AgedOak (97) - Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle pours a light orange with a medium size white head. Aroma is that of citrus, clove and some yeast. Flavor is dominated by clove and banana with a hint of malt. The sweet citrus flavor comes through near the end, followed by a strong yeast aftertaste. This is very drinkable, especially on a warm evening following a very busy, but fun day.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle: pours a cloudy yellow colour with a thin white head. aroma has a wonderful clove and banana aroma to it, like i would expect also has some wheat and slight yeast. flavour is wheat, yeast touch of clove and seems a little bitter in the finish. starts out very nice, but finish does not seem to fit. (maybe infected)
brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 Oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Sweet citrus wheat aroma. Orange and wheat flavor. Simple but flavorful and good. Muddy thick body, more so than I expected. Relatively heavy. Enjoyable.
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orangish yellow with a small head. Taste is oranges, vanilla and cloves. The bananas arive once the beer warms a bit. Both crisp and dry.
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The final Hoppiní Frog beer sampled at the RBSG í07 Grand Tasting. Thanks again to the Ohio Team for bringing them to Minnesota. From a 22-oz bottle, pours a hazy orange amber brew with a thick off-white head that slowly dissolves to a lumpy head. Nice lacing. Aroma of cloves, banana esters and caramel malt with a touch of yeast. Taste is medium body, oily texture with a sweet citrus flavor. Finish is thick with a sweet yeasty aftertaste. A very easy drinkable American Hefeweizen.
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. color is brilliant golden orange with a very dense cloudiness. fluffy white head subsides pretty fast. massive bubblegum aroma with some hints of peach. big bubblegum malt backbone, with some light sweetness and a dry bready finish.pretty big for wheat beer.
Tmoney99 (8780) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Jungle Jimís. Poured an hazy orange color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus, banana and clove aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium sweet flavor with a medium spicy sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
Saarlander (1667) - Saarlouis/ Rancho Cucamonga,CA, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A decent pour of cloudy orange, large head, some fruitiness in the aroma, flavor of clove, banana, some citrus. Iíve drank many hefeweizen, and this is actually a very good example produced by an American brewer! well done!
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another bottle from Shigadeyo. Pours cloudy pale orange with a white head. Aroma is yeasty and heavy on the clove, but becomes sweeter with some banana esters as it warms. Initial flavor of wheat malt, clove, and citrus peel. Finish is very yeasty, which lingers and coats the back of the mouth. Not a bad beer, but a bit too heavy on the clove and yeast.
ross (1943) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer was also included in my surprise box by Craig, and thankfully I was eating food that I was able to pull this out with. Pours out a cloudy orange color without much of a head. Smell is fruity, with some orange and lemon smells with a slight hint of banana. Taste is lively and full of carbonation, refreshing, fruity, but not sweet, and just over all pleasing to drink. This is a really good American example of a German Hefe. Good stuff, thanks Craig, I have been wanting to try this one for a while!