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Hoppin’ Frog Smashin’ Berry Ale
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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Introducing new Smashing Berry Ale! It’s rich and complex, with an assertive, satisfying berry character - more than most fruit beers.


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Thanks to Brigadier. Hazy gold, thin white head, spotty lace. Aroma of fresh raspberries and a pile of bubblegum. Flavor is artificially sweet, a lot of fruit flavored bubblegum. Isolated the berry flavors are nice, but the overall impression is cloying. Hard to find the beer behind the fruit. Thin body, somewhat husky-wheat element on the palate.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
douglas88 (7328) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bomber thanks to kryptic. Pours a amber color with a medium white head. The aroma is quite nice; a mix of caramel and toasted malts and loads of rich berries and fruit. The flavor is OK, too sweet perhaps; Splenda and caramel, like a cola almost- artificial. A very thin mouthfeel. Overall, drinkable and nice to try.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shigadeyo (3296) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2009

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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ewestern (257) - Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2009
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.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2009
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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2009
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2009
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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2009
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2009
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.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Poured hazy gold with a fizzy white head. Aroma of raspberries and strawberries. Started with fruit flavors but faded to water


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