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Hopped-Up Goose Juice - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 14
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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Photo of Knapp85


4.18/5  rDev +10%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 01:33:41 | More by Knapp85
Photo of tfidler


3/5  rDev -21.1%

09-01-2012 15:43:06 | More by tfidler
Photo of oldvines


3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-25-2012 03:59:31 | More by oldvines
Photo of jaidenjb


3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-24-2012 19:56:47 | More by jaidenjb
Photo of jacobdensford


4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

08-22-2012 20:20:19 | More by jacobdensford
Photo of plumcrazyfx


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-22-2012 13:30:18 | More by plumcrazyfx
Photo of Vonerichs


3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear orange-copper color with decent head. No lacing.

Smells of citrus hops, bready, and a little dish soap.

Orange hoppy taste with a spicy finish.

Cabonation is on the lower side of moderate, but still adequate.

An ok IPA, but another reason why I don't buy Hoppin' Frog much... they overprice for what you're getting.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 02:53:18 | More by Vonerichs
Photo of Mora2000


3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 21:38:13 | More by Mora2000
Photo of ONUMello


4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Orange color with a solid one-finger head
S: Grapefruit at first followed by a big spice kick from the rye
T: Bold, spicy from the rye with almost a tannic bitterness. grapefruit pith, a hint of pine and cinnamon round out the finish.
M: Medium-bodied and spicy.
O: Very well made, they definitely know how to showcase the characteristics that make rye special.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 13:58:23 | More by ONUMello
Photo of oline73


3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 01:05:03 | More by oline73
Photo of MasterSki


4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 22:27:14 | More by MasterSki
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-03-2012 02:02:06 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-30-2012 13:53:44 | More by brealbg
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-29-2012 02:27:15 | More by BeerNDoggerel
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT


3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to egrace84 for sharing this beer! Thanks elliot.

poured into duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: yellow orange bodied beer with 1 finger of off white head.

Smell: Really spicy with rye malts. Pine and grapefruit hops. This one smells a touch chalky.

Taste: Big oniony hops. Big rye notes. Finishes a touch sweet with lingering notes of pine, orange, grapefruit hops.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The ABV is noted and adds a touch of astringency to the beer profile.

Overall: Its okay. Its a bit rough around the egdes, but nothing to drain pour. Tame down the onions and rye; hide the ABV better and that beer would be insane. Not sure where they got the name goose juice from either...

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 17:18:37 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Photo of Gatordaddy


3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-24-2012 06:47:19 | More by Gatordaddy
Photo of TheBronze


4.75/5  rDev +25%

07-24-2012 01:30:20 | More by TheBronze
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-19-2012 01:21:42 | More by ridgeline23
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-16-2012 18:50:06 | More by xdefeatsy
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours hazy with an orange tan hue, gentle carbonation, and a light lacing ring.

S - The grapefruit aroma has an acidic pungency, there's in the spiciness from the rye, and some earthy quality the nose with light pine and caramel.

T - Grapefruit, pine, lightly bready caramel, spicy rye, and a light alcohol presence. Everything blends together for a balanced taste with nothing outshining the other. There's also some hints of orange and lemon zest buried deep below.

M - Medium body and gentle carbonation.

O - A decent IPA but nothing memorable. Had I tried this when it was younger I suspect my score would be higher.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 02:02:34 | More by jzeilinger
Photo of Mark000


4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-10-2012 02:03:17 | More by Mark000
Photo of mdaschaf


4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wes for this one!

A: Pours a hazy copper/amber color with a small white head on top, not much retention, leaving a thin white cap on top. Nice sheets of white lacing all around the glass.

S: Nice and piney with a little bit of citrus in the background. There is a bit of rye spice and a very resiny/dank aroma as well.

T: Piney upfront with a little bit of grapefruit underneath. There is a good bit of bready and caramel malt to balance the hops in this one. Slight spice presence, but not really heavy on the rye.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, surprisingly smooth and creamy.

O: Liked this one, its not out of this world, but it was easy drinking. Not sure I would have guessed that it had rye in it, but a solid IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 00:59:43 | More by mdaschaf
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New York

2.4/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Picked this up at the brewery during my stop over for the BA Naked Evil release...

A: Pours a nice orange with hues of reds around the edges. There is about one full finger of tan head that takes a while to settle. Some lacing as it drinks.

S: This beer smells like light citrus, onion, garlic, sweet malt, and added spice. It doesn't smell good, but it's not terrible.

T: Onions, garlic, lemons, and turpentine. It's nasty. It reminds me of Founders Devil Dancer, and I hated that beer.

M: Medium bodied beer. It hits hard and lingers forever. The Onion and sweet combine into a terrible funk that I just hate.

O: Terrible beer. I had three sips just to make sure before I poured the rest of the bomber down the drain. Never again.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 22:18:34 | More by trxxpaxxs
Photo of prototypic


4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hopped-Up Goose Juice is an attractive gold color. It’s a tad hazy. Backlighting gives it a slight orange look. It’s capped with an off-white head that rises to nearly two fingers in height. It’s rather quick to dissipate to a surface covering and holds there for a few. Lacing was sticky, but on the lighter side. Good lookin’ stuff.

The nose is extremely impressive. The hop scent is nothing short of fantastic. It’s chock full of grapefruit, orange, and mango scents. Smells delicious! There are some light piney notes lingering, as well. The malt base features some light caramel scents. Smells a tad sweet, but it seems to be rather restrained. I like that. Rye is very subtle, but is noted. That’s a good sign. I was hopeful it wouldn’t be lost in the hops. Alcohol is masked very well and isn’t all that noticeable. Smells excellent!

The flavor is every bit as good. It does have a slightly sweet caramel malt flavor, but it’s subtle and restrained. Hops are very flavorful and are obviously the focal point. Citrus grapefruit, orange, mango, and pine flavors are all noted. It’s a delicious flavor that really packs a punch! It’s bitter, but not palate wrecking. Spicy rye is noted, but plays its complementary role very well. It doesn’t interfere with the hop flavor, but is just strong enough to make its presence known. The hops and rye play very well together! Alcohol isn’t much of a factor. Finishes hoppy, spicy, and a bit bitter. Great stuff!

The body is best described as medium. Carbonation is moderate, but never feels buzzy. It definitely is soft and goes down easy. It’s damn tasty and is difficult not to chug. This bomber = not even a challenge.

Hoppin’ Frog has quite the creation with Hopped-Up Goose Juice. It really is one of the best beers on the roster, and I don’t say that lightly. They brew quite a few excellent beers. I’m really taken with the interplay of the hops and rye in this one. Well…there’s that…and the hop flavor itself is tremendous. If you can find a bottle of this, I’d highly recommend it. It’s the goods!

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 03:11:10 | More by prototypic
Photo of AwYeh


4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle poured into tulip glass. Bottle not dated, but presumably purchased on the day it arrived at Erik's Grocery Bag.

A: Pours a cloudy, copper-amber color. There's a half finger of light off-white head which dissipates quickly. Looks less appealing than your average IPA.

S: Spicy rye and piny, resinous hop flavors combine to smell almost exactly like (pre-smoked) pot. Once I got over how uncanny the connection one, some bitter grapefruit notes began to show up.

T: Big, danky flavor; tastes much like it smells with a heavy dose of bready, caramel malts, which improves things further. Finish is lingering, resinous, and bitter. I was really impressed with how perfectly this beer incorporated the rye flavors into a bigger overall taste; they were bready, tarty, tasty and worked perfectly with the other flavors present. Possibly excepting Founders' Red's Rye, I don't think I've ever had a rye beer that did the same.

M: Thick-bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy, with a dry, sticky finish. The finish enhances the already outstanding flavors, and ultimately there's not a thing I would change about the beer's mouthfeel.

O: My glass went fast; way too fast. I rarely buy repeat bombers, but at $7 or $8 this seems like a steal– I'm going to be tempted for as long as I see it on shelves, and I fully expect to give in a few times. Get this one if you can.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 05:44:47 | More by AwYeh
Hopped-Up Goose Juice from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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