. This bottle was provided by growler!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (6622) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bomber. Rich orange pour with a white spotty head. Lots of rich sweet citrus hop in this. My kind of IPA - this is awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bengibbs6 (53) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Hazy light golden color- thin white head. Nice mild malt up front accentuated by a nice balanced hop bitterness halfway back on the tongue. Finishes with tangelo and a bit of pine. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (537) - Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2014
On tap. Golden color with white head. Grapefruit aroma. Lighter grapefruit taste, but still very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2864) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Peach on nose, fruity peachy taste, quite bitter, bit too fizzy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (792) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 14, 2014
22oz bottle. Aroma is slightly sweet with moderate malt character of cracker and a hint of caramel. Moderate grapefruit and citrus with a medium light pine resin note. Hints of stone fruit. Pours a fairly cloudy, pale golden orange with a moderately sized, moderately thick slightly off white head with average retention. Moderate lacing and small legs. Flavor is slightly sweet with light cracker malt and lighter caramel notes. Moderate grapefruit with light citrus and stone fruit with hints of tropical fruit. Medium pine resin notes. Light alcohol spice in the finish with medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a nice IPA with a moderate hop charger. Nice dry, light malt character but the hops can be fruitier and more prevalent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1524) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
I love me a Hoppin’ Frog, and this IPA keeps my faith. Cloudy, bright thick yellow colored ale with golden hues, this looks serious. Seriously serious. The head is bubbly and mostly bright white, and the nose is simple. Piney and slightly resinous with a touch of sweet malts, there’s just enough malt to support the hops (and entertainingly enough to make the malts fun without being heavy or pilsey). It’s soft in the mouth, and the hops totally own this. The finish is great. I love the hops in this. It’s mellow and mature, but delicious in hop presence. The finish issues great bitterness and flavor without requiring total submission. As serious as this is, this is so mellow that it’s sessionable. It’s a deadly combination.


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