nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, poured brownish orange with minimal head and yeast floating in glass. Nice hoppy flavor with some type of melon flavors. I was expecting more of a malty aftertaste but it was bitter. Overall good beer, but I’ve had better.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber color with a rather large beige head. Aroma has lots of citrus and piney hops with a surprisingly assertive caramel malt essence. Flavor is sweet and syrupy with an abundance of grassy, floral, and some citrus hops. Lots of heavy caramel and bready malts in there as well. Nice IPA from a brewer I hope to see a lot more of.
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a surprisingly dark amber head with a substancial off-white head. Arome of pine, citrus and hops. Flavors of what else citrus and bitter hops.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle with fordest. Very good flavors of some fruit, hops, and some sweet grass.
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of fruity apricot, fruit cocktail like aromas off this dark yellow/orange pour. Nice head lasted for the whole glass. Flavors were very similar with more bright fruit and some citrusy hops. Nice malt backing on this too. I liked it. Thanks to sliffy for this 22 oz bottle.
Odeed (1787) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ice tea like looking body with a good looking foamy white head.as far as looks goes this is a perfect ipa.aroma is full of what i would describe as "earthy" and "ivy" type hops.flavor does much of the same as the aroma.its nice but the san diego ipa’s blow this out of the water.
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
More thanks to the Ohio Team for bringing five of the Hoppin’ Frog brews to the RBSG ’07 Grand Tasting. From a 22-oz bottle, this brew pours a clear dark amber color with a thick off-white head that slowly dissolves and leaves behind a nice lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, sour-dough biscuits, and roasted caramel malt. Taste is think and loaded with carbonation. Other falvors include orange peel, some apricot and more malty flavors than bitter hops. Finish is slightly smooth and creamy without the typical IPA bitterness. More of a Pale Ale style than an IPA. Very drinkable.
kramer (5063) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle, via cewldre. Pours a clear dark orangish amber body under a fizzy one finger beige head that left some sticky lacing. The aroma is citrusy hoppiness with grapefruit and lime zest primarily. Still quite a bit of toasted and caramel maltiness though. A hint of alcohol. A pretty hefty beer for an IPA, it has the maltiness of many IIPA’s. moderate to heavy bitterness and a pretty noticable alcohol kick. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little thick with moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, I thought that this was a bit too much, overly bitter with an excessive alcohol content.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A reddish copper body is capped by a creamy off-white head that cannot hold back the aromas of grapefruit, pine, mango, baking biscuits, allspice, and caramel. Good body for an IPA with the perfect amount of carbonation. The flavor is crisp, clean, and refreshing. Fruity yet tart and spicy. Delicious.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from West Lakeview, last of my own "Better know Hoppin’ Frog" ’07 tasting. Deep orane with small white head. A fresh hop aroma that you could smell a mile away. Nice malt sweetness, little pine but mostly orange hop taste, very balanced, some bubblegum in the finish. NIce full and carbonated body. Spot on IPA.