Horny Goat Hopped Up 'N Horny - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 18.69%
Wants: 6
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: KarlHungus on 04-21-2009

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Reviews by raznug:
Photo of raznug
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Horny pours a crystal clear dark golden color and is topped with ½” of white colored head.
Smell: The aroma of this beer is quite intriguing it has a nice blend of grass, pine, and that hop resin smell that I crave.
Taste: The flavor is not quite as full as the aroma but it has a nice balance of hop and malt flavor. The hops aren’t as dominate as some of the bigger IPA’s but it is a tasty beer in its own right.
Mouthfeel: This is a well balanced medium bodied beer that is not one of the topped of the line IPA’s but is a good representation of the style because a drinker doesn’t have to be dominated by hops all the time.

More User Reviews:
Photo of WVbeergeek
1.94/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This beer looks so novelty it's killing me, you know when you look at a new beer and it looks so bad that you know not to buy it. But there's that sick part of your brain that wants you to try it it. Pours a brilliant orange tinted copper color with a slightly off white head billows thick and forms nice scattered lacing as it dwindles. Aroma hints of caramel and stale hops slightly herbal/citric/and dank weed with a mix of stinky feet. Flavor is horrible, cardboard grainy water with bitter hop pellets blending through each sip finishes with a bit too much garlic. Mouthfeel has medium to light body with moderately heavy carbonation flowing through. Overall if you like hops and you like good beer, you want enjoy this novelty offering.

Photo of richkrull
3.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I must admit that I'm pretty new to craft beers and as such, my tastes need to mature a little bit. Pale ales are still pretty strong to me.

That being said, this beer is pretty good. It has a good classic ale flavor I wouldn't mind trying again.

Photo of jbphoto88
2.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thinned orange beer that is leaning towards the color of polished terra-cotta pots. The head is tan, slightly sticky and has decent retention.

The scent is of crunchy, grainy malts and isn't in my top 10 but isn't the worst either. It smells slightly harsh and gritty with hints of bittering hops in disappointing amounts.

Taste is weak and not at all where it should be. The beer tastes like a processed, push button brew full of cut corners and cheap ingredients. Gritty grain flavors that border the sweet malt range but never really makes it there. The hops are present in feel (almost) but are nonexistent in the taste. Ooof that's a crappy beer.

The mouthefeel is slightly better because of bittering hops but the flavor is so poor that the whole package ends up being abrasive rather then delicious. Hopped up n horny is a weak beer that could use a lot of help in the flavor department. Pass this one by unless the only other option is bud light.

Photo of Brenden
2.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The look isn't bad: a tight, very nearly white head rises to about a finger in height and recedes to a sturdy foam over an almost completely clear dark gold-amber brew, showing some stick and leaving a mix of spotting and patching as it goes.
I get some really bready malts on the nose, breads being the main aspect before some leafy hops kick in. A touch of a floral element and just a hint of caramel sweetness are in here as well. It's not as though anything's really difficult to pick up, though it's not stellar. There's not a whole lot of power or complexity, but I'd call it average.
The taste isn't an improvement; in fact, it gets a little weird. Celery is the first flavor that I get. There's a sort of watery element, such that I'd even have trouble describing it, as though "watery" itself is a flavor in this beer. Hops come in at the middle but are more pithy than anything, getting a little bracing in the finish, and somehow the malts aren't here to add any balance. I don't know what could have happened between the aroma and the flavor to get this.
The mouthfeel's not heinously light, though it is light. Crispness is consistent though gets a bit fizzy. It remains active the whole way, never going flat or watery, though it's nothing great.

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.17/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Good gradient of colors here. Ranges from dark orange to light golden yellow. Thick carbonation. Lacing and foam are only average.

Smell: Good peppery smell. Gives this pale ale a nice bite to it. Some spiced apple as well. Very mild and subtle.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Only a slight bit of hops that fizzles out pretty quickly, making this pretty watery. I do detect some nice notes of sour banana though.

Drinkability: A relative lack of excitement leaves more to desire. A good thirst quencher though.

Overall: A refreshing beer that comes across clean and more like a light lager. Kind of reminds me of Sam Adams Light with less punch in the flavor.

Photo of AFCPar-tie-ers
4.1/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bill farted and he'd fuck a Wisconsin goat anyday...bitch

Photo of GuitarmanST
3.06/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

When poured into a basic Pint glass, a light head appears and will fill to the lip, It was my first venture with the brand and all in all.. this is what I thought.

Smell, very basic, Abrasive.. think :cheap tequila- Premium tequila.. etc for example. It is still an IPA.. but just nothing special, Kind of a downfall knowing it was not extremely cheap, so I had higher hopes.

Taste, Light, Very light and crisp- and to follow up with the above comment, nothing to special or amazing, It is an IPA, but definitely not one to jump in your face...

BUT- It would be a FINE -light- session beer if only the price was much much better, I could easily relax on an evening or hang with a few buddies and throw down a case of this Anyday, Very crisp clean taste- But for an IPA... It just doesnt cut the mustard for me* ha

Photo of GRG1313
3.1/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours amber with a thick off white head.

Nose is a really nice very cooked pineapple with a hint of underlying banana.

Mouthfeel and body is thin, medium bodied with light carbonation.

Flavors are nice bitter grapefruit. Nice bitter flavors although a bit simple.

Good bitter grapefruit finish. A "touch" better than average.

Photo of AUGRAD06
1.32/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Probably the worst beer I've had as of recent. I got it in a make your own 6 pack from Wal-Mart here in town. It just tasted dusty and skanky. It may have been expired, but I really try to check that before I buy any beers. Color was fine, but everything else about this beer just stunk, literally.

Photo of normalbeerguy
2.58/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice dark orange from a 12 oz bottle.

Smell is slightly floral with an equally strong bread aroma.

Slight hop taste at first that blends into a malt sweetness. Some lingering hop bitterness after swallowing.

Medium to light mouthfeel.

Overall this beer is OK, but not impressive.

Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is a bit malty, some citrus notes. Taste is well balanced malts and hops, a bit of citrus, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer, but if looking for a strong hop profile, this ain't it.

Photo of beerthulhu
2.98/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Beer #5 from sampler pack and hoping for some redemption, after all how hard is it to load up on the hops, dare I speak to soon?

A: A frothy off white head sits a finger high atop a Bengal tiger orange body that had a sharp clarity and a steady light rise of effervesce. The lacing is well enough, providing adequate coverage. So far this is, perhaps the highest rating of any category I think I awarded any of their beers. A tick above average regards.

S: The nose had dry flowers, herbal scents of oregano along with some dried orange peels. A ever so slight mention of garlic was also picked up upon, a dash of summitt hops? The strength was light as with most of their beers but at least had a flash of some mentionable character for a change.

T: Again as with most of their beers things start off watery. After a surprising decent start the more things change, the more they stay the same. Dry herbal notes, dry lemon grass, thing turn a bit fuller on succeeding sips, with some signs of dry toasted grains and pine giving this just enough ummph for average credit here.

M: Light bodied, a bit washy on longer holds, and I do mean washy. Dry pine afterthoughts are light on the mention while things take a step back here.

O: Overall average is perhaps a bit generous, but it doesn’t totally turn you off flavor wise, just disappoint with a less then adequate show of hops and malts. Small flashes of dry hoppiness, toasted grain ad hops manage to come through but the name cashes a check (hopped up and horny) that the beer just cant deliver on. I could go for a second here, a rarity with their other beers, but comes with a shrug and a why not if nothing else is available though reluctantly and unethusiastically.

Photo of Dodo2step
3.13/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

P- Thanks to my buddy Matt for this brew.

A- a light clear amber color with minimal head and cylindrical lacing.

S- bready floral citrus hoppiness. Caramel malts come out faintly but they are hidden.

F- Hoppy floral flavor with bready/caramel maltiness. Not bad but not good.

M- light bodied but the flavors dont mesh as well i was would hope for the APA.

O-It tends to become more watered down as a i progress through the beer but it is a nice APA.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.59/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
6.3% ABV.

A - Cloudy from chunky yeast sediment, this beer is a pale yellow color, turbulent with carbonation which feeds a low white skim of foam. Dots of lace speckle the glass haphazardly.

S - A strong metallic and light mineral aroma overpowers the grapefruit citrus and light pine-smelling hops. Caramel maltiness underscores the weak floral hop nose of Hopped Up and Horny.

T - Old hops present cut lawn and lemon peel citrus with notes of pine cone before disappearing into wilting floral remarks, punctuated by grainy malt.

M - Crisp and effervescently carbonated, this IPA begins with an old, dry feel that transitions into mild hop bitterness on the finish for a pretty tame drinking IPA.

O - I suppose when you're Horny Goat and targeting the young, uninitiated drinker just getting into craft beer, brewing a boastfully hoppy IPA doesn't exactly help the business model succeed, but Hopped Up 'N Horny barely fits the bill for an American Pale Ale with it's old-tasting, tame hops.

Photo of kkoz
2.17/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The color was golden and it was very clear with a soapy and creamy, bright white head. It had a very light earthy hop aroma with a nice malty smell.

The body was light and watery, and the mouthfeel was slightly carbonation crisp. The carbonation was the only thing noticeable up front, followed by a bit of a bready maltiness. The hoppiness seemed a bit earthy and piney, but also kind of stale.

This would probably go with almost any food, as the flavors were fairly neutral - pizza, burgers, fries, etc. The hop flavor was no where near as big as the name would suggest, so the hop flavor wouldn't get in the way of any other flavors.

I'm not sure how long it was on the shelf before I got it, and I suspect it may have been there a while, as the hop flavor was not as big as the name suggested. It even tasted a little bit stale. While it was a bit watery, and easily drinkable, it's likely not one I would try again if given the chance.

Photo of FreshmanPour77
4/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 6-6-10
Reviewed cold from a bottle to a glass

A - Golden brown, 1 finger of foam, good lacing ring with a good amount of carbonation

S - Nice malt hop blend, caramel and citrus notes present

T - Hops are present up front followed with a malty backbone, lighter to medium bodied brew that is very smooth

M/D - First Horny goat brew, pretty tasty, well balanced, nice and hoppy upfront but not overly done. I recommend this brew

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.77/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Horny Goat Hopped Up ’N Horny IPA has a thin-to-medium, off-white head, a murky, bubbly, orange appearance, and a good amount of stratified lacing left down the glass. The aroma is of sweet white bread and mango juice, and the flavor is similar, with relatively low hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, slick, and prickly, and Horny Goat Hopped Up ’N Horny IPA finishes fairly crisp and quite drinkable.


Photo of Ragingbull
2.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Amber or copper type of color. Light lacing and some foam on the rim. Some large prickle is present, but its not very active. Fresh floral tones and gentle malt in the nose. Nicely balanced nose. Some sour notes in the flavor. Buttery tones late in the flavor. The beer is kind of dull actually. The truth in advertising just isn't there as the hops is detectable in the mouthfeel, but doesn't ring out in the flavor. I was expecting more, even though I am not a hophead. The flavor is malty and as I said, a little dull. It almost seems like when you have a homebrew boil over and add water and weaken the flavor. Pretty average. It could definitely improve with an extra dose of a strong flavored hops variety. This would bring it into balance and then you would have to go further in order to make a "hopped up and horny" worthy beer.

Photo of Brent
2.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pretty underwhelming. Poured a bright copper with minimal head even on hard pour. Up front a bit tart, almost sour. No grain notes, but at the same time the hopping was reserved and bland. Finish was clean. I get the feeling the brewer relies more on the novelty of the name rather than the beer itself for sales.

Photo of JamnesCameron
2.48/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a MJ tasting glass.

Pours a clear orange/amber color with about a finger or two of white head that drops rather quickly.

Aromas of light citrus, orange, grapefruit, not much malt character. A little "musty"

Flavors of light bitterness, light malt, rather understated in all aspects. Faint citrus, grapefruit notes. Flinty. Finish is quite short, with nothing really standing out. A bit of a one dimensional beer.

Mouthfeel is thin, almost watery.

Drinkability is low. There is nothing much to distinguish this beer. Muted in every aspect, bitterness, maltiness, mouthfeel. Best part is the appearance.

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A – Hazy amber tint leaning towards orange. Very tight thick head full of small bubbles dissipating over time. Defined lacing.

S – Hoppy citrus notes average in strength.

T – Citrus flavors are mild, not a very prominent hop distinction with an overwhelming bitter finish on top of alcohol.

M – More full mouth feel than would be expected from an IPA. A smooth drinker none-the-less.

O – A mediocre beer I don’t see myself purchasing frequently. The most impressive aspect was the head and lacing of the Spiegelau IPA glass I was using, I haven’t seen an IPA out lace it yet. That being said the taste seems to be a cornucopia of flavors that don’t intertwine well. A beer worth trying on a hot summer day.

Photo of gatornation
2.36/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

poured a clear copper color with a good head and some lacing with a nice off-white ring ..looks good.. whoa the smell is astringent its minerals and bread and grain some malt faint citrus..the taste was really bitter in a metallic way with a wet doughy background.i drank 1/2 of this APA my drain got the other 1/2..something i very rarely do ..this one is bad

Photo of jwc215
4.02/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark gold to bronze with a creamy head that lasts. Plenty of lacing sticks.

The smell is of grapefruit and pine with a caramel backing.

The taste is of grapefruit and pine with caramel. Nicely balanced with a caramelized hop flavor lasting through the aftertaste.

It has a smooth texture. Goes down easily while keeping a medium body.

This claims to be an IPA on the bottle. While the abv fits more with an APA than an American IPA, it does have a hop accent with a caramelish, malty background. Fits IPA - and a nice, "sessionable" one at that!

Photo of bigfnjoe
1.8/5  rDev -41%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Poured from a bottle into a stemless wine glass

A- pours orange with a one finger white head that fades pretty quickly. Tons of sediment lingering in the beer as well. Looks like someone just went ahead and dumped some sand in there...lovely

S- very weak aroma of grassy hops. Completely a non-starter

T- there's some light piney flavor going on, with no real bitterness, citrus, or anything to justify this as a tasty beer

M- thin bodied

O- pass on this. "Hopped Up" must mean one ounce per barrel has opposed to the half ounce in their cream ale

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Horny Goat Hopped Up 'N Horny from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
71 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.