Be Hoppy
Wormtown Brewery

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Wormtown Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #61
Ranked #1,970
4.25 | pDev: 9.18%
May 11, 2022
Apr 01, 2010
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Notes: 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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4.11 by bw2000 from Texas on May 11, 2022
5 by doctorgary from New York on Apr 04, 2022
4.27 by Sinister from New York on Mar 26, 2022
4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Jan 23, 2022
5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Jan 04, 2022
3.92 by hreb from Washington on Dec 06, 2021
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3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours a frosty golden-yellow with one finger of dense, white foam. Great lacing. Aroma is pine, resin, earthy hops with a bitter, piercing bite at the end. Old school IPA hop aroma. Flavor profile is resin, pine, earthy hops and biscuity, bready malts. Hops are the focal point, but shy enough to give the malt some play. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a crisp texture. Overall, old school hop profile with a bitter bite.


Nov 05, 2021
3 by jeschaefer from Texas on Nov 02, 2021
2.95 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania on Oct 13, 2021
4.16 by jdow117 from Ohio on Sep 13, 2021
3.75 by Noelito76 from New York on Sep 04, 2021
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3.09/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

This offer was a bit too bitter in style for me. Also seemed to miss craft depth for me, more commercial quality and thin on style. Might have gotten hold of sub-par batch as this one seems highly ranked.

Aug 18, 2021
4.16 by TonyStarks2231 from New York on Aug 06, 2021
4.18 by shelby415 from Oregon on Jul 15, 2021
3.83 by drunkenmess from Michigan on Jun 20, 2021
3.76 by socon67 from New York on Jun 14, 2021
3.31 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire on May 30, 2021
4.25 by LennyDercolo from Massachusetts on May 30, 2021
4.19 by Jcarriglio from Florida on May 04, 2021
4.19 by j37geogaddi from Massachusetts on Apr 22, 2021
4.6 by Bitburger from Vermont on Apr 18, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by mmontalto from Massachusetts

Honestly, seems like a typical IPA. Rather noticeable bitterness right off the first taste, grapefruit aromas and flavors. Decent aftertaste. Smell isn’t too impressive, but it’s something. Looks are average

Mar 19, 2021
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3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Imperishable_NEET from Massachusetts

Decent IPA you can get on tap at many bars. Tastes of grapefruit and... well, hops. No beating around the bush, it's an IPA and not for those who can't tolerate a little bitterness. Looks very cloudy in the glass, a medium yellow color, almost looks like apple juice but a little lighter. If you're looking for great hops Be Hoppy lives up to the name.

Jan 30, 2021
4.32 by Rainintheface from Massachusetts on Jan 04, 2021
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4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by sethmeister from New Hampshire

From can marked: PKG 12/08/20

Poured into my tulip glass this IPA is an ever so slightly hazed straw gold with a three finger cake-like off-white head. Excellent lacing - glass is fully paneled.

Scent is muddled tropical fruits, soap, grapefruit and a touch of pine.

Taste is tropical fruit with a sharp piney bitterness. Grapefruit. Pepper. Spicy hop notes. Nice stout bitterness. Malts are constrained to a light biscuity presence. Hops are clearly the focus here. Nice balance of sweet sticky tropical fruits and sharp pungent bitterness.

Mouth is oily and medium full.

Great IPA in what I'd consider the West Coast style.

Dec 29, 2020
3.54 by Sellen from Connecticut on Dec 07, 2020
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4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by far333 from Connecticut

Clear straw colored with a low head of white foam that quickly settles out flat. Low aroma of lemon and orange rind. Bright hoppy flavors right upfront, grapefruit and lemon, pine and tangerine. Assertive bitterness with mild biscuity malt on the side. Sparkling and tingly mouthfeel, warms the cheeks. Good beer, glad to see an IPA from New England that does the IPA style right.

Nov 27, 2020
4.5 by JFitz1 from Massachusetts on Nov 08, 2020
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1.88/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
by FishyBeer3 from Massachusetts

Smells like cat piss. Looks like cat piss. Tastes like an offbrand pineapple soda. Soda like feel

Oct 26, 2020
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3.05/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
by DD420 from Massachusetts

Canned (6/16/20)
Drank (9/30/20)

Not the freshest, drinking it cuz it was left in the fridge, not going to waste it. I could see the being the best or only IPA in a bad bar. Better than bud light atleast!!!

Oct 01, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by mnrider from Connecticut

1 Pint Black and Yellow Can (18 Days Fresh)

A: Pours bright golden clear color. one strong finger of white head. Very little visible carbonation. Little head retention with some pretty nice sticky lacing.

S: The aroma is weak. Grassy. Hops. Pine. Some citrus notes. Nice but could be stronger.

T/M: Bitter hops. Pine and herbal flavors. Spicy. Has a dry crisp feel. The hop bitterness lingers into the aftertaste with a bit of a sticky feel.

O: Very nice classic west coast style IPA. Nothing too spectacular and seems a little overrated. Still enjoyable and I always welcome bitter hop forward IPA’s. I’ll need to try it a little fresher.


Sep 30, 2020
4.4 by McSeal from Connecticut on Sep 19, 2020
3.97 by zachary_snackery from Massachusetts on Aug 30, 2020
4.21 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Aug 27, 2020
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4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

L: Bright, clear golden with a creamy white head on top that dissipates and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Big hops in the nose, pine, grapefruit, a touch of tropical fruit and some herbal/peppery spiciness.

T: Firm bitterness, moves into piney and citrusy hops with a peppery edge. THe malt is subdued and clean, so is the fermentation character.

F: Crisp, dry, and medium bodied. Excellent.

Overall: A very nice West-Coast Style IPA here on the east coast. If you are looking for a simple IPA with a complex hop character, this is the one.

Aug 25, 2020
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3.6/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Specialmick from Connecticut

Look...pale yellow hazy pils like
Smell... faint smell of hops, grassy, earthy, citrus, and peppery
Taste...sweet start to a colossal bitter. Definitive earth taste.
Feel...well carbonated. Prickly
Overall... pretty nice and fresh. A good beer but world class. Not even close for me.

Aug 23, 2020
4.15 by Casterbridge from Connecticut on Aug 22, 2020
3.75 by njbusa from New Jersey on Aug 15, 2020
4.19 by TripelMark from North Carolina on Aug 08, 2020
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4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by harrypowers from Massachusetts

October Update : Finally got a can to try. Pretty consistent with the fresh keg experience related below. Lighter in body than most IPAs. Low malt taste. Mild hop bitterness dominates. I will stick with my last ratings.

Update - Two weeks later. Back at the same place and had two more pints. It is clear that the last pour was from a near done keg. This time there was a nice fluffy head and more carbonation. Fresher and crisper too. My last ratings were 3.75, 4,4,4,4 for 3.99. I am upping them. Still need to try a can!

Had a couple of pints on draft tonight.

Poured a clear straw color and arrived with no head.

Smelled and tasted piney and hoppy. Nice crisp lightly bitter finish.

Medium body and light carbonation.

A pleasant standard non NE or west coast IPA.

P.S. Looking through the other reviews I notice that reviews on draft tastings seem to be less enthusiastic. Now I will have to find a can and check that out too.

Aug 02, 2020
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