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Be Hoppy - Wormtown Brewing Co.

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848 Ratings
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Ratings: 848
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 168
Gots: 143 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Wormtown Brewing Co. 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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4/5  rDev -8%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of metter98
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color with some amber hues and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface.
S: Moderately strong aromas of fresh hops are present in the nose - pine resin and citrus stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, this is a very hop-forward beer that has a variety of hop flavors combined with a moderate to high amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer smelled and tasted very fresh; the bottle says it was brewed this month so it can't be more than two or three weeks old. It is a really bold IPA.

Note: Bottled May 2013

Photo of brentk56
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden color; the head was respectable and delivered the lacing goods

Smell: Grapefruit, tropical fruits and a hint of grassy elements

Taste: Just a hint of the biscuit and the hops take over, bringing grapefruit, pineapple and other tropical fruit flavors; after the swallow, there is an unexpected hint of grass that makes the beer a bit distinctive

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very fresh can and it shows; this is a really good West Coast style IPA that has a touch of individuality, to boot

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4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a really special brew here, truly fantastic. scored this near Amherst, lucky me. it pours a golden color, maybe a touch darker, brass I should say, with a thick lather just off white and lasting. the smell to me is german or Czech pilsener malts, and lager yeast, which I know this isn't, but man it seems like it. not groundbreaking, but the flavor is. huge falconer and simcoe hop throughout, lighter malt, pils for sure, and some crystal too I think, but this, as its namesake posits, is a hop forward brew. glorious profile of hops, something so many have attempted and so few have pulled off. this is really well done. best part is how light it drinks, medium body at most, and a real nice ale yeast cleaning it up. creamy feel, pillowy like a cloud or a bounce house, relaxed but assertive, I love this.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

On-tap 7/30/13 at Pour Farm Tavern in New Bedford, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a medium foamy off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a nice blend of floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong hops bitterness that is quickly followed by a lot of citrus and a caramel sweetness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent IPA to pound down for a long time.

Photo of Jason
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Kegatron
3.78/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear gold (with a bit of a coppery sheen to it), with a finger of bright-white foamy head. This retains with roughly a rich ½ finger or so of froth, which throws up a sudsy cascade of lacing that slowly drips down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells leafy, and a little flowery in the nose, with bright citrus undertones and definite herbal textures that work their way in as well. A touch of fresh pine and some tarter lemon character starts to emerge as this warms. Sweet neutral grains add some support underneath the hop flavors but it’s that fresh (and slightly earthy) bitterness in the nose that shines the brightest here.

The taste starts out similar, with vibrant and flavorful citrus flavors up front, but then bitterness and resins spread out into the mouth with a bit of a harsh and unrefined feel that carries itself into a fairly dry and piney finish. A biscuit-like sweetness from the malts and some softer tropical flavor (that strengthens as this warms) does hang on the edges of the profile and do their best to balance this (and even hang some light sugars in the finish) but there is a lot of aggressive to this, especially from those pine resins here. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with some sharpness on the edges of the feel that then gives way to more of a creamy slickness that rides down the middle of the tongue. There is a touch of warmth from the alcohol that adds some extra boldness to the hops but I can’t really say that it inhibits the drinkability of this in any way.

This one was a bit of a mixed bag for me. It had that type of bright and flavorful citrus flavors that I love to find in my hoppy beers but then also had some more overly aggressive character as well that really kept this from reaching that next level for me. If I had to pick though, I’d definitely say that there is more to like than dislike with this one though, as that combo of vibrant hops and easy drinking body left a favorable impression on me.

Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap @ Prezzo in Milford, MA.

A: Light 1 finger creamy head fades semi quickly over the semi clear golden orange slightly hazy beer. Also leaves a nice lacing.

N: A nice fresh hop aroma, with some pine, citrus, very light musty fresh hop, a little chewy hops, and touches of a malty base.

T: Again fresh musty hops hit first. It adds some citrus and pine, and quite a bit of tangerine, orange peel, and some grapefruit. A slight chewy hop with little malt too. Overall a pretty bitter and spicy hop presence. There's even a little hop oil. It's a nice hop character, not the best around, but done pretty well. With that is a touch of malty sweetness.

M: Medium to light with good carbonation.

F: Pretty bitter as it seems to ramp up quickly but hits a peak quickly as well. Pretty dry as well. It has a very citrus orange peel on the finish especially, almost like biting on an orange rind. Slight sticky syrup feel too somehow, with a fresh wort taste. With the slight fresh wort and heavy strong spicy bitterness I get the feel like I'm chewing on the trub at the bottom of the finished brew. A decent west coast style IPA brewed on the East Coast.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

Photo of MasterSki
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Greg (Reagan1984) for this one. Served in my Alchemist pint glass.

A - Voluminous eggshell foam with superb retention that eventually settles to a thick cap, leaving stray lace splotches. Slightly hazed golden apricot body with plenty of visible tiny bubbles. A tad lighter than most IPAs but quite attractive.

S - Smell is potent and dank, with plenty of sharp pine and pithy grapefruit, and perhaps a hint of tropical fruit. Light bready malt backdrop with just a kiss of sugar in the periphery.

T - The taste doesn't quite live up the promise of the aroma, although it's still quiet good. Plenty of bitter yet juicy citrus, light pine, hint of melon, and a fairly neutral malt backdrop that contributes a touch of sugar. A lot like the aroma, but without the same pop. Bitterness is at the lower end of moderate.

M - Smooth medium body, pleasant soft yet active carbonation, resinous finish. Could stand to be a tad drier, but otherwise, this has a really enjoyable texture that has some creamy hand-pump-esque elements to it.

D - I think this is the first good IPA I've had from Massachusetts (Hoponious Union doesn't count). I easily crushed 20oz of this, and used the last 2oz in the Middle Eastern hot sauce I was making. This would definitely be a go-to offering if I lived in Boston.

Photo of mdfb79
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 06/29/13 notes. On tap at Pico in Boston; served in a tulip.

a - Pours a hazy, bright yellow-golden color with two inches of bright white head and high carbonation evident. Leaves lots of lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of citrus hops, fruity malts, pine hops, grapefruits, fresh tropical fruits, floral hops, and some wheat. Nose is awesome...super fresh hops and fruits, and a ton of hops. Really like it.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, pine hops, grapefruit juice, fruity malts, wheat, grains, and some tropical fruits. Taste is good though less fruit overall, and more pine. Taste is moderately bitter.

m - Medium body low to moderate carbonation. Light bitterness but easy to drink the whole glass...could have had two.

o - Overall I thought this was a great IPA, and this is the best Wormtown beer I've had so far. The nose is awesome; tons of fresh hops and fruits. It's easy to drink and not too bitter; would definitely like to have this one again sometime.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of smcolw
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Large four-finger head. Light golden color and hazy. Plenty of ring lace with extensive web lace in between. A dome of froth is created as the head settles.

Grapefruit rind aroma. Light floral smell, but it is all hop.

Pale malt start. Strong bittering hop takes over quickly. The swallow is not harsh, but there's plenty of biting, peppery hop finish. The body is relatively thin for the style. Long aftertaste.

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4.16/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled May 2013

A: Pours a hazy medium golden yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation and some light orange + apricot highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy white head that reduces to a very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit hops with some very light notes of caramel malt sweetness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of caramel malts with moderate to strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit hops. The hop flavors are extremely fresh and that makes this beer a very enjoyable one. Moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish which lingers slightly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This beer is fairly well balanced without any malt sweetness coming through and just a touch of bitterness that lingers. The hop flavors are really fresh and really enjoyable. Definitely one I would be happy to have again...

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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

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Be Hoppy from Wormtown Brewing Co.
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