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Hopped-Up Goose Juice - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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86
very good

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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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-28-2013 04:09:56 | More by hinemk76
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-21-2013 12:47:17 | More by dgherm
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-16-2013 02:04:13 | More by pathman
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rxthree

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -21.1%

07-13-2013 06:03:01 | More by rxthree
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bomber poured into a Burley Oak snifter

I didn't realize that this was a year old IPA, since I was in FL and pretty much picking up anything outside my distro like Hoppin' Frog and CCB, and I didn't check this one out first.

A: Nice solid copper color with a swell head that leaves decent lacing.

S: Rye all the way with a bit of pine.

T: Rye, again. It is a nice melding of rye and pine, the rye comes on first followed by the classic IPA pines with just a single note of citrus that you have to pay attention to catch.

M: Quite crisp and coarse, even throughout. Prickly.

O: This probably would have been much better fresh with more citrus notes, but maybe not since I have found that rye is quite good at masking hop flavors. Anyways, it would have tasted different, but even only at 7% and a year later this is still quite good, probably because the rye flavor is so strong and potent, which holds up well over time.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 00:32:10 | More by gillagorilla
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Hellpop65

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

07-03-2013 14:19:36 | More by Hellpop65
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, dirty grapefruit color with a light tan head. Little lace but good retention.
Smell is hops, rye, malt and floral notes. Better balance than I expected.
Taste is hops, floral, rye, a light citrus and grass. Good balance here.
Light effervescence, smoother than I thought it would be. Clean with a dry finish. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 20:36:48 | More by PorterLambic
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csustar001

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

06-22-2013 22:18:06 | More by csustar001
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-22-2013 10:50:58 | More by Kirk
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in a DFH globe.

A: Poured an extremely murky orange/amber color with tons of little yeasties floating around. The head was about 1/2 finger or so.

S: Almost smelled like an American Barleywine (ala Bigfoot). Intense pine center with sort of a caramel undertow. Potent stuff!

T: Odd. It didn't quite have the hop sting that I was expecting and it had kind of a soapy quality that wasn't pleasant. Tons of rye and no real hop bite on the end.

M: The prickle is fine, but the rye, pine sap bitterness was somewhat off-putting. Splotchy lacing.

O: While this wasn't without its merits, I didn't really care for this overall. Actually, I don't think I've liked any of Hoppin' Frog's IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 18:28:10 | More by Chaney
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$9.99 for a 22 oz bottle. Brewer does NOT use freshness dating. A healthy pour into a chalice.

I know this is an American IPA, but the combination of the spicey rye and the hopped up bitterness is too much for me. It does not have to be an evenly balanced beer, but I believe some more sweetness would provide a little contrast and make this a much more drinkable beer. An average beer. Not bad, but one that I will probably pass by in the future considering the availability of so many above average beers. Maybe a candidate for a future re-review.

A - Pours a clear amber, with a 2-finger off-white dense head, well carbonated, good head retention and good lacing.

S - Resinous hoppy notes with a slight malty sweetness.

T - Carmel and spice. Very bitter in the finish (back of the tongue).

MF - Light to medium bodied, creamy with a sharp finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 01:00:50 | More by Sludgeman
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riemster

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-17-2013 18:56:28 | More by riemster
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dsshuck

Delaware

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-14-2013 22:26:33 | More by dsshuck
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-12-2013 16:55:06 | More by ColForbinBC
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JSchock7

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-12-2013 06:54:33 | More by JSchock7
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goblin7704

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-11-2013 16:51:41 | More by goblin7704
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-08-2013 15:23:44 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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EricClayton

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-06-2013 04:43:42 | More by EricClayton
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-01-2013 08:11:25 | More by BARFLYB
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-01-2013 05:46:33 | More by oglmcdgl
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moonknight31

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-21-2013 14:22:36 | More by moonknight31
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thampel09

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-20-2013 20:09:54 | More by thampel09
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CosmoHopHead

Kansas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-19-2013 01:15:57 | More by CosmoHopHead
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wembly13

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-14-2013 16:45:45 | More by wembly13
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -21.1%

05-09-2013 23:59:15 | More by Hallertau
Hopped-Up Goose Juice from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.