MrBunn (2636) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
alexsdad06 (7780) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Headbanger (3663) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
b33r (794) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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?).
HonkeyBra (3906) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a duller clear light rust color with basically no head. Aroma of lemon pine-sol, bit of fruit. Flavor is syrupy medicinal lemon with a corse gritty malt finish, hides alcohol well though, of course lemon is good for that. Watery with a light stickiness with low carbonation, leaves a syrupy feeling.
barak316 (107) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a very murky orange with no head. Smells of a dank orange with almost a Belgian hint of yeast. Tastes like a watered down OJ with a slight fizz. Leaves a fowl aftertaste that is almost impossible to remove. This would definitely be great after spending 3 hours cutting the grass so you could pound it withouthaving to really taste it. Not great but I sure have had worse.