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Hopped-Up Goose Juice - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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85
very good

227 Ratings
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Ratings: 227
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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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Sammy, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

t0rin0, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

spycow, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

acurtis, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

nmann08, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +5.5%

GRG1313, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

jaydoc, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured out as a hazy golden color with a foamy white head on top. The head had a healthy retention as well as a strong lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer has a moderate amount of lemons and spice in there. Smelled refreshing to me. The taste was nice a floral, big citrus notes and bitter flavors all over this one. Really an interesting blend of things going on here. The mouthfeel of the beer is decent, it's was nicely carbonated with a crisp finish to it. Overall this beer is good, I would drink it again if the mood struck me for sure.

Knapp85, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +5.5%

zeff80, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

WVbeergeek, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

nickfl, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty hearty beer that stays rustic and earthy. The flavor profile doesn't really change courses much, but what is there is pretty well done. I do have to say that if this is a rye beer that it's much more earthy than I usually find rye beers. A pretty nice beer though. A good winter IPA for sure.

RblWthACoz, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at my local Binny's. Served in an Alchemist pint glass.

A - A gentle pour yields a finger-plus of creamy white foam that settles to a thin cap and splotchy lace. Mostly transparent copper-orange body.

S - Great aroma of rye and citrus hops, with a hint of burnt sugar, onion, and crystal malt.

T - Taste has a nice blend of bready malt, rye, and citrus hop flavors. There's a bit of earthy dankness in onion, but this is fairly fruity, with perhaps a touch of tropical flavors as well. Bitterness is low-to-moderate.

M - Medium body, with pleasant moderate carbonation. Dry, tannic texture from the rye malts, and only light residual hop oils and stickiness in the finish. Minimal alcohol presence.

D - I enjoyed this quite a bit, and it was less 'heavy' than the Mikkeller Invasion IPA I had yesterday even though they both have the same ABV.

MasterSki, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of jlindros
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

jlindros, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

feloniousmonk, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

oline73, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Rifugium, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +5.5%

MarkyMOD, May 07, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Mora2000, Aug 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

XmnwildX12, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.53/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Georgiabeer, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

ejimhof, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(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.

rhoadsrage, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating(bottled some time in June most likely). Pours fairly hazy orange amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with excellent retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of mango, orange, pine, rye, herbal, caramel, toast, floral, and citrus rind. Very nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of orange, mango, pine, caramel, rye, herbal, floral, toast, and citrus rind. Good amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, mango, rye, caramel, toast, floral, orange rind, and herbal spiciness. Very nice balance of malt/hop flavors, with a great bitterness/sweetness balance as well. No cloying flavors or bitterness on the finish at all. Rye isn’t overdone either, just enough to make itself known. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and sticky mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Rye IPA! Great flavor balance with good hop complexity; and very smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this one.

superspak, Oct 03, 2012
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Hopped-Up Goose Juice from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.