vikingsailor (1) - Akron, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2010 does not count
Tried this amazing new Triple IPA at the brewery on "pre-release" day; poured from bomber into sampling glass....
Aroma is pure hops hops and more hops! Fred used 4 different types of hops in this one, and the malt balance is perfect! Resin, floral, spruce, citrus notes all come at you with this hop bomb, but not overwhelming!Appearance is golden, clear, minimal head, nice....just has an IPA should be, esp. a BIG hop TIPA! Taste is light sweetness, very bitter, fully dominated by the enormous hops, but very very drinkable!
Palate is medium body, sticky, lively, bitter, nice finish overall.....very amazing beer!!
Overall, I think HF knocked this one out of the park!! I have tried many IPA’s and DIPA’s lately, but this is my new favorite.........seek this one out, it will only be around for a little while.....totally freakin’ awesome new beer! Maddog (528) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Bomber courtesy of and drank with clingman71, a reclusive yet spirited man capable of the kind of debauchery and reckless sinfulness that is undefined and unseemly. This beer rocked. The pour was cloudy with flavor particulates aplenty. The aroma was bursting with fresh, herbal hops. The flavors were pine and big citrus on top of a big body of strong malts. This beer was fresh, resinous, sticky and full, and I mean full of the wonderful American hops that us hop monsters dream of. johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2010
I could give the standard rating with color, head, mouthfeel and all, but this beer is all about hops! The best aroma I have had the chane to enjoy. Citrus and a piney resin dominate to a point of exotic pleasure. The flavor mimics the aroma so as your not let down and teased. The bitterness is massive, yet not harsh. If this beer was sampled fresh from the brewery it would be the ultimate hop head experiance. I hope to have that chance! rajendra82 (1093) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2012
The orange-red colored body was clear, and displayed a moderately active carbonation, forming a one to two finger thick, foamy head. The smell was everything I expected from a highly hopped beer. There were aromas of mango, hay, pine, and honey as I smelled the beer. The hop level in the first sip was teeth strippingly strong. The bitterness started at the tip of the tongue and traveled down to the throat in an acidic, spicy blast. The aftertaste after even a smallest sip was everlasting. This is the hoppiest beer I can remember tasting in a long long time, maybe ever. The label states something about a rich malt flavor, but it was undetectable under the glorious tongue lashing given by the hops. Mouthfeel was medium dense, and sticky. A must have for a hop head. zizzybalubba (1869) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2012
22 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, and grapefruit. Awesome flavor of bitter pine, grapefruit rind, tangerine, and wet grass. A bit pricey, but a hop lovers delight.
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Boom! Hops in your FACE! Amazing beer! Pours creamy amber with a thick off white head. Smells of hops, citrus, and pine come through. Taste on the front end is a slight sweetness that coats your tongue and the massive hops flavor comes through with a back end that is satisfyingly bitter. Just the right carbonation and the alcohol fits in nicely. Superb Beer. adrian910ss (2575) - Doylestown, PA, USA - MAR 14, 2010
22 oz bomber. Pours a clear orange copper with a medium sized off cream colored head. Aroma of mango, orange citrus, grapefruit, buttery notes and tons and tons of hops. Taste is bitter with notes of grapefruit, oranges, mango, pine, and plenty of hops. Very very hoppy. Excellent stuff. CptGreencoat (95) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Bomber split with Raninator84. Pours to a lupalin-induced hazy amber with a thin white head. The nose on this beer steals the show. If you’ve never smelled whole hops right out of the bag, just pour yourself a glass of Hop Dam. As far as flavor, this beer delivers the whole hop experience, start to finish. The bittering lasts an eternity, and the immediacy of hop flavors comes quickly. Hoppin’ Frog proves once again that they are far more than "the guys that make B.O.R.I.S." GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Zertec inducing hop aromas. Orange, grapefruit and pine flavors. Overall a hop explosion in your mouth. fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Aroma:Tons and tons of citrus in the nose. Mostly grapefruit, but also orange and lemon. Smells sweet like cotton candy.
Appearance:Dark gold, light amber in color. Not a whole lot of head, but OK retention and great lacing.
Taste:Huge bitterness hits you right up front. The hops are huge in this beer, and it takes a while to get past the bitterness to taste the more subtle flavors. There is pine, and grapefruit. There is an earthy hop flavor that you get more in the mid to aftertaste. Finally, the sweet malt underlies the whole experience.
Palate:This beer has a hot alcohol burn, as you might expect from a Triple IPA. This beer has a medium body, and low to medium carbonation.
Overall:This is a fantastic beer, full of hops. I was not disappointed.