HornyCopia Pumpkin Ale - Horny Goat Brewing Co.
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Reviews by tjsdomer2:
3.68/5 rDev +11.9%
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.
09-17-2012 00:20:53 | More by tjsdomer2
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3.53/5 rDev +7.3%
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.
12-26-2012 12:21:39 | More by tone77
3.33/5 rDev +1.2%
12 oz twist-off bottle poured into an imperial pint.
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.
02-25-2014 23:51:21 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.74/5 rDev +13.7%
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.
10-04-2013 20:43:20 | More by JuicesFlowing
2.9/5 rDev -11.9%
12 oz. bottle poured into SA Perfect Pint glass
A- Pours a thin, maybe .5 finger head, that completely dissipates except for ring on outside, light hazy amber in color, no lacing, barely existent carbonation
S- Mostly pumpkin pie spice, whats there isn't too bad
T- Light pumpkin flavor, some pie spice, mostly cinnamon, sweet and smooth but pretty thin
M- Pretty thin and crisp on the tongue, more carbonation than I thought from looking at it
O- There are many pumpkin ales out there that are much better, but it is one of the better Horny Goat offerings in my opinion. Looking for a light easy-drinking pumpkin beer that doesn't overwhelm you with spices then try this one
10-11-2012 05:49:42 | More by BasterdInABasket
3.61/5 rDev +9.7%
My local in-person trader, tone77, recently dropped off a huge box o' beer and this is another of that batch.
My pour netted a finger of fizzy, tawny head with only moderate retention. Color was a slightly hazy orangish-amber. Nose had a pleasant smell of cinnamon, clove and allspice. Mouthfeel was full, not quite creamy, but getting there. The taste was very pumpkin spicy and when I closed my eyes, I could definitely envision a slice of pumpkin pie. Finish was semi-dry with the spices really doing their thing, but enough malt left to keep it from being like alum. I remember not being overly impressed with this one back in the Fall, but now, on the eve of Spring, it tasted pretty good.
03-19-2013 21:51:07 | More by woodychandler
3.6/5 rDev +9.4%
Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.
A: Pours a copper-orange hue with a thin white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.
S: Smooth pumpkin and all-spice aroma with hints of nut-meg and coriander.
T: Pumpkin flavor followed by the nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon, and all-spice. More sweet than bitter and finishes slightly dry.
M: Medium body and medium carbonation.
O: Decent pumpkin beer – not in the league of PumKing – but worth a try.
09-24-2012 01:53:09 | More by ckollias
HornyCopia Pumpkin Ale from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
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