Hopped-Up Goose Juice - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Reviews: 58
Hads: 252
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 14
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Greencoat on 06-15-2012

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
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Photo of trxxpaxxs
2.48/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Picked this up at the brewery during my stop over for the BA Naked Evil release...

A: Pours a nice orange with hues of reds around the edges. There is about one full finger of tan head that takes a while to settle. Some lacing as it drinks.

S: This beer smells like light citrus, onion, garlic, sweet malt, and added spice. It doesn't smell good, but it's not terrible.

T: Onions, garlic, lemons, and turpentine. It's nasty. It reminds me of Founders Devil Dancer, and I hated that beer.

M: Medium bodied beer. It hits hard and lingers forever. The Onion and sweet combine into a terrible funk that I just hate.

O: Terrible beer. I had three sips just to make sure before I poured the rest of the bomber down the drain. Never again. (737 characters)

Photo of Ryan011235
2.87/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

On tap in a 12oz glass at Studio 35 on 9/22/12

A) Hazy, sunset amber color with pineapple juice highlights at the base. Thin head with a smooth layer on top. Impressive, solid lace.

S) The aroma has a lot of orange and some soapy hops. Hints of pine. It is matched with toasty rye bread.

T) Ooh, this is chock full of aspirin bitterness which masks orange and pine hops. Toasted, dry rye with a decent bready finish.

M) Medium body with hop prickliness and zesty carbonation. It becomes a bit slick with warmth but finishes dry over time.

D) Not the best. The rye becomes more prominent over time, but on the whole it is dicey. (637 characters)

Photo of teromous
3.18/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Very hazy copper color, with lots of tiny carbonation bubbles visible under a ring-like eggshell white head.

S: Some hop aroma, but fairly subdued. It has a faint scent of pine and cat. Not a whole lot going on.

T: At first some of the pine-like hop character comes through, then it fades quickly leaving some bitterness and a light rustic bread flavor in the aftertaste. Not that bitter though.

M: The first impression I get from the mouthfeel is how wet it feels. It is medium bodied, and lightly carbonated. I would have liked it to be a bit drier, with more carbonation.

O: Overall the beer was pretty good, but nothing really stood out. The rye seemed to come through in the aftertaste, but the IPA portion of the beer seemed to be lacking a bit. It could have used a boost to flavor and bitterness. I did enjoy drinking it, but it felt very average. (862 characters)

Photo of babaracas
3.28/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy reddish amber, once finger thick white head, settles to a thin ring, splotches of delicate lace on the glass. Smell: caramel, twangy, soft graininess, mild sweet citrus. Taste: sugared grapefruit, orange citrus, mildly spicy, fairly sweet. Velvety feel, nice. It's... decent, too sweet, hops not as assertive as one might expect from this brewery. (360 characters)

Photo of nimrod979
3.36/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (526 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

$9.99 at Giant Eagle
Bomber at 45 degrees into goblet
Aroma strongly citrus
Head average (3 cm), creamy, off-white, mostly diminishing
Lacing fair
Body medium orange, hazy
Flavor begins lightly sweet, with the rye slightly overbalancing the hops (60 IBU). Rye spiceyness is evident throughout. No alcohol, no diacetyl tasted. Ends slightly sweet with no chalky astringency.
Palate medium, slightly oily, carbonation lively.

Overall, a nice interpretation of a hoppy rye ale, but not worth the 10 bucks. (503 characters)

Photo of Sludgeman
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$9.99 for a 22 oz bottle. Brewer does NOT use freshness dating. A healthy pour into a chalice.

I know this is an American IPA, but the combination of the spicey rye and the hopped up bitterness is too much for me. It does not have to be an evenly balanced beer, but I believe some more sweetness would provide a little contrast and make this a much more drinkable beer. An average beer. Not bad, but one that I will probably pass by in the future considering the availability of so many above average beers. Maybe a candidate for a future re-review.

A - Pours a clear amber, with a 2-finger off-white dense head, well carbonated, good head retention and good lacing.

S - Resinous hoppy notes with a slight malty sweetness.

T - Carmel and spice. Very bitter in the finish (back of the tongue).

MF - Light to medium bodied, creamy with a sharp finish. (854 characters)

Photo of Chaney
3.46/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in a DFH globe.

A: Poured an extremely murky orange/amber color with tons of little yeasties floating around. The head was about 1/2 finger or so.

S: Almost smelled like an American Barleywine (ala Bigfoot). Intense pine center with sort of a caramel undertow. Potent stuff!

T: Odd. It didn't quite have the hop sting that I was expecting and it had kind of a soapy quality that wasn't pleasant. Tons of rye and no real hop bite on the end.

M: The prickle is fine, but the rye, pine sap bitterness was somewhat off-putting. Splotchy lacing.

O: While this wasn't without its merits, I didn't really care for this overall. Actually, I don't think I've liked any of Hoppin' Frog's IPAs. (695 characters)

Photo of jzlyo
3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is yeast, rye, citrus and fruit/candy. The flavor is citrus, fruit/candy/sugar, slight hop resin notes and a mildly spicy/slight heat in the finish. (154 characters)

Photo of msquared36
3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Medium pour yields a foamy, root beer float-like head. Orange and hazy. Tiny bubbles continuously flow from the bottom of the pint glass.

Fruity aroma of light citrus and berries.

Mild bitterness up front. Follows with a citrus taste unique to IPAs, a lemon-lime crispness.

Expected more noticeable carbonation based on the appearance. Fairly smooth.

Overall a pretty good beer. Refreshing and drinkable. Not particularly complex, but tasty. (446 characters)

Photo of jzeilinger
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours hazy with an orange tan hue, gentle carbonation, and a light lacing ring.

S - The grapefruit aroma has an acidic pungency, there's in the spiciness from the rye, and some earthy quality the nose with light pine and caramel.

T - Grapefruit, pine, lightly bready caramel, spicy rye, and a light alcohol presence. Everything blends together for a balanced taste with nothing outshining the other. There's also some hints of orange and lemon zest buried deep below.

M - Medium body and gentle carbonation.

O - A decent IPA but nothing memorable. Had I tried this when it was younger I suspect my score would be higher. (629 characters)

Photo of oline73
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours a very cloudy orangish amber color with a half finger of off white head that fades and leaves some lace on the edge of the glass.

Smell: A bit milder than expected for the style. I'm getting the rye right off the bat. There is a mild citrus peel hop note behind the rye.

Taste: Rye hits your tongue right off the bat, definitely getting the spice note. Some citrus peel hops here too, but still behind the rye. The finish is bitter but not very strong.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive but delicate carbonation and a slightly slick finish.

Overall: I would have liked the bitterness to be a bit stronger. I liked the rye but more hops could have helped. (729 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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. (478 characters)

Photo of Vonerichs
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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. (329 characters)

Photo of jlindros
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a large fluffy creamy 1+ finger head that fades pretty slowly, nice soapy lacing as well, a hazy reddish orange beer.

Nose pretty much what I expected, some spicy rye out front with the spicy grassy hops, bit earthy and herbal notes, with candied orange peel as well, and touch of a citrus note. That leads to sweet malts, candy like, caramel and notes of toffee, with a touch of a fruity rye component as well.

Taste brings more malty sweetness, caramel and candy syrupy out front, with a little sweetness and bready grainy notes. Then into rye, a candy rye flavor, with a mild spicy note and some mild fruity rye characters as well. Into hops, with a touch of a citrus fruity note, some candied orange peel, a mild spicy hop with some earthiness to it as well. Fair bitterness that ramps a bit on the finish. Finish attempts to dry but is still sticky and mildly sweet even a touch syrupy, bit more candy malts, caramel, touch of spicy rye, some spicy earthy hops, and a little fruitiness lingering.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

Overall meh, it's a basic malt forward caramel syrupy sweet rye IPA, with at least decent rye, but the sweet malts and nothing special by way of hops, this is a fairly boring beer that I would probably not get again. (1,259 characters)

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to egrace84 for sharing this beer! Thanks elliot.

poured into duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: yellow orange bodied beer with 1 finger of off white head.

Smell: Really spicy with rye malts. Pine and grapefruit hops. This one smells a touch chalky.

Taste: Big oniony hops. Big rye notes. Finishes a touch sweet with lingering notes of pine, orange, grapefruit hops.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The ABV is noted and adds a touch of astringency to the beer profile.

Overall: Its okay. Its a bit rough around the egdes, but nothing to drain pour. Tame down the onions and rye; hide the ABV better and that beer would be insane. Not sure where they got the name goose juice from either... (725 characters)

Photo of Florida9
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Color is on the darker side of amber; maybe a light copper. Forms a rather thin off-white colored head, though what does form is fairly stable. Light lacing.

S: Aroma is very nice. Bready with lots of spicy rye and a bit of orangy citrus. Actually, this one smells almost like a nice loaf of peasant bread.

T: Taste is a bit unusual. Starts off with lots of peppery rye. In fact this is probably one of the most rye-forward beers I've ever had. Then there is a nice blend of orange and citrus, along with an earthy-peppery spicy quality reminiscent of arugula. Finish is earthy, almost dirty, and dry.

M: Medium bodied, but the body is too thin to hold up to the powerful flavor profile. Dry, with a peppery spiciness. Moderate bitterness. Medium carbonation.

O: An interesting beer. The hops are strong, but they are balanced by the strong rye profile. However, the rye is almost too much, as it dominates the beer. Would have liked to see a bit more body to round this one out as well. (998 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Signature Ale glass.

A dull slightly orange amber body, but hints to murky/swampy brown making a somewhat two finger creamy head, and leaving just a small collar. Very large rings of lacing while finishing and consuming.

Nose is strange. A real weird mix of malt and hops, it sorts of an almost funky quality but nothing like a lambic, it's more of a manure funk if I could say that. Hits at lots of dank earth and soil, but not in a fun way. It's luckily not horrible.

Taste vastly improves from the nose. A real good juicy mouthfeel and palate. Thick hints of orange and citrus hop angles with a very strong malt presence. Almost maple syrup like in taste with a big finish with lots of palate coating richness. Good sweetness to this.

Overall this is quite interesting but I am not feeling like I would have this compared to other Hoppin Frog offerings. If I had this offered to me again I would still drink it, but I know I would pick many other beers over this if I had a choice. (1,031 characters)

Photo of Greywulfken
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
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. (592 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had: bottle purchased at the brewery

A somewhat hazy copper/amber pour, with a healthy white head that retained well and laced the glass. Nice aroma of fresh citrusy hops with a background earthy rye profile. More of the same in the taste, citrusy hops, toasty rye and otherwise biscuity malts, forming a good balance, and creating a rather dry bitterness. Slick mouthfeel, light-medium body, easily drinkable, pretty good overall. (438 characters)

Photo of JackieTH
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy medium orange with a decently foaming off white head that laces. Smell is pine, orange pith, herbal mildly bready. Taste is similar..pith, grassy herbal and resin hop flavors, its medium in overall bitterness. There is a mildly earthy spicy character from the rye. It could use a bit more hop flavor and character to balance the rye, I get none of these tropical..mango et al notes others have mentioned. The body is medium with a moderate carbonation. Nothing too exciting here, solid Rye IPA but not otherwise remarkable. (528 characters)

Photo of weonfire
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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. (665 characters)

Photo of gillagorilla
3.84/5  rDev -2%
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. (933 characters)

Photo of PorterLambic
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, dirty grapefruit color with a light tan head. Little lace but good retention.
Smell is hops, rye, malt and floral notes. Better balance than I expected.
Taste is hops, floral, rye, a light citrus and grass. Good balance here.
Light effervescence, smoother than I thought it would be. Clean with a dry finish. Very drinkable. (338 characters)

Photo of JayQue
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked this one. Poured a hazy orange color into a beer mug. Medium cream colored head with good retention and some lacing. Smell is tropical fruit citrus hops and rye sourness.. Not overpowering, but still pretty good.

Tastes good. The citrus hops and rye combination is a winner. There is enough caramel malt to provide some balance but this is still a predominantly a hoppy beer.

Mouthfeel is rich and crisp. Overall a good Rye IPA. (438 characters)

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Hopped-Up Goose Juice from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.