Hopped-Up Goose Juice - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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4.8/5 rDev +26.3%
Was lucky enough to get this at the brewery the day it was launched. Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Appearance was a deep burnt orange that had a lingering head. The hop aroma was abundant and sweet. The taste is just outstanding with Hoppy notes and somewhat of a spicy rye backbone but seems like the hops are more prevalent. Mouthfeel is perfect and kept me coming back for more. This is a home run from the folks in Akron. Hoppin Frog nailed this one. Goose took his own home brew recipe and put it out here for all of us to enjoy. Highly recommended.
06-21-2012 23:48:08 | More by gradergator
4.6/5 rDev +21.1%
A huge thanks to my buddy Aw Yeh for picking this up and bringing it over to my place for another awesome, much anticipated tasting session.
Appearance - Poured into an Arrogant Bastard pint glass. A nice, luscious pour with a half-finger of head that quickly fades. A half-opaque half-transparent rye, wheat/orange color. Looks like it has light consistency.
Smell - A deliciously skanky-hopped beer. An interesting combination of rye, malt, and hops. Citrusy and bready. Grapefruit and a bit of bubblegum.
Taste - Huge hints of bubblegum hit me straight up first. Smooth, delicious. Roasty spices of rye and bready gum. Well-balanced wheat and a grassy malt backing. Tastes of strong barley and lemon zest. Interesting and scrumptious choice in hops. Lightly bitter with a nice light burn.
Mouthfeel and Drinkability - Light to medium bodied and light onthe carbonation as well.The rye is deliciously sweet and brings out bubblegum qualities, which is odd for an IPA such as this. A bit peppery and bitter as well.
07-04-2012 01:25:07 | More by Jesse13713
4.53/5 rDev +19.2%
Fantastic rye pale ale, the best new IPA I've had in a while. I love the hop profile here, particularly in the aroma- juicyfruit gum and a nice hit of lime, and in the flavor more of the same with some lush tropical fruit as well. The rye underlies it all with a dry spiciness that really brings the beer together. Excellent beer.
12-29-2012 20:42:17 | More by Georgiabeer
4.5/5 rDev +18.4%
Serving Type - 22oz bottle
Appearance - Burnt orange/tan, monster thick foamy 3 inch head with tons of lacing.
Smell - Rye, hops, orange, pine, grapefruit, some sugars and spices and a little malt.
Taste - Much like the smell, very hoppy with a nice rye and malt backbone. The bitterness is tamed alot from the rye. The hops are sweet, yet bitter and citric. The mix if sugars and spices add balance and break up some of the hop kick. Theres a little alcohol warth at the finish.
Mouthfeel - Hops coat, bitter and numb the tounge then leaves it dry. Palate gets remaining hops and some sugars and spices. Finish is hoppy, dry and bitter.
Overall - Awesome, very hoppy, rye is present, and the beer is balanced quite well. Its balance along with the sweet and bitterness really makes it fun to drink. A real winner and one of the best new beers ive had so far this year.
06-16-2012 04:32:36 | More by wvsabbath
4.45/5 rDev +17.1%
22 ounce bottle poured into tulip glass. Bottle not dated, but presumably purchased on the day it arrived at Erik's Grocery Bag.
A: Pours a cloudy, copper-amber color. There's a half finger of light off-white head which dissipates quickly. Looks less appealing than your average IPA.
S: Spicy rye and piny, resinous hop flavors combine to smell almost exactly like (pre-smoked) pot. Once I got over how uncanny the connection one, some bitter grapefruit notes began to show up.
T: Big, danky flavor; tastes much like it smells with a heavy dose of bready, caramel malts, which improves things further. Finish is lingering, resinous, and bitter. I was really impressed with how perfectly this beer incorporated the rye flavors into a bigger overall taste; they were bready, tarty, tasty and worked perfectly with the other flavors present. Possibly excepting Founders' Red's Rye, I don't think I've ever had a rye beer that did the same.
M: Thick-bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy, with a dry, sticky finish. The finish enhances the already outstanding flavors, and ultimately there's not a thing I would change about the beer's mouthfeel.
O: My glass went fast; way too fast. I rarely buy repeat bombers, but at $7 or $8 this seems like a steal– I'm going to be tempted for as long as I see it on shelves, and I fully expect to give in a few times. Get this one if you can.
07-06-2012 05:44:47 | More by AwYeh
4.43/5 rDev +16.6%
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
4.43/5 rDev +16.6%
22 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head. The head stays around a while, and there's also a good amount of lacing. The aroma is pretty nice, the brew smells like citrusy (orange, tropical fruit, grapefruit) hops and spicy rye. The rye aroma seems to get stronger the longer the beer sits. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, it tastes like citrusy hops (grapefruit, mango, tropical fruit) and spicy rye. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and coating with moderate carbonation. I think this is a very good overall brew, I'd certainly buy it again! $7.99 a bomber.
06-29-2012 21:33:14 | More by bluejacket74
4.35/5 rDev +14.5%
A: Extremely hazy, bold orange color with a very nice head that eventually thinned out to a half finger. Gorgeous lacing.
S: A hop bomb. Tons of dank citrus notes with a nice bit of malt sweetness - not too much mind you- but enough to really showcase the hops. Very fruity.
T: Much like the nose, it's a full parade of all things "hop". There's just enough bitterness to get you where you're going, but the hop flavors are the star of this show.
M: A particularly smooth texture with a more than medium, but not quite medium-heavy body. Really, it's borderline perfect. The flavor isn't too sweet, but they achieved this perfect body for the hops.
O: I hope they keep this beer in their regular rotation, because I'm a big fan. Another excellent beer by the folks at Hoppin' Frog!
06-15-2012 03:44:39 | More by Greencoat
4.34/5 rDev +14.2%
Acquired in a trade, poured from a 22 oz. bomber.
A - Hazy golden straw mixed with a little amber, had a nice two-finger head and decent lacing.
S - Sweet malts, rye, a sweet orange and tropical fruit scent really comes through the end. Almost a sticky pineapple smell, too.
T - Smooth wave of flavors, hints of orange, finishes with hops and rye and an incredible breadiness.
M - Medium body with an amazing aftertaste that makes you want another sip, very drinkable.
O - Probably my favorite Rye IPA I've had. Great flavor wave and drinkability for a rye.
05-08-2013 01:28:21 | More by da_beers
4.33/5 rDev +13.9%
(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
4.33/5 rDev +13.9%
A- Pours a nice darker copper with a nice beige colored head. Head has great retention and leaves some really nice layered lacing.
S- A really good smell of hops. Picking up a lot of citrus and tropical fruits. A good amount of spice from the rye as well.
T- Much more rye in the flavour than the nose. A great amount of rye spices. Quite a bit of tropical fruits. A nice malt backbone in here adds a bit of sweetness to it but very light.
M- Medium in both body and carbonation.
O- I really liked this one for sure, but hate the price.
11-10-2012 22:10:55 | More by nrbw23
4.3/5 rDev +13.2%
Bottle received from my brother-in-law.
Nice cream-colored head that fades to a skim of foam on the top, but then, I didn't do an aggressive pour. Attractive mottled lacing. Color is a deep orange copper, slightly cloudy.
Nose is spicy rye with floral/citrus hops. Good rich mouthfeel with appropriate carbonation.
Taste is wonderful, rye predominates with a strong astringency on the back end. Hops are overripe citrus/floral like the nose with a residual hint of sweetness. A little bit of alcohol fumes finish.
If you like rye IPAs, I'm sure you'll enjoy this winner from Hoppin' Frog.
10-30-2012 01:14:18 | More by 5thOhio
4.28/5 rDev +12.6%
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
4.28/5 rDev +12.6%
Bottle (65cl) downpours stuffed and intense orange with a brighter rim. It's an outstandingly attractive liquid that shapes a colorless lathered head.
On the nose, fragrances approaches in waves. All in the theme of hops and fruit, they carry apricots, citrus and passion fruit along with hops and grass lawn. There's an tremendously pleasant profundity here. The rye to some extent gives the beer a more spicy impression rather than the more run of the mill malt.
Instantaneously the mouth feel is very soothing and rounded, but yet the beer seems very dry. It's presenting density and super high flavor intensity. The complexity persists on performing within the same range as the nose. Greatly aromatic the flavor intensity is still with me when the aftertaste is about to thump. A pure, aromatic and fruit length harmonizes with a essential biting hop bitterness. There's practically no need to mention that the alcohol is absolutely well-balanced and fairly cloaked by the flavor intensity.
I feel that this beer is really thought out. To make an Rye IPA this way takes guts. Hoppin Frog Brewery's Hopped-Up Goose Juice Rye IPA truly brings out the rye, and does it with complete excellence. The hoppin' frog is hoppin' fresh, and stuns every quaff-er around by storm. http://quaffable.org/?p=494
03-11-2013 18:19:49 | More by dln646
4.28/5 rDev +12.6%
I just got back from a homebrewing class, so I’m feeling very appreciative of craft breweries – now that I have a little more insight about the brewing process, I’m beginning to realize how much thought goes into each beer I taste.
A: Tawny amber with a slight haze and a thick head of chunky tan cream. Leaves intricate lacing and a thin layer of smooth retention.
S: Big herbal hop character, providing a light, funky mustiness of old pine and dried lemon with grassy overtones. Rye gives nice balance, too: a blend of biscuit, dark spice, and wheat bread. A natural, aromatic nose.
T: Bold, spicy hops complement a full rye profile. A moderate bitterness characterized by spicy pine, grassy herbs, and mild passion fruit citrus blankets over a bed of bread and spice; notes of nutty grain and sweet, chewy granola linger along the sides of the tongue. Everything rolls over the palate with an earthy character. Aftertaste is citrusy, a bright end to a relatively dark beer.
M: Just the right fullness, just the right crispness – near-perfect IPA refreshment. Carbonation is fairly smooth for the style.
O: A benchmark for RyePAs: nice rye crispness, balanced American hoppiness, and a texture that’s rich and satisfying. You’d be hard-pressed to find something this enjoyable that’s truly within style. I love Hoppin’ Frog.
01-05-2013 21:16:32 | More by BarryMFBurton
4.28/5 rDev +12.6%
Hoppin' Frog Hopped-Up Goose Juice Rye IPA. Brewed and bottled by Hoppin' Frog Brewing Company, Akron, Ohio.
Clouded, amber/reddish hue, small off-white head.
Aroma: Boom! There's the rye, giving off the scent of whiskey more than merely malt. After that first blast, hops take charge. Beautiful. Good and grassy. Nice blend, a potent foreshadowing of drinks to come.
Taste: Bam! Now it's working in tandem, both sides hitting at once. Lush malt, nice and spicy rye, tasty as it gets. Here comes the grapefruit, here's the orange and lemon.
Time to take a break and hear their tale: "America hops dominate this Rye IPA, creating an assertive citrus and passion fruit character. An old-world flavor from rye malt adds the perfect complement to Goose Juice's big, satisfying hop flavor and aroma. Originally home-brewed by our beloved brewer Goose, it's wonderful combination of flavors inspired us to brew this specialty IPA. 7 % ABV. 73 OG, 60 IBU."
It's a damned tasty combo, a magnificent marriage of flavors. Might be my favorite RYe IPA so far. Single RyePA, might you. I have a fondness for Bittersweet Lenny's, still. This, though, might have no equal.
09-15-2012 03:02:45 | More by feloniousmonk
Hopped-Up Goose Juice from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.