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Hopped-Up Goose Juice - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

goblue3509, Apr 02, 2013
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
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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

dmitalski, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of dln646
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

dln646, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours muddy tangerine color with slight off-white head in Hoppin' Frog snifter.

Smell is grapefruit and rye. Hints of caramel and chocolate come in.

Taste is caramel and malts up frint with nice rye, tangerine and grapefruit rind. Dry bitterness lingers well on the palate.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and lightly carbonated.

Overall this is my favorite I.P.A. from Hoppin' Frog so far.

TrappistJohnMD, Mar 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Gobzilla, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Pencible
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy copper with some off white head.
S: It smelled like copper and spicy rye, with some sweet caramel and earthy pine hops.
T: It tasted like bitter resin and copper and spicy rye, with some sweet caramel and earthy biscuit. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with a little carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was a nice rye IPA with well balanced scent and taste. Not as bold as expected, but it had a very smooth finish, so it was really easy to drink. Good body and well hidden alcohol too. Not mind blowing, but enjoyable.

Pencible, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

HoistinBrews, Feb 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

RayOhioFelton, Feb 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

BYOFB, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

brycevolk, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

FlussigkeitMut, Feb 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

jminch, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of viverlee
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

No, I didn’t get a case of Westvleteren XII, but I did snag this limited-issue, better-than-expected Rye IPA from Akron.

STYLE: American IPA

ABV: 7%

LOOK: The kind of beer you want to drink. The kind of beer you need to drink. Orange and mellow maroon with a deceptively medium body that from some angles boasts a jelloy consistency. I wish there was more to the head that fizzles quickly as the carbonation, what there is of it, races to the top.

NOSE: Stinky cheese, heavy rye, dog park, and pent-up pine. A more sophisticated Rogue Dead Guy Ale.

MOUTH: It might be the mood I’m in. I don’t miss the hops, even though I was promised – indeed, induced by – an aggressive dose. It’s smooth, earthy, smooth. And I think I’m starting to fall for All Things Rye. There’s more here of course: grass, chives, and balance. The texture, among other things, will bring me back, somewhere in the fine line between wholesome and chewy. Excellent.

Beeradvocate Rating: 85

ratebeer Rating: 98

Hayward Abbey Rating: 91

viverlee, Jan 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

KillaB, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Mattias, Jan 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

headbucket, Jan 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

OB1, Jan 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

tastymug, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of teromous
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

teromous, Jan 08, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber into Ale Glass

A-Nice copper/amber color. Very well clarified. Thin pinky width white head. Moderate lacing going on. Head quickly dissipated and left a ring around the rim of the glass.

S-Hops are defiantly at the fore front of this brew. Citrus right up front and throughout the nose. Cutting through the citrus hops is a vanilla esque malt profile. Weird I am getting vanilla but it all fits well and is extremely inviting.

T-Hops are defiantly throughout the whole palate. Finishes with a astringent/bitterness. Not getting as much citrus as I did in the nose. Breaking through the hops is the slight spiciness you get from the rye I believe.

M-Great mouthfeel. Creamy and well carbonated.

O-If the taste was as good as the aroma this could have easily been one of my favorite RIPA's. I love my hops but to bitter throughout the whole palate. I would defiantly drink it again if I ever get the chance to drink it on draft. Good, could be Great!

mikem0487, Jan 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

rwilde, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

BarryMFBurton, Jan 05, 2013
Hopped-Up Goose Juice from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.