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Hopulence American Double I.P.A. - Wormtown Brewery

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Hopulence American Double I.P.A.Hopulence American Double I.P.A.

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Ratings: 349
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 21
Gots: 45 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Wormtown Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 04-24-2012

100 IBUs, hopped with Horizon, Summit, and Amarillo hops plus other hops in small quantities.
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Ratings: 349 | Reviews: 51
Reviews by puboflyons:
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3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle. April 2014 batch. Sampled on May 25, 2014.

A slightly cloudy orange-copper pour under a two inch white foamy head that slowly settles back but never dissipates entirely.

Some DIPA'a can be explosive with floral and piney hops but that is not the case here. Oh, certainly I am picking up at least one of the 9 hops they use to brew this beer, but overall the toasted biscuits and yeast are just as predominant.

The body is around medium but also smooth and drinkable.

Resiny, mildly bitter flavor but also room to catch the toasted biscuit malts. Thoroughly enjoyable.

More User Reviews:
Photo of ExtraStout
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap, in a snifter, at Perrercorn's next to the brewery. Somebody added this beer to this website stating it is 100 I.B.U.'s but it is 120 I.B.U.'s and 8.5% A.B.V.

Brewed with an abundance of hops. Emphasizing Amarillo, Horizon, Summit, and Glacier hops with support from 5 other American varieties. Hops were added in every conceivable part of the brewing process. Whole leaf in the mash, hop forwarded (lautered through whole cones), hop backed, first wort hopped, kettle hopped with pellets and extract, and dry hopped in the fermenter and brite tanks.

I was expecting it to be overwhelming but it was pretty well balanced. Certainly citrusy, with a short lasting white head, it was your standard orange/copper color. The alcohol was well hidden and the body was more thin than I would have thought. But overall, a very good offering of the style.

Photo of SmellTheGluv
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of tigg924
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, medium carbonation, dark-copper in color, cloudy

Smell: citrus fruits, pineapple, pine

Taste: very citrusy: pineapple, and grapefruit blend well with a nice malty backbone. Touch of pine.

Mouthfeel: medium body, sweet with a bitter middle and end, moderate carbonation

Overall: Not as hoppy and bitter as I would have thought. This is actually a well balanced beer with a good deal of citrus taste. A good imperial IPA, but there are others I would turn to first.

Photo of ccurrid
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of far333
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Orangey honey colored and slightly hazed with a thick and frothy, lumpy head of white foam that settles out slowly, leaving thick sheets up the sides of the glass. Big aroma of grapefruit and tangerine, hints of pine.

Big citrusy flavors right upfront, grapefruit rind, pine tangerine, and orange pith. Citrus stays long and heavy on the pallet. Honey malt rides beneath, but the hops really dominate.

Even mouthfeel, slightly tannic, finishes tingly. Really good beer overall. Only criticism is that the use of many hop varieties and adding them at every possible step in the brew process creates an onslaught of hop power that can be a bit one-dimensional. But that onslaught can also be pretty tasty.

Photo of HopAttack3
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of ipc2000
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of schinebd
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of NYCDE
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hey! First review, bear with me.

Wormtown struck gold on this one. Picked it up in Somerville, MA at the great Downtown Wine and Spirits. (Home of a huge host of fantastic beers.)

Just popped it open.
The nose is just fantastic. Citrus, hops, and bright fruit on the nose.
Taste: Heavenly. Bright, acidic, hoppy, smooth, and bold on all parts of the tongue. The beer actually opened up like a wine as we drank it. It seemed to get smoother and smoother as we went.
It's got a ton of hop character, but is still an incredibly refreshing and easy to drink beer.

I loved it. I'll be on the look out for it again.

Photo of seakayak
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of jbh26
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of RAlmeida77
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Radmeat
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

look- dense honey, (after sitting- pale orange )

smell- delicious piney hops, ripe citrus fruit, not overly boozy despite 8.5 %, after a bit of sitting, there is a malty something backbone, not too strong but not missed. I don't mean this in a negative way but the smell reminds me of something damp

Taste- nice and eventful experience, bold flavor that lasts more than 12-18 seconds in waves, when fresh I got hints of citrus but on top of the usual grapefruit (which was a nicer less intense version of the concentrated fruit)

feel- initial bold intro to flavor on the full mouth, especially back roof and flat of tongue tingling. plenty of fun to drink

overall- tasty, would recommend trying

also the description says 100 IBUs but the beer says 120+

Photo of alexbutler
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Beautiful orange/peach coloring to the body, with a nice, thick head. The coloring reminds me of those Haribo Gummi peaches. After a few sips, the lacing became quite pronounced.

S - Wow. The label boasts "Hops were addd in every conceivable part of the brewing process" and it sure does smell like it. Very fruity, like mango and strawberries give the aroma a huge boost.

T - Very impressive double IPA right here... there's a sweetness here that mixes well with the hops and gives it a significant fruit flavor. Vanilla tones, too.

M - THe sugariness stays with you, but overall balance of hops is very well done.

O - Get ready for a great IPA here, and if you're on the hunt for one with a fruity edge, look no further. I really enjoyed this beer and would recommend it to any fan of double IPAs.

Photo of tenacioustomato
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Brewsephus
4.81/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22oz. poured into a Shaker Pint. Bottled in April 2013.

A- Straw hay color, almost clear, slightly hazy, thick 2 finger white head that lasts a while.

S- Massive amounts of grapefruit, tropical fruit, and even a good amount of guava. Intoxicating.

T- Piney, more tropical fruit, not as much grapefruit as on the nose, a little pineapple in the finish. Very nice bitter backbone, stands up to the intense aroma and fruit forward flavor. Not much other than base malt in the flavor. Alcohol is very elusive. Scary at 8.5%.

M- Refreshing, resinous, bubbly, crisp. Everything I love about DIPAs.

O- I love the Wormtown "Be Hoppy" IPA, and I had high hopes for this beer as well. Let me tell you; I was blown away by this. What a fantastic hop offering to the gods. Great beer, great flavor!

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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Hopulence American Double I.P.A. from Wormtown Brewery
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