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HornyCopia Pumpkin Ale - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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HornyCopia Pumpkin AleHornyCopia Pumpkin Ale

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Reviews: 22
Hads: 107
Avg: 3.38
pDev: 33.43%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Everything about this beer screams fall and I love it. The color even reminds me of fall leaves, golden orange. That aroma of spices stand out far more than most big brand pumpkin ales that claim to us them, though not quite as strong as something like Pumking. The spices come through in the taste as well, though not as strong as the aroma might have you expect. The flavor of roasted pumpkin and caramel come through as well. With all that in mind it's surprisingly light, I almost wish it were heavier for those lazy rainy fall days.

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1.75/5  rDev -48.2%

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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3.27/5  rDev -3.3%
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.


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HornyCopia Pumpkin Ale from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
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