dsw4b (5) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2009astanford (50) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2017
Bottle to pint glass; pours a deep orange to amber color with a thin but ample head. Notes of grapefruit and pine really stick out, and the hop bitterness is superb. The bitterness lingers and grows more intense through the finish. Unlike many DIPAs, the emphasis seems to be on balancing the hops with malt rather than the reverse. This makes this beer seem much less sweet than the bulk of DIPAs.
caramel, bread, hay, nuts, toast, roasty, rosemary, resin, smoke, amber, cloudy, minimal head, medium bitterness, medium sourness, full body, average carbonation, bitter, long finish, cobaink2 (670) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2017
22oz bottle from tavour. Pours a dark amber color. Really a malt bomb here. The hops and are pretty much equally at play. Aggressive dice and on point. gripweed57 (2314) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Pours a deep Amber orange color topped by medium sized frothy beige cap with nice lacing. Caramel malt and pine needle hop nose. First sip follows the nose. Sweet caramel malt is balanced by the big piney hoppiness. Notes of black pepper, biitter citrus peel and alcohol finish this DIPA nicely. Very drinkable. MrTipple (4803) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2016
Sweet grain malts, caramel, molasses, overripe tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, papaya, some sweet orange. Hazy, dark gold, medium, creamy, off-white head. Medium sweet. More overripe tropical fruits, mango, bitter orange, resin and pine, bitterness intensifies, dry finish, soft carnation, medium bodied. Very nice IIPA, great resinous, tropical fruits in aroma. Bottle from Discount Liquor, Milwaukee. shadey (2125) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2016
22oz bottle. Birthday Beer! Pours a clear amber with a nice sticky head of mixed bubbles and cream. Plenty of lacing. Aroma is beautiful malt and sticky hops. Of course the alcohol is high and the hops are plentiful, but Hoppin Frog brings these components together seamlessly and with artistry. The malts are sweet, chewy, delicious, and clean. The hops are sticky and bitter. The alcohol is present but an after-thought that doesn’t impede the enjoyment in any way. Excellent.
Bule (2137) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2016
22oz bottle pours a pale reddy brown color with a bit of head. Total malt bomb with great balance on the sweetness and hop balance. Some fruity hop flavors.
vandc01 (406) - North Branch, USA - JUL 23, 2016
22oz bottle poured at home with no bottling or enjoy by date.
Beautiful pouring beer - was hoping for a little more aroma, but is a very tasty beer.
Definitely can taste the caramelized portion of this beer - usually not a feature I am a huge fan of, but this is pretty good.
Lots of IBU’s jammed into this bottle. Maverick34 (3212) - New York, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Bottled . Poured amber orange white head . More caramel malt than pine and citrus.
tsd08460 (1134) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Aroma: pine, caramel, citrus
Appearance: clear amber with a thin white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish
Delicious oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some caramel malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.