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Hopped-Up Goose Juice - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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86
very good

241 Ratings
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 15
Gots: 15 | 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 Hallertau
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of da_beers
4.36/5  rDev +14.7%
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 +5.3%

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
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 +5.3%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of atone315
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of rcjennings
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of hollywood_15063
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of vcoggins
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of weonfire
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of nimrod979
3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

Photo of mjw1200
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Doostain
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of goblue3509
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Rifugium
3.77/5  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.

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of dmitalski
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of dln646
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
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

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Pencible
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Photo of HoistinBrews
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Hopped-Up Goose Juice from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.