Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hoppin' Frog's Turbo Shandy Citrus Ale

Since summer is here, it's time to pound out a new round of seasonals. You might be asking yourself, wtf is a shandy? I pondered the same thing as I stood in line for a beer at a baseball game last summer. I was greeted with a beer that resembled lemonade. Today I shall be reviewing Hoppin' Frogs Shandy, which happened to be bottled this week (SUPER FRESH!).

Brewery: Hoppin' Frog
Beer: Turbo Shandy Citrus Ale
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 7.0%
IBU: 7
Price: $7-$8 per 22oz bottle ($28 at progressive field, eek!)

This beer pours a light shade of gold with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet with lemon being the only thing I can detect. Flavor is lemony with a hint of maltiness, has a very sweet aftertaste. The body medium with light carbonation. Note to self, this beer goes down easy, especially on a hot summer day. A 22oz bottle of beer @ 7% ABV + dehydration from being outside is a bad combo.

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 6/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall Score: 12/20

Final Score: 31/50


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  2. I've never liked the idea of shandy, but then I've never bothered to try it either. I'm sure I will one day, but I like my beer to well, taste like beer. I must be old fashioned.

  3. With a name like Hoppin Frog where does its hops level fall?

  4. never heard of a shandy. good info!