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Horny Goat Wisconzin IPA - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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Horny Goat Wisconzin IPAHorny Goat Wisconzin IPA

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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 02-11-2014)
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a pint glass, this most excellent IPA pours a beautiful light amber with a firm tight beaded foam head that slowly dissipates leaving great lacing and a thin pool of foam. Nose of citrus and pine hops, grapefruit, a yeasty sweet bread aroma, and rich caramel malts. Flavors are up front citrus hops and caramel malts with bittering piney hops to the rear and a solid malt backbone with fresh sweet bread flavors. Finish is lightly dry and clean with a bittering hops aftertaste that is pleasant. The sweet malts really accentuate this IPA which, as some have pointed out is closer to a DIPA. I am NOT an IPA lover, yet this is exceptional and I will purchase more for Christmas gifts to some of my hoppy friends.


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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.13/5  rDev +13.8%

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3.72/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.23/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Horny Goat Wisconzin IPA has a thin, white head, fairly prominent lacing, a hazy, orange appearance, lots of bubbles, and tiny, brown sediment visible, top to bottom. Aroma is of piney, citrus, hop resin and a decent amount of white bread. Taste is the same, with strong, but not harsh, hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and prickly, and Horny Goat Wisconzin IPA finishes mostly dry and rather drinkable. I did not pick up any grapes, in either the aroma or taste, but I still found it delicious.


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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

I was super surprised by this beer. Got a 6 pack sampler at the local beer garden and thought I'd try this. I was impressed. Mind boggled by some lower ratings. I'm a big hop fan. Hop blasts are my favorite but I also love DIPAs. I am not a fan of caramely/malty beers. This IPA had more caramel/malt to it than I normally like, but it had a strong butter taste that balanced it out perfectly. The mouthfeel was closer to a DIPA than a typical IPA. I'd definitely by a 6 pack of this beer. The mouth feel, bitterness and balance of hops to malt really hit my palate nicely.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.72/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.76/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.72/5  rDev +2.5%

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2.74/5  rDev -24.5%

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy copper color. Interestingly enough, the body near the head is murkier than it is near the bottom of the glass - weird. That head is a finger high, with its shade a pip off-white. Retention is pretty good, with a sticky texture leaving behind some lacing on the glass. (3.25)

Smell: This...actually smells like an IPA! Imagine that. It starts off bringing nice (shockingly nice, actually) notes of mango, melon, and grapefruit. As it warms up, the maltiness gradually increases. In particular, I'm getting a good amount of caramel and toffee. The aroma is pretty stereotypical, but actually somewhat well-done. (3.25)

Taste: It tastes like an IPA at around 85% strength. It starts off with grapefruity hops, before a wave of caramel malt appears mid-taste and rides right into the finish. Another thing it has is a yeasty taste - a rather big one. Luckily, the yeast subsides...to reveal a bitter and slightly medicinal aftertaste. Yeaaaah. (2.5)

Mouthfeel: This beer is semi-flabby. It has a big body that clashes with the rather mild flavor profile. Drinkability is medium, but it could have been so much better. A plus: it has a soft, creamy body most IPAs wish they could have. (3)

Overall: A menagerie of pesky flaws make this a subpar IPA. I was wary of this crafty contract brewer when getting this bottle, and unfortunately, my fears were justified. It's definitely in the lower quartile of IPAs in terms of quality. (2.5)

2.74/5: About what one might expect from a crafty IPA...for better or worse

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3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Horny Goat Wisconzin IPA from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.