Hopped-Up Goose Juice - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 15
Gots: 12 | 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:
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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Photo of gillagorilla
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Photo of Hellpop65
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Photo of csustar001
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Kirk
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Chaney
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Photo of Sludgeman
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Photo of riemster
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of da_beers
4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hoppin' Frog Brewery - Hopped-Up Goose Juice - 1pt 6fl oz "bomber"

Look - Pours a hazy caramel amber with an ever so slight reddish-brown tint. Nice soapy head with sticky fresh lacing.

Smell - Bitter citrus and resin hops with faint caramel malts and bready rye.

Taste - Smooth malt and hops together blended nicely. Bready rye comes in after and sits on the sides and in your throat. A little gentle on the palate, wanted it to "kick" a bit more. The hops are more like the "smooth fruits" like the melons rather than the grapefruit style that usually gives these types of brews a stark contrast to work with on the taste end. It just was not here.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied, not overly sticky and not boozy at all. Good drinkability. Super smooth tasty rye. Again here same with taste, it's smooth and good but no "oomph".

Overall - Good rye AIPA, commpare to Founders Red's Rye PA for a punchier version, although that one is technically a "Rye Beer" and not an AIPA, it still has several similarities with all the key enhancements most might be looking for. The Goose Juice is super smooth, which I believe was their point, so in that regard it is a great brew.

Photo of KAP1356
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Hopped-Up Goose Juice from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.