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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 GRG1313
3.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours amber with a thick off white head.

Nose is a really nice very cooked pineapple with a hint of underlying banana.

Mouthfeel and body is thin, medium bodied with light carbonation.

Flavors are nice bitter grapefruit. Nice bitter flavors although a bit simple.

Good bitter grapefruit finish. A "touch" better than average.

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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 TMoney2591
3.03/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Next time I'm hopping into bed with some tart, I'm gonna describe myself this way. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear straw topped by a finger of lightly cream-white foam. The nose comprises mixed greens, light grapefruit rind, and a touch of wheat. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some dull pine sap. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly watery feel. Overall, a pretty meek pale ale, one that barely tries to exert itself in any way, though it's hard to tell if it even could succeed given its thin and watery feel...

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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 WVbeergeek
1.94/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This beer looks so novelty it's killing me, you know when you look at a new beer and it looks so bad that you know not to buy it. But there's that sick part of your brain that wants you to try it it. Pours a brilliant orange tinted copper color with a slightly off white head billows thick and forms nice scattered lacing as it dwindles. Aroma hints of caramel and stale hops slightly herbal/citric/and dank weed with a mix of stinky feet. Flavor is horrible, cardboard grainy water with bitter hop pellets blending through each sip finishes with a bit too much garlic. Mouthfeel has medium to light body with moderately heavy carbonation flowing through. Overall if you like hops and you like good beer, you want enjoy this novelty offering.

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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 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 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 Gavage
2.66/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a 1/2" head.

Smell: light caramel and a bit of funky wet carpet comes through.

Taste: caramel, some mild citrus, a hint of breadiness, and a bitterness that seems disconnected from the beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Light crispness from start to finish.

Overall: very unbalanced and non satisfying beer for the style. I had a tough time finishing the pint glass. There are much better APAs out there.

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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 Stinkypuss
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Horny Goat Hopped Up and Horny

LOOK: clear pale copper color. Short livid head and looks to be well carbonated.

SMELL: sweet grainy aroma with hints of floral, grassy citrus as well.

TASTE: Very light flavor of bready malts, spent yeast, cereal grains and a mild hopping. Small grassy and herbal notes, with low bitterness. Watery caramel, with a light bodied feel, thin, moderate carbonation.

For lovers of a well hopped pale ale, there may be disappointment, but this is a pretty average ale that is lageresque In the flavor. Could stand to employ a few more hops. Less than average but not too bad.

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Photo of biegaman
2.43/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Classic copper with a bright auburn coating that glistens into the light. Its clarity is vivid and transparency is easily observed, overlooking of course the bubbles which can be distracting. Considering the name it bears, I find it rather ironic for this beer to display only a limp, flaccid (and pitifully minuscule) head. How embarrassing...

Furthermore, Hopped Up 'N Horny doesn't smell the least bit hoppy even though supposed "generous" amounts of Cascade hops were apparently used both in the boil and as dry-hop afterwords. That's either a lie or a misunderstanding on the brewery's behalf of the meaning of the word 'generous'. I smell nothing. Certainly nothing worth noting.

And I know the spicy, tangy, fruity persona of Cascade hops - this definitely isn't it. Not only is this an epic failure as an intended hoppy pale ale but it also fails to be even remotely malty either. The taste, like the smell, is stale and resembles damp cardboard. Even without adjuncts this has about the appeal of a macro-lager.

Traces of caramel or tangy fruit are difficult even to imagine; there isn't any malty toastiness nor hop bitterness. Its bland, faintly sweet and heavily carbonated mouthfeel give it a likeness to soda. The brewery suggests "beer nuts, nachos, wings, or perhaps a nice jerky" to pair with their beers - I think that speaks to the quality of their offerings.

The brewery says that if I don't get hopped up by this beer then nothing will get my juices flowing. I don't think so, it's more like: if I *do* get hopped by this beer *anything* will get my juices going. Hopped Up 'N Horny didn't get me the least bit excited, except maybe to finish the review and get on with my life. Horny Goat is a regrettable one-night stand.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Beer #5 from sampler pack and hoping for some redemption, after all how hard is it to load up on the hops, dare I speak to soon?

A: A frothy off white head sits a finger high atop a Bengal tiger orange body that had a sharp clarity and a steady light rise of effervesce. The lacing is well enough, providing adequate coverage. So far this is, perhaps the highest rating of any category I think I awarded any of their beers. A tick above average regards.

S: The nose had dry flowers, herbal scents of oregano along with some dried orange peels. A ever so slight mention of garlic was also picked up upon, a dash of summitt hops? The strength was light as with most of their beers but at least had a flash of some mentionable character for a change.

T: Again as with most of their beers things start off watery. After a surprising decent start the more things change, the more they stay the same. Dry herbal notes, dry lemon grass, thing turn a bit fuller on succeeding sips, with some signs of dry toasted grains and pine giving this just enough ummph for average credit here.

M: Light bodied, a bit washy on longer holds, and I do mean washy. Dry pine afterthoughts are light on the mention while things take a step back here.

O: Overall average is perhaps a bit generous, but it doesn’t totally turn you off flavor wise, just disappoint with a less then adequate show of hops and malts. Small flashes of dry hoppiness, toasted grain ad hops manage to come through but the name cashes a check (hopped up and horny) that the beer just cant deliver on. I could go for a second here, a rarity with their other beers, but comes with a shrug and a why not if nothing else is available though reluctantly and unethusiastically.

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Photo of barczar
2.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden copper color with a solid half inch ivory head that dissipates fairly quickly into a layer of foam, leaving brief lacing.

Bready caramel malt and a hint of citrus pith in the background form the initial aroma. There's a hint of pine and some floral hop character. Alcohol notes are reminiscent of malt liquor.

Astringent hops and an overly toasted malt character comprise the flavor, which is likely due to an off combination of bittering and flavoring hops. There's a strong underlying grapefruit tang that keeps the beer drinkable until the fairly bitter finish. Citadel malt provides a note of sweetness to accentuate herbal and floral hops.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation, significant astringency, and a bit of alcohol warmth.

I'd say the brewery got their hops at a fire sale. They're in decent quantity, but the quality and variety just are not sufficient.

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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 drpimento
2.38/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I let this warm some out of the fridge. Poured with an average sized off off white, short lived head and some lace. Color is a clear amber with a couple of slow bubble trails. Aroma is wet grain, malt. Flavor is similar to nose, plus some sweetness and carbonic tang; not much hop. Body is ok and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and quite short.

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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 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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Photo of KarlHungus
3.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer is listed on the Horny Goat website as a "classic Pale Ale." This beer pours a clear golden amber color. The head is a half inch in height, and recedes slowly into a small cap of lacing. The aroma is of citrus and grapefruit with a nice malt backbone. The taste is like the aroma, but way toned down, and mildly watery. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with carbonation that is so high it gets in the way of the taste. Overall, this is a decent beer at best. I wouldn't be too disappointed if it were the best thing available, and I had to drink it. I'm not planning on drinking it otherwise though.

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Photo of Brenden
2.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The look isn't bad: a tight, very nearly white head rises to about a finger in height and recedes to a sturdy foam over an almost completely clear dark gold-amber brew, showing some stick and leaving a mix of spotting and patching as it goes.
I get some really bready malts on the nose, breads being the main aspect before some leafy hops kick in. A touch of a floral element and just a hint of caramel sweetness are in here as well. It's not as though anything's really difficult to pick up, though it's not stellar. There's not a whole lot of power or complexity, but I'd call it average.
The taste isn't an improvement; in fact, it gets a little weird. Celery is the first flavor that I get. There's a sort of watery element, such that I'd even have trouble describing it, as though "watery" itself is a flavor in this beer. Hops come in at the middle but are more pithy than anything, getting a little bracing in the finish, and somehow the malts aren't here to add any balance. I don't know what could have happened between the aroma and the flavor to get this.
The mouthfeel's not heinously light, though it is light. Crispness is consistent though gets a bit fizzy. It remains active the whole way, never going flat or watery, though it's nothing great.

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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 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 Brent
2.9/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pretty underwhelming. Poured a bright copper with minimal head even on hard pour. Up front a bit tart, almost sour. No grain notes, but at the same time the hopping was reserved and bland. Finish was clean. I get the feeling the brewer relies more on the novelty of the name rather than the beer itself for sales.

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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 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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