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Hoppin Frog Hop Dam Triple IPA

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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Hop Dam has been a long time in the works, and its design required us to build a large stainless steel hop dam for our kettle, just for this beer! It was worth all the effort, because this beer is extremely hoppy and very satisfying, using 50% more hops than our Mean Manalishi Double IPA, which was voted Best Double IPA In The World by the US Beer Tasting Championships. Hop Dam is 10% alcohol by volume, and really hoppy, with a bitterness level that is very high but refined and therefore refreshing – its like kissing a hop!! Along with all the standard hop additions, it is also mash-hopped, first-kettle-hopped, and dry-hopped!!! Hop Dam is a 100% American-style IPA, dominated by the top-rated, assertive and refined Amarillo hops, along with lots of aroma and flavor from Columbus, and Cascade, and the wonderful Summit hops – the very special dwarf hop plant picked by hand, and sought-after for its great flavor and aroma. These hops work great together, and make Hop Dam TRIPLE IPA our new standard for hoppy beers!! It will be available for only a few months, so get Hop Dam while it lasts!


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JakobHoumoller (17) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Hazy light amber appearance. The aroma has notes of caramel, resin, pine and grapefruit and orange zest. The taste is in initially caramel but then finishes with a huge resiny piny hop hit. I feel like I’m being slapped on the tongue with a pine branch soaked in mango juice. Nice! Leaves a huge lingering bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blazin_buddy (7) - - JUN 20, 2014 does not count
Nice flavor and presentation. Good carbonation and clarity of a bright rusty orange color. Great taste and mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2605) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2014
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, tiny bubbled, ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a clear dark amber (SRM 15) body.....nose is pine, resin, grapefruit peel, light toasted malts with cereal, no esters, balance to the hops....taste is sweet with toffee/caramel notes to start, then pine, resin, lighter citrus, floral notes, then heavy lingering bitter tones, no esters, balance very much to the hops.....mouth feel, heavy of medium body, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present, moderately astringent, carbonation creates a creamy mouthful. The hops are in ascendancy in this beer, and there is only moderate malts to respond. It is difficult to balance beers such as this because the malts become almost toxically sweet as they are amped up. (Taste Dogfish Head 120 minute.) As it warms the malts arrive somewhat more and create more balance. It will be interesting to see if the Triple IPA becomes a separate style. BJCP 9/3/15/4/7

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2547) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Pours hazy amber with a sandy head. The aroma is perfumey pungent and sweet hops. The flavor brings a boatload of hops covering any resemblance of malts at first, then sweet malts and amber, and then huge hop bitterness and sweetness blended at the end.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1947) - SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2014
Pours cloudy dark orange amber with low off-white head. Aroma of resin, grapefruit, mango, peach, pine cones, light caramel and vanilla, a seriously rich and potent nose! Taste is hop intense bitter, slightly medicinal, with long heavy bitter finish. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Looks and smells great, taste is actually the weak link with this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1974) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, pine hops, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, pine hops, fruit, and citrus; Finish is fairly bitter; A tad cloying - but definitely worth a try.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (849) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2014
Botella de 65 cl de la cantina renfe de Avilés tomada en agosto de 2012. Sabores y aromas intensos maltosos, ligeramente dulces perfectamente combinados con un amargo resinoso final importante. Cuerpo intenso, pastoso y denso con 10 vol que le dan una muy buena sensación alcohólica. Junto con la doris the destroyer de las mejores de la marca probadas hasta ahora. Para repetir sin duda.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Daytonbeer (638) - Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Pours orange with white head and no lacing. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruit hops. Taste is the same with a pine hops, malty sweetness and alcohol burn. This is a huge beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
Well, more fine work from the boys at Hoppin’ Frog. Once again if anyone from the brewery reads this let me know and I’ll get your lovely beer sold in my town. Poured a lightly hazy orange colour with a thin to medium off white head. Aroma is citrus hops, caramel. Flavour is lovely juicy hops, caramel, toffee, grapefruit, peach, orange. Mildly carbonated. A American IPA no doubt. Loved it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle, Beer Moth, Manchester. Poured a vivid dark orange colour with a decent white head. Resinous hop laden beak with sweet malt and citrus notes. Similar traits unfolded in the flavour which was sweetish with a heavy dose of rich hoppy goodness alongside some tropical fruits. Fullish with some robust bitterness that got the juices flowing. Quality.


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