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RATINGS: 832   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   IBU: 168   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Explore the extremes of hops, and experience all of their bitterness, flavor and aroma with this Double I.P.A. An extreme, super-assertive and satisfying amount of American hop character is balanced with a toasty, caramelized, intense malt presence.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2007
Sampled from a 22oz bottle courtesy of TomDecapolis. Poured a deeper orangish/amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas hops and more hops! Citrus, oranges, pine, tropical fruits, melons and some caramel. Tastes of toasted malts, citrus, pine, and caramel. Hop heads, like me, will enjoy this one!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Bomber, courtesy of alexsdad06 (thanks!), pours a clear amber with a well formed foamy tan head that persists, great lacing. Stong aroma of pine, citrus and some caramel. Flavor is a spicy hop bite gently tempered by caramel malts to mellow it out. This has a great hops presence, but fades out nicely. This is a well done IIPA, and my new favorite Hoppin Frog!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Thanks to ogglethorp for the trade. Pours a lightly hazy deeper copper/amber with a medium off white bubbly head that left some sticky lacing. Aroma of all out hops...loads of orange, some pine, floral notes and then some caramel malt to balance. Really like this over the top hop aroma...great mix of the hops and a light malt balance. Flavor of hops, some tea, toasted malts, caramel, walnuts, some pine, hop bitterness with a decent malt balance without being overly sticky.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Bottle shared with Ryan at my apartment in Carrboro, NC July 13th, 2007. Amber pour with a light tan head. Nose is rippling with hops-particularly citrus and pine. Flavor is very hoppy as well, with a little bit of malt balance, but mainly this is just a hop bomb. Not an incredible amount of complexity in this one, but the flavors it does have it does very well. I enjoyed this as I do most of the products from this brewery. Thanks for sending this Andrew!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUL 30, 2007
Pours a reddsih amber with a beige head. Aroma is nice with pine, citrus, and caramel malt. Nice hoppish flavor with notes pine, grapefruit, and a slight touch of fruit. There is a touch of malt to temper the hops and the finish lingers on the palate.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nephilium (1370) - Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Wow... this starts with a scent that is pine and citrus, and demanding to be inhaled. It pours a reddish amber with a fluffy off-white head that fades to a thick dusting with a ring of bubbles around the glass. The taste of this beer is fabulous. Strong hop presence, just a touch of malt to hold it together. Seems a bit thin in the palate for my tastes in a DIPA, but overall a great beer at a good value.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2007
22 oz bomber. Pours a clear ruby amber color with a medium beige head. Nice hoppy aroma with flroal undertones and hints of pine resin, grapefruit and freshly mowed grass. Taste is floral with very hoppy and piney flavors as well as strong hints of grapefruit. Excellent !!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2501) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Bomber shared by eaglefan, thanks Brian. Small light tan head, good retentention with spotty lacing. Clear, amber copper hued brew. Nose is big, hoppy with pine, citrus and cedar. Malt? Body is mediumly full, lightly resiny and assertive on the palate. Aggressive hop flavors, kinda raw, pine, citrus, grapefruit, faint peach and some pencil shavings. The malt shows as it warms, faintly caramelly and lightly sweet, i think? They,re pretty well doused in hop goodness. Finish is hoppy, hoppy, hoppy!! Biting and lasting. WOW! Thanks again Brian, was looking forward to this one and was not dissappointed!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Almost red/ coppery pour, very thin white head. Aroma is grapefruit. Flavor is a ton of grapefruit really a lot of bitterness from this one and not so much on aroma and flavor which I would like. The resiny bitterness really just rules tihs beer kinda overiding anything else in it’s way, some crystal malt sweetness is there but not a lot. Dry bitterness sucking the life out of my tongue. Really I know it’s suppose to have a lot of hops but this is just straight cascade in every way and the bitterness is just too much. I love Hoppin Frog but I want more complexity and flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (2898) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 27, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 Bottle via trade from nolankowal, shared with slob. Pour is a nice copper color, early off-white head, thinned quickly, but came back nicely with each agitating swirl later. Aroma was strong citrus and grapefruits, light pine too, almost no malts at all (YUM!). The flavor was strong grapefruit citrus hops, piney hops, a nice strong bite, another nice dIPA example where the malts don’t end up balancing out all the extra IBU’s. Other flavors were orange rinds and very light caramel malts. The body was nice and full. Nice one, HF, and thanks to John for this bottle! Re-rate, 8/07, second bottle (up against Lake Erie and Moylander) provided by crizay: even more solid of an opinion of this thing, citrus / grapefruit hops very prominent. No tea bags, pure dIPA fun. Thanks, Chris!


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