Hoppin' Frog Goose Juice

Hoppin' Frog Goose Juice

Rated 3.488 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Hoppin' Frog

Akron, OH, United States

Style:  Rye Beer

7% Alcohol by Volume

70 International Bittering Units

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Elmer "Goose" Steingass is living the dream — at least the dream of every man or woman who has ever brewed a five-gallon batch of beer at home. Steingass, 60, a retired radio and television engineer from Wooster, now works at Akron's Hoppin' Frog Brewery, one of the best rated breweries in the world. But no, that isn’t the dream part. Steingass, who has been a longtime homebrewer, brought in a rye India pale ale for owner and award-winning brewer Fred Karm and his fellow workers to sample. "We were all floored by it," Karm said. In fact, the beer was so tasty that Karm decided to brew it and sell it.

ID: 48686 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 11 years ago

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Overall Rank3416
Overall Percentile93.6
Style Rank18 of 303
Style Percentile94.1
Lowest Score2.7
Highest Score4.7
Average Score3.780
Weighted Score3.488
Standard Deviation0.782

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.1 8 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    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!

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    An orange amber in color with a big frothy textured very light beige-white head rising robustly above. It has good hang time, settling eventually into thick film and ringlet/cap. The nose is all spicy rye and citric hops. The tasting more of the same, but so smooth and creamy. Oh this one is so very nice

  • RICHSBEER 1929 reviews
    rated 2.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Pours a nice darker copper with a nice beige colored head, which has great retention and leaves some really nice layered lacing. The aroma is hops also a lot of citrus and tropical fruits. A good amount of spice from the rye as well. The taste has much more rye in the flavour than the aroma. 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. The mouthfeel is medium in both body and carbonation.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This Rye IPA has more in common with a beer like Wookie Jack than say Hop Rod. More IPA than Rye, though the spiciness is obvious. Big, fruity hops of the nose and palate. Like peach/arpicot crossed with rye spice. Very pleasant all around, but the kicker was the uber-smooth mouthfeel. It put this one over the top a little. Well done.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Hazy copper body, 1/4" head and some decent lacing. Mild hops and upfront rye. Juicy aroma and a mildly spicy flavor, but the hops are not very pronounced. In fact it's a malt bomb with mild bitterness and a lightly woody aftertaste. A bit of a let down, especially for the price.

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