Are We Having Fun Yet? | Hoof Hearted Brewing

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Are We Having Fun Yet?Are We Having Fun Yet?
Are We Having Fun Yet?Are We Having Fun Yet?

Brewed by:
Hoof Hearted Brewing
Ohio, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A light and crushy crushy pale for those who are looking to party down. Hopped with Falconers Flight and Australian Galaxy, we're showcasing our new favorite yeast strain formerly classified as a type of Brettanomyces. Since reclassified as a strain of Saccharomyces, it lends tropical fruit characteristics of mango and pineapple.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 124
Photo of zeff80
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of citrus, grapefruit and sweet caramel. Sweet tropical fruit taste with sharp bitterness.

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Photo of Buck89
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass. A hazy pale yellow color with a modest white head. The aroma was Mosaic to me, with berry and tropical notes dominating and faint citrus in the background. Taste was more complex with oranges, strawberry, blueberry, and herbal/grassy flavors. A soft feel with sneaky soft bitterness if that makes sense. Overall flavorful but nothing popped - just OK.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on May 11, 2019. Brewed with Falconers Flight, Australian Galaxy and a strain of Saccharomyces. Notes of mango and pineapple.

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Photo of detpizzaboi
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2019 formulation, DDH with Belma, Citra, and Mosaic. Nice thick head that stays, nice lacing, really attractive bright orange/yellow, thick and hazy. Lemon, pastry, pine, soft tropical fruit, really nice carbonation, endlessly crushable.

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Photo of metter98
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly settled down, leaving lacing covering both the surface and the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of grapefruit and peaches are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of grapefruit and peaches, along with notes of floral hops. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite flavorful for an IPA and delivers lots of hop flavors without the body or bitterness of an IPA. It is quite drinkable.

Serving type: can

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Photo of XanaduBarnes
3.66/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Out of can from B'way Dive.

Super hazy pour. Orange, melon smell. Tastes of orange juice, grapefruit, less juice and fruitiness than expected. No flabbiness, no stay. In and out quick and easy to drink. Could put back several

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice beer. Never heard of the Ohio brewery before. Friend is in the biz and might explain how I tasted this here in Maine. Nice to,have friends in retail stores.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1 PINT can
Served in an oversized, stemless, wine glass

This beer pours yellow and turbid. It is topped with a couple inches of creamy, off white head that leaves some nice lacing.

The aroma is grapefruit and focuses on citrus.

The taste is more citrus than tropical fruit for me. I get a lot of grapefruit. The finish is bitter grapefruit.

Medium mouthfeel

This is a pretty flavorful pale ale.

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Photo of maximum12
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Bpfahl for this 16 oz. extra, with no canning date on it. C’mon, boys.

The pour is a clouded light yellow, & I find myself wondering about the last time I had more than one new “clear” IPA in a calendar month. Ribald bubbles. Nose of orange rind & lemon zest – spicy & tart. Interesting.

Are We Having Fun Yet? is certainly interesting. Very yeasty, following up the tart, lemon zest nose with more of the same up the tongue area. Orange, citrus, with a phantom of bitterness on the finish. Terrifically dry. The strength is the ease with which this glides down the throat, like an alcoholic vesion of K-Y Jelly.

Odd beer. I like category busting, but this is something else. Pretty good?

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Photo of Vidblain
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Curious beer - difficult to rate.

Are We Having Fun Yet pours a beautiful yellow-gold hue - it's fairly opaque, but doesn't have quite the insane haziness that so many other pales and IPAs boast these days. It's an attractive beer though! The nose is full of citrus and fruit.

There's something about a ripe fruity flavor to IPA that really doesn't do something for me. I like the pineapple in this, but the mango smells (and tastes) overripe. The texture also knocks a little off the score - it's strangely carbonated and tastes oddly thin as a result. It feels more like a sparkling water than a beer.

I've only had a couple of other Hoof Hearted pales/IPAs, but this wasn't my favorite. Everybody Wants Some is far more nuanced and tasty. I could imagine crushing a few Are We Having Fun Yet while fishing or camping - but it's not a beer I'd trade for.

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Photo of kevanb
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz can, batch #201704-2 written on the label, poured into a 14oz snifter glass. Reviewed live.

The beer pours a hazy golden straw color with a big, foamy, white head, great retention and excellent lace. The aroma is pleasant, tropical and piney hops, very fruity, dank, earthy and very musty in a way as it warms, floral and grassy, light grain, not the most fragrant beer, but inviting and pleasant. The flavors are nice, fruity and tropical with some citrus peel, earthy and dank bitterness grows nicely, grassy, a bit herbal, definitely has a touch of brett, HH claims the yeast is reclassified, but it definitely has some Brett character with a bit of light pale grain that lingers. The mouthfeel is nice, crisp, coating, lively, ample carbonation with a dry finish.

Verdict: A solid pale ale from Hoof Hearted, the Bretty character is a bit distracting, not quite as "juicy" and tropical as advertised, but definitely a bright and flavorful pale ale.

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Photo of NMA
4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can into oversized DFH snifter
approx 40 - 45 degrees

Anyone who has ever had HHB knows the Look..light, and hazy. Looks Delicious!

Huge aroma of Southern Hemisphere hops..Tropical and FRUITY!

Complex body, mouthfeel, and taste..again from the fruity hops but also some yeasty, fruity, and funky zing!

Smooth texture and very drinkable

I am definitely Having Fun Yet!
Wish I would have got more...oh well back to Taco Tantos!!

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Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy, light lemon-colored pour. Nose did not jump out right away, but as it warms there is a little peach and a little citrus. Nice subtle taste - quite a few thing going on here, but all in mild doses - a little pineapple, peach, and dank with a very slight bitter hop kick at the end that is very appropriate for this beer. Very clean, very smooth - could crush these all day. Very nice pale ale - I'm a fan.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can. Pours cloudy yellow with thick white head, fades slowly to a clump of suds, plenty lace. Ruby red grapefruit pulp aroma. Big citrusy grapefruit peel taste, finishes with some herbal notes. Medium soft mouthfeel. Very good brew here.

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Photo of pkalix
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

super fluffy, super white topping! like the other guy said, "thick yet watery". another was 'sherbet'. awesome! bitter hops. orange juice. pineapple. definitely vegetal. definitely interesting. i wonder why they are not on the 'legendary' scale like treehouse or trillium yet....?

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours out looking like the tiny canned grapefruit juice I used to get at the store for my grandma, with the exception of the light, pillowy, bright white head. Bitter hops and citrus rind hit me hard with the first sniff. That's exactly what was repeated upon first sip, but much more mild than I anticipated. Pretty dang tasty when it comes down to it.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one pours an absolutely atrocious and messy orange-ish/greenish color, so turbid, like a weird protein shake. It's super unappealing, honestly. There's a big 1.5 inch head, and lots of lacing.

Once you get by the appearance, this smells absolutely wonderful. Huge zesty grapefruit, pineapple, and mango, just an absurd aromatic juice bomb. There's a little bit of pine, and as it warms, a little bit of 'green" vegetal aroma.

The taste doesn't *quite* match up here, it finishes a little bit watery. It's super juicy up front though, with a very green bitterness, there's some chive, grass, and marijuana. It tastes pretty messy, and it's got a strange combination of thickness AND wateriness, which is very confusing.

This is medium bodied, pretty full up front, but watery on the finish. It's got a normal level of carbonation.

An interesting first beer from Hoof Hearted, it has some issues, but it's overall pretty enjoyable. The way it looks is just so bad, though.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I don't remember asking for extra pulp. Yet as the turbid austere of Hoof Hearted brewer's hoppy beer shifts to the pale ale, its heavy hop influence is felt. More in line with IPA than the classic American pale ale, this may be the only way that the style survives. Pale is dead, long live the pale!

Golden yet opaque, the muddy beer sheds a creamy white froth and a host of citrus and tropical aromas. Grapefruit, pineapple and under-ripened mango play on the now while a soft and biscuit sweet taste introduces to the initial palate, along with faint honey, caramel and confectioner's sweetness.

With the sweetness dissolving rapidly on the middle palate, it invites a hop onslaught to ensue. Pink grapefruit juices, orange juice, pineapple, mango and passionfruit provide a tropical fruit punch character with a bitter sherbet-like follow up. Citrus peel and tropical fruit rind give the final flavors a strong bitter balance with a tangy, tart character that shows how well the hops sell their citrus fruit with seemingly citric acid character.

Stemmy, leafy and slightly vegetal, the medium-bodied beer is supported with a cream sickle sweet and tart interplay. Drying hops and moderate alcohol is cooling to the palate, becoming almost minty while the bitter fruits provide a long-lasting grip on the gullet.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours out that extremely hazy Hoof look, but slightly paler than their IPAs/DIPAs.

Aroma is very citrus forward and tropical with orange, mango, pineapple and some peach.

Taste is also very citrus forward with grapefruit & orange and tropical with notes of pineapple, mango, peach and a bit of dankness and pine on the finish.

Very light bodied and super crushable. Very, very light bitterness which makes this extremely easy to drink.

Overall, not my favorite Hoof beer (doesn't quite explode in the flavor or aroma department like some of their beers do), but a really solid and well done Pale Ale perfect for the summer.

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Photo of CaptCleveland
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can from today's release poured into DFH chalice.

Completely opaque, lemon drop yellow elixir, thick two finger white head with vigorous pour, thick lacing rings.

Really nice aroma of grapefruit, tangerines, pine and subtle earth and grass.

The citrus predominates and the background flavors provide a nice boost and bitterness.

Nice medium body, well carbonated, juicy.

Well done, hop forward APA. My kind of brew with plenty of thick, juicy hops. Not sure why the turbidity turns people off.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This poured deep colors of apricot and saffron, with a medium fluffy head on draft the opening week at the brewpub. I'm finding the consistency issues with appearance to be really apparent with this one. For the most recent canned batch April 2016, this was pale cloudy yellow. However the appearance does not seem to have a great effect on the aroma and taste.

There is a big citrus grapefruit party celebrating dankness on the nose, which turns to sweet tart after a short while.

These come through well in flavor, but less prominently, with an addition of red apple and a faint hint of pine. There is also sort of habanero sting without the burn. I'm assuming this is the yeast strain contributing this spice characteristic, but I'm not sure. Again if you could take a habanero and remove the heat element, it's pretty close to that little extra flavor going on in the background here.

This is a really nice, refreshing beer.

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Photo of zimm421
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at the brewpub for opening weekend. It's their typical turbid appearance, with great citrus and tropical fruits throughout the aroma and aftertaste. This went down was very easily, and I wished I had ordered a larger pour.

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Photo of AlienSwineFlu
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a brewpub-exclusive for the grand opening of the 4th St. location (as of 02/13/2016- might be made again in the future). Hoof Hearted deemed this beer a "party pale." Super couldy and full of citrus fruit notes, it's a light pale ale very reminiscent of their famed IPAs.

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Are We Having Fun Yet? from Hoof Hearted Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 124 ratings