Turbo Shandy - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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2.5/5 rDev -27.1%
22 ounce bottle, poured into pint glass. 2013 vintage, did not note the date.
Aroma was lemony but not overly fresh, some faint malt in the background. Nothing overly enticing here.
Appearance - slightly cloudy golden cooler, a few bubbles but no real head. Some small bubbles appeared throughout the consumption.
Taste - very sweet, some lemon up front, a little acidity, but mostly sweet. The malt character wasn't really present either.
Mouthfeel - cloying sweetness and definitely coating. Bordering on syrupy. To me, lacking in carbonation. A strange aftertaste that is not bitter or citrusy - almost an oily character.
For me, this was a weak offering from Hoppin' Frog. I look for this style to be refreshing and lively, but this one was overly sweet and dead heavy. It didn't have the lemonade brightness I was looking for and the brew behind the flavor lacked character.
06-10-2013 16:03:04 | More by LeRose
3.33/5 rDev -2.9%
Purchased from Hoppin' Frog brewery on the day they were bottling Turbo Shady. Poured about 2 hours later. Almost impossible to have any fresher.
A - Light golden, slightly hazy, zero head, zero lacing, constant carbonation rising.
S - Lemonade, sugar, lots of citrus, lightly barley, light malt
T - lemon, sweet red wine, wheat, lots of citrus, light malt
M - med body, froth level is low, descent amount of carbonation
O - Good summer drink. Yes, technically its a 'beer' but this is really sweet - almost too sweet. Frothiness isn't there. I wouldnt say its on the level of Mike's Hard Lemonade tho. If your not on a boat in the summer warmth- I might avoid this.
06-03-2013 23:04:01 | More by weonfire
3.14/5 rDev -8.5%
Style: Fruit beer, shandy
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
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.
04-29-2013 17:37:28 | More by iabeerbaron
2.86/5 rDev -16.6%
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.
02-05-2013 17:22:00 | More by BrownNut
Turbo Shandy from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.