fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Dark Lord Day 08. This bottle was a favorite with the group today. The sun was beating down on us all day. This was a refreshing brew that quenched our thirst under a hot sun. Poured a light almost clear color with minimal head. Had strong berry fruit flavors that was very nice. I strongly recommend this beer on a hot day outside or after doing some yardwork.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2007: Poured a clear dark brown color. Huge fruity raspberry aroma. It was candy like. Fruity raspberry flavor. Not as sweet as the aroma. Some malt. Dry finish with a medium body.
cbkschubert (2867) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle via trade with Brigadier - Pours a golden color with a very slight haze and a one finger thick white head. The head fades pretty quick and leaves some light spotty lacing. Aroma is basicly berry. Flavor is also berry. Medium body. Very smooth palate. This beer is one dimensional, but is pretty good as fruit beers go. Thanks Nathan.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Source: Brewfest, GABF
dark ruby red, fine tan head,
rich berry aroma backed by rich dark caramel and chocolate malt and a touch of tartness,
rich malt flavor, nice berry sweetness, lots of dark malt to balance the berry, lingering sweet finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
riversideAK (5413) - 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.
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 couldnít go wrong with this or ask for much more. There really isnít much beer flavor here of any kind and the fruit flavor isnít mindblowing like something from NG but as far as things go itís not bad.
Dogbrick (6041) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at 69 Taps in Akron. This beer is a mostly clear light reddish-brown color with a medium-thin off-white head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing. Sweet berry and malt aroma. Medium-bodied with a tart fruit character balanced by sweet malt and grain flavors. The finish is raspberries and malt and lingers awhile. Overall a pretty good Fruit beer.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from nolankowal on 3/7/08. Lots of berry aroma. Somewhere between coolaid and fruit loops and cough syrup. Pretty nice. Medium body. Leans a bit sweet. Probably popular with the ladies..
b33r (525) - Cleveland, Alabama, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at 69 Taps. Orange color with small white head and no lacing. Sweet berry flavor and aroma dominate, with little else going on. Still good but pretty ordinary.
Brigadier (2230) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle
I found this at the local store. Figuring that it had to be worth a shot I picked up a bottle for $6.99. In hindsight that might be a little overpriced if supplies werenít so expensive. Even so Iím not likely to pick this in favor of a few other standbys. Itís not bad but overall leaves just a little bit to be desired. If you are a completionist for Hoppiní Frog beers give it a try. If not try to split a bottle with friends.
Aroma / Appearance - The peach colored clear body sparkled in the sunlight. A short lived thin head disseminated raspberry vinegerette and Fruit loops into the open air. Not very complex it wasnít long before things settled into predictability.
Flavor / Palate - The fluid mouthfeel was thicker than I expected it to be without being cloying. The taste of fruit loops is stronger than the vinegerette which is not evident at all. It tastes like a slightly alcoholic version of Vitamin Water or Listerine. Iím not likely to try this again even though it was a nice change of pace.