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Hopped-Up Goose Juice - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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86
very good

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 13
Gots: 9 | 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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viverlee

Ohio

4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 01:24:31 | More by viverlee
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KillaB

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-29-2013 05:05:44 | More by KillaB
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Mattias

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

01-25-2013 18:48:53 | More by Mattias
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

01-17-2013 22:50:30 | More by Thorpe429
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headbucket

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

01-15-2013 03:58:29 | More by headbucket
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OB1

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

01-12-2013 21:10:09 | More by OB1
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tastymug

Washington

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-12-2013 13:36:33 | More by tastymug
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teromous

Virginia

3.2/5  rDev -16%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 18:05:33 | More by teromous
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mikem0487

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 04:16:46 | More by mikem0487
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rwilde

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

01-05-2013 23:21:23 | More by rwilde
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 21:16:32 | More by BarryMFBurton
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mds1101

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-05-2013 01:07:29 | More by mds1101
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MCDub

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-04-2013 20:39:20 | More by MCDub
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-31-2012 15:40:42 | More by sendbeer
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

12-31-2012 04:26:47 | More by ejimhof
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.53/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 20:42:17 | More by Georgiabeer
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-24-2012 21:01:42 | More by Bdel34
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JayQue

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 01:44:05 | More by JayQue
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-17-2012 12:29:59 | More by ChrisMon02
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +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.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 03:23:39 | More by RblWthACoz
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-12-2012 00:18:02 | More by 2dogbrew
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rjvanston

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-07-2012 18:39:47 | More by rjvanston
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +5%

12-02-2012 05:37:15 | More by GRG1313
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-01-2012 14:30:22 | More by Hanzo
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throwback

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

11-30-2012 16:09:49 | More by throwback
Hopped-Up Goose Juice from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.