shigadeyo (3180) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Late June/Early July 2008: Hoppin’ Frog Smashin Berry Ale has a champagne-like color and level of carbonation and is slightly hazy (chill haze?). Pop the cab off, pour the beer, and step about 3’ away. From there is smells like a mixed beerry wine cooler. Closer up it smells VERY fruity with what smells like fresh raspberries and blueberries. It has a sweet, sugary flavor with some underlying wheat malt. It kind of tastes like weak Capt’n Crunch Mixed Berries. This beer has a medium-body and feels soft in the mouth. Overall it’s okay, but the berry seems a bit too artifical.
1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle from Rozi’s in Cleveland, Ohio. Rating #44 for this beer.
ewestern (257) - Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear pale golden color with a medium sized white head. Strong aroma of mixed berries, like berry bunch, cherries. Smooth from start to finish. Light cherry flavor, refreshing. Fruity flavor with minimal sweetness and tang. Light carbonation up front.
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2009
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks Jason for sharing this beer from the Ohio crew. The beer pours to a plastic airplane glue body with a thin white head. The aroma is raspberry preserves and pale malts. The flavor is pretty vile. Raspberries and nasty malts. Like a bad berry weiss. The palate is sugary and sweet and icky.
Ughsmash (7327) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks the the Ohio guys for this! Poured medium golden with a rather nice cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up a lovely dose of raspberry preserves and strawberry over some fruity meat and pale malts.. I really dug the aroma here. The flavor had pale malts and berry meat at the core with raspberry preserves and seeds surrounding.. balance wasn’t really there, but the components were OK. Lighter-bodied on the palate with relatively fresh berry character.. tacky around the edges. Not a very good beer, but drinkable.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden body with a white head. Light tart berries with a sweet body and a light tart finish. Its also called chic ale i hear, your typical fruity beer.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours very yellow, like Budweiser color, incredibly pale. Surprising appearance. The aroma is straight up Blueberry and Raspberry. Very fresh smelling and very pure. Taste is the same, pretty much just berry juice. This is really not my thing at all but if one were looking for a fruit beer you couldn’t go wrong with this or ask for much more. There really isn’t much beer flavor here of any kind and the fruit flavor isn’t mindblowing like something from NG but as far as things go it’s not bad.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
What color this stuff has. Like fizzy purple soda. Aroma is light but definitely fruity. Taste is light and berry sweetness. Like berry candy, almost fake sweetness.
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2009
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Poured hazy gold with a fizzy white head. Aroma of raspberries and strawberries. Started with fruit flavors but faded to water
MrBunn (2536) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a little bit of a thin white head. Aromas are highly fruit... there is no question that this is full of berries. Not much else going on in the nose. Flavor is berry, berry, berry with too much sweetness and berriness. In the finish, this comes across as a little bit too sweet and the berries are overwhelming and slightly artificial tasting.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from brentk57. Thanks! Hazy super pale golden color. Ugly ass beer. Smells like Crunchberries. Tastes like every fruit essence I have ever had in a beer thrown into a cereal malt like base. Big carbonation, light body, lots of lingering Crunchberries. I liked it.