Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hoppin' Frog Frog's Hollow Pumpkin Ale

While at Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh, I picked up a bottle of Hoppin’ Frog Frog’s Hollow Pumpkin Ale. The beer pours an orange-amber color with a frothy cream colored head that fades rather rapidly. The aroma consists of sweet pumpkin, dry cinnamon, nutmeg, a hint of allspice, and cream. The taste is smooth and sweet at first with plenty pumpkin up front before some dryness comes in to play with cinnamon and nutmeg. There is an allspice finish before some caramel sweetens up the finish. The alcohol content is 8.4% ABV. The spices in this beer are present, but are mostly used to balance out the sweetness of the pumpkin. There is plenty of pumpkin flavor in this beer, and it was much appreciated.

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