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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 92 | Ratings: 328
Photo of CurtisPeacock
4.27/5  rDev +46.7%
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.

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Photo of wiscokid920
2.62/5  rDev -10%
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.

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Photo of Strix
2.25/5  rDev -22.7%
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.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.41/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

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Photo of Brenden
2.63/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
2.68/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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Photo of jhartley
2.58/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.03/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of barczar
2.78/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of jimmah120
2.24/5  rDev -23%
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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
1.94/5  rDev -33.3%
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.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.05/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of JimmyPage
4.54/5  rDev +56%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one out of a smapler pack. Fancy new label on the bottle from the old one. It is now called an IPA from APA

Poured a nice 1 inch head in a pint

Great citrus and earthy tones

Initial pine bite subsides to slight malt then grapefruit on the finish

Not too water not to chewy, just how I like my IPAs

Great IPA I would definitely pick up a 6 pack of this

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Photo of BDIMike
3.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, amber color. There is slight carbonation that creates a thin white head, but it dissipates very quickly.
Smell is very different. A sweet smell of toffee malts and very little hops. The hops are a nice grapefruit, citrus smell, however.
Taste has a slight citrus hop taste with a good pine taste as well. The whole IPA is balanced by a good toffee malt taste, adding a nice sweetness.
Mouthfeel is a thin IPA. The thinness gives a nice refreshing quality, but also dries out the mouth, making one want another sip.
Drinkability is nice on this beer. Some good tastes that have a good balance. Nothing extraordinary about this beer, but all very good. Don't go out of your way to get it, but definitely a nice find at a party.

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Photo of thecheapies
3.18/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Light amber in color with a humble half-inch head that doesn't want to lace as much, but I'm still getting some. Heavy pour hurt the chances. 3.0

Not much of a hop aroma on this one. Some small-time citrus and pine notes that drown in a sweet biscuity malt. Unimpressive. 2.5

Bitter pine bite at the beginning is nice. The pale malts are drier and more attenuated. Leafy tea-like hops finish out the flavor. Some showy bittering hops. 3.5

Pretty drinkable. Carb is spot on, and the body is meaty enough. 4.0

This is clean and easy-going, but a little off-centered for what it is. Such a disappointment in the nose. Taste-wise, it's decent. 3.0

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Photo of KajII
2.68/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

[Best served in a Shaker glass]

The pour was a clear medium orange with a yellow hue and an average sized (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that lasted a little while and had some excellent sheets of lace.

The aroma was almost non-existent, but a tiny bit did happen to come through. It was of a light straw malt and a mild floral hop with a note of caramel and a hint of citrus (grapefruit).

The taste was mildly sweet and a little thin with a hint of caramel in the beginning and finished with a light bitterness and had just a touch of citrus at the end. The flavor faded quickly and was gone in a matter of seconds.

Mouthfeel was extremely light in body and quite watery in texture with a fizzy carbonation.

Overall this brew is super light in taste and body and does not offer much more than being a thirst quencher...

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Photo of Dodo2step
3.13/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Photo of keethrax
3.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured a nice amber color. Head was moderate in quantity, nice and creamy and reasonably long lived. Lacing was minimal.

Smell: Caramel, bread and a hit of floral hops.

Taste: More caramel malt with a biscuity finish. Some hope flavor up front and a bit, but not a lot of lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium, decent carbonation.

Overall: This was a tough one to rate. IT was a decent beer in the end, but it was nothing like my expectations based on the name. I was expecting a moderate to highly hopped paleish ale, and instead got a more malty, less hoppy amber... Rated against expectations it would probably lose a point to half a point on smell and taste. I instead rated it more on the style it seems to be trying to be.

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Photo of Gavage
2.66/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a 1/2" head.

Smell: light caramel and a bit of funky wet carpet comes through.

Taste: caramel, some mild citrus, a hint of breadiness, and a bitterness that seems disconnected from the beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Light crispness from start to finish.

Overall: very unbalanced and non satisfying beer for the style. I had a tough time finishing the pint glass. There are much better APAs out there.

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Photo of drpimento
2.38/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I let this warm some out of the fridge. Poured with an average sized off off white, short lived head and some lace. Color is a clear amber with a couple of slow bubble trails. Aroma is wet grain, malt. Flavor is similar to nose, plus some sweetness and carbonic tang; not much hop. Body is ok and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and quite short.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
2.14/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Horney Goat Hopped up 'N horney pours a almost hazy golden color, with very little head. The smell is skunky, and smells like a cheap euro lager. The taste is watery, pale, more malty then hoppy. Not very good carbonation, not too easy to drink, not sure I would like another, leave an offesnive taste. Overall this is just an avoidable one, tastes cheap, I hate to not like these really small brews, but this one isnt good.

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Photo of normalbeerguy
2.58/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.98/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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Photo of SkitzIrish3
3.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours amber with head deteriorating quickly and leaving some light lacing along the glass. Hops smell musty. Citrus, floral, bready, and thin taste. Not a special beer, but refreshing, highly drinkable and, something you don't see often with average beers: appropriately priced.

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