Hopped-Up Goose Juice - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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Reviews by gillagorilla:
3.83/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
22 oz. bomber poured into a Burley Oak snifter
I didn't realize that this was a year old IPA, since I was in FL and pretty much picking up anything outside my distro like Hoppin' Frog and CCB, and I didn't check this one out first.
A: Nice solid copper color with a swell head that leaves decent lacing.
S: Rye all the way with a bit of pine.
T: Rye, again. It is a nice melding of rye and pine, the rye comes on first followed by the classic IPA pines with just a single note of citrus that you have to pay attention to catch.
M: Quite crisp and coarse, even throughout. Prickly.
O: This probably would have been much better fresh with more citrus notes, but maybe not since I have found that rye is quite good at masking hop flavors. Anyways, it would have tasted different, but even only at 7% and a year later this is still quite good, probably because the rye flavor is so strong and potent, which holds up well over time.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2013 00:32:10 | More by gillagorilla
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3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: dark thickly clouded amber ale with a solid few fingers of foam above
S: muted citrus amid the dry rye spice; some suggestions of dank herb
T: rustic and rugged rye, edged with spice, matched to the dark pith of a pale citrus fruit; presents some earthy and muted "brown" flavors, with a watery brown sugar sweetness
M: medium-light body, some tickle of spice and carbonation, mellow bitterness
O: nothing I'm particularly fond of, nothing that I didn't like. a decent entry into the field. Perhaps fans of rye ales and IPAs, and the mellower, darker IPAs would like this more than me.
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2014 00:28:53 | More by Greywulfken
Hopped-Up Goose Juice from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.