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Hopped-Up Goose Juice - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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85
very good

236 Ratings
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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 15
Gots: 12 | 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:
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 rhoadsrage
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a deep slightly dense caramel body with a sticky light beige head that fades to a thin film.

S- The green ripe fruit aroma to the hops takes on a slight ether quality that grows in the finish.

T- The green tropical fruit and Christmas tree pine resin of hops is followed by a tart grapefruit pith hop note and some dry toasted malt flavor for support. There is a mellow bitterness to the more full hop pungency that lingers.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel and a gentle fizz with no alcohol heat

O- This beer has a nice full flavor to the hops with good complexity and little bitterness. There are some malt notes but they can't keep up with the hops.

Photo of JohnK17
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of brbrocc
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of smakawhat
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Signature Ale glass.

A dull slightly orange amber body, but hints to murky/swampy brown making a somewhat two finger creamy head, and leaving just a small collar. Very large rings of lacing while finishing and consuming.

Nose is strange. A real weird mix of malt and hops, it sorts of an almost funky quality but nothing like a lambic, it's more of a manure funk if I could say that. Hits at lots of dank earth and soil, but not in a fun way. It's luckily not horrible.

Taste vastly improves from the nose. A real good juicy mouthfeel and palate. Thick hints of orange and citrus hop angles with a very strong malt presence. Almost maple syrup like in taste with a big finish with lots of palate coating richness. Good sweetness to this.

Overall this is quite interesting but I am not feeling like I would have this compared to other Hoppin Frog offerings. If I had this offered to me again I would still drink it, but I know I would pick many other beers over this if I had a choice.

Photo of MaseFace
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of babaracas
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy reddish amber, once finger thick white head, settles to a thin ring, splotches of delicate lace on the glass. Smell: caramel, twangy, soft graininess, mild sweet citrus. Taste: sugared grapefruit, orange citrus, mildly spicy, fairly sweet. Velvety feel, nice. It's... decent, too sweet, hops not as assertive as one might expect from this brewery.

Photo of nrbw23
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice darker copper with a nice beige colored head. Head has great retention and leaves some really nice layered lacing.

S- A really good smell of hops. Picking up a lot of citrus and tropical fruits. A good amount of spice from the rye as well.

T- Much more rye in the flavour than the nose. A great amount of rye spices. Quite a bit of tropical fruits. A nice malt backbone in here adds a bit of sweetness to it but very light.

M- Medium in both body and carbonation.

O- I really liked this one for sure, but hate the price.

Photo of brez8791
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Liquoric3
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of 5thOhio
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle received from my brother-in-law.

Nice cream-colored head that fades to a skim of foam on the top, but then, I didn't do an aggressive pour. Attractive mottled lacing. Color is a deep orange copper, slightly cloudy.

Nose is spicy rye with floral/citrus hops. Good rich mouthfeel with appropriate carbonation.

Taste is wonderful, rye predominates with a strong astringency on the back end. Hops are overripe citrus/floral like the nose with a residual hint of sweetness. A little bit of alcohol fumes finish.

If you like rye IPAs, I'm sure you'll enjoy this winner from Hoppin' Frog.

Photo of Bucknutty24
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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.

Photo of krazybartender
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of beerslushy
1.25/5  rDev -67%

Photo of Clayton1220
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of tdmccarthy
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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.

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.

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.

Photo of Mark5252
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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.

Photo of tfidler
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of oldvines
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of jaidenjb
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Hopped-Up Goose Juice from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.