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:
#818
Reviews:
201
Ratings:
1,499
pDev:
8.92%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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189
Gots:
489
Trade:
3
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Photo of Docscape
3.76/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light amber in color with a little cloud. Very mild smell. Mild hoppy flavor. A very light spice finish.
Listed as 7%. 13oz draft. The Fix Burger Bar. Worcester, ma.

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Photo of baldy00
3.52/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the tap, in a pint glass

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I tried this at Mews Tavern in Rhode Island. It poured a clear orangish with white head that left a nice ring lace. The scent had hop hints that included some citrus peel and pine. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with some citrus peel spice notes present. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a 4 oz (118 ml) flight glass at The Emerald Rose in Billerica, Massachusetts.
A: Pours a virtually clear, light golden color with a solid white head, so-so retention, but really intense rings of lacing.
S: Aromas of peach, mango, pine, and lemon citrus predominate.
T: Lemon and peach flavors are balanced by light roast maltiness and moderate piney bitterness.
M: Light bodied with medium carbonation. Drinks very cleanly.
O: A delicious and drinkable more WC than ECIPA

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Photo of Skellbop
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jvanpotter
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Found a case at my local store. Decided to spend the extra $ (my usual IPA is Wachusett, Harpoon, or Sam Adams) and have found that 1) it is more than worth the extra $ and 2) it has become my favorite IPA. It's that good. I just hope I can get my local to get more of it: Wegman's doesn't have it. Or I'll just have to drive in to Worcester and pick it up there. That's a trip I'll be more than happy to make.

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Photo of Act25
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Legal Seafood at Term C Logan serves, and has great craft selection.
a) Nearly clear golden body with a super lasting and lacing head, even in this busy airport setting.
s) Floral garden of citrus, pine, herb, and bright, tart tropical fruit.
t) Follows the smell but big bursting flavors all in the citrus and tropical fruit direction. Then shifting into an herbal, piney, resinous. cleansing bitter finale.
f) mid body, well carbonated, finishing tight and dry.
o) More west than east coast hop bomb, gets better as it warms.

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Photo of emilytkac
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Brewed in Massachusetts but with their heart on the West Coast, the Wormtown Brewery is keeping the left coast's hop dominant taste going with a double dry hopped American IPA that celebrates a resounding fruit character from some of the sexiest hops on the planet and with a dry, bitter backbone that's careful not to interfere with the hoppy showcase.

Be Hoppy puts a smile on the face with a glowing pale gold color that lights up with a translucent haze. As a creamy and persistent head builds, the aromas spill onto the nose with a radiant perfume of citrus, herb, pine and tart tropical fruit. Sweet and simple early on the palate, the IPA starts off with a bready, honey and hard candy maltiness that's remiss of angel food cake.

It doesn't take long for the sweetness to dissolve and the palate to become arrested by the hop flavor. Bursting on the middle palate, the high flavor of red grapefruit, radiant tangerine, hints of lemon and the juiciness of honeydew wash the tastebuds in a clean and resinous taste. Trending bitter and herbal, the taste develops a near gooseberry, passionfruit and kiwi succulence that fuses seamlessly with a late palate of fresh pine shavings, muddled grasses and a peppery verbena-like herbal character.

Medium bodied but trending drier and lighter as the taste wears on, what stars reasonably creamy and fruity ends with spicy hop resins that grip the gullet tightly and extends into a long, botanical and smoothly bitter afterglow. This IPA doesn't back down from premiere bitterness, nor does it refuse to take a backseat to the juiciness or haze of trendy IPA, but shows the continued relevance of a bitter beer done well.

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Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Houlio_99
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBeast
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 12/20/17. Frothy white head of 1.5 fingers, and a light hazy amber glow. Lots of lace left behind as the head recedes!

Aromas of mangoes and grapefruit right off the bat, following with a necessary onion-pine (for the west coast vibe) and more fruits.

Some pithy, hoppy grapefruit out front, followed by candied tangerine, and then the IBU's slam home hard with a harsh pine bite followed by lingering resins. Some wood chips also linger around.

Feel is crisp, creamy, and then on the finish it's resiny. Nice.

Overall a pretty decent IPA. It's not groundbreaking and has a pretty high perceptible IBU but I think that's the general idea. I think these guys did for the west coast what the west coast does for the east coast - attempt a style but not quite reach the level of expertise. That's okay, New England - I like your IPA's much better.

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Photo of MAbrew88
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peterpunk15
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eurbina
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jay25mac
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of holzman57
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Iski100
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonnyCakes
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaveCash
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GiselesGazelle
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - pours three fingers of pillowy eggshell white head, great retention. Lacing sticks to the glass in thick rings that don't want to disappear. Semi translucent, slightly hazy, with a golden orange color.

Smell - light pine and citrus fruit, tangerine. Light floral notes. Somewhat subdued.

Taste - citrus fruit; lemon, grapefruit, more tangerine. Light bready/yeasty notes. Leading to a lightly hoppy, bitter finish.

Mouth feel - light bodied, very smooth finish.

Overall - really solid IPA. Well done, extremely drinkable, but not quite up to par with other local offerings from trillium or tree house. Definitely worth buying again, though.

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Photo of ryanm3850
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Be Hoppy from Wormtown Brewery
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 1,499 ratings