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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   IBU: 7   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
The release of our Turbo Shandy Citrus Ale is around mid June. Born from European tradition, our Shandy is a refreshing combination of lemon and light malt flavors. Unlike traditional shandys, Turbo Shandy, revs it up a couple of notches with a high test, full flavored approach as only Hoppin’ Frog can do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2010
thick yellow appearance with minimal head. low carbonation. lemon to the nose. little bitterness before some strong citrus notes of lemon and a slight graininess some residual sweetness that isn’t overwhelming but detracts from the refreshing purpose of the brew. an interesting concept, but not fully conceived.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6078) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Nose is of lemonade - like Mikes hard, with a soft light grain note underneath - generic beery I would say. Pours almost still looking yellowish golden - not unlike a cider. Flavors of lemonade, mikes hard, some sugars, lightly tart and tangy, with a light beery finish. Not bad, interesting actually, quenching like lemonade. Would be nice on a hot day, but one bottle would be more than enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2711) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Bomber. So I’m a little skeptical going in... I’m thinking of some bad shandy experiences from macro producers and hoping that Hoppin Frog delivers something better than expected. Pours a fairly headless light gold with aromas of lemonade and sugar. I guess it’s OK, but I’m still not convinced. First thought after the initial sip is that it is remarkably sweet. Almost like an overly sweetened lemonade or something. Heck, you could have confused me and said there was no alcohol in this and I’d have bought it. It’s not bad, but I doesn’t do it for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Smells like grapefruit mixed with 7up, and not in a bad way. Lemon and grapefruit mixed in such a way that the whole thing is rather like a Soda...but again, In a good way. The body is a bit more full than I’d like but it is good. Enjoy this in the pool like I’m doing and you’ll have no complaints.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2010
22 oz. bottle via trade with miketd - Pours a hazy straw color with a 1/2 finger thick white head that lasted about 30 seconds. Faint spotty lacing. The aroma smells like Tang. I kinda like it. The flavor is like a Mimosa. Again, I kinda like it. The alcohol is well hidden. It doesn’t smell and taste like a beer most of us beer dorks are accustomed to. However, I think this beer has a place. This beer would sell like hot cakes here in AZ during the some. I like it for what it is. Thanks Mike.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
alexsdad06 (8737) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2010
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy golden amber color with a small fizzy white head. The aroma was so over the top citrus that it didn’t even resemble beer. The flavor was sweet artificial citrus, more juice like than anything and quite acidic. The group thought it was alcoholic Tang. It also reminded me of the old wine coolers circa 1990. In any event, I am glad I didn’t spend the 8 bucks for this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3784) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2010 22oz bottle 7/19/10 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-42° in Flute-Pours a clear yellowish golden with small white ring. Aroma of lemonade and malt. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew is another typical shandy but a decent one at that. Would expect more from Hoppin Frog but a decent lawnmowing drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (835) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2010 Light, cloudy gold color with no head at all. Very carbonated with STRONG citrus flavor. It’s so strong it will blow you away. Maybe a little too sweet, but still tasty. I’m not sure if this is good or bad, but I like what I’m drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
phaleslu (9255) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Jungle Jim’s. Pours a cloudy light orange color with a small eggshell white head. One whiff of this reminds me instantly of some of the European-style citrus sodas like Aranciata San Pellegrino and Orangina. In fact, the flavor and body aren’t unlike those, either. Orange-lemon citrus that leans more toward those sodas than orange juice with some sugar. Light-bodied, with a lot of carbonation and a soda mouthfeel. Some tartness and tang to it. Not bad, but not even close to anything I’ve had from Hoppin’ Frog in the past and an interesting shandy (are many other shandy-style beers like this?).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HonkeyBra (4025) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Umm. Ok, a "Shandy" from Hoppin Frog. Not really sure what that means and the only other "Shandy" I’ve had was from leinenkugels and that was terrible. Pours a bright, clear golden with a small white film. Aroma of lemonade and dusty malt. It almost smells like you just dusted something with pledge. Flavor is carbonated lemonade with a bit of a weak wheat base ale. Little thicker on the palate than your normal summer beers, and it does hide the alcohol well. So does a vodka lemonade. Or many other beers I could have bought for 8 bucks a bomber.

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