Be Hoppy | Wormtown Brewery

179 Reviews
Be HoppyBe Hoppy

Brewed by:
Wormtown Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

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.

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Reviews: 179 | Ratings: 1,383
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L- orange haze nice looking pour . At least two finger head and fantastic lacing .
S- Wow , smell is noticable right after can was opened, fresh/grassy/meadows . Can date 1/11/16 , I have another 4 pack dated 2/1/16 and will enjoy comparing differences.
T- slightly sweet, honey , citrus but not tropical, more bitter/dry.

I enjoy this beer as it offers sonething different in flavor each time I have it ,unique and refreshing , always excellent .
Highly recommended.

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Photo of Dopen993
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can poured into tulip glass. 1/11/16. Don't worry.

L. Dark orange, golden with tons of haze. 2 finger white, thick, head. With nice thick lacing.
S. Nice hops, citrus and pine up front. A touch of tropical fruit with the citrus. A good amount of lemon.
T. Lots of bitterness, citrus and pine. Nice, clean finish.
F. Medium to medium light mouthfeel with good carbonation.

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Photo of kalosjakar
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden colored, slightly cloudy.
Citrus and pine aroma.
Taste is similar with a bit of bitterness in the finish.
Very good beer which I see myself buying again.

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Photo of beantown_hopster
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at... my house! Yes, we have Be Hoppy on tap in our kegerator, it's the only beer in the past two years we've repeated as a pony keg lasts us a couple months at least. It is a great beer but I've never officially reviewed it so here goes.

Pours a light golden with a decent, two finger head, settling to a nice film. The smell is more floral, not as juicy as some IPAs I've been binging on over the holidays, or as resin, more like grassy and fresh. The taste is crisp, grapefruit and hop heavy, especially with the bitter/dry back end. The mouth feel is heavy for an IPA for me which makes it not quite as session-worthy as some other IPAs, though I don't think being session worthy is it's intent. It's intent is to be delicious, and that it is.

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Photo of Duhast500
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a IPA glass.

The color is a clear yellow/gold color with two fingers of thick foamy head and lots of thin webbie lacing left on the glass.

The smell is very perfumy with a great floral aroma. There is some slight grassy aroma here in the nose that is filled with hints of pollen. There is some sweetness coming out with aromas of pear and apple to tops things off.

The taste is sweet at first with some slight pear flavor mixed with a hint of pine. A tangerine flavor comes out in the middle and tea leaf flavor begins to mix into the background. There are hints of berries come out before a tangy light bitterness punctuates at the end.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied with a nice drinkable feel to. There is bitterness here but it softened by a juicy flavor that shadow it and camouflages the bitterness before it can build and take hold on the palette.

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Photo of sandsonik
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - slightly hazy, golden yellow with little head retention but a lot of lacing
Smell- intensely hoppy and piney from the first moment I cracked the can open. Much more piney/grassy than citrusy.
Taste - but there is a hint of citrus in the taste. Still, this isn't a juicy, fruity IPA. Hop forward, but not aggressively so. Crisp, pleasant, peppery finish.
Feel - nicely carbonated.
Overall - an easy to drink, not too bitter IPA that will give hopheads their fix without turning off the hop-shy. Somehow it felt more refreshing than the typical IPA, sort of a bridge between a lawn mowing pils and a hoppy IPA. Not world-class, but definitely solid and appealing. Would definitely drink again. I'd say it was a good crushable session IPA but I found the alcohol snuck up on me quickly! Really only 6.5%?

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

Bottle shared at the Christmas party, thanks to whoever brought it.
Lightly hazy light golden. Earthy pine and citrus aroma and flavor. Better than I expected, might have to check out more from this brewery!

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Alberto's Pub in Norton, MA.

This one pours a slightly hazy lucid orange color, with a foamy one inch head, and a rings of lacing down the glass.

This smells pretty great, orange, pineapple, and grapefruit, with a fairly resiny aroma as well.

There's not a whole lot of malt character to this one, it's all fresh citrusy hops. It's got a really deep and long lasting citrus flavor to this, candied orange, some pineapple and mango, with a very resiny and intense finish. This is super bold and really quite wonderful tasting.

This has a very, very juicy mouthfeel, with a nice crispness, and a moderate level of carbonation.

Overall, a super enjoyable beverage that I hope to find again some day.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a translucent golden hue. This wasn't an aggressive pour, but there is good head retention. Some flowery passion fruit and mango in the aroma. After some initial malt sweetness, there is a really nice earthy grapefruit peel bitterness. Be Hoppy has a very nice mouthfeel, effervescent enough to bring out all of the characters. A really terrific IPA.

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Photo of Tracs
3.34/5  rDev -21%
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 emount91
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours a slightly hazy yellow color, carbonation seen going up the glass, white foamy head that dissipates quickly. smell is balanced: bitter hops and bready malts. taste is hop forward: big citrus and grass taste, followed by malt, but ends with a bitterness that can only be described as "hops" and not anything un-hop-related to compare it to. mouth feel is good, could use a tad more carbonation but I'm just being picky. very good beer, perfect for summer and being outside if you want something with a little more alcohol than a session.

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Photo of Rossaronie
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden color, smell is great and strong. Great flavor for a single IPA and it was extremely drinkable. Bought as a 16oz 4 pack. And loved the beer would love to have it again.

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Photo of brewme
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Live in Plymouth, MA, & had not seen this fine brew in over five years. Got a couple on draft at Gillette, which were delicious. Was pleasantly surprised to see a six pack of bottles at the packy near me today, $11. Very good, do not expect to see in bottles near me again anytime soon, but will get @ next Pats game.

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Photo of CTBeerBari
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this over this past weekend straight out the 12oz. Bottle. This had very nice honey malt notes up front and finished very hoppy, especially for an IPA not in the imperial/DIPA range. A truly unique flavor setup for an IPA and I'll be looking out for this one while in Western Mass.

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Photo of crotharagain
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding IPA. Pours a clear golden color with a minimal amount of foam. West coast hops aroma and taste, citrus background. Excellent mouthfeel and with a lighter ABV, I'd nominate this as a top 5 session IPA. Glad to have discovered this brewery.

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Photo of Roguer
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very attractive unfiltered golden-yellow brew, topped with a very nice snow white head with excellent retention.

Grainier and maltier than expected, both on the nose and the palate. Hops lean toward citrus, with perhaps just a hint of tropical juiciness.

Fairly - and surprisingly - thick mouthfeel for the ABV. I found that enjoyable, but I understand that many would prefer their IPAs to be lighter and easier.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Outstanding IPA. Pours a light, hazy gold with a moderate head that lingers. Nose of citrus, fruit and pine without any of the dank, juicy characteristics that portend an overbalanced hop-forward beer (which I also happen to love). Taste of mango, pineapple, lemon and orange gives way to a bready, slightly sweet malt middle and finishes with a nice bitterness. It's the finish that sets it apart - clean and crisp without a lingering stickiness. It's about as refreshing a full-bodied IPA you're gonna find. Really nice beer.

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Photo of Nicole15
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I get almost no aroma from this. Maybe it's because I've already had two treehouse beers that were heavy on the aroma so I have a skued expectation? It pours golded like straw with a fluffy white head. Faint lacing all the way down as you drink. The initial taste is pine with some grapefruit bitterness in the finish. Overall a solid IPA that's worth picking up.

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Photo of pagriley
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into snifter - super fresh (less than 2 weeks)

L - Pale golden with fluffy white head and some lacing
S - Grapefruit and tropical with a touch of dank
T - More piney on the palate, but still some dank tropical notes. Firmly bitter; a touch astringent
F - Light bodied and crisp with moderate carb

overall a very solid IPA - worth trying if you get the chance.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the Valley Brew Fest. Served in a sampler size glassware provided by the festival. The beer had a light amber-orange appearance with a decent head and some good lacing on the sides of the glassware. Really great and strong aromas of hops and bready, yeasty flavors. Could sense some grapefruit, oranges, and earthy tones to the smell as well. Really good flavoring with this beer thanks to a bitter hoppy taste mixed with citrus flavors and malts. Good carbonation and body that helps bring out the flavors to this IPA. Overall, this was a great IPA and a highlight to the brew fest I went to.

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Photo of mhs413
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I cannot be happier about this IPA that I stumbled upon. I saw a 4-pack in a store, did a quick check of some reviews and brought it home. I love the citrus notes and the hop balance.

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Photo of mrz200
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Review is based on recent bottle purchase. I had this on tap about a year ago and was underwhelmed. Got a 6 of bottles and now understand the hype. Delcicous, dank, and earthy IPA. Aired out and cold, this was fantastic.

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Photo of Beglane
4.87/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Although it is a clear brew, the difference between this and an adjunct beer becomes "clear" after the first smell. Tastes as good as it smells. And not too heavy on the ABV, so I appriciate that. Hits the smell, ABV and taste buds on 8 cylinders, I'm totally impressed on how well put together this IPS is.

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Photo of Flarol
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I am not an IPA expert, but when i go to a liquor store for a 6 pack IPA is what i choose. This beer is my go-to if i am not looking to get extremely drunk from the 8.4% double IPAs. Best tasting 6% beer i have come across.

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Photo of brewmeister1984
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Love that this brewery is 10 min away from me. Be hoppy is definitely a must have in every beer geek's fridge. Affordable and delicious, two of it favorite things.

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