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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBunn (2596) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5751) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2008
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2008
Draft. Very light gold color. Loads of raspberry to the nose and tongue. Mouth is a little effervescent. A bit fake tasting but still OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beerman6686 (5495) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Poured a hazy straw yellow color with a big white head. Aroma is of berry syrup. Flavor is much the same. way too sweet and artificial tasting. Blah!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2008
sorry did not like this at all what are they thinking taste like fake berries

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (12460) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2008
22oz bottle. Small white head atop hazy apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, strawberry/blueberry, light raspberry. Taste is moderately sweet, strawberry, some blueberry, raspberry. Light-medium body. Quite fruity with little else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RSRIZZO (1902) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Had this brew at G.A.B.F. 08’. Aroma is a strong berry scent. Color is a light yellow with fair carbonation and an average head. Wow its like drinking fruit punch Kool-Aid. Its light and refreshing but not a brew I would want to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
alexsdad06 (7277) - Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2008
22 oz. bottle shared by shigadeyo. Pours quite a bit like dirty water - murky light brown pink with essentially no head. The aroma is a huge sweet berry sensation much like that found in koolaid or wine coolers (sorry, I’m having flashbacks to the late 80’s early 90’s). The flavor is a more watered down version of the aroma. Moderately sweet berry and pale malts. The flavor seems to be artificial. A dissapointing brew from Hoppin Frog.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Pours straw/gold with a white head. Smells of syrup (sugar, berries). Tastes of berry juice and some sweet malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsquire (3799) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Pale golden color with a thin fizzy white head. Nose of berry cool aid. Lots of raspberry syrup flavor. Really sweet with a taste that reminds me of the blue part of those bomb pops I used to eat as a kid. Not an offensive fruit beer, but not a great use of fruit in beer either.

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