CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper orange pour has a thin ring of wispy white head. Aroma of bready sweet earthy dark caramel malt with a touch of light fruity complexity. Body starts full, sweet and toasty caramely with some bready, black peppery yeasty notes. Exhibits nice balance and good authenticity, while hiding its alcohol pretty well.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Semi-sweet caramel, yeasty spice and light alcohol in the aroma. Caramel malt with strong yeasty notes. No alcohol taste but good warmth. Sweet flavor and finish. Medium bodied.
KiDAcE (35) - Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This brew while a good one isn’t absolutely excellent. While I regret having to do this I can’t compromise my tastes either. Here’s the rating. It has a more sweet, then sour aroma. I didn’t know what to expect. This brew is a red, but mostly orange-yellow clear brew. Has carbonation that is good. A semi-sweet to bitter after taste. The in-mouth feel is low-thick and syrupy. However for 10.5% ABV is very very nice. Hmmm....I just can’t pin-point anything else other than it does coat the palate pretty thickly and alcohol is not noticable; it’s there but can’t taste it well; good.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2007 Bottle from Shigadeyo. Pours amber orange with a head that dissipates to nothing. Aroma of canned fruit cocktail, phenols, and yeast. Mouthfeel is medium and syrupy. This is sugary sweet, with notes of cookie, tangerine, berries, and yeast. Semi dry and mild rubber flavors on the finish, with some faint alcohol and bitterness. Well masked considering the style. But overall, not very complex and bit out of balance.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is a combination of yeast, esters and fruit. Body is a cloudy orange color. Flavor is breadie with fruit (plum), caramel and alcohol. Chewy mouth-feel… send those buckeyes to the final four!!
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is dark golden with a small ring of an off white brownish head...smell is smell is sweet and fruity with apples and tangerines...taste is richly sweet and fruity...lots of pear and apple and tangerine flavor...hints of grape too...no real spices to counter the sweetness...some warmth from alcohol in the finish, but didn’t seem 10+% though...
holdenn (2094) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to drewbeerme sampled at "Better Know a Style: Belgian Strong Ale" Blind Tasting 07. Pours a clear amber color wiht a beige small head and fair lacing. Malty aroma cookie, rasin and a moderate amount of yeast. Medium body and creamy texture. Sweet flavors with brown sugar, chocolate, molasses, alcohol, oak, and over all a nice malty back bone. Pretty tasty strong ale.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, pours a typical golden liquid with a off white head. Aroma is malty and yeasty and the taste follows but with a good amount of sweetness to boot. taste ends with sweet malts. Not bad, no taste of alcohol which is surprising.
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice clear dark yellow pour, with a large fast fading whitish head. Aroma is sweet, almost fruity malt. The alcohol in the flavor is more noticeable here then in other triples. the flavor is sweet, not quite syrupy, and lingering. Pretty good.
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Kujo9. Thanks Mike! Pours the typical golden yellow with a spritzy off-white head. Nose is reminscent of some abbey triples, but is a bit heavier on the alcohol. Very sweet, spicey, but more sugary malts with lots of alcohol. Just a little too aggressive for the style in my opinion. Flavors dont mesh well and this turned into a syrupy quasi-belgian mess. Not my favorite Hoppin Frog.