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Hopped-Up Goose Juice - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

227 Ratings
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Ratings: 227
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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Ratings: 227 | Reviews: 55 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

GuttaMane138, Jun 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

KAF, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Andy_Luft, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

mgr78704, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Birdog, Jun 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Brew33, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Lelampp, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

clay23, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

spw109, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of Greywulfken
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: dark thickly clouded amber ale with a solid few fingers of foam above

S: muted citrus amid the dry rye spice; some suggestions of dank herb

T: rustic and rugged rye, edged with spice, matched to the dark pith of a pale citrus fruit; presents some earthy and muted "brown" flavors, with a watery brown sugar sweetness

M: medium-light body, some tickle of spice and carbonation, mellow bitterness

O: nothing I'm particularly fond of, nothing that I didn't like. a decent entry into the field. Perhaps fans of rye ales and IPAs, and the mellower, darker IPAs would like this more than me.

Greywulfken, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

sneaks2210, Jun 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Hopmarc, May 29, 2014
Photo of ToddHolder
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was expecting a over-the-top hop blast given the name. But turns out to be a very well-balanced IPA. Tons of sweet malt to go with piney/citrus hop flavor and aroma. Didn't get the anticipated spice from the rye though. Overall a very nice IPA. Would drink again and recommend highly. If you are expecting tons of hop bitterness you will be disappointed.

ToddHolder, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

smartassboiler, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09robejo, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Whiskeydeez, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

sgttibbs, May 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

cd_beer_disapear, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ummswimmin, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of insaini11
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I wish I had the beer infront of me so I could give the full description, but I'll give you my first impression. The name "Hopped-up Goose Juice", when I read it out loud I had to try it. Hell of a name for a beer, I love saying it. I didn't examine the color of the beer as I did with the smell and taste. Smell was absolutely amazing, reminded me of some"stankey danke dank"(marijuana), smell was Subtle though, very sweet smell. The taste was great as well. I remember the taste being like having a mouthful of smoke after hitting a freshly packed bowl. Taste of it lasted through out and never lost its flavor. I suggest it to those who favor a more lighter tasting IPA. You can't go wrong with trying a mouthful of flavors, don't associate marijuana with it, it was just the first impression it had on me so get it, twist it and have a dab at it.

insaini11, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

MikeCactusGordon, Mar 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Knoxrb12, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of msquared36
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Medium pour yields a foamy, root beer float-like head. Orange and hazy. Tiny bubbles continuously flow from the bottom of the pint glass.

Fruity aroma of light citrus and berries.

Mild bitterness up front. Follows with a citrus taste unique to IPAs, a lemon-lime crispness.

Expected more noticeable carbonation based on the appearance. Fairly smooth.

Overall a pretty good beer. Refreshing and drinkable. Not particularly complex, but tasty.

msquared36, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ZachKelly, Feb 10, 2014
Hopped-Up Goose Juice from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.