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Hopped-Up Goose Juice - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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85
very good

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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Photo of Bucknutty24
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Bucknutty24, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of JackieTH
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy medium orange with a decently foaming off white head that laces. Smell is pine, orange pith, herbal mildly bready. Taste is similar..pith, grassy herbal and resin hop flavors, its medium in overall bitterness. There is a mildly earthy spicy character from the rye. It could use a bit more hop flavor and character to balance the rye, I get none of these tropical..mango et al notes others have mentioned. The body is medium with a moderate carbonation. Nothing too exciting here, solid Rye IPA but not otherwise remarkable.

JackieTH, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of krazybartender
4/5  rDev +5.5%

krazybartender, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of beerslushy
1.25/5  rDev -67%

beerslushy, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of Clayton1220
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Clayton1220, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of tdmccarthy
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

tdmccarthy, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating(bottled some time in June most likely). Pours fairly hazy orange amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with excellent retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of mango, orange, pine, rye, herbal, caramel, toast, floral, and citrus rind. Very nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of orange, mango, pine, caramel, rye, herbal, floral, toast, and citrus rind. Good amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, mango, rye, caramel, toast, floral, orange rind, and herbal spiciness. Very nice balance of malt/hop flavors, with a great bitterness/sweetness balance as well. No cloying flavors or bitterness on the finish at all. Rye isn’t overdone either, just enough to make itself known. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and sticky mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Rye IPA! Great flavor balance with good hop complexity; and very smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this one.

superspak, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hoppin' Frog Hopped-Up Goose Juice Rye IPA. Brewed and bottled by Hoppin' Frog Brewing Company, Akron, Ohio.

Clouded, amber/reddish hue, small off-white head.

Aroma: Boom! There's the rye, giving off the scent of whiskey more than merely malt. After that first blast, hops take charge. Beautiful. Good and grassy. Nice blend, a potent foreshadowing of drinks to come.

Taste: Bam! Now it's working in tandem, both sides hitting at once. Lush malt, nice and spicy rye, tasty as it gets. Here comes the grapefruit, here's the orange and lemon.

Time to take a break and hear their tale: "America hops dominate this Rye IPA, creating an assertive citrus and passion fruit character. An old-world flavor from rye malt adds the perfect complement to Goose Juice's big, satisfying hop flavor and aroma. Originally home-brewed by our beloved brewer Goose, it's wonderful combination of flavors inspired us to brew this specialty IPA. 7 % ABV. 73 OG, 60 IBU."

It's a damned tasty combo, a magnificent marriage of flavors. Might be my favorite RYe IPA so far. Single RyePA, might you. I have a fondness for Bittersweet Lenny's, still. This, though, might have no equal.

feloniousmonk, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of Florida9
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Color is on the darker side of amber; maybe a light copper. Forms a rather thin off-white colored head, though what does form is fairly stable. Light lacing.

S: Aroma is very nice. Bready with lots of spicy rye and a bit of orangy citrus. Actually, this one smells almost like a nice loaf of peasant bread.

T: Taste is a bit unusual. Starts off with lots of peppery rye. In fact this is probably one of the most rye-forward beers I've ever had. Then there is a nice blend of orange and citrus, along with an earthy-peppery spicy quality reminiscent of arugula. Finish is earthy, almost dirty, and dry.

M: Medium bodied, but the body is too thin to hold up to the powerful flavor profile. Dry, with a peppery spiciness. Moderate bitterness. Medium carbonation.

O: An interesting beer. The hops are strong, but they are balanced by the strong rye profile. However, the rye is almost too much, as it dominates the beer. Would have liked to see a bit more body to round this one out as well.

Florida9, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of Mark5252
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Mark5252, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Knapp85, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of tfidler
3/5  rDev -20.8%

tfidler, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of oldvines
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

oldvines, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of jaidenjb
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

jaidenjb, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of jacobdensford
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

jacobdensford, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of plumcrazyfx
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

plumcrazyfx, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of Vonerichs
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Vonerichs, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Mora2000, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of ONUMello
4/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

ONUMello, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

oline73, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

MasterSki, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of lvoutlawjlh
4/5  rDev +5.5%

lvoutlawjlh, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of brealbg
4/5  rDev +5.5%

brealbg, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4/5  rDev +5.5%

BeerNDoggerel, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
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...

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jul 27, 2012
Hopped-Up Goose Juice from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.