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Turbo Shandy - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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79
okay

137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 19.77%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beejay on 06-26-2010)
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +9%

05-01-2013 18:42:58 | More by williamjbauer
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iabeerbaron

Iowa

3.14/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

REVIEW

Style: Fruit beer, shandy

ABV: 7%

Purchased at: Woodman’s Market; Madison, WI.

Pour: Blonde pour with a medium white head.

Aroma: Lemon fruit scent, maybe some yeast notes as well.

Flavor: The sweet lemonade is there. I described it as very close to drinking a Squirt soda.

Ratebeer.com rating: 39/100

Beeradvocate.com rating: 79/100

Overall: C+

My recommendation: A hot day, this works well. The only drawback for me, not enough beer flavor and too sweet. A good 22 oz bottle to share with somebody.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 17:37:28 | More by iabeerbaron
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wembly13

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-27-2013 21:43:00 | More by wembly13
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Lanstrum

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

04-26-2013 00:32:03 | More by Lanstrum
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-24-2013 14:32:43 | More by JohnK17
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

03-23-2013 22:28:41 | More by LJWalker
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

03-03-2013 23:58:09 | More by BamfBacon
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.8%

02-28-2013 14:43:43 | More by Seaba
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9%

02-21-2013 20:40:08 | More by PHBoiler
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BrownNut

Florida

2.86/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

This was not good. It's not that it tasted bad, it's that it tasted wrong for a beer. It didn't taste like beer. It tasted like an artificially flavored children's soda pop, and a really overdone one at that. It was cloying and fake tasting. I gave it a couple tries but just couldn't motivate to keep on sipping. One sip and sniff was enough to know things weren't looking good. Another couple was enough to not want any more of it.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 17:22:00 | More by BrownNut
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crytion

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +9%

01-29-2013 12:18:37 | More by crytion
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iemailjack

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-08-2013 03:40:44 | More by iemailjack
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CorneliusBunker

Illinois

3/5  rDev -12.8%

10-17-2012 05:18:01 | More by CorneliusBunker
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elcrawl

Oregon

4/5  rDev +16.3%

10-14-2012 18:36:21 | More by elcrawl
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bryang002

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9%

09-07-2012 20:31:32 | More by bryang002
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jdkoch

Ohio

4/5  rDev +16.3%

09-01-2012 17:54:17 | More by jdkoch
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

08-21-2012 03:31:44 | More by tmars13
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dorkinajeep

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -12.8%

08-19-2012 18:20:31 | More by dorkinajeep
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craigmj7

Kansas

4/5  rDev +16.3%

08-07-2012 00:55:15 | More by craigmj7
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crobinso

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

08-03-2012 15:40:08 | More by crobinso
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dubmax

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

08-03-2012 03:43:32 | More by dubmax
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RickS95

Indiana

2.25/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Looks pretty bad, even for a fruit beer. It's mostly straw gold with an ever so slight reddish orange mixed in. Think 5 parts gold to 1 part reddish orange. There is no head. Maybe a few bubbles early on, but they're gone in no time. It resembles a watered down orange Kook Aid.

The smell isn't much better. Has a slight lemon ginger scent, but that's it. Plus, it's almost an artificial smell.

Getting better, but still not good. Finally, at least I can taste some beer ingredients...a little malt. A lot of lemon citrus notes, some carbonation, a lot of sugar.

Believe it or not, it's got a heavy, thick syrupy feel to it. Some carbonation and sweetness, a lot of sweetness. Kind of a twang, but it's overpowered by the sweetness. Tartness in the finish.

Thank God it's a high ABV shandy or this would be worthless. It's simply not a good beer and it's difficult to drink. Too syrupy and lacks good flavors. Not something I'll ever have again.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 02:38:09 | More by RickS95
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DIPADude01

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-28-2012 18:49:42 | More by DIPADude01
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JSchock7

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +9%

07-22-2012 02:04:06 | More by JSchock7
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into pilsner glass. Served this well chilled.

A) Cloudy yellow with a massive white foamy head. The head settled quickly to a soapy looking collar. Not much lacing.

S) The positive about the nose on this brew, is that it doesn't have that lemony household cleaner thing going on. The negative is the sweetness, not so much that it's too sweet, but it's kind of an artificial sweetener. The scent is fresh enough, and good for a bottled shandy.

T) A fine beer lemonade combo. Follows the nose pretty closely, but I bumped the score up a notch, because the taste seemed more natural to me, like fresh lemon juice and table sugar. This one is super refreshing. The 7% ABV is completely unnoticed, which makes this one dangerous. At the same time, a 7% ABV shandy, is quite contrary to the invention of the shandy in the first place.

M) A medium body, and not overly carbonated. It is a little bit syrupy. It could have actually been just a little lighter, but even so it delivered a refreshing lemon pick me up.

O) Really quite an enjoyable fruit/vegetable beer here. If you are looking to try a bottled shandy, I'd highly recommend this one. It went down great on a 100 degree summer day.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 13:16:04 | More by RoamingGnome
Turbo Shandy from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.