Hopped-Up Goose Juice | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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3.8/5
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BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#18,875
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
270
pDev:
11.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
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Trade:
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Ratings: 270 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of EMV
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Semi-opaque copper pour with massive fluffy white head. Crazy retention and lacing.

S: Rye... whiskey notes, caramel malts, and fruit juice. Kind of medicinal in a frontier sawbones sort of way.

T/F: Biscuity grains and caramel mix with fruit juice for some sweetness. The rye is sharp, bitter, and pungent and gives it a whiskey/boozey feel to it. Citrus and tobacco underneath... all of that followed by a huge dose of tropicals. Earthy... medium in body. Sticky and oily on the tongue. The finish is citrus and rye.

O: Not a bad beer but kind of a bizarre melange of flavors. Fruity and tropical... sharp rye grains, sweet, bitter, and boozy..... and if you'd told me this had been barreled for a bit I would have believed you. Definitely one worth trying.

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

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of weakascheese
3.21/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Dear Hoppin' Frog,

Stick to stouts.


Oooh, did I just say that? Yeeeaaaah. So it's not my favorite IPA. It's not my favorite rye IPA.

I get a little excited about the style. Naturally I got little excited about this beer. My excitement was short lived.

It's... uhhhh... bitter. Hoppy? Some rye?... maybe? Sort of medicinal.

I love you Hoppin' Frog, but aside from the pretty color... this one's a no-go from now on.

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Photo of Nunya
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found this today at the best Giant Eagle (Rocky River). Nice one.

It is a cloudy dark yellow with reasonable fizz. There is a cool WAY hoppy pine arom. This stuff is resinated.

The taste is a tangy hoppy thing. Completely over the top. The malt profile is there, but hidden by hops. Sometimes I don't like such one dimensional brews, but this one is pretty decent. The aroma builds too.

This is a highly recommended Hoppin Frog. I give those guys blind faith for all their previous great brews. They deserve it. Try it. I will buy it again.

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Photo of Tdenham
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WestmontStorm
2.19/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

As an IPA, it's just ok. The amount of sediment in the non-dated bomber I had was abnormally high. Like a glass of orange juice with pulp. The head on this brew was like the foam at a DIY carwash and never went away. The flavor was not really good enough to get past the feel. So many great beers in this world right now. I recommend taking a pass on this one.

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Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber with a dense, beige, two finger head.

Smell is orange, pine, Trix, and very pungent, rotting preach! Peach is all over this. I get a hint of broccoli occasionally.

Taste is fruity Trix, with super dank, sweaty peach again! Some pine as well.

Really dense, fluffy soft feel.

Holy shit this is way better than I remember it, and it is now one of my favorite IPAs of theirs.

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Photo of Phigg1102
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bgold86
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BINGEBOT
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerthulhu
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-Spiegelau ipa glass. No bottling info.

A: Swirling effervesce within a orangish-red colored body of generally good clarity. A two finger, foamy beige head sits undisturbed for quite some time. Nice dark coloring, solid foam capping and a very good sheet coating for lace creates a tempting visual.

S: The passion fruit hoppiness is strong and perfumy upon first uncapping. Sweet tropical (pineapple-berry) notes combine with a wet grapefruit juice, kiwi, and tints of mango. Very good maltiness blends in with juicy citrus-pine that are dripping wet along a sweetened fruitiness. Very good initial scent that has a moderate duration and fresh and wet fruit nature.

T: The toasted rye is well played here in the flavor department, deeply toasted golden brown bread with a peppery flair. Toasted grapefruit citrus peel is flavorful, as with some fresh juicy pine hop oils. Passion fruit, mango and a hint of wine barrel (yes i'm aware its not aged but still has the winey barrel flair) along with some spicy citrus toast. A bit of pear-grape yeastiness teases near the finish with a peppery woodiness and dry hopping encore.

M: Nice weight on the mouthful, slight carbonation, chewy depth. Oily hop resins and toasted warmth round things out.

O: Love how the alcohol, hops and malt all play off one another in perfect harmony. Perfectly orchestrated, very little abv% detection, toasty warm malting, oily hop oils and tropical fruit all combine for an aptly named drink. Solid outstanding rating all around.

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Photo of hozersr
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fuzzbalz
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cory_nich
4.84/5  rDev +27.4%
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 hit728
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mwinek
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Strong aroma has a woody - and decidedly rye - overtone, along with malty and subtle fruity notes. It comes out of the bottle a dark, somewhat hazy amber with a very thick and rather persistent pale wheat head. Scrumptious flavor has a malty core and a strong woody rye overtone, plus more than a hint of fruit, equally apple and orange with a touch of banana; and a hoppy undertone. Texture has firm, smooth body and plenty of sass and fizz. Let this goose juice you!

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Hopped-Up Goose Juice from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 270 ratings