Hopped-Up Goose Juice | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States
hoppinfrog.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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

Added by Greencoat on 06-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
267
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
11.4%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
20
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 267 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of mhammo129
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of Cory_nich
4.84/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great IPA. I would for sure bring this home to Maine to share.

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Photo of gradergator
4.79/5  rDev +24.1%
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.

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Photo of TheBronze
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Jesse13713
4.59/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic rye pale ale, the best new IPA I've had in a while. I love the hop profile here, particularly in the aroma- juicyfruit gum and a nice hit of lime, and in the flavor more of the same with some lush tropical fruit as well. The rye underlies it all with a dry spiciness that really brings the beer together. Excellent beer.

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Photo of csustar001
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of jacobdensford
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Hanselpb
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of jstewart1130
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of wvsabbath
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Burnt orange/tan, monster thick foamy 3 inch head with tons of lacing.

Smell - Rye, hops, orange, pine, grapefruit, some sugars and spices and a little malt.

Taste - Much like the smell, very hoppy with a nice rye and malt backbone. The bitterness is tamed alot from the rye. The hops are sweet, yet bitter and citric. The mix if sugars and spices add balance and break up some of the hop kick. Theres a little alcohol warth at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Hops coat, bitter and numb the tounge then leaves it dry. Palate gets remaining hops and some sugars and spices. Finish is hoppy, dry and bitter.

Overall - Awesome, very hoppy, rye is present, and the beer is balanced quite well. Its balance along with the sweet and bitterness really makes it fun to drink. A real winner and one of the best new beers ive had so far this year.

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Photo of mjw1200
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of sbricker
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of prototypic
4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
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!

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

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Photo of durwood64
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of da_beers
4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Acquired in a trade, poured from a 22 oz. bomber.

A - Hazy golden straw mixed with a little amber, had a nice two-finger head and decent lacing.

S - Sweet malts, rye, a sweet orange and tropical fruit scent really comes through the end. Almost a sticky pineapple smell, too.

T - Smooth wave of flavors, hints of orange, finishes with hops and rye and an incredible breadiness.

M - Medium body with an amazing aftertaste that makes you want another sip, very drinkable.

O - Probably my favorite Rye IPA I've had. Great flavor wave and drinkability for a rye.

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Photo of Greencoat
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Extremely hazy, bold orange color with a very nice head that eventually thinned out to a half finger. Gorgeous lacing.

S: A hop bomb. Tons of dank citrus notes with a nice bit of malt sweetness - not too much mind you- but enough to really showcase the hops. Very fruity.

T: Much like the nose, it's a full parade of all things "hop". There's just enough bitterness to get you where you're going, but the hop flavors are the star of this show.

M: A particularly smooth texture with a more than medium, but not quite medium-heavy body. Really, it's borderline perfect. The flavor isn't too sweet, but they achieved this perfect body for the hops.

O: I hope they keep this beer in their regular rotation, because I'm a big fan. Another excellent beer by the folks at Hoppin' Frog!

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Photo of Eziel
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nrbw23
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Photo of dln646
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle (65cl) downpours stuffed and intense orange with a brighter rim. It's an outstandingly attractive liquid that shapes a colorless lathered head.

On the nose, fragrances approaches in waves. All in the theme of hops and fruit, they carry apricots, citrus and passion fruit along with hops and grass lawn. There's an tremendously pleasant profundity here. The rye to some extent gives the beer a more spicy impression rather than the more run of the mill malt.

Instantaneously the mouth feel is very soothing and rounded, but yet the beer seems very dry. It's presenting density and super high flavor intensity. The complexity persists on performing within the same range as the nose. Greatly aromatic the flavor intensity is still with me when the aftertaste is about to thump. A pure, aromatic and fruit length harmonizes with a essential biting hop bitterness. There's practically no need to mention that the alcohol is absolutely well-balanced and fairly cloaked by the flavor intensity.

I feel that this beer is really thought out. To make an Rye IPA this way takes guts. Hoppin Frog Brewery's Hopped-Up Goose Juice Rye IPA truly brings out the rye, and does it with complete excellence. The hoppin' frog is hoppin' fresh, and stuns every quaff-er around by storm. http://quaffable.org/?p=494

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Photo of 5thOhio
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of Phigg1102
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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