Be Hoppy
Wormtown Brewery

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Wormtown Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
American IPA
Ranked #66
Ranked #1,978
4.25 | pDev: 9.18%
Monday at 08:32 AM
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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Reviewed by KrakowBluegrass from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Be Hoppy is the most beautiful shade of gold I’ve seen on an IPA. I love the bitterness of this beer, which has an IBU of 70. It’s one of the most memorable tasting IPAs I’ve ever come across. I buy it at Rapid Liquors in Stoneham, MA, in pint-sized cans. If I were just going on taste alone, it would be my number one IPA. But drinking two of them on a single day is going to cause me a bit of gastric unhappiness, which is why I’m up at 3:30 AM writing a beer review. That I continue to drink it from time to time is a measure of my fondness for this wonderfully enticing creation from Wormtown Brewery.
Monday at 08:32 AM
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Served on tap in a 22 oz glass
Appearance – The beer is served a clear golden color with a small head of white foam. The head fades rather fast leaving lots of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a tropical fruit smell mixed with aromas of tangerine and grapefruit. Along with these smells comes a pine hop and a bit of earthiness.
Taste – The taste follows the nose fairly well, with a crisp cracker and bready malt flavor that is paired with some light tangerine and pineapple sweetness. At the same time there is a dc=ecent showing of a grapefruit hop. As the taste advances more grapefruit comes to the tongue, while the sweet fades a touch. All the while some pine and earth join in, and leave one with a rather crisp and clean west coast-like hopped up flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is light to medium in thickness with a moderate carbonation level. For the crisp tastes and flavors, the feel is good and makes for a nice sipper.
Overall – A rather pleasant brew overall with a good flavor profile. A good go to IPA.
May 04, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by KatieGregBeers from New Mexico

Apr 15, 2023
Rated: 3.92 by QuintusHorace from California

Mar 22, 2023
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Reviewed by ANIMOUL from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass; no birth date. Opaquish dark yellow with two fingers of foamy head; great retention. Bitter hops with subtle floral and citrus notes... not overpowering on either side. Very good.
Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 2.95 by JohnnyPHreak from Massachusetts

Mar 12, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Jan 21, 2023
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Reviewed by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
From a 16oz can dated 11/1/22 into a 12oz hotel glass.

Pours a translucent yellowish orange with about one finger of white head. Ok retention, great lacing.

Aroma is straight-up marijuana, dirt, pine and citrus rind. Like hanging out in a crawlspace.

Taste follows but stronger than the nose. Bitter pine and resin, grass and a touch of earth.

Sticky, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel. Strong bitter aftertaste. Low carbonation.

For a "smaller" abv IPA, this one knocks it out of the park. Very nice job, Wormtown!
Nov 24, 2022
Rated: 4.07 by Beer_Goblin from New York

Oct 28, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut

Sep 10, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Aug 01, 2022
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Reviewed by bullwinkle88 from Isle of Man

4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This beer was terrific. I had it at a restaurant and had to hunt it down. I will say the bitterness started to get to me by night five. It’s very bitter. But delicious and the head is creamy. I would definitely buy it again or grab it at the bar but I don’t think it’d be my nightly drinker. However it makes me want to try their other offerings. I lean toward a west coast IPA In preference and this was one of the better ones I had.
Jun 29, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by Mcb99d from Massachusetts

Jun 13, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jun 05, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by Vinylboy20 from New York

May 31, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by ovaltine from Indiana

May 24, 2022
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Reviewed by JJKBeerLvr from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a tap into pint glass in May 2022. I bought this at a restaurant/bar in NH.

Appearance: Light gold color with 2-finger white head. It is deep with a moderately hazy complexion, like many IPAs. Head is very thick, and it lasts a minute, leaving a small covering. There is a medium amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Strong aroma of hops, as well as some citrus, pine, and pineapple. The hops aroma dominates the other aromas.

Taste: Bitter taste from the hops with a moderate sweetness like citrus. There is more bitter edge and less citrus flavors than many other IPAs. Has a very nice after-taste that lasts a moderate amount of time. Overall a nice balance and very drinkable.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Average alcohol, which matches the 6.5% listed on their website.

This is a good IPA. It has a nice mix of citrus, hops, and other flavors, which makes it enjoyable. I like the overall balance, and would buy this again.
May 20, 2022
Rated: 4.11 by bw2000 from Texas

May 11, 2022
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Apr 04, 2022
Rated: 4.27 by Sinister from New York

Mar 26, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jan 23, 2022
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Jan 04, 2022
Rated: 3.92 by hreb from Washington

Dec 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 3 by jeschaefer from Texas

Nov 02, 2021
Rated: 2.95 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Oct 13, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by jdow117 from Ohio

Sep 13, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Noelito76 from New York

Sep 04, 2021
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Reviewed by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

3.09/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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
Rated: 4.16 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Aug 06, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jul 15, 2021
Rated: 3.83 by drunkenmess from Michigan

Jun 20, 2021
Rated: 3.76 by socon67 from New York

Jun 14, 2021
Rated: 3.31 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

May 30, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by LennyDercolo from Massachusetts

May 30, 2021
Rated: 4.19 by Jcarriglio from Florida

May 04, 2021
Rated: 4.19 by j37geogaddi from Massachusetts

Apr 22, 2021
Rated: 4.6 by Bitburger from Vermont

Apr 18, 2021
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Reviewed by mmontalto from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by Imperishable_NEET from Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
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