Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

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

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
96 Reviews
no score
Send samples
Horny Goat Hopped Up And HornyHorny Goat Hopped Up And Horny

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by KarlHungus on 04-21-2009

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 96 | Ratings: 336
Photo of bigfnjoe
1.8/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Poured from a bottle into a stemless wine glass

A- pours orange with a one finger white head that fades pretty quickly. Tons of sediment lingering in the beer as well. Looks like someone just went ahead and dumped some sand in there...lovely

S- very weak aroma of grassy hops. Completely a non-starter

T- there's some light piney flavor going on, with no real bitterness, citrus, or anything to justify this as a tasty beer

M- thin bodied

O- pass on this. "Hopped Up" must mean one ounce per barrel has opposed to the half ounce in their cream ale

 552 characters

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!

 556 characters

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.

 650 characters

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...

 607 characters

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.

 1,173 characters

Photo of wiscokid920
2.62/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured into 12oz pint glass

A- Clear Amber with a minuscule head which fades immediately.

S- Citrusy grapefruit and piney hops.

T- Lots of grapefruit flavors. Ends with a citrusy rind aftertaste.

M- Lots of carbonation. Light bodied beer with not a lot of substance to it. Oily/buttery coating that sticks to the palate.

O- Needs some revamping. A maltier backbone might bring some balance. Overall, I am not impressed.

 433 characters

Photo of Strix
2.25/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured a clear amber, not a fantastic head, disappeared leaving no trace.

A real buttery note to the smell, with grapefruit in the background.

Some grapefruit, but surrounded by butter, grass, and a musty finish.

Highly carbonated, yet mouthfeel somewhat thin.

This was just missing on all counts for me. I wasn't impressed.

 328 characters

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.

 585 characters

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.

 1,260 characters

Photo of RoamingGnome
2.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Served chilled.

A) Golden amber, with nearly a 2 finger white head. The head settled to a dusting. Good retention, spotty lacing.

S) Pale malts, grain, a bit grassy, and a little flower petal sweetness.

T) Quite bitter, but not over the top. Seems to lack balance. It has a lot of zest. There is an uncomfortable lingering citrus rind. I enjoy citrus zest and rind, but this is not done to my liking with this particular brew. It gets a little better with some warmth.

M) Light to a lighter medium body. This is well carbonated. It has a prickly rind coating. It sticks to everything, all the way to the back of the mouth, down your throat.

O) Disappointing is what I would say if my expectations were higher, but they were not, so really this was spot on. Overall, this was not an enjoyable APA. Sorry, I cannot recommend this beer.

 880 characters

Photo of jhartley
2.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed on July 4, 2012. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass. No date, no abv listed on bottle or label.
Poured a filtered golden boday with a very thin head, not eve 1/2 a finger and it dissipated quickly leaving no lacing. Smelled of a light hoppy aroma and a touch of malts. Very thin in taste and body, a low amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Very easy to drink, not much going on. Not an exceptional beer, needs more hops and malts to give it some more body.

 490 characters

Photo of hosehead83
3.03/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Bright, copper/gold in color, with a moderate head of bright white foam.
Aroma-Faint piney hops
Taste-Grassy hops with a strong bitter hop bite that lasts to the finish. Pretty much a one-trick pony here. Bitter hops and not much else. Meh.

 295 characters

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.

 900 characters

Photo of jimmah120
2.24/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle into pilsner glass, almost didn't buy because of the corny name.

Look is a brownish orange-amber with a small head that fades to a ring. Smell is mostly plastic. Don't know what happened here- there are cascade hops, but behind alcohol and an offensive plastic smell. Taste is underwhelming as well, hops are dull and medicinal, malt is roasted and enjoyable, but muted.

Weak, should have followed my instinct and avoided.

 437 characters

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.

 742 characters

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.

 605 characters

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.05/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - bright copper color with a white head that faded to a thin layer leaving a few thin trails of lacing.

S - floral and earthy.

T - bitterness upfront is met by a shot of malt before going citrus rind bitter on the finish.

F - medium bodied with a smooth, easy drinking feel.

O - on par for a APA but I would have rated lower if this was listed as a IPA.

 405 characters

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

 365 characters

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.

 747 characters

Photo of thecheapies
3.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Light amber in color with a humble half-inch head that doesn't want to lace as much, but I'm still getting some. Heavy pour hurt the chances. 3.0

Not much of a hop aroma on this one. Some small-time citrus and pine notes that drown in a sweet biscuity malt. Unimpressive. 2.5

Bitter pine bite at the beginning is nice. The pale malts are drier and more attenuated. Leafy tea-like hops finish out the flavor. Some showy bittering hops. 3.5

Pretty drinkable. Carb is spot on, and the body is meaty enough. 4.0

This is clean and easy-going, but a little off-centered for what it is. Such a disappointment in the nose. Taste-wise, it's decent. 3.0

 647 characters

Photo of KajII
2.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

[Best served in a Shaker glass]

The pour was a clear medium orange with a yellow hue and an average sized (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that lasted a little while and had some excellent sheets of lace.

The aroma was almost non-existent, but a tiny bit did happen to come through. It was of a light straw malt and a mild floral hop with a note of caramel and a hint of citrus (grapefruit).

The taste was mildly sweet and a little thin with a hint of caramel in the beginning and finished with a light bitterness and had just a touch of citrus at the end. The flavor faded quickly and was gone in a matter of seconds.

Mouthfeel was extremely light in body and quite watery in texture with a fizzy carbonation.

Overall this brew is super light in taste and body and does not offer much more than being a thirst quencher...

 829 characters

Photo of Dodo2step
3.13/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

P- Thanks to my buddy Matt for this brew.

A- a light clear amber color with minimal head and cylindrical lacing.

S- bready floral citrus hoppiness. Caramel malts come out faintly but they are hidden.

F- Hoppy floral flavor with bready/caramel maltiness. Not bad but not good.

M- light bodied but the flavors dont mesh as well i was would hope for the APA.

O-It tends to become more watered down as a i progress through the beer but it is a nice APA.

 454 characters

Photo of keethrax
3.13/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured a nice amber color. Head was moderate in quantity, nice and creamy and reasonably long lived. Lacing was minimal.

Smell: Caramel, bread and a hit of floral hops.

Taste: More caramel malt with a biscuity finish. Some hope flavor up front and a bit, but not a lot of lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium, decent carbonation.

Overall: This was a tough one to rate. IT was a decent beer in the end, but it was nothing like my expectations based on the name. I was expecting a moderate to highly hopped paleish ale, and instead got a more malty, less hoppy amber... Rated against expectations it would probably lose a point to half a point on smell and taste. I instead rated it more on the style it seems to be trying to be.

 767 characters

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.

 450 characters

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.

 354 characters

Horny Goat Hopped Up And Horny from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
2.92 out of 5 based on 336 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer Fest® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!