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HornyCopia Pumpkin Ale - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

12-26-2013 02:24:57 | More by beerwolf77
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.1%

05-18-2014 14:40:12 | More by Kubrickx
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.33/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 23:51:21 | More by BeerFMAndy
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tt_andy

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-07-2013 15:24:47 | More by tt_andy
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.1%

12-05-2013 15:19:55 | More by NonicPanic
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roger617

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-27-2013 00:30:24 | More by roger617
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kyle86

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-13-2013 21:08:09 | More by kyle86
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Troville1990

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

11-13-2013 05:00:36 | More by Troville1990
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer when poured has a burnt orange color body with no head to it. The aroma is weak but has a slight presence of pumpkin and no spice. The taste is the same as the aroma, slight pumpkin and no spice. Mouthfeel kinda light and overall ok nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 03:55:19 | More by chefhatt
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larryarms847

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.1%

11-03-2013 15:00:01 | More by larryarms847
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

10-25-2013 17:00:25 | More by bigpoppa67
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

10-22-2013 22:20:00 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.74/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The body is a murky burnt orange. A foamy cream colored head floats on top with good retention and the lacing is patchy, foamy, and hangs around for a good while.

Aroma is more muted, but a good dose of pumpkin pie comes out with traces of nutmeg.

Taste is like the aroma. A good pumpkin presence that is not dominated with spices, yet faint spots of cinnamon and clove come out.

The mouthfeel is slightly creamy, with a spicy finish.

Overall, this isn't bad at all. Nothing really jumps out either.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 20:43:20 | More by JuicesFlowing
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1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Very cloudy bright orange, yet no particulate residue to be seen. A small amount of head that recedes fairly quickly. A good amount of effervescence visible.

S: A great mixture of almost-fruity pumpkin and spice, pretty strong on the cinnamon, with allspice and a dash of clove as well.

T: Taste is the same as above, with the cinnamon giving it a peppery spice and a bit of added malt backbone, but after a few sips seems to get fainter. Still, has a nice lasting pumpkin flavor on the finish. Semi-sweet, but a few finishes lean towards being a bit neutral to bitter.

M: Refreshing, crisp, not overly effervescent.

O: Horny Goat certainly seems to have put a pumpkin pie in a bottle. Good balance of pumpkin and spices, and keeps it refreshing. A great representative of pumpkin beers.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 03:39:31 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +21.2%

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Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

09-22-2013 05:14:23 | More by jaydoc
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

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Missouri

3/5  rDev -9.1%

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New York

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

09-18-2013 23:09:33 | More by Eric908
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

09-12-2013 13:20:50 | More by Knapp85
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Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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HornyCopia Pumpkin Ale from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
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