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

Horny Goat Hopped Up 'N HornyHorny Goat Hopped Up 'N Horny

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BA SCORE
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225 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 19.21%


Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KarlHungus on 04-21-2009)
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lochef81

Michigan

2.73/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Picked this up on a humorous whim; not glad that I did. It pours okay with a pilsnery appearance; light golden amber with a frothy white head and little lacing. Everything after that lacks. The nose is light and smells of artificial lemon and stale iced tea; like a poorly made Arnold Palmer. The flavor is the same. Stale and boring. I don't know the age of this bottle but I sure hope its an old pour and that this isn't what the brewer intended. Avoid wasting your money on this humorous but disappointing offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 05:44:40 | More by lochef81
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Mojo

Alabama

2.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle -> snifter

A - cloudy medium gold with virtually no head, no retention, and no lacing. Lots of sediment can be observed in the bottom of the bottle.

S - fruity nose. Very weak

T - caramel malts with piney metallic finish. Not real good. Tastes like it has been strained through a urinal cake.

M - bad aftertaste

O - <meh> I saw this at a bottle shop in Birmingham and had never heard of it. The adventure side of me decided to take a chance. I bought a sixer. I rolled the dice and I lost. What a shitty beer. I'd rather drink a Budweiser. I have a feeling my not too picky friends will be getting gift bottles very soon.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 03:14:09 | More by Mojo
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AUGRAD06

Alabama

1.3/5  rDev -57%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 14:51:52 | More by AUGRAD06
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cbond

Illinois

2.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Description:
A - The head did not stay long and was not thick 1/4 to 1/2 in.
S - It smelled bland but nice.
T -without food - boring and dank -- with food - delighful (still a little low on hops - but the dankness was no longer as present).
M- light
O - I have only begun to enjoy IPA's but of the ones I have tried, this is one the worst.
Albeit, not bad at all, just not outstanding. It tastes a little low on hops and a little high on "dankness" for an IPA.

EDIT:
I tried this alone at first and it was boring and a too dank; however, with chips (American) it was delightful.

TAKEAWAYs
1) Dank to decent IPA
2) If you don't like it try it with food.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 23:50:27 | More by cbond
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soju6

Missouri

3.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper color with a decent head that fades to bits of lacing. Mild aroma of pine, floral, some malt sweetness and grain. Taste follows with mild citrus, malt sweetness and bit of grain. Mild crispness and a clean finish. Fairly moderate body, some crispness but no expected hop bite as with most IPAs. Decent drinkable beer, that leans more towards being a Pale Ale than an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 16:43:42 | More by soju6
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

2.58/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 22:50:36 | More by BeerFMAndy
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.76/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

* This is a review of Hopped Up 'N Horny IPA

This is an IPA, not an APA

Look: Hazy honey golden color, with flecks of sediment. White head that recedes to a film, lines of lacing.

Aroma: Pine, spruce, bitter hops.

Taste: Much like the aroma, only a woody finish. Grapefruit bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly sticky.

Overall: This is Horny Goat's best offering, so far. It's straight-forward and not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 11:29:19 | More by JuicesFlowing
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

2.64/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottle > Sensory Pilsner Glass

A - Pours a goldish color, thin fizzy half a finger head, no lacing to speak of.
S - Grassy, a little citrus, and some caramel malt, but there is this weird chemical smell, like a cleaning supply.
T - Um, wut? What is this? There's no real hop flavor, nothing you smell is in the flavor, its just so bland and awful at the same time.
M - Thin, watery and leaves a bad aftertaste, a little lingering bitterness.
O - This is not an IPA by any means, even BA's classification of APA is a stretch.
*This is a bad beer, avoid it at all costs*

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 02:01:47 | More by Omnium
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

1.83/5  rDev -39.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 00:36:34 | More by bigfnjoe
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.01/5  rDev +32.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 00:37:20 | More by jwc215
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raznug

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2012 20:02:01 | More by raznug
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Next time I'm hopping into bed with some tart, I'm gonna describe myself this way. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear straw topped by a finger of lightly cream-white foam. The nose comprises mixed greens, light grapefruit rind, and a touch of wheat. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some dull pine sap. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly watery feel. Overall, a pretty meek pale ale, one that barely tries to exert itself in any way, though it's hard to tell if it even could succeed given its thin and watery feel...

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 02:28:36 | More by TMoney2591
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CurtisPeacock


4.28/5  rDev +41.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stopped by the grocery store after work to see what they had to offer. Decided to pick up a six pack of this brew to give a try. I have been on an IPA kick as of late and have been trying a lot of different brands.

Appearance: Pours a nice light amber that is typical of IPAs. Nice foam of head rises up with the pour. About 1 1/2 finger worth of head. After first drink it leaves a nice thick lacing on the glass.

Smell: Great citrus, earthy, hoppy smells. One of my favorite parts to this beer is its great smell.

Taste: First sip is of a bitter hoppy bite that reduces into a smooth grapefruit finish. Some IPAs go overboard with their bite but this brew does a great job of hitting it right on the head. A little less and I wouldn't be impressed. A little more and it would be too much for my liking.

Mouthfeel: The right amount of bitterness gives this a really balanced mouthfeel. It is a nice crisp feel with medium body.

Overall: Of the IPAs that I have tried this is one of the better. I really enjoy the taste most of all and it is a beer you can sit back and drink more than one before being overwhelmed. I would definitely suggest this beer to my friends.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 21:39:29 | More by CurtisPeacock
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wiscokid920

Maryland

2.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured into 12oz pint glass

A- Clear Amber with a minuscule head which fades immediately.

S- Citrusy grapefruit and piney hops.

T- Lots of grapefruit flavors. Ends with a citrusy rind aftertaste.

M- Lots of carbonation. Light bodied beer with not a lot of substance to it. Oily/buttery coating that sticks to the palate.

O- Needs some revamping. A maltier backbone might bring some balance. Overall, I am not impressed.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 00:22:52 | More by wiscokid920
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Strix

Wisconsin

2.23/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured a clear amber, not a fantastic head, disappeared leaving no trace.

A real buttery note to the smell, with grapefruit in the background.

Some grapefruit, but surrounded by butter, grass, and a musty finish.

Highly carbonated, yet mouthfeel somewhat thin.

This was just missing on all counts for me. I wasn't impressed.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 03:09:09 | More by Strix
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not knowing what style this ale was supposed to be, I still didn't know after two sips. It is a very light weight APA, a very easy drinking but not especially hopped up per the name (why do they do that?).

Typical of the style, it has a nice light color and a crisp aroma. The taste is somewhat less bitter than I might expect, but it grows on you as a clean, refreshing version of APA. Still, I want a little more from an APA. The sampler I bought had six styles in it. So far one was a just OK cream ale, and now this. A repeat purchase will require some improvenment from the rest.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 17:14:51 | More by schoolboy
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Brenden

Ohio

2.58/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 12:12:47 | More by Brenden
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

2.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Served chilled.

A) Golden amber, with nearly a 2 finger white head. The head settled to a dusting. Good retention, spotty lacing.

S) Pale malts, grain, a bit grassy, and a little flower petal sweetness.

T) Quite bitter, but not over the top. Seems to lack balance. It has a lot of zest. There is an uncomfortable lingering citrus rind. I enjoy citrus zest and rind, but this is not done to my liking with this particular brew. It gets a little better with some warmth.

M) Light to a lighter medium body. This is well carbonated. It has a prickly rind coating. It sticks to everything, all the way to the back of the mouth, down your throat.

O) Disappointing is what I would say if my expectations were higher, but they were not, so really this was spot on. Overall, this was not an enjoyable APA. Sorry, I cannot recommend this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 15:39:32 | More by RoamingGnome
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

2.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed on July 4, 2012. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass. No date, no abv listed on bottle or label.
Poured a filtered golden boday with a very thin head, not eve 1/2 a finger and it dissipated quickly leaving no lacing. Smelled of a light hoppy aroma and a touch of malts. Very thin in taste and body, a low amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Very easy to drink, not much going on. Not an exceptional beer, needs more hops and malts to give it some more body.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 15:44:12 | More by jhartley
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.03/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Bright, copper/gold in color, with a moderate head of bright white foam.
Aroma-Faint piney hops
Taste-Grassy hops with a strong bitter hop bite that lasts to the finish. Pretty much a one-trick pony here. Bitter hops and not much else. Meh.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 15:50:56 | More by hosehead83
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barczar

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden copper color with a solid half inch ivory head that dissipates fairly quickly into a layer of foam, leaving brief lacing.

Bready caramel malt and a hint of citrus pith in the background form the initial aroma. There's a hint of pine and some floral hop character. Alcohol notes are reminiscent of malt liquor.

Astringent hops and an overly toasted malt character comprise the flavor, which is likely due to an off combination of bittering and flavoring hops. There's a strong underlying grapefruit tang that keeps the beer drinkable until the fairly bitter finish. Citadel malt provides a note of sweetness to accentuate herbal and floral hops.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation, significant astringency, and a bit of alcohol warmth.

I'd say the brewery got their hops at a fire sale. They're in decent quantity, but the quality and variety just are not sufficient.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 20:08:38 | More by barczar
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jimmah120

Minnesota

2.28/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle into pilsner glass, almost didn't buy because of the corny name.

Look is a brownish orange-amber with a small head that fades to a ring. Smell is mostly plastic. Don't know what happened here- there are cascade hops, but behind alcohol and an offensive plastic smell. Taste is underwhelming as well, hops are dull and medicinal, malt is roasted and enjoyable, but muted.

Weak, should have followed my instinct and avoided.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 04:45:15 | More by jimmah120
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

1.88/5  rDev -37.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 17:43:58 | More by WVbeergeek
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Horny Goat Hopped Up and Horny

LOOK: clear pale copper color. Short livid head and looks to be well carbonated.

SMELL: sweet grainy aroma with hints of floral, grassy citrus as well.

TASTE: Very light flavor of bready malts, spent yeast, cereal grains and a mild hopping. Small grassy and herbal notes, with low bitterness. Watery caramel, with a light bodied feel, thin, moderate carbonation.

For lovers of a well hopped pale ale, there may be disappointment, but this is a pretty average ale that is lageresque In the flavor. Could stand to employ a few more hops. Less than average but not too bad.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 20:24:13 | More by Stinkypuss
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - bright copper color with a white head that faded to a thin layer leaving a few thin trails of lacing.

S - floral and earthy.

T - bitterness upfront is met by a shot of malt before going citrus rind bitter on the finish.

F - medium bodied with a smooth, easy drinking feel.

O - on par for a APA but I would have rated lower if this was listed as a IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 23:53:48 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Horny Goat Hopped Up 'N Horny from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
71 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.