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Hopped-Up Goose Juice - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

230 Ratings
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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 15
Gots: 11 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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 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
Photo of Gatordaddy
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Gatordaddy, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of TheBronze
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

TheBronze, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of ridgeline23
4/5  rDev +5.5%

ridgeline23, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of xdefeatsy
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

xdefeatsy, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of jzeilinger
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

jzeilinger, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of Mark000
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Mark000, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

mdaschaf, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of trxxpaxxs
2.4/5  rDev -36.7%
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.

trxxpaxxs, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of prototypic
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
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!

prototypic, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of AwYeh
4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

AwYeh, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of Jesse13713
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A huge thanks to my buddy Aw Yeh for picking this up and bringing it over to my place for another awesome, much anticipated tasting session.

Appearance - Poured into an Arrogant Bastard pint glass. A nice, luscious pour with a half-finger of head that quickly fades. A half-opaque half-transparent rye, wheat/orange color. Looks like it has light consistency.

Smell - A deliciously skanky-hopped beer. An interesting combination of rye, malt, and hops. Citrusy and bready. Grapefruit and a bit of bubblegum.

Taste - Huge hints of bubblegum hit me straight up first. Smooth, delicious. Roasty spices of rye and bready gum. Well-balanced wheat and a grassy malt backing. Tastes of strong barley and lemon zest. Interesting and scrumptious choice in hops. Lightly bitter with a nice light burn.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability - Light to medium bodied and light onthe carbonation as well.The rye is deliciously sweet and brings out bubblegum qualities, which is odd for an IPA such as this. A bit peppery and bitter as well.

Jesse13713, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of sbricker
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

sbricker, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

CheapBeerBuzz, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of boot11222
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

boot11222, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of bluejacket74
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head. The head stays around a while, and there's also a good amount of lacing. The aroma is pretty nice, the brew smells like citrusy (orange, tropical fruit, grapefruit) hops and spicy rye. The rye aroma seems to get stronger the longer the beer sits. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, it tastes like citrusy hops (grapefruit, mango, tropical fruit) and spicy rye. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and coating with moderate carbonation. I think this is a very good overall brew, I'd certainly buy it again! $7.99 a bomber.

bluejacket74, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of WesM63
4/5  rDev +5.5%

WesM63, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Tyrawlings, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of TasteTester
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

TasteTester, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of thebouch01
4/5  rDev +5.5%

thebouch01, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of gradergator
4.8/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was lucky enough to get this at the brewery the day it was launched. Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Appearance was a deep burnt orange that had a lingering head. The hop aroma was abundant and sweet. The taste is just outstanding with Hoppy notes and somewhat of a spicy rye backbone but seems like the hops are more prevalent. Mouthfeel is perfect and kept me coming back for more. This is a home run from the folks in Akron. Hoppin Frog nailed this one. Goose took his own home brew recipe and put it out here for all of us to enjoy. Highly recommended.

gradergator, Jun 22, 2012
Hopped-Up Goose Juice from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.