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Hopped-Up Goose Juice - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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223 Ratings
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 14
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
American hops dominate this Rye I.P.A, creating an assertive citrus and passion fruit character. An old-world flavor from rye malt adds the perfect compliment to Goose Juice’s big, satisfying hop flavor and aroma. Originally home-brewed by our beloved brewer Goose, its wonderful combination of flavors inspired us to brew this specialty I.P.A.

60 IBU

(Beer added by: Greencoat on 06-15-2012)
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Reviews by Bucknutty24:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-28-2012 20:56:42 | More by Bucknutty24
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-27-2014 17:27:38 | More by Chris_Panos
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3.58/5  rDev -5.5%

Thanks to Errl for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of rye and biscuit malt notes, as well as some orange from the hops. The flavor is similar. I get some dank hops, along with a load of rye and biscuit malt. I also get some orange citrus notes, as well as an earthy, iced-tea character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not sure of the best by date, but I think this bottle may have been a bit on the old side.

08-18-2012 21:38:13 | More by Mora2000
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-22-2013 22:23:02 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-16-2012 18:50:06 | More by xdefeatsy
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-22-2013 12:29:46 | More by Cynic-ale
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-03-2013 11:47:44 | More by jminch
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-05-2013 23:21:23 | More by rwilde
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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-01-2013 18:42:32 | More by williamjbauer
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West Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +12.9%

Showed up at my local, a nearly opaque deep orange copper body with a thicket of flowing off white tan head. Beautiful head retention, fine speckled lacing left behind. Aroma is dank, citrus, spicy garlic/onion, with spicy rye, tropical fruit/mango and pineapple. Big layers of complex hops, breaded malts, spicy rye additions to bring it together. Flavors blend nicely with a big hoppy blend bringing out tropical fruit, spicy vegetables notes of garlice or onion, with peppery spicy rye character coming through. This beer reminds me of the Gubna from Oskar Blues d/t to the spicy Summit hops in there. Biting bitterness warming alcohol, spicy rye keeps tipping it's spiced peppery tones. Sugar coated malts with mango/ripe pineapple, and citrus notes also ease their way into the mix, quite complex offering. Goes down smooth on the palate, intense hoppiness, extra slick with hop oils medium bodied with moderate carbonation...really works well on the palate. Overall an enjoyable hoppy IPA really stands out amongst recent Rye IPA style brews out there, I hop to get more Goose Juice.

06-17-2012 08:49:01 | More by WVbeergeek
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-04-2014 12:48:53 | More by sgttibbs
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4.33/5  rDev +14.2%

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a deep slightly dense caramel body with a sticky light beige head that fades to a thin film.

S- The green ripe fruit aroma to the hops takes on a slight ether quality that grows in the finish.

T- The green tropical fruit and Christmas tree pine resin of hops is followed by a tart grapefruit pith hop note and some dry toasted malt flavor for support. There is a mellow bitterness to the more full hop pungency that lingers.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel and a gentle fizz with no alcohol heat

O- This beer has a nice full flavor to the hops with good complexity and little bitterness. There are some malt notes but they can't keep up with the hops.

11-28-2012 21:09:30 | More by rhoadsrage
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

10-14-2013 19:49:37 | More by acurtis
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3.79/5  rDev 0%

A - Reddish golden, one inch of frothy cream colored head, sticky lacing and LOTS of floating yeast, obviously very hazy

S - Citrus, orange, rye, bubblegum, lemon,

T - Initial: Carmel, lemon, orange. finish: Rye infused grapefruit pericarp that lingers. bitterness is a 3/10.

M - Really frothy, thick and creamy. very nice.

O - I love grapefruit. What i don't like is the white, vieny portion of the inside of the rhine of a grapefruit. This beer taste just like a rye infused portion of that (or maybe is that the passionfruit coming thru?)- and leaves a coating on your mouth. Nose is medium, Mouth is excellent and lastly a bit more sour lemon that desired.

04-10-2013 02:25:25 | More by weonfire
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4.05/5  rDev +6.9%

Thanks to Wes for this one!

A: Pours a hazy copper/amber color with a small white head on top, not much retention, leaving a thin white cap on top. Nice sheets of white lacing all around the glass.

S: Nice and piney with a little bit of citrus in the background. There is a bit of rye spice and a very resiny/dank aroma as well.

T: Piney upfront with a little bit of grapefruit underneath. There is a good bit of bready and caramel malt to balance the hops in this one. Slight spice presence, but not really heavy on the rye.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, surprisingly smooth and creamy.

O: Liked this one, its not out of this world, but it was easy drinking. Not sure I would have guessed that it had rye in it, but a solid IPA.

07-10-2012 00:59:43 | More by mdaschaf
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-18-2013 03:44:10 | More by Sammy
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-01-2014 16:07:26 | More by WoodBrew
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-17-2014 21:53:18 | More by 09robejo
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4.43/5  rDev +16.9%

Hopped-Up Goose Juice is an attractive gold color. It’s a tad hazy. Backlighting gives it a slight orange look. It’s capped with an off-white head that rises to nearly two fingers in height. It’s rather quick to dissipate to a surface covering and holds there for a few. Lacing was sticky, but on the lighter side. Good lookin’ stuff.

The nose is extremely impressive. The hop scent is nothing short of fantastic. It’s chock full of grapefruit, orange, and mango scents. Smells delicious! There are some light piney notes lingering, as well. The malt base features some light caramel scents. Smells a tad sweet, but it seems to be rather restrained. I like that. Rye is very subtle, but is noted. That’s a good sign. I was hopeful it wouldn’t be lost in the hops. Alcohol is masked very well and isn’t all that noticeable. Smells excellent!

The flavor is every bit as good. It does have a slightly sweet caramel malt flavor, but it’s subtle and restrained. Hops are very flavorful and are obviously the focal point. Citrus grapefruit, orange, mango, and pine flavors are all noted. It’s a delicious flavor that really packs a punch! It’s bitter, but not palate wrecking. Spicy rye is noted, but plays its complementary role very well. It doesn’t interfere with the hop flavor, but is just strong enough to make its presence known. The hops and rye play very well together! Alcohol isn’t much of a factor. Finishes hoppy, spicy, and a bit bitter. Great stuff!

The body is best described as medium. Carbonation is moderate, but never feels buzzy. It definitely is soft and goes down easy. It’s damn tasty and is difficult not to chug. This bomber = not even a challenge.

Hoppin’ Frog has quite the creation with Hopped-Up Goose Juice. It really is one of the best beers on the roster, and I don’t say that lightly. They brew quite a few excellent beers. I’m really taken with the interplay of the hops and rye in this one. Well…there’s that…and the hop flavor itself is tremendous. If you can find a bottle of this, I’d highly recommend it. It’s the goods!

07-08-2012 03:11:10 | More by prototypic
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

12-28-2013 16:12:18 | More by aztraz
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-24-2012 21:01:42 | More by Bdel34
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3.58/5  rDev -5.5%

Clear orange-copper color with decent head. No lacing.

Smells of citrus hops, bready, and a little dish soap.

Orange hoppy taste with a spicy finish.

Cabonation is on the lower side of moderate, but still adequate.

An ok IPA, but another reason why I don't buy Hoppin' Frog much... they overprice for what you're getting.

08-21-2012 02:53:18 | More by Vonerichs
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3.35/5  rDev -11.6%

22oz bottle no freshness date.

Appearance: Hazy bronze-orange with a one finger white head

Aroma: orange juice, citrusy hops, a little pungent. rye malt spiciness is there as well.

Taste: A mix between spicy rye malt with citrusy hops. Nothing over the top here. Flavor is a bit underwhelming. I guess I look more for the hops and this one is very rye forward.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation. Decent balance with rye malt and citrusy hops makes it pretty drinkable but it's not really up my alley. Average.

04-08-2013 00:05:34 | More by nimrod979
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-02-2012 05:37:15 | More by GRG1313
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-04-2013 20:39:20 | More by MCDub
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Hopped-Up Goose Juice from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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