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Horny Goat Hopped Up And HornyHorny Goat Hopped Up And Horny

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Horny Goat Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of JimmyPage
4.54/5  rDev +55.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one out of a smapler pack. Fancy new label on the bottle from the old one. It is now called an IPA from APA

Poured a nice 1 inch head in a pint

Great citrus and earthy tones

Initial pine bite subsides to slight malt then grapefruit on the finish

Not too water not to chewy, just how I like my IPAs

Great IPA I would definitely pick up a 6 pack of this

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Photo of CurtisPeacock
4.27/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stopped by the grocery store after work to see what they had to offer. Decided to pick up a six pack of this brew to give a try. I have been on an IPA kick as of late and have been trying a lot of different brands.

Appearance: Pours a nice light amber that is typical of IPAs. Nice foam of head rises up with the pour. About 1 1/2 finger worth of head. After first drink it leaves a nice thick lacing on the glass.

Smell: Great citrus, earthy, hoppy smells. One of my favorite parts to this beer is its great smell.

Taste: First sip is of a bitter hoppy bite that reduces into a smooth grapefruit finish. Some IPAs go overboard with their bite but this brew does a great job of hitting it right on the head. A little less and I wouldn't be impressed. A little more and it would be too much for my liking.

Mouthfeel: The right amount of bitterness gives this a really balanced mouthfeel. It is a nice crisp feel with medium body.

Overall: Of the IPAs that I have tried this is one of the better. I really enjoy the taste most of all and it is a beer you can sit back and drink more than one before being overwhelmed. I would definitely suggest this beer to my friends.

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Photo of jwc215
4.02/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark gold to bronze with a creamy head that lasts. Plenty of lacing sticks.

The smell is of grapefruit and pine with a caramel backing.

The taste is of grapefruit and pine with caramel. Nicely balanced with a caramelized hop flavor lasting through the aftertaste.

It has a smooth texture. Goes down easily while keeping a medium body.

This claims to be an IPA on the bottle. While the abv fits more with an APA than an American IPA, it does have a hop accent with a caramelish, malty background. Fits IPA - and a nice, "sessionable" one at that!

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Photo of FreshmanPour77
4/5  rDev +37%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 6-6-10
Reviewed cold from a bottle to a glass

A - Golden brown, 1 finger of foam, good lacing ring with a good amount of carbonation

S - Nice malt hop blend, caramel and citrus notes present

T - Hops are present up front followed with a malty backbone, lighter to medium bodied brew that is very smooth

M/D - First Horny goat brew, pretty tasty, well balanced, nice and hoppy upfront but not overly done. I recommend this brew

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Photo of Egomachine
3.87/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Has a nice amber color, at first I felt it had fairly weak flavor attributes all around, but ounce it warmed up a bit the flavors really started to pop. Very citrus- ey hop flavor. I would drink this again if it was around, but I wouldn't make a special trip to get it.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.77/5  rDev +29.1%
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 RonaldTheriot
3.77/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Horny Goat Hopped Up ’N Horny IPA has a thin-to-medium, off-white head, a murky, bubbly, orange appearance, and a good amount of stratified lacing left down the glass. The aroma is of sweet white bread and mango juice, and the flavor is similar, with relatively low hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, slick, and prickly, and Horny Goat Hopped Up ’N Horny IPA finishes fairly crisp and quite drinkable.


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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.77/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

* This is a review of Hopped Up 'N Horny IPA

This is an IPA, not an APA

Look: Hazy honey golden color, with flecks of sediment. White head that recedes to a film, lines of lacing.

Aroma: Pine, spruce, bitter hops.

Taste: Much like the aroma, only a woody finish. Grapefruit bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly sticky.

Overall: This is Horny Goat's best offering, so far. It's straight-forward and not bad at all.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.56/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks nice. Slightly clouded amber with a good creme head. Nose is much more malty than I would have guessed. Mild perfume tones on there as well. Flavor is bringing a thicker malt tone than I would have guessed. Slightly biting hop tones, but barely much is there. This comes across as maybe more of an English style pale ale that leans towards a maltier character. Nice enough I guess.

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Photo of ordybill
3.53/5  rDev +20.9%
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 BDIMike
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, amber color. There is slight carbonation that creates a thin white head, but it dissipates very quickly.
Smell is very different. A sweet smell of toffee malts and very little hops. The hops are a nice grapefruit, citrus smell, however.
Taste has a slight citrus hop taste with a good pine taste as well. The whole IPA is balanced by a good toffee malt taste, adding a nice sweetness.
Mouthfeel is a thin IPA. The thinness gives a nice refreshing quality, but also dries out the mouth, making one want another sip.
Drinkability is nice on this beer. Some good tastes that have a good balance. Nothing extraordinary about this beer, but all very good. Don't go out of your way to get it, but definitely a nice find at a party.

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Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

Pours a orange color body, with a foamy head.
Aroma has a light citrus aroma to it.
Taste is light on hops, nothing special
mouthfeel is good and overall is a average ipa

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Photo of raznug
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Horny pours a crystal clear dark golden color and is topped with ½” of white colored head.
Smell: The aroma of this beer is quite intriguing it has a nice blend of grass, pine, and that hop resin smell that I crave.
Taste: The flavor is not quite as full as the aroma but it has a nice balance of hop and malt flavor. The hops aren’t as dominate as some of the bigger IPA’s but it is a tasty beer in its own right.
Mouthfeel: This is a well balanced medium bodied beer that is not one of the topped of the line IPA’s but is a good representation of the style because a drinker doesn’t have to be dominated by hops all the time.

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Photo of FickleBeast
3.49/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can poured into clean, tapered glassware... as the can suggests.

Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a finger of foam. Aroma is very grassy, straw, and a hint of pine. Flavor does not live up to the promising nose. Finishes flat and sweet with a lingering harsh bitterness. I was really excited once I smelled this beer but the flavor is an unbalanced mess of hops and too-sweet malts.

I was smart enough to only buy a single of this beer, and I'm glad I did. Much better IPAs to be had.

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Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | 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 a bit malty, some citrus notes. Taste is well balanced malts and hops, a bit of citrus, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer, but if looking for a strong hop profile, this ain't it.

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Photo of Florida9
3.47/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Light amber in color. Very clear. Pours with about an inch or so of off-white colored head leaving an appreciable amount of lacing.

S: Lightly scented of cereal, biscuit, and British-style hops. There is a faint wood aroma.

T & M: Light biscuit malts. Little hop character, other than a pleasant, dry finish. Clean and crisp in the mouth. Higher carbonation levels sparkle on the tongue.

D: Overall, this APA does not display a lot of character, resulting in a relatively simple, but better-than-average beer. Very drinkable and easily sessionable.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.45/5  rDev +18.2%
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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Photo of schoolboy
3.41/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not knowing what style this ale was supposed to be, I still didn't know after two sips. It is a very light weight APA, a very easy drinking but not especially hopped up per the name (why do they do that?).

Typical of the style, it has a nice light color and a crisp aroma. The taste is somewhat less bitter than I might expect, but it grows on you as a clean, refreshing version of APA. Still, I want a little more from an APA. The sampler I bought had six styles in it. So far one was a just OK cream ale, and now this. A repeat purchase will require some improvenment from the rest.

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Photo of sleepysmurf
3.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The color was golden and it was very clear with a soapy and creamy, bright white head. It had a very light earthy hop aroma with a nice malty smell.

The body was ok, and the mouthfeel was slightly carbonation crisp. The carbonation was the only thing noticeable up front. The hoppiness seemed a bit earthy and piney, well worth the money I spent on this, but would not go out of my way to pick one up.

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Photo of rkuhnel
3.38/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear amber color with a medium off-white head and some some very nice lacing. Nose of grassy and citrus hops. Mouthfeel medium and smooth. Flavor is of caramel malts on the malty side with flavors of caramel, citrus hops. Slightly bitter finish. An easy drinking and enjoyable APA.

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Photo of Act25
3.32/5  rDev +13.7%
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.
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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Photo of scruffwhor
3.29/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to Nate for picking up this as well as other sixpacks from his trip to Wisconsin.

Pours a bright white, two finger head that recedes to nice film. Great bubbling and a very clear copper hue. The aroma has some faint citrus and grass hopping, next to nothing in malt aroma though. The taste has a mild stale bread flavor and some old orange rind and funky grass clippings that have gotten a little wet.THis beer has a pretty watery but smooth palate. This beer lacks flavor, but is pretty easy to drink. Not much to savor or think about.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, hops, starting big to mild. In the taste, pine to mango like hops, and a nice malt presence. A hop smoothness and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry hop in the aftertaste. Nice hops, but mellow. Decent, but not fantastic.

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Photo of Tone
3.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, golden/copper color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of strong hops, slight metallic, slight citrus, and pine. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and watery with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops up front, slight sweet malt, and pine. Overall, lacking in body, but still a very light and drinkable pale ale.

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Photo of maddogruss
3.26/5  rDev +11.6%
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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