Watermelon Wheat
Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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From:
Horny Goat Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
American Pale Wheat Beer
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
73
Avg:
3.12 | pDev: 18.59%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
146
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 28, 2018
Added:
Jul 04, 2012
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  35
SCORE
73
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Clear gold/orange color, a little less than medium body. Aroma is not overpowering but I could definitely make out the wheat and watermelon. Taste was very similar with the sheat,cracker,grain coming through first. If you sip it slowly the watermelon becomes very apparent. It was decent, would really like one after mowing the lawn or at a bbq
Jan 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.29 by HermitDan from New Jersey

Apr 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.52 by mmorris15 from Maine

Dec 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by MidwestBA from Illinois

Oct 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Jul 01, 2016
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

3.37/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a clear orange yellow with a medium-thin white head. Head retention is poor with a few drops of lacing left behind. Aroma is watermelon, biscuit malts, and wheat. Very weak and thin aroma. The flavor profile isn't too strong either, with notes of watermelon, wheat, and biscuit malt. The watermelon comes in a little stronger a few seconds after a sip, but nothing crazy. Mouth feel is thin and watery with some harshness in the carbonation. Overall, it's a decent beer. The watermelon is good in the flavor profile, but doesn't show up much in the aroma.

Served in a 12oz snifter.
Jun 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.13 by TroyE219 from Pennsylvania

Jun 10, 2016
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Reviewed by basaywhat from Illinois

1.78/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
12 oz can. Slightly hazy golden yellow pour with a small pure white head. Aroma is cooked vegetables and mild watermelon. Thinner palate. Taste is like biting into the rind of the watermelon. Not good.
May 08, 2016
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Reviewed by DJChaseTheBase from Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured out of a 12oz can into a pint. Had a great white head and excellent watermelon flavors. I only have one other watermelon wheat beer to compare this to and that's Hell or High and it's delicious. I like having this beer on a summer day.
Mar 08, 2016
 
Rated: 2.25 by LennyBound from Illinois

Oct 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.77 by crow from Illinois

Sep 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.43 by TheRuneBrigade from North Carolina

Sep 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by msg1865 from North Carolina

Aug 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by travis875 from Kentucky

Aug 22, 2015
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

2.61/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
DATE TASTED: August 14, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: 22 oz. Weizmann... OCCASION: watching The Hobbit as preparation for the school year... APPEARANCE: bright, misty, densely obscure orange body; head is off-white and thick at first, but settles to a few random slivers of uneven strands... AROMA: odd, funky notes that stray from the banana and clove promised... Instead, a sharp, cloying aroma that is musky and somewhat unpleasant... PALATE: fizzy, oily and smooth to the tongue; leaves the aftertaste that holds its dank citric warmth in the end... TASTE: the pineapple is bolstered by pear and apple, with mango and banana also lending service... the overall effect is flavorful, but the pineapple juice is almost crushing and obtrusive in its presence... OVERALL: the Laka Laka delivers it’s pineapple promise, and refreshes with a reasonable levity... Fruit beers are not my thing, and this leaves some rather blunt edges, but poolside, this beer might be in its element....
Aug 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by jpuetz from South Dakota

Aug 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.43 by WhiteHillsStore from Connecticut

Aug 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by tbryan5 from Louisiana

Jul 31, 2015
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Reviewed by Adamanton

3.54/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Bought this out of curiosity. Nice look and carbonation. Big thick fluffy head very little lacing. Smells great if you are into fruity beers. The taste was a lot better than I expected but it's still more of a novelty. Worth trying but I wouldn't go for a six pack.
Jul 18, 2015
 
Rated: 1.76 by simplicity from New Jersey

Jul 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.3 by FriedSlug from North Carolina

Jul 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.59 by Fargrow from Michigan

Jul 17, 2015
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Rated by Crtny208

2.88/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Ok beer- didn't really tast the watermelon
Jul 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona

Jul 15, 2015
 
Rated: 2.68 by corywalston from North Dakota

Jul 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.74 by aussiebeer from Illinois

Jul 09, 2015
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Rated by Amedlin18 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can had July 4 2015. Maybe a little sweet but great poolside beer
Jul 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.1 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Jul 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by bundy462 from Texas

Jun 27, 2015
 
Rated: 2.7 by McAfee85 from Kansas

Jun 27, 2015
 
Rated: 2.5 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Jun 07, 2015
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Rated by YetiMaas from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Great for what it was meant to be.....a summer beer.
May 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.06 by alcohline_trip from Pennsylvania

May 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.08 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

May 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by paulish from New York

Feb 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.17 by SackBlabbath from Kentucky

Feb 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by gordonj from Kansas

Dec 06, 2014
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Reviewed by hoptheology from South Dakota

3.63/5  rDev +16.3%
I saw this can in a singles cooler and I COULD NOT RESIST. That led to a whole six pack of different brews and I was getting short on the ones I hadn't reviewed yet, so that was a good thing.

Appearance (4) : This beer pours a frothy, fluffy 3 fingered head, stark white in appearance. The body is a slightly hazy but mostly clear honey blonde color. Head retention is good with about 2 fingers remaining after the first minute.

Aroma (4.25) : This reminds me of some of the beers I got from the west coast. Truly a nice craft smell with some light and airy qualities. Sour, puckery hops, strawberry wheat, some honey, and fruit zest. I don't smell the watermelon, except for possibly a watermelon rind faintly. This truly is a beauty to smell. Bouquet is medium strength.

Taste (3.5) : Borders on the pale ale side of things, with a strong hop presence, and just the faintest hint of watery watermelon crispness on the finish. Within the body there's wheat, honey, and some sour sort of pucker, perhaps that's what they meant by "watermelon". If I had one gripe, I would tone down the hops a few notches.

Mouthfeel (3.75) : Creamy, lightly distorted, semi-dry with a hopped and ever so slightly sweet finish.

Overall (3.63) : I was expecting more from this. Hop heads, you'll enjoy this. I thought there was a bit too much hop and I was expecting a more malty wheat with a stronger watermelon presence. Not a cheer beer, mind you, but just something fruity and wheaty and well...I guess you can't have everything. It's good in its own right, but heavily hopped in my opinion.
Dec 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by RavenForBeer from Georgia

Nov 08, 2014
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.48/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
not a lot of watermelon beers out there, and even less good ones. while this isnt astounding, its pretty cool. clear, which surprises me, looks nice from the can with an inch of white head, but it only lasts a minute. color darker than expected for a basic wheat base (or so i thought). the nose here is off a little, more rind than watermelon flesh, the can says it was made with the juice of the watermelon, but it doesnt come through in the nose. some honey does though, not sure where that comes from, but it smells like honey queen from sam adams. the nose instead is a sweet weirdly almost composting fruitiness, i definitely get the wheat too. the flavor is better, with the watermelon being there all the way though, not just in the finish, and not too much, its just an accent flavor. problem is, the base beer isnt all that compelling to me. clean and brightly carbonated though, and it feels pretty satisfying as a summer drink if you like the flavor. i dont love it, but i dont hate it either.
Oct 29, 2014
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