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Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged Turbo Shandy Citrus Ale

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Turbo Shandy Citrus Ale aged in bourbon barrels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5615) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2015
This poured a hazy yellow lemonade color with an orange hue. Aroma was of lemonade and Bourbon pretty much. Flavor was pretty much a whiskey sour. Weird but refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (4093) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle at the DC Expanded Sour Tasting. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral, lemon, light whiskey. Tastes of citrus, lemons, light whiskey and tart notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Works interestingly enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17647) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle courtesy of GenDV138, thanks! Slightly hazy very pale yellow color, white edge head. Very fruity and herbal aroma, mostly dusty lemons. Taste is shandy-like with some vanilla and brandy candy. Fascinating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9084) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2015
22oz bottle from Dutch’s. Thanks to Chris R. for sharing. Mildly hazy yellow color. Thin ring of white head, leaving loose bits of lace. I heard before people were comparing this to a whiskey sour, and it very much is like that. Really interesting barrel-aged beer, never had anything like this. Bigger whiskey flavor dominates the aroma, but it doesn’t make for any harsh bite or burn, just a pleasant mild warmth in the finish. The sweet citrus and biscuity bready malt of the base works well to carry that barrel character, and the lemon citrus pairs great with the kind of charred wood, vanilla, and mild spice flavor of the bourbon. Seeing the 7-up that Brigadier mentioned. Pretty damn tasty actually, I prefer this by a long-shot to the regular turbo shandy. Regular turbo was just too much, whereas here the bourbon seems to provide the balance that this beer needed. Surprised as to how much I’m enjoying this. Moderate-plus sweet taste, light tart, some good zest. Mildly sugary, not as much as the base, and the bourbon warmth at the end is a pleasant addition. Medium to bigger body, kind of slick. Lighter carbonation. Really enjoyed this one. My 8oz was a pleasure to sip at.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2015
22 oz. bottle from Dutch’s. Pours a barely clouded bright gold color, on the paler side of the spectrum, with plenty of fizzy bubbles and a small fizzy white head. This definitely has a citrus soda character through it, with lemon and tangerine, sugars, and straw balanced just a little bit by vanilla from the barrel aging, and just a wee bit of booze. The barrel is definitely the secondary character here, though. Light-bodied, with high carbonation and a spritzy, sweet mouthfeel that finishes dry and crisp. If you’ve had the regular, I’d call this a slight improvement because it adds a different dimension to cut it - but the base shandy still leads the charge. Fun to try as an oddity, but I was done after 6 or so ounces.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5685) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle courtesy of GandGKevin. Thanks Kevin! Hazy golden blond with a fizzy white head. Aroma is lemon soda pop, lemon drops and candy with soft boozy notes. Taste is lemon candies, lemon soda, light bourbon notes, lemonade and soft malt. Body is light and fizzy with sticky notes. Ends with more lemonade, lemon soda, candies and soft booze. Like a Sprite mixed with lemonade and a shot of bourbon behind it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Take my favorite shandy and age it in bourbon barrels...What’s not to like! Lemony with bourbon and vanilla notes. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Draft at the tasting room. Tried side by side with regular shady. Pours a bit cloudier and a touch darker but not much. Slightly less tart and acidic. Slight oak and bourbon notes. Slightly creamier body. Similar but smoother

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (958) - Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2014
On tap. Pale yellow color with little head. Smells like a whisky sour. Very sweet beer that tastes boozy. Crazy shandy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2014
Sample at the Hoppin’ Frog Tasting Room. The beer pours a clear yellow-gold color with a minimal white head that disappears quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus and bourbon. Medium-bodied with a sweet and sour character of tart citrus, subtle whisky and malt. The finish is fruity with an oaky vanilla and citrus aftertaste. Not sure if whisky sour character was the goal of this one, but it certainly turned out that way. Not a huge fan of the regular version, but I enjoyed this for what it is. Pretty good overall.

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