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Hoppin Frog Smashin Berry Ale

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Hoppin Frog Smashin Berry Ale
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Formerly brewed at Hoppin’ Frog Brewery
Style: Fruit Beer
Akron, Ohio USA
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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Introducing new Smashing Berry Ale! It’s rich and complex, with an assertive, satisfying berry character - more than most fruit beers.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2008
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2008
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Date: 10/12/2007
Mode: Draft
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
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2007
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5560) - 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.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b33r (635) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2007
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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAR 18, 2008
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..

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Courtesy of Mreusch. Poured hazy yellow with a bubbly white head. Aroma of berries. Great smell. The flavor didn’t really hold up to expectations. Not as much berry as the nose.


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