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Hophorn - Hornbeer

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very good

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hornbeer visit their website

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
135 IBU.

(Beer added by: bark on 03-14-2011)
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4/5  rDev 0%

04-08-2014 14:18:17 | More by Jah_Json
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4/5  rDev 0%

03-15-2014 21:42:04 | More by Synapstic
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4/5  rDev 0%

02-28-2014 13:54:48 | More by kaneel
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-10-2013 18:20:08 | More by saeh
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United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-18-2013 14:13:43 | More by bpierre


3.73/5  rDev -6.8%

On-tap. Tumbler glass. Enjoyed on feb´13. Deep black in color. Beige froth & creamy crown. Copious collars & rings. Cocoa & fresh hop aromas rounded by roasted malt & floral fragrances. Sweet burnt coffee & sharp bitterness defines the flavor profile. Ligth to medium body. Soft carbonation. Bitterness lingers into a long finish. Coffee & fudge chocolate on the aftertaste. ABV well hidden.

03-02-2013 20:43:50 | More by GONZALOYANNA
Photo of bark


3/5  rDev -25%

06-18-2012 17:53:08 | More by bark
Photo of spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

500ml Bottle - Thanks to Phyl21ca for this

Appearance - Brown colour with a huge size dark beige coloured head. I can't see much carbonation due the darkness of the beer and there is some really nice lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.

Smell - Chocolate, malts, hops, grains

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste chocolate mixed with malts and hops. There is also a touch of grapefruit and some pine. It ends with a chocolate and bitter hop aftertaste.

Overall – A very drinkable and interesting tasting beer. The alcohol is well hidden and it has a fantastic appearance in the glass. I'd like a little more of a citrus flavour but the beer does deliver a nice dose of hops regardless. Worth trying.

01-23-2012 19:40:05 | More by spinrsx
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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev 0%

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a large light brown foamy head with good retention and some nice lacing. Aroma of green fresh hops is quite powerful with some light resin and piney notes. Taste is a mix between green hops with piney and resin notes mix in with some quite dry roasted malt. Body is average with light oily texture with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed with more hops then I had anticipated. The only thing I could see improving in this beer is a fuller body.

11-17-2011 17:04:35 | More by Phyl21ca
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

On draft at Delerium Tremens Brussels, Belgium

A: Pour is a dark brown with a tan head, healthy lacing

S: Aroma of dark fruit, espresso, pungent hop presence which I had not expected, most likely because I had not heard of Hornbeer before seeing 5 draft lines on the top floor of Delerium on tap.

T: Wow, this is good stuff. Strong hop presence, again which I had not expected as I have never been blown away by any Black IPA. Strong grapefruit, strong floral notes and a great roasted presence. Dark chocolate and roasted malts are underneath the strong hop presence.

M: Light mouthfeel for a high abv which is fitting for the style, light carbonation.

O: my best Black IPA to date. Very well done and would buy this in a heartbeat if it were available here in the States

10-27-2011 03:04:35 | More by alpinebryant
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4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

Bottled. Pours deep brown with a red glow and with a large, creamy, tan head. Execellent lacing. Nose of roasted malt citrus, pine and chocolate notes. Sweet flavour with roast, citrus, caramel and chocolate + light cofee notes. Medium to full bodied, creamy to oily texture and soft carbonation. Nice and markedly bitter finish. A well composed Black IPA - Well done Hornbeer.

07-31-2011 19:00:07 | More by HotHabanero
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3.95/5  rDev -1.3%

Quite dark look, witch symbols pretty well the chocolate smell and taste so i guess its legit.
No the most roasty feeling ever but it hangs in pretty good in the mouthfell. As previous reviewers are saying, its almost to smooth for this kind of "non-dark IPA". Its all in all a good beer but i wouldent say its the most bang for the bucks.

04-16-2011 18:39:35 | More by erikwibaeus
Photo of baggio


4.03/5  rDev +0.8%


A: Dark brownish with a huge creamy head and lots of lacing.

S: Citric notes, Hay, Caramel and Chocolate.

T: Caramel, Chocolate, Citric notes, Hops, Hint of alcohol, Hint of ashes.

M: Smooth and balanced with a pleasant bitterness at the end. Almost a bit too drinkable.

This is more like a darker dipa because it lacks the roasty character that usually defines this style. A bit dull perhaps but i could drink several pints of this without growing tired of it. Nice.

03-18-2011 20:57:22 | More by baggio
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4.2/5  rDev +5%

The color is dark brown, rather clear. There is a tan head, that settles slowly and leaves an uneven lid, however there also is good lacing.

The smell is sweet, dried fruits, coffee beans and some grape-fruit peel nuances.

Tasting initially sweet, dark sugar, brown bread, dried fruits, figs, raisins, dark chocolate and ground coffee, bitter grape-fruit zest.

Low carbonation, a smooth and thick body, a dry finish.

Interesting, rather well balanced, much taste.

03-16-2011 17:09:23 | More by rarbring
Hophorn from Hornbeer
87 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.