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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 Gavilan
3.18/5  rDev +8.9%
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 -21.6%
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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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 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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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 deebo
2.42/5  rDev -17.1%
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 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 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 HopBomb515
2.87/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Ugh, this was a, "gift."

Clear golden hue with a big white head and ample sticky lace. Notes of hay, light grass, mild citrus, corn, and dirty pine needles. Thin watery body, very neutral feel and a forgettable finish. If this was an IPA it fooled me. Struck me more as macro Pilsner. Thankfully this was forgettable, I can't wait to forget about it.

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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 Asmodeus
3.03/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Good name and label. Poured a golden color and settled to a muddled copper in the glass. Smelled of orange peel rind and tasted overwhelmingly of this as well. Bitterness sits on the tongue like a nasty but stupid comment to someone. I kept thinking "nothing special" as an overall description of this beer, but decided that this is absurd. All beer is something special. I do think the bitterness can overwhelm without much in the way of other notes or flavors to distract from the bite. Once a stripper with a C-section scar insulted me while she was dancing on stage. I still enjoyed her dance, but not much else. That's my best analogy.

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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 HardTarget
1.44/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance: Heavy uniform particulate matter, small bits, ... everywhere. Clouds the glass, which is yellow amber and holds a thin white head.

Smell: Some papery oxidation, no date on the bottle so the brewer takes the hit. Some floral honey notes, mild esters.

Taste: A bit sickly sweet, with a vegetable earthy rot.

Feel: A little chunky, medium body, dry finish

Overall: Avoid; drain pour.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.08/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is citrus, biscuit/sweetish malts and slight bitter-ale qualities. The flavor is citrus, biscuit/sweetish malts, fruit/berries, very slight hop resin notes and a tangy/mildly bitter/dry finish.

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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 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 Gobearswalter34
3.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Greenish yellow pour with bubbly head. Lots happening with smell piney citrus.
T- lots of piney taste with slight skunk that prevents all blending together.
F- not very smooth even for an IPA
O- not a great effort, just trying to capitalize on hoppy movement.

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Photo of HamdenHector
2.88/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: somewhat hazy; copper colored; 1 finger off white head that reduced to a film; some lacing;

S: grass and malt; not a lot of anything;

T: grapefruit rind up front that turned to caramel malt and pine in the mid-palate; low to moderated bitterness with a little grapefruit on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: nothing about this beer is exciting; it's OK, but barely; many better options are available;

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Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.07/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A – Hazy amber tint leaning towards orange. Very tight thick head full of small bubbles dissipating over time. Defined lacing.

S – Hoppy citrus notes average in strength.

T – Citrus flavors are mild, not a very prominent hop distinction with an overwhelming bitter finish on top of alcohol.

M – More full mouth feel than would be expected from an IPA. A smooth drinker none-the-less.

O – A mediocre beer I don’t see myself purchasing frequently. The most impressive aspect was the head and lacing of the Spiegelau IPA glass I was using, I haven’t seen an IPA out lace it yet. That being said the taste seems to be a cornucopia of flavors that don’t intertwine well. A beer worth trying on a hot summer day.

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Photo of lochef81
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Picked this up on a humorous whim; not glad that I did. It pours okay with a pilsnery appearance; light golden amber with a frothy white head and little lacing. Everything after that lacks. The nose is light and smells of artificial lemon and stale iced tea; like a poorly made Arnold Palmer. The flavor is the same. Stale and boring. I don't know the age of this bottle but I sure hope its an old pour and that this isn't what the brewer intended. Avoid wasting your money on this humorous but disappointing offering.

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Photo of Mojo
2.82/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle -&gt; snifter

A - cloudy medium gold with virtually no head, no retention, and no lacing. Lots of sediment can be observed in the bottom of the bottle.

S - fruity nose. Very weak

T - caramel malts with piney metallic finish. Not real good. Tastes like it has been strained through a urinal cake.

M - bad aftertaste

O - &lt;meh&gt; I saw this at a bottle shop in Birmingham and had never heard of it. The adventure side of me decided to take a chance. I bought a sixer. I rolled the dice and I lost. What a shitty beer. I'd rather drink a Budweiser. I have a feeling my not too picky friends will be getting gift bottles very soon.

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Photo of AUGRAD06
1.32/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Probably the worst beer I've had as of recent. I got it in a make your own 6 pack from Wal-Mart here in town. It just tasted dusty and skanky. It may have been expired, but I really try to check that before I buy any beers. Color was fine, but everything else about this beer just stunk, literally.

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Photo of cbond
2.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A - The head did not stay long and was not thick 1/4 to 1/2 in.
S - It smelled bland but nice.
T -without food - boring and dank -- with food - delighful (still a little low on hops - but the dankness was no longer as present).
M- light
O - I have only begun to enjoy IPA's but of the ones I have tried, this is one the worst.
Albeit, not bad at all, just not outstanding. It tastes a little low on hops and a little high on "dankness" for an IPA.

I tried this alone at first and it was boring and a too dank; however, with chips (American) it was delightful.

1) Dank to decent IPA
2) If you don't like it try it with food.

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Photo of soju6
3.12/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper color with a decent head that fades to bits of lacing. Mild aroma of pine, floral, some malt sweetness and grain. Taste follows with mild citrus, malt sweetness and bit of grain. Mild crispness and a clean finish. Fairly moderate body, some crispness but no expected hop bite as with most IPAs. Decent drinkable beer, that leans more towards being a Pale Ale than an IPA.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.59/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
6.3% ABV.

A - Cloudy from chunky yeast sediment, this beer is a pale yellow color, turbulent with carbonation which feeds a low white skim of foam. Dots of lace speckle the glass haphazardly.

S - A strong metallic and light mineral aroma overpowers the grapefruit citrus and light pine-smelling hops. Caramel maltiness underscores the weak floral hop nose of Hopped Up and Horny.

T - Old hops present cut lawn and lemon peel citrus with notes of pine cone before disappearing into wilting floral remarks, punctuated by grainy malt.

M - Crisp and effervescently carbonated, this IPA begins with an old, dry feel that transitions into mild hop bitterness on the finish for a pretty tame drinking IPA.

O - I suppose when you're Horny Goat and targeting the young, uninitiated drinker just getting into craft beer, brewing a boastfully hoppy IPA doesn't exactly help the business model succeed, but Hopped Up 'N Horny barely fits the bill for an American Pale Ale with it's old-tasting, tame hops.

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