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HornyCopia Pumpkin Ale - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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HornyCopia Pumpkin AleHornyCopia Pumpkin Ale

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 15.5%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -24%

beerwolf77, Dec 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

DaftPatrick, Sep 14, 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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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

richkrull, Sep 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

HeyJim, Dec 19, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pretty color. A lot for golden than other pumpkin ales, as opposed to orange-brown. Good foam and lacing. Rather thick as well. Looks a bit like pumpkin puree itself.

Smell: Cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. All your standard pumpkin spices. Roasted pie crust malt also in there.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Strong spice flavors. Crisp mouthfeel. Full-bodied. I definitely enjoy this!

Overall Drinkability: A very good pumpkin ale.

tjsdomer2, Sep 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

larryarms847, Nov 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

tt_andy, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

Kunstman, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | 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 of spices, pumpkin. Taste is the same, a bit of pumpkin, some nutmeg and cinnamon. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall this is a pretty good pumpkin beer.

tone77, Dec 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

troyvar, Oct 04, 2012
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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%

Rod_J, Sep 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jaydoc, Sep 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

enelson, Sep 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

injuredreserve, Nov 03, 2012
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4.16/5  rDev +26.4%

Sethyergin, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

Lisicjm, Sep 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Eric908, Sep 19, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

JuicesFlowing, Oct 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

atone315, Sep 02, 2013
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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%

Troville1990, Nov 13, 2013
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HornyCopia Pumpkin Ale from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.