Hoppin’ Frog | Akron, Ohio
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Hoppin’ Frog
Excellent based on 15 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

1680 E Waterloo Rd, Ste F
Akron, Ohio United States 44306 [ print map ]
330 352 4578

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Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 3 to 10 PM / Thursday and Friday 3 to 11 PM / Saturday 12 to 11 PM

Mayor: Fritz123 (7) | Taps: 26 |

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Beer Available At Hoppin’ Frog (arranged by most recent)
Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged Turbo Shandy Citrus Ale 90, Hoppin’ Frog King Gose Home 84, Hoppin’ Frog Port Barrel Karminator , Hoppin’ Frog BORIS Batch #200 100, Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged Silk Porter , Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged BORIS Van Wink 100, Hoppin’ Frog Frosted Frog Christmas Ale 86, Hoppin’ Frog Tower Tuesday: Infusion C - Vanilla Bean Gangster Frog IPA 96, Hoppin’ Frog Tower Tuesday: Infusion B - Double IPA 98, Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged Naked Evil BBW 99, Hoppin’ Frog BORIS The Crusher 100, Hoppin’ Frog Hop Dam Triple IPA 99, Hoppin’ Frog Mean Manalishi 99, Hoppin’ Frog Gangster Frog 98, Listermann Nutcase Peanut Butter Porter 96, Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged DORIS The Destroyer 100, Sixpoint Hi-Res 97, Hoppin’ Frog Café Silk Porter 98, Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged Frog’s Hollow Double Pumpkin 92, Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged Frosted Frog Christmas Ale 96
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15 reviews for Hoppin’ Frog
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  87%
 Selection  82%
 Food  69%
 Value  67%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Fritz123  (25) Boca Raton, Florida | March 20, 2015
I’ve been to Hoppin Frog 3 or 4 times. Always a great time. I see a lot of posts below bellyaching about ambiance, selection, prices, etc. Waaaa.... I base most of my rating on selection, service, and quality of beer. Ambiance is unique which I like. Service for me has always been superior. The selection is much more than most tasting rooms and the guests taps were significant. In addition you can buy copious amounts of bottles to go. Food I had once and the cuban sandwich was good. Overall value is solid. Fred Karm, the owner, is nearly always around greeting guests.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
can8ianben  (114) State College, Pennsylvania | March 11, 2015
Quiet industrial park (standard craft beer geography) with several entrances - tasting and dining, distribution, brewing, sales, etc. Beer is really good, but pretty pricy. 5oz samples can be as high as $8 each for limited releases. I didn’t get to try the food, but they do have their BORIS BBQ sauce on every table.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 12/20
herchick  (14) Akron, Ohio | June 1, 2014
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
sturmthis  (84) Ohio | May 18, 2014
The 2nd part of my Akron brewery tour. The tasting room doesn’t have much of an ambiance. I sat at the bar and had a very informative and friendly bartender. Very fast service, although it was crowded. I didn’t try any food, but it is a smaller menu. Like others have said the beer is more expensive here and you can get a 5oz, 8oz, or 16oz pour. I still think for the quality of the beer, the prices aren’t terrible. A nice selection of their own beers on draft and guest beers. You can also get bottles here, some are vintages and very expensive and others are between $5-10. Overall, it was a great experience here and the beers were in great condition.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
gruppen  (12) | April 18, 2014
First time here lots of rare beers available, 2 burbons on tap. I didn’t try the food its all over the place in style I would say that’s their weakest link.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
Fuckface75  (1) Cleveland, Ohio | January 10, 2014
What a bust. Drove from Cleveland to get here, atmosphere was kind of pathetic, beer was ample, but aside from the couple of great beers they make the rest falls right about average, the beer seems pricier than most of the facilities I’ve been too, same for the food. Way overpriced for what you get. Wouldn’t recommend going, there’s entry of other beer out there and a way better value elsewhere.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 10/20
OPIE788  (40) Ohio | December 18, 2013
I was disappointed with this place. I live near by and had been waiting for this to happen for a while. But I was let down. It’s loud (even after they hung acoustic panels), expensive and the food wasn’t great. I’ve been to a few brewery tap rooms and found the beer prices here to be high. Food is expensive and you don’t get much. I’ve been there 3 times and had the same experience every time. It also seems like the taproom beer consumption has affected the amount of beer and styles that are available in retail stores. But I could be mistaken. I’m done with it.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186  (173) North Tonawanda, New York | November 18, 2013
Visited: 9-19-13 It has been about two years since I have been working in this area and was surprised to hear that Hoppin Frog has opened up a tasting room with full beer selection and food. A: The place is really nice with a good sized double sided bar and plenty of tables around he walls and some high tops. The place is brand new so it is obviously clean. Q: They had plenty of 85+ rated beers on tap plus several guest taps too, that are also decent. S: Service was decent as the barmaid was very attentive and the owners wife and bar manager stopped by to say Hi and see if everything was okay S: The selection of beers was decent as they had roughly 25+ taps but heavily skewed towards Stouts, which is the basis of Hoppin Frogs best beers. F: I had a Spicy Shrimp served over a bed of dirty rice, cooked very well with a nice amount of cajun spice to kick the heat up for a while but not over power you...solid. V: I am a big fan of the 5oz, 8oz, 16oz option and they were all reasonably priced. The food I ordered was a couple bucks higher than would have liked but it was definite quality. Overall, my biggest complaint about Hoppin Frog...they dont sell stickers! But you can grab some great beer (in house or to go) and some solid food in a great brewery environment. The setting is more of a brewery with a tasting room than brewpub.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 19/20
Art  (107) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | November 9, 2013
Stopped by on my way to Michigan. The staff is super friendly and easy on the eyes. The food is better than most breweries. The prices were slightly high but not crazy. Will definitely go back.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (796) Columbus, Ohio | October 2, 2013
(Visited 07/2013 and a few times since): Hoppin’ Frog has recently expanded operations to include a tasting room. I had stopped by the brewery several times in the past, and it was basically a place to buy bottles in the midst of the brewery in a storage garage. The tasting room now occupies the space next to the brewery on 224 (Waterloo Road) right off an access road. Parking is available in front of the building and on the side near the road.

The interior of the tasting room opens to a bar in the center of the space with high tables on either side. Mustard yellow walls with some Hoppin’ Frog breweriana on the walls. There is also a digital board on the far wall listing the beers.

As for the beers there are around 20 taps, including many house beers like Bairille Aois, Cafe BORIS, Mean Manalishi and Gangster Frog. Other taps from craft breweries like Unibroue, Brooklyn and Bells. They even had a couple Meads from Crafted Artisan down the road. Samplers are available. As for bottles they carry all of the Hoppin’ Frog brews including some of the vintage and rare stuff.

Service on my visits has been consistently good. We visited during the "soft opening" and then again during grand opening weekend. The brewer Fred always seems to be nearby and interacts with his customers.

The food at Hoppin’ Frog is eclectic and is good. There are charcuterie plates and meals like duck tacos.

All in this is a great spot now with the tasting room in play.

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