Be Hoppy | Wormtown Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wormtown Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
wormtownbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by jmerloni on 04-01-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,406
Reviews:
182
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
Wants:
189
Gots:
452
For Trade:
3
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Photo of PaulJM
3.42/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of craigferraro
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ithacabaron
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a softly hazy, almost hefeweizen-like golden blonde. Small head settles down into a thin, laced cap. Very solid.

Aroma leaps out of the glass as soon as the can is cracked. A flash of green hop resin quickly disappears into a deep, funky papaya reek, with noes of under-ripe mango, jasmine, and rambutan. Lovely, tropical, floral. An instant trip to the tropics. You can see how New England brewing got from Harpoon IPA (clearly an inspiration/progenitor) to here.

Taste is more muted than the nose, focusing more on mango and the sweet, mellow flavor of tinned peaches in syrup. A little alcohol flashes through as the beer gets aerated. It is not obnoxious, but the alcohol becomes more prominent as it warms. A little mangosteen in there too, perhaps? This is a lush, smooooooooth, pillow-soft brew. Not getting the citrus advertised on the can, but who needs it? Nice hop burps too, as I drain the glass.

Mouthfeel is slightly softer than it could be, but still nice. Drinkability is hurt a little by the beer's mellow carbonation and alcohol content.

Overall, this is a very nice, very cool beer! A nice stylistic break from the West Coast IPAs I am used to. Would love to see what these folks could do with a session IPA. Once is enough for me, but a good purchase! Recommended.

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Photo of BearBrewing
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ntanner83
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurzman
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HamdenHector
3.77/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NorthEastWD
4.85/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gademost
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hrtl
3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeK89
3.59/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DBosco
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spoild
3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of illpass78
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pint on draft at Yard House in Boston.

Appearance: A mostly clear straw with almost no head. Some lace.

Aroma: Hops! Big hoppy, floral punch. Lots of citrus.

Taste: Follows nose. Citrusy and fruity with a huge hop presence. Tasty. Alcohol seems moderate; hops are not in any way moderate.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly drinkable for a big hoppy beer.

Overall: This IPA skates right up to the edge of tasting like dish soap and doesn't go over it. A big hoppy beast at an approachable ABV. Good stuff.

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Photo of American_Hawk
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dtm426
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

P- On draft at The New Tavern,in a pint glass.

L- Soapy white head that stands 1 finger tall,with good retention and sticky lacing.Hazy gold colored colored body,with moderate clarity.Light amount of carbonation.

S- On the nose I get pine and citrus hops,with sweet malt backing.

T- The Palate follows the nose,pine and citrus up front,and sweet malt with floral hops on the back.

F- Medium bodied with moderate amount oxidation on the tongue.Dry on the finish.

O- Very good IPA,I would drink this all the time.Definitely recommend this to hop heads.

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Photo of Wenzl
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of littlestevie14
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gowens18
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Be Hoppy from Wormtown Brewery
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