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Horny Goat Hopped Up And Horny | Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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Horny Goat Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by KarlHungus on 04-21-2009

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Photo of ordybill
3.53/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. A clear reddish amber color with a very small white head. The flavor is unique. It has an almost pumpkin and watermelon mix flavor to me. Not horrible but different.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.45/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I love the Horny Goat! The graphics are humorous, plus they translate really well onto the CANs and the price point is usually low enough that even if the beer isn't all that great, Buyer's Remorse really does not apply.

From the CAN: "Carefully Crafted. Famously Fun."; "Horny Goat Beers are Proudly Brewed in Wisconsin"; "This Craft IPA tastes best packaged in a CAN, poured into clean, tapered glassware and admired for its crisp, aromatic finish."; "We crafted this unique and refreshing IPA using four different varieties of hops to impart citrus zest, pine notes and a refreshing floral aroma, We then dry hop the beer after the boil to complement the subtle malt backbone creating a complex and balanced beer that isn't overly bitter like most IPAs on the market today." Hmmm. I like overly bitter IPAs.

I also like listening to the Crack! and then performing an inverted Glug, which I did, so it may all work out. I got three fingers of soapy, rocky head that fell pretty quickly, leaving a modicum of lacing clinging to the side of the glass. Color was Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very grapefruity, almost like zest or pith. Okay by me! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste, while citrusy, was not as pronounced as it had been on the nose. It was almost like a Session IPA, except that it had a standard ABV. Finish was semi-dry, not as hoppy as I would like from an AIPA, but they did say/warn me that such was what they were striving for. Poor? Hardly! Great? No, but still, not bad.

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Photo of HopBomb515
2.87/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Ugh, this was a, "gift."

Clear golden hue with a big white head and ample sticky lace. Notes of hay, light grass, mild citrus, corn, and dirty pine needles. Thin watery body, very neutral feel and a forgettable finish. If this was an IPA it fooled me. Struck me more as macro Pilsner. Thankfully this was forgettable, I can't wait to forget about it.

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Photo of FickleBeast
3.49/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can poured into clean, tapered glassware... as the can suggests.

Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a finger of foam. Aroma is very grassy, straw, and a hint of pine. Flavor does not live up to the promising nose. Finishes flat and sweet with a lingering harsh bitterness. I was really excited once I smelled this beer but the flavor is an unbalanced mess of hops and too-sweet malts.

I was smart enough to only buy a single of this beer, and I'm glad I did. Much better IPAs to be had.

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Photo of Asmodeus
3.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Good name and label. Poured a golden color and settled to a muddled copper in the glass. Smelled of orange peel rind and tasted overwhelmingly of this as well. Bitterness sits on the tongue like a nasty but stupid comment to someone. I kept thinking "nothing special" as an overall description of this beer, but decided that this is absurd. All beer is something special. I do think the bitterness can overwhelm without much in the way of other notes or flavors to distract from the bite. Once a stripper with a C-section scar insulted me while she was dancing on stage. I still enjoyed her dance, but not much else. That's my best analogy.

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Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev +19.2%
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.

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Photo of HardTarget
1.44/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance: Heavy uniform particulate matter, small bits, ... everywhere. Clouds the glass, which is yellow amber and holds a thin white head.

Smell: Some papery oxidation, no date on the bottle so the brewer takes the hit. Some floral honey notes, mild esters.

Taste: A bit sickly sweet, with a vegetable earthy rot.

Feel: A little chunky, medium body, dry finish

Overall: Avoid; drain pour.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.08/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is citrus, biscuit/sweetish malts and slight bitter-ale qualities. The flavor is citrus, biscuit/sweetish malts, fruit/berries, very slight hop resin notes and a tangy/mildly bitter/dry finish.

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Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Pours a orange color body, with a foamy head.
Aroma has a light citrus aroma to it.
Taste is light on hops, nothing special
mouthfeel is good and overall is a average ipa

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.77/5  rDev +29.6%
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.


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Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.18/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Greenish yellow pour with bubbly head. Lots happening with smell piney citrus.
T- lots of piney taste with slight skunk that prevents all blending together.
F- not very smooth even for an IPA
O- not a great effort, just trying to capitalize on hoppy movement.

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Photo of HamdenHector
2.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: somewhat hazy; copper colored; 1 finger off white head that reduced to a film; some lacing;

S: grass and malt; not a lot of anything;

T: grapefruit rind up front that turned to caramel malt and pine in the mid-palate; low to moderated bitterness with a little grapefruit on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: nothing about this beer is exciting; it's OK, but barely; many better options are available;

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Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.07/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of lochef81
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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Photo of Mojo
2.82/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of AUGRAD06
1.32/5  rDev -54.6%
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.

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Photo of cbond
2.7/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

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

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

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Photo of soju6
3.12/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.59/5  rDev -11%
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.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.77/5  rDev +29.6%
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.

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Photo of Omnium
2.68/5  rDev -7.9%
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*

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Photo of bigfnjoe
1.8/5  rDev -38.1%
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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Photo of jwc215
4.02/5  rDev +38.1%
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!

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Photo of raznug
3.5/5  rDev +20.3%
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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.03/5  rDev +4.1%
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...

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Horny Goat Hopped Up And Horny from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
69 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.