Be Hoppy - Wormtown Brewery

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125 Reviews
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Reviews: 125
Hads: 1,015
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.2%
Wants: 193
Gots: 233 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Wormtown Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jmerloni on 04-01-2010

2010: Growler fills and taps only.
2011: Growler fills, taps, and 22oz bottles.
2012: Growler fills, taps, and 22oz bottles.
2013: Growler fills, taps, and 22oz bottles. A 60 case (360 4-packs) trial run of 16oz cans was released brewery only on September 18. Due to success, canning to begin in 2014.
2014: Growler fills, taps, 22oz bottles, and 4 pack 16oz cans.
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Photo of Apellonious
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can dated 7/2/2015 poured into a Guinness pint glass.

A - Golden yellow/orange, cloudy, with a one finger head that moves to quick lace.

S - Grapefruit, hops. Pine variety.

T - Follows the nose. Pine dominates. Some toasted grains, malt balance.

M - Carbonation a tad above medium, heft is solid.

O - A well put together IPA. Solid in every department. (370 characters)

Photo of EPS
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The perfect hoppy ale. Golden in color but perfect balance. Plenty of citrus hops and sparkle AND body. Love that we can get it at a local place on tap. (152 characters)

Photo of CHickman
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Lord Hobo, pours clear yellow gold color with a 1 finger thick foamy head that faded slowly and left incredible lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down.

Smells and tastes of dry floral hops, weed, grapefruit, tangerine, graham cracker, wheat bread crust, citrus hops, honey, light piney hops and toasted grains. Nice balance and a strong hoppy sweetness, but the hops were not so incredibly fresh or bold to list this as "outstanding" per the rest of the BeerAdvocate reviews. It's a good solid IPA, but just well above average in every way IMO. (567 characters)

Photo of cosmicevan
3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

canned 5/13 (a month and a week). poured into a willie becher. brew has a semi transparent golden yellow w a frothy cap that hung out for a while. tons of visible carb. nose is nice subtle citric hop. fruity and sweet. much more aggressive and bitter on the taste. a bit chewy. nice but I don't see what all the hub bub is about. bitter ipa with sine citric note on the.hop profile (381 characters)

Photo of BradMacMullin
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I am supposed to be working, but I got bored and came over to Summer Shack. They finally have a good beer selection. This Be Hoppy surprised me at how good it is. Nicely hopped and very refreshing. I have to go back and speak to auditors so I am hoping this beer is 12% or 13% ABV. Good stuff - will make this a go to (322 characters)

Photo of calitrie1486
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank a can of this after I had a bomber of hopulence. Not sure if that had anything to do with it but did not love this beer at all. It is definitely a good beer but in the grand scheme of whats out there I did not find this to be up there with the tree house IPA'S or the heady's, SOS, 2nd fiddle, pliny. . . Just didn't live up to the hype for me. Overall solid but not great! (379 characters)

Photo of MA_hops
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a popular beer seen on draft throughout MA, it usually is the best choice available and frankly if you see it on the shelves at a store you better buy it! Hops galore with some grapefruit citrus. Has a dry finish with some slight bitterness. This is a classic MA beer! (276 characters)

Photo of Phillip13
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A great IPA. It has the perfect taste for a IPA it allows you to tastes the hops but not overwelm you with the perfect smooth and bitter finish. A very drinkable beer. Enjoy! (174 characters)

Photo of doomXsaloon
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 4/9, so 20 days old..really good, very aggressive bittering! Nice! But somewhat lacking on aroma...
100 from the Bros.? Wow.
Big impression, tho, almost comes off as a DIPA... (186 characters)

Photo of anteatr23
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours pale and golden with lots of head. Smells like pine and hops, with some hints of citrus. Tastes bitter, crisp, dry and very hoppy. Just a real IPA, that isn't disguising hops in any way. This is a great beer. (218 characters)

Photo of ThickNStout
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can from 7Sport (many thanks, I'd been wanting to try this). Canned 3/2/15. Served in a goblet.

Pours a brilliant clear golden yellow with a three finger stack of white bubbles. Pillows remain, leaving copious sheets of beautiful lace.

Bright citrus aroms dominate. Orange and grapefruit with a hint of honey-like sweetness. This is one I can't stop myself from returning to smell repeatedly throughout my enjoyment of the glass

Citrus continues to be a big part of the hop flavors but there is much more than that. Graprfruit, orange peel, mild pine, slightly floral, lemon zest, mild earth, faint cracker and hints of pepper. This is bitter and hoppy in almost all the right ways and has virtually no real alcohol precense. Incredibly easy to drink.

Crisp, fairly light body with moderate carbonation. Just a touch too dry for my preference but still quite good. Citrus zest and mild pine create a lingering, bitter, hoppy finish.

Be Hoppy may not hit every aspect perfectly for what I look for but is certainly in the upper echelon of IPAs. Bright and crisp with hops a-plenty. I'm glad that I got to try it. (1,125 characters)

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I was able to score a fresh 4 pack that was canned on 4/9/15 and I can't emphasize how amazing this beer is when its fresh.
A: Somewhat hazy with a golden copper like color with a foamy white head.
S: Smells very piney with mild citrus notes.
T: Mild bitterness, piney notes, has a nice dry, hoppy finish. The citrus notes seem to pop in my mouth...so much flavor!
M: Mild to medium amount of carbonation. Has a nice body to it as the hops definitely tingle the mouth.
O: Overall, having this beer fresh is a real treat. The hops pop in your mouth combined with juicy citrus notes...fantastic!! (594 characters)

Photo of vfgccp
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Special thanks to Maverick74 for the great extras

A - Hazy wheat gold body with a fuzzy white head. Ok retention and lace.

S - OK nose. Orange, yeast cake, white bread, grapefruit pith, and just a touch of soft bitter fresh cut flowers.

T - Soft bready backbone with woody and herbal hop overtones. Dry and well balanced.

M - Smooth, medium frame. Par carbonation.

O - A really nice, highly drinkable IPA. Smooth and well balanced. (445 characters)

Photo of meefmoff
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at a not particularly great sports bar. A very solid beer but not quite the aromatic, citrusy VT style monster that I was expecting. May need to try it again with style expectations more on track. (205 characters)

Photo of brother_rebus
3.77/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly less hazy than they make it out to be. Fuity citrus taste with a mild hop bite and moderate maltyness. Has a rolling finish like Hop Ranch with the aromatics and tropical fruityness of JaiAlai. Overall a good beer. (223 characters)

Photo of stonermouse
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A big score at Charles street liquors in Boston. Thanks! Poured into a Sam Adams glass, as there is no huge demand to "drink from the can!" like a Heady pounder.

Gorgeous beer. Straw, hazy, perfect head and super sticky lacing. Perfect.

Aroma is mild but pleasant. Melon and pineapple sweetness. Nice.

Great flavor. All subtle flavors due to the relatively low abv. But what it lacks in umph it makes up with complexity and cleanliness. I try to avoid this comparison in hoppy beers, but the profile really is like a light Heady. Smooth melon, a touch of grassiness, touch of lemon. Really wonderful.

So clean. The most pleasant flavors stick in the finish.

What a great beer. Boy I hope we see this on a larger scale soon. I'd go to this sucker all summer long. Love the pounder format for a 6.5 beer too. (827 characters)

Photo of BeerMagistrate
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I tried this beer on draft at a bar in the summer BEFORE knowing any of the hype... and my eyes went wide after the first sip.

Every sip after that, I kept exclaiming to people at the table how good this beer was. For me, it was the kind of beer I've always been looking for. I'm really into IPAs, but I too often feel like they go overboard with the hops, rendering the beer skunky and hard to drink. This beer on the other hand had the perfect level of flavor, but was also extremely drinkable and refreshing. Medium bodied, crisp, and the aftertaste was just pure joy. Had a very very slight hint of grapefruit which made it great for warm weather.

Probably my all time favorite beer, and again, I decided that after the first sip BEFORE even having a clue about the hype. (777 characters)

Photo of Flounder57
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a hazy pale yellow orange color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Tropical, lemony, grassy, citrus, herbal, and spicy hop aroma followed by pale, caramel, bready, and toasted malts.

Taste: Awesome hop flavor and balanced malts in the rear. Super light tingly bitterness too.

Mouthfeel: Really smooth, light tingly bitterness, very refreshing, tasty, medium bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: As good as it gets from the East Coast and readily available. Each year it becomes easier to find and in my personal opinion still maintains its qualities that w ed we all look for. I always look forward to having this beer again. (876 characters)

Photo of Blksab99
4.91/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16oz can poured into a weizen glass
Awesome translucent golden color with one finger pillow like head; leaves nice lacing throughout.
Smells of fruit citrus hops up front. Taste follows suit but backed nicely with enough malt to not be overly bitter. Finishes sweet mixed with a lingering hop bitterness to be expected from a hop forward IPA. I love this IPA and buy it whenever I see it. Definitely in my top 3 IPA's made in MA right now. (441 characters)

Photo of mdr4669
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Nice opaque golden color with about of finger of head after being poured into my Hill Farmstead Belgian Stemware. Smells of citrus forward hops, and the taste mirrors the scent. Very creamy body with a super smooth finish. It's been about a year since I've had this last, and I forgot how much I enjoy it, def. one of Massachusetts top 5 IPA's. (344 characters)

Photo of WunderLlama
3.87/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a 12oz glass

Hazy yellow, some carbonation, dense, fluffy, one finger white foam cap

Aroma of citrus and pine hops

Bitter notes on the first sip on the front of the tongue. Bitter again, second sip. I am nog getting the flavor notes. Sharp aftertaste that quickly fades. Good sudsing.

Very bitter beer, not getting the flavor notes (353 characters)

Photo of Fernans
4.86/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Here's an IPA that his all the right notes. Nice hop nose. Super solid, hoppy taste. Balanced mouthfeel. Long, but not overpowering finish. Weekday any IPA should be. Cheers! (180 characters)

Photo of Erockruns
4.65/5  rDev +8.9%

Golden orange in color with what is a very near perfect citrus-hoppy blast of fragrance upon pouring in the glass. So well balanced that it pushes towards the top of the class. A nice resin strong finish; more firm and less bright than some of the superstars in this class (Ex: Heady). This is an excellent beer and reminds me of Fiddlehead with less malt......which is my preference. Well done. (400 characters)

Photo of scotorum
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

No canning date info seen, but the can design is different from their last batch, so I'm assuming it is no more than two weeks old. Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Tree House tulip.

a: Hazy dark gold with a finger thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and spotty and patchy lacing.,

s: Citrus and pine.

t: Citrus and pine resin up front over a medium bready malt base. Bitterness dissipates rather quickly on the tongue but builds in the mouth generally. Lightly bitter finish. later, grassy notes appear and citrus reappears slightly.

m: Medium with good body and lots of carbonation tingle.

o; A tasty and fairly easy-drinking IPA, exceptional for the "single" IPA genre in that it tastes like a Double (69+ IBU's is high for a single) while staying under 7% ABV. This is supposed to be from a new batch just canned within the past week or two, and it does have some fresh beer character to it. Ultimately I was hoping for more citrus and less resin flavor throughout, but the grassy notes remind you they loaded this sucker with hops, and that makes it vaguely reminiscent of Heady Topper. (1,113 characters)

Photo of HopBomb515
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brilliant pale gold hue with a small white head that fades to a ring and laces the glass in thin ribbons and dots all the way down. Aromas of biscuit breadlines and cake batter meet with floral, mint, earthy and tropical notes. Taste is of big resinous hops. Citrus, mint, earthy, slightly tropical and a malty sweet backbone that stands well to balance the bitterness. Love the "balance" here where the malts keep it in check but the hops steal the show. Medium body, light carbonation, creamy feel and a semi dry finish. Very drinkable. Great IPA here. Perfect sweetness and bitterness plays with big hop flavors. Hopheads dream. (631 characters)

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Be Hoppy from Wormtown Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.