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HornyCopia Pumpkin Ale - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 15.81%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: tjsdomer2 on 09-17-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Darkmagus82, Sep 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

IPAchris, Sep 21, 2014
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2.52/5  rDev -23.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +14%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

DaftPatrick, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

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4.16/5  rDev +26.4%

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3.35/5  rDev +1.8%

A: Pours a hazy golden orange in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation that rises from the bottom of the glass and some golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. There is a light to moderate amount of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of pumpkin pie spices - mostly nutmeg with a lighter amount of cinnamon. There are light aromas of roasted pumpkin over the top of slightly grainy and caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of caramel and grainy malts with a very light amount of toasted malts, all with just a light amount of sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger flavors of roasted pumpkins. Finally, there is a light lingering flavor of pumpkin pie spices - cinnamon and nutmeg.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively crisp.

O: Not a bad offering just not as rich and complex as many of the other pumpkin ales - not as rich a spice blend as some of the others.

dbrauneis, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

A very good full flavored pumpkin ale, not to strong on spices but has a nice full pumpkin pie taste.Also I'd like to add that it has hints of pumpkin pie crust.I would be happy to drink more.The abv is where I like it be as well.Nicely carbonated and appearance is right on too. Happy to try a brew from Wisconsin.

BrewStoutMagic, Sep 11, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24%

Rod_J, Sep 09, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -0.3%

Jmc986, Sep 09, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -46.8%

Looks kind of hazed deep orange copper hue with a bright white head large bubbles formed. Fine speckled lacing lines the sides of the glass.

Aroma strong perfume note cinnamon sticks and all spice, super spiced in a bad way. Not much in the way of pumpkin going on here.

Flavor has a paint thinner like harshness going on, bitter lingering spice notes coats the palate completely quite the miserable beer experience. No signs of pumpkin just harsh medicinal lingering fusel alcohol and only 6.3% abv.

Mouthfeel is thin textured over carbonated pretty much horrible stuff. Lingering harshness from the harsh alcohol and perfume like spice or potpourri combo puts over the edge into one of the harshest pumpkin ales I’ve ever tasted.

Overall I’m into the style on a seasonal basis not something I would ever typically reach for especially this novelty line called Horny Goat brewed in Stevens Point, WI…just terrible.

WVbeergeek, Sep 05, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +9.4%

NateSharpless, Aug 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

malfunxion, Aug 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into an imperial pint.
6.3% ABV

A - Clarity through the deep pumpkin amber color shows the beer's carbonation, constantly feeding the billowing ivory head. Gobs of sticky lace clutch the glass after the suds subside.

S - HornyCopia starts off with freshly baked pumpkin and all that entails; crumbly pie crust, rich pumpkin filling, and of course the obligatory blend of spices - it smells nice - but an artificial sweetness, flavoring possibly peeks through behind, causing gentle concern.

T - Spice-heavy, the flavor immediately suffers from being far thinner than the aroma lets on. There's minimal pie filling, if you will - a loss of pumpkin flavor with just a bit of drizzled caramel sauce sweetness on the finish, punctuated by notes of plastic toys.

M - Crisp carbonation increases the beers' thin mouthfeel, which doesn't help the already thin flavor it's got going on but, despite the more robust spice level, it finishes pretty cleanly making it a more drinkable pumpkin ale.

O - HornyCopia isn't one of Horny Goat's worst beers; the aroma is nice and inviting but the flavor is lacking and just not quite as genuine. It may not be the most sublime fall beer but it seems clearly geared towards the masses and their insatiable desire for easy-drinking (read, quantity consumption) "craft" beers.

BeerFMAndy, Feb 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24%

beerwolf77, Dec 26, 2013
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HornyCopia Pumpkin Ale from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.