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Horny Goat Hopped Up And Horny | Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
hornygoatbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by KarlHungus on 04-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,087
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
344
pDev:
18.63%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Prezzy
3.56/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbcrunch
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
2.21/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of HermitDan
2.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dacrza1
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

DATE: April 16, 2017... Easter Sunday home with the family... GLASSWARE: Liberty Craft House IPA... lacking life save a solitary bubble or two, the body pours a light golden amber with a head that descends from a foamy, soapy white to a smear of spots...lemon grass and light grapefruit are the predominant aroma, with light biscuit suggesting a malty backbone... sudsy, soapy and thin--not an alluring mouthfeel.... the aftertaste lingers with some maltiness, and the buzz--if there is one--resides in the throat.... lemon, honey, biscuit, and floral accents deliver a sweetness that belies an IPA.... a strange take on the style, leaving me quenched but not necessarily satisfied... Horny Goat really hasn't hit a solid shot yet for me, but this at least makes an effort to stir some positive reaction... I struggle to see the India in this--even the ABV is weak...

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Photo of Allurex
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gavilan
3.18/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

No freshness date
Golden color with a faint hop smell
Very sweet and grainy with an astringent finish
With so many good IPA...why buy this one...and why bother to export?

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Photo of Beaver13
2.29/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12 oz can. Pours clear light straw gold with a big fluffy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is subdued - sweet sugary malts with some soft fruit and a hint of sulfur.

The flavor is sweet bready malt with a little soft fruit and some grassy hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a pretty subdued basic IPA.

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3.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Love the name, but not the beer. Will keep it short.
A: clear pale copper color. Long lived head, lots of suds and lace, clear body, well carbonated.
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S: Fine, no objection. It's sweet grain aroma with hints of floral, grassy citrus hops.

T+F: Pale and tepid. A light flavor of bready malts, too many cereal grains and a mild hops. Light grassy and herbal notes, with mild bitterness. Watery light bodied feel, thin, moderate carbonation.

Fine. Weak and tepid, but drinkable.

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2.9/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of maddogruss
3.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: pours light Amber body with small white head with ok retention and lacing
S: earthy hops smell
T: earthy taste with some toffee notes in the aftertaste
M: mediums body; fairly smooth
D: ok mouthfeel and taste combination; ok IPA

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Photo of jbf190
3.49/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Henefield
3.77/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smoother style for an IPA.

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Photo of BigRed10
3.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.77/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Horny Goat Brewing Co. "Hopped Up And Horny"
12 fl. oz. can, coded but not freshness dated
$1.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes: Clear deep golden body beneath a full head of frothy bright white foam. Good retention and lacing. Citrusy, piney, and malty in the nose. It's not a bold aroma, but you wouldn't miss it. What exactly the "citrus" is, I'm not sure. It's kind of like an orange and grapefruit blend. All of these things carry over into the flavor, which of course is much fuller. The malt is pretty solid with a caramel note to it, and I'm wondering if this is showing signs of oxidation but I'm not getting that "wet cardboard" thing yet. Or perhaps the hops are just masking it. Without freshness dating I have no clue, but somehow I think this beer is supposed to taste like it does to me right now. It's not bad by any means, but it's far from great. Overall: Average.

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Photo of deebo
2.42/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

pretty one dimensional ipa. It has a piney bitterness with an overly sweet malt backbone. Tastes like it's going to give me a headache. It's a bit sticky in the mouthfeel, piney-bitter aftertaste. At least I'm hopped up and horny.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.27/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dreadnaughtzombie
3.43/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Millersbrewers
3.78/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
3.53/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. A clear reddish amber color with a very small white head. The flavor is unique. It has an almost pumpkin and watermelon mix flavor to me. Not horrible but different.

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Photo of Zazzi82
2.39/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of OneSickPuppy
2.35/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

No easy way to put this........."this is just not a good beer". The flavor has no balance.

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3.75/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
3.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I love the Horny Goat! The graphics are humorous, plus they translate really well onto the CANs and the price point is usually low enough that even if the beer isn't all that great, Buyer's Remorse really does not apply.

From the CAN: "Carefully Crafted. Famously Fun."; "Horny Goat Beers are Proudly Brewed in Wisconsin"; "This Craft IPA tastes best packaged in a CAN, poured into clean, tapered glassware and admired for its crisp, aromatic finish."; "We crafted this unique and refreshing IPA using four different varieties of hops to impart citrus zest, pine notes and a refreshing floral aroma, We then dry hop the beer after the boil to complement the subtle malt backbone creating a complex and balanced beer that isn't overly bitter like most IPAs on the market today." Hmmm. I like overly bitter IPAs.

I also like listening to the Crack! and then performing an inverted Glug, which I did, so it may all work out. I got three fingers of soapy, rocky head that fell pretty quickly, leaving a modicum of lacing clinging to the side of the glass. Color was Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very grapefruity, almost like zest or pith. Okay by me! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste, while citrusy, was not as pronounced as it had been on the nose. It was almost like a Session IPA, except that it had a standard ABV. Finish was semi-dry, not as hoppy as I would like from an AIPA, but they did say/warn me that such was what they were striving for. Poor? Hardly! Great? No, but still, not bad.

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Horny Goat Hopped Up And Horny from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.06 out of 5 with 344 ratings
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