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Hoppin Frog Hop Heathen Imperial Black Ale

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial/Double Black IPA
An uncivilized amount of american hop spicyness along with a chocolaty mix of dark roasted flavors.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (795) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle from a store in Columbus, OH. 650ml. Shared with dad in snifters. Pours a very dark, mostly opaque with a one finger eggshell head. Head lasted awhile and solid lacing. The aroma was the traditional black IPA hops meets roasted malts. The hops were pine, resin and wet grass while the malts were roasty and chocolaty. The taste was a great balance between both hops and roasted malts with the finish being slightly bitter and pine. Medium body and carbonation. Seriously good black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (220) - Kansas, USA - APR 4, 2014
A black body reveals soft mahogany highlights when illuminated, smooth tight 1.5" khaki head settles to a thin cap creating leopard lace all around
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Savory hop notes lead the way with grapefruit, tropical nuances, and lime merging into a dark toasty chocolate base conjuring coffee dipped chocolate chip cookies on a medium-light body finishing roasty with a bold coating residual echoing the flavors and aromas

22oz bomber served at 45º and warming into TeKu


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerd16 (132) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Pour is black with ringed tan head. Good lacing. Aroma is pine, oak, some spice, dark chocolate and a whisper of coffee (aarghhh!!!). Medium body, beautiful velvety mouth-feel . Piney-Hop flavor takes a back seat to the charred malt. Coffee and dark chocolate. Fairly dry and soft roasted coffee-bitterness on the back-end. Akin to a light coffee-stout. Too much coffee, not enough hop-presence. Really not my thing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edwardbass (423) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Pours very dark. Aroma is malt, some hops and some dried fruit. Taste is a bit of malt sweetness at first and then a nice pop of piney hops. One of the best black IPAs I’ve had the opportunity to taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (1544) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
Amazing beer. Very hoppy, yet also fruity, with a solid body of roasted malt. Very tasty and diverse. Great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2014
22oz bottle,very good Black IPA. medium to fuller body, great combination of roasted maltiness, piney hops. shows oomph at 8.8. Chcolate, roasty , piney,,great combo. good stuff

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (269) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle to glass. Not sure how fresh. Pours a deep brown, almost black color with a tan head. Aroma is mostly roasted malts, mild coffee/chocolatey bittterness, a hint of piney hops. Flavor is a roasted malt bitterness with a touch of chocolatey sweetness. Medium in body with a lingering burnt bitterness. Tasty black ale, but probably would have been better fresher with more hop predominance.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (636) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Dark brown/amber color with small tan head and little lacing. Aroma and flavor have nice piney bitterness, light citrus, and a light toasted malt. Okay overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1047) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pour from bomber. Very hoppy and lots of rye. Decent black IPA. Sort of on the thin side.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (11917) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle 650ml @Beer Hunters
Opaque black brown color, steady bronish head. Toasted aroma with fruity-citrusy hoppy notes, some licorice. Medium-bodied. Licorice, rye bread, some bitterness, late ashyness. Not really typical CDA. More malty toastnyness than normally. Dissapointment from this brewery. Maybe needs very fresh bottle?


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