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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
Ranking:
#712
Reviews:
187
Ratings:
1,434
pDev:
8.9%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
189
Gots:
464
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,434 |  Reviews: 187
Photo of kaspar617
1/5  rDev -76.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Single handedly the worst IPA I've had other than Goose island. I'm from MA and support local but this is doo doo butter

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Photo of AGawinski
2.73/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Filabee
2.75/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of BillyDVT
2.84/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of gandhi-bot80
2.91/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BradMatton13
2.91/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

solid beer, could have been that fact that it was super hyped to me but i was disapointed

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Photo of Buffett
2.92/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Used to be so much better. Much more watered down aroma and flavor.

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Photo of fermentedbarley
2.94/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Yes the 'look' of the beer is good....but the taste is just fine.

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Photo of Enochase04
3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A little more on the malty side than I prefer. Just not for me

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Photo of Drpow696
3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of Sk8sean86
3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of drewburning25
3/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of chadwicktorres
3/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of gundys10
3/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of h0wdy
3.04/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Look: After pouring it into my glass there is a noticeable line of white head to it after a soft pour. The color to is a deep yellow or a soft hue of orange.
Smell: A subtle amount of orange to the smell and other then that it really lacked anything else.
Taste: Mostly grapefruit tasted here and there were notes of oranges as the beer went down the hatch.
Feeling: Goes down without any notes of alcohol in my mouth. This drink is too soft for my tastes.
Overall: This drink is truly the definition of an "average" beer to me.

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Photo of xerotime
3.11/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Peppercorn's served in a Sierra Nevada pint glass.

A - Pours a very cloudy medium orange with a solid 1 finger head that dissipated rather quickly but left nice lacing the whole way down.

S - The usual suspects of citrus and pine some light malt and yeast.

T - Firmly bitter with a large yeast bite. Not much in the way of hop flavor.

M - Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation

Overall a nice attempt at a West Coast style IPA but seems to me that it may have been rushed out of the brewery to have such a prominent yeasty flavor.

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Photo of maximum12
3.15/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to damienblack for this extra in a recent trade. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife as a change from the big, brutal, darkness we've been imbibing.

The pour is a hazed, hefe yellow, clear until the last 2-3 ounces came tumbling forth. Nose issues a memorandum of floral hops, bit of lemon, & a light & breezy sweetness.

Be Hoppy is a beer that's hard to pin to the mat. A lovely, dry hoppiness up front gives way to too much sweet malt in the background. Citrus, caramel, sugary sweetness vie for attention. There's an aspirin lilt in the aftertaste that dents the enjoyment. Dense & chewy for a regular old IPA, & I'm going to attribute that, fairly or not, to a hand too heavy on the malt. This weighs the tummy like a bruiser twice its weight; Darkness felt light by comparison. Half a bomber? If I must.

Bit of a letdown, this one is decent enough, but not a brew I'd feel compelled to run out & try again.

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Photo of Momack229
3.23/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of renaveg
3.32/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tracs
3.34/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: yellow. Active carbonation. Minimal head but decent lacing. S: good fresh hops, grassy and citrusy. T: very mild. Almost like an American Pilsner but with a hop finish. F: crisp. Very carbonated. O: a drinkable beer but not a great IPA. Very minimally hopped for today's standards. Maybe a good beer for people just starting to get into hoppy beers.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
3.37/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NEhophead
3.38/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 fl oz brown bottle served in a tumbler.

Bottled in August 2011.

Slightly cloudy, pale straw in color. A bit of noticeable carbonation. Dense, bright white foam of a head. Condensed and spotted lacing with good strength.

Bright pine and citrus hops; both seem to be a bit thin and a touch solvent-like. Some medicinal notes along with a moderate earthen must.

Lemon, lime, and pear citrus qualities up front; again, a bit thin in spots. Spruce and pine that overwhelm the palate which leads to an overpowering, bulky bitterness. Touches of peach and melon in the aftertaste, along with the bitterness.

Medium in body; thin in spots, but remarkably gritty. As with the taste, the texture is just out of balance.

Intensely hoppy; however, the various hops don't quite marry. Lacks a refined touch.

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Be Hoppy from Wormtown Brewery
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 1,434 ratings
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