HornyCopia Pumpkin Ale - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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HornyCopia Pumpkin AleHornyCopia Pumpkin Ale

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

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(Beer added by: tjsdomer2 on 09-17-2012)
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Photo of jzlyo
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is cinnamon, spices and slightly perfumed. The flavor is cinnamon, spices, a hint of pumpkin, malts and a mildly tart finish.

Photo of JNForsyth
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Pillowburn
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Gemini6
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of KYGunner
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Toasty and rather malty on the nose. The pumpkin is a nice pumpkin bread with some balanced spice of cinnamon and nutmeg.

The front gives the perception of watery pumpkin and a tinge of spice. It ends in bitterness and tastes of black licorice and clove, two of my least favorite flavors.

For something that started so aromatic this did not transfer in taste.

Photo of saison90
4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of RyanByorick
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

HornyCopia Pumpkin Ale has a very thick, foamy, crackling off-white head, a yellow-gold-orange appearance, with bubble streams and powdery sediment evident throughout. Lacing is light and splotchy. The aroma is strong on spices (white pepper & cinammon), with underlying pumpkin pulp and malt. Taste is similar, with a noted peppery aspect. Mouthfeel is medium, and HornyCopia finishes crisp and refreshing, with the alcohol not present.

RJT

Photo of jwalker37
3.84/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Pegasus
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A hazy amber body is crowned by a huge, dense off-white head, with astonishing retention. Belgian-style lacing adorns the glass walls. The carbonation is sligh, and slow-rising.

Aroma: Nutmeg and cinnamon are prominent in the aroma, as well as roasted pumpkin.

Taste: The taste begins with roasted malt and a surge of pumpkin spices. Cinnamon and nutmeg are quite notable throughout the taste. As the taste -advances, the spices rise a bit, providing a contrast to the solid malt backbone. Finishes with a lingering wave of pumpkin pie spices and roasted malt.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, quite full and pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A very nice, quite drinkable, very pleasant example.

Presentation: Packaged in a classic brown glass long neck bottle, with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Photo of tbryan5
3.79/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of TTripp725
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of ratrod53
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Nice Color a little hazy but not bad. Not the best head but ok.
The smell is not very strong little allspice and a hint of a burnt pumpkin pie.
Taste Front just a nice malty beer. In the middle get a good pumpkin, allspice, and a little cinnamon. The back side is like an after taste of a pumpkin pie.
All in all a good beer not the best but nowhere near the worst pumpkin beer I've had. Top 3 of the ones I've had.

Photo of unimatrix1
3.36/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of melstein
2/5  rDev -39.9%

Photo of jackieT
4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of thehooksman
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of relynnjr
3.52/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of sd123
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a very lightly hazed orange amber color with a one finger of white colored head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a great level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The beer has a nice spicy pumpkin pie aroma. There is a fairly large pumpkin spice aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice along with some sweeter aromas of caramel and brown sugar. Along with these smells comes some toasted malt and a decent showing of a roasted pumpkin smell.

Taste – The taste begins much less sweet then would have been anticipated from the nose, beginning mainly of just a roasted pumpkin flavor mixed with some more toasted malt tastes. While dry upfront, there are some light notes of sweetness of caramel that is present and with some spice flavors of clove and nutmeg, which are also present upfront, it produces a very smooth pumpkin flavor on the tongue. As the taste advances the sweeter flavors fade a bit, with more pumpkin coming to the tongue, but in a more raw pumpkin like flavor. This raw pumpkin brings with it some vegetal notes and is also accompanied by some more spice of a cinnamon and clove nature. These flavors take the taste to its end, where a somewhat oddly leafy vegetal and drier pumpkin flavor is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on thinner side overall with a carbonation level that was on the average side. The average carbonation was rather appropriate for the blend of pumpkin, spice, and light sweetness, but a slightly thicker body would have accentuated these flavors slightly better and would have helped to create a nicer mouth coating feel.

Overall – An OK drier pumpkin ale. A decent try, but there are certainly better pumpkins to go too over this one.

Photo of IPAchris
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of jbumblis
2.52/5  rDev -24.3%

Photo of lupercmda
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Adams2U
3/5  rDev -9.9%

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HornyCopia Pumpkin Ale from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.