Be Hoppier
Wormtown Brewery

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,829
Ranked #6,170
4.05 | pDev: 7.41%
Wormtown Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: What do you do when our Be Hoppy IPA isn’t hoppy enough for you? Seek out its award winning bigger brother. We add mash hopping along with our double dry hop and hop back processes to create a hop bomb of epic proportions.
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Photo of MaxBrews
4.87/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

In my mind this is the perfect double IPA. Too many double IPAs tend to be extremely sweet or boozy tasting. This is neither. It's well attenuated, but not too dry; there's just enough sweetness to balance out this beers massive bitterness.

The aroma features classic west coast ipa dank pine and grape fruit notes from chinook hops. Galaxy hops provide the citrus and tropical fruit aromas of this beer.

Taste follows suit with the aroma's of the hops, however there's a nice bit of biscuity and crackery garins not found in many east coast double ipas.

This IPA is truly a perfect blend of new and old school IPAS. Hugely aromatic and dank not too fruity. Not outrageously sweet, but not bone dry either. Alcohol flavor isn't present which is a feat at 8% I drank this room temp too. An extremely approachable DIPA. Seek out if you find it, it may not be unusual, but it's pitchperfect with no flaws.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My "Bro" Artied2 mentioned that he recently had this and quite enjoyed it. So I snagged a single 16oz can today at The Beer Store in Nashua ($4.50). Can markings indicate a canning date of 18JUL19. Yahd work now done, it's bier time out in The 'Zebo....

Poured into my trusty Smutty snifter, it's a slightly hazy, medium golden brew. Has slow, scattered carbo and a fluffy white layer of foam which leaves good lacing. Nice has some nice whiffs of apricot, mango and tangerine. The body is a good medium to medium-plus but it has a touch more prickle on the tongue than I prefer. Still a decent feel.

Taste follows the aroma, with a healthy dollop of sweetish fruit. Has more tangerine, mango, apricot, and a touch of pineapple. Sweeter, fruitier, and less bitter than Be Hoppy, though boozier, imo. All that citrus lingers very nicely in the somewhat dry finish. Solid!! Good call, Bro!! Prosit!!

4.19/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


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Photo of SawDog505
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz Funk Teku glass canned on 7/31/19. Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a massive 3 finger head that leaves massive thick rings of wavy lace, with some very nice retention as it slowly settles. 4.5

Smell is big apricot, orange peel, mango, and grapefruit rind. 4

Taste follows bitter and tropical tangerine, mango, apricot, and grapefruit not insanely bitter but East meets West and really nice. 4

Mouthfeel is big, slightly sticky and slightly dry, and at 8% leaves its mark, but rather approachable. 4.25

Overall a nice beer on $11 a 4 pack and will gladly revisit. 4

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Photo of JASnyder
3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

cord from a brand new keg less than a mile from the brewery. It had a very pretty hazy orangish amber color. The smell was fragrant and sweet with very clear orange and citrus notes. The Taste was a little bit too harsh at the first sip but that numbed my taste buds to the second sip which was acceptable. A very champagne like highly bubbly feel. All in all not mind blowing but very nice.

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Photo of brewme
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked-up a four-pack Blanchard's in Marshfield for about twelve dollars. Tastes very similar to Be Hoppy, just a bit more booze. A very solid DIPA, would buy again.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle dated 07/20/16

Pours hazy orange amber with a creamy white foam head. Smells like floral blueberry, ripe melons, pineapple, orange, apricot, some grapefruit, biscuity malty crackers, with dank pine and earthy grass. Tastes extremely dank and earthy, green and resinous, with big bold fresh grassy pine hops, juicy orange, apricot, blueberry, grapefruit, melon, pineapple, slight booze, with biscuity malty crackery grains. Feels medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a nice and unique tasting DIPA.

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Photo of kalosjakar
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange in color, cloudy.

Aroma: Pine, Musty, earthy smell as well.

Taste: moderate bitterness, citrus, pine, faint but noticeable malt backbone.

Medium to thin,... for a DIPA.

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Photo of musicsherlock
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

listed as 8% on 12 oz bottle, no discernible born on date

2" off white head, slightly billowy; good lacing. Clear, straw colored

sweet fruits, Lagunitas comes to mind, mango, peach, apricot as well as grapefruit

bitter but good, front and back

sticky, creamy, some carbonation. similar chewiness as base beer

Makes my lips tingle, great hoppiness. A good amped up West Coast style DIPA

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Photo of VetsPackage
3.19/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

With how much I enjoy Be Hoppy and the precedent other area breweries have set when it comes to amping up and double dry hopping an IPA this one falls way flat. Grassiness washes over the big grapefruit notes and really muddles everything. Super disappointed.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden yellow with a finger of tight white head. Delicious. Pineapple, papaya, mango and pine. Super clean. Dry finish. Perfect level of sweetness. Good stuff.

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Photo of brentk56
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber with an impressively tight bubbled head; excellent retention and lacing

Smell: Tropical fruit, grapefruit and biscuit

Taste: Biscuity malts buttress the tropical fruit flavors which build in a citrusy direction in the mid-palate; a hint of pine and a re-visit from the biscuit, after the swallow, but the hops dominate the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Another great IPA from Woostah; this is a brewery that can contend with the best of the west when it comes to IPAs

Thanks, mj0126, for the opportunity

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Photo of Flounder57
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at the Union Brewhouse.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a nice copper color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice frothy lacing down the glass.

Smell: Tropical, floral, citrus, grassy, pungent, caramel, and toasted.

Taste: Fruity deliciousness backed up by sweet and toasted malts. Super nice mild bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, mild tingly bitterness, medium carbonation, and very enjoyable.

Overall: Both be hoppy beers are awesome. Hard to choose which one I like more. I think it is a tie.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - rusty orange with a hazy body and a finger of white head

S - strong hop oils and resin, pine, sap, candied orange, grass. sweet.

T - bigger hop intensity than Be Hoppy, big pine and sap, herbaceous and spicy hops with subtle orange and lemon zest

F - A little thicker than a lot of DIPAs, but not syrupy. No alcohol presence.

O - I prefer regular Be Hoppy, but this was a good showing of how to amplify a base IPA.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Consumed 4/10/14

Appearance: Hazy copper orange with some golden highlights around the edges - pours with a medium-sized, off-white head, easy to drum up some foam - leaves some nice streaks of lacing

Smell: Hoppy, but not sure if I'd call it "hoppier" - thanks to the name of this beer, I have no choice but to compare it to Be Hoppy, and I'm not sure if it's as potent - some big, juicy citrus -aromas - ripe grapefruit, tangerine and orange flesh - some fleshy and juicy tropical notes - some hints of pine resin as well - some light malts - pale malts with some light sweetness

Taste: Nicely juicy with a unique hop profile - strong Amarillo component with some light grapefruit, fleshy tangerine, and juicy orange - some pine, resin, and some herbal components - some light, pale malts that work well with the hop profile

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, nicely smooth, nicely carbonated, definitely very drinkable

Overall: Wormtown be good with hops

This is a great IPA. The hop profile is very interesting, and it's definitely worth a try. I guess that I will need to try more Wormtown beers.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy orange amber dark gold. Head is clumpy, creamy, and dense. Super sticky lacing. Decent retention leaves a chunky loose cap and collar.

Smell: Bitter pithy pine needle. Loaded with citrus and tropical fruit. Grapefruit, peach, orange, and some pineapple. Deeply floral. Slightly spicy and earthy hop. Malts are light and bready up front with some slight caramelized malt sweetness. Slight toasted edge. A bit dank and leafy. Juicy.

Taste: A touch of powdery yeast with a nice push of juicy tangerine. Some grapefruit pith. Orange, some peach, and a mild backing bitter edge. Some leafy herbal components. Nicely floral and a touch dank. A ton of hop depth. Malts are a balanced sweetness offering some bready elements, a lightly toasted malt, and some caramel malts as well. A bit unbalanced, but deliberately so. Pithy. Some doughy notes as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium leaning to light body with a moderate carbonation. A touch dry on the finish.

Overall: I'll just Be Hoppy.

Another solid beer from Wormtown. A bit less exciting than Be Happy, but tasty. Worth drinking again.

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Photo of cbutova
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Poured from the 22oz bomber to a snifter and a pint glass with a somewhat hazy orange-amber body. The head is white with a creamy and frothy texture and it reaches about two fingers in the pint glass. Good retention as the cap falls eventually to a thick, bubbly ring. Lacing starts with thick sheets and webs followed by

S- Hops make up basically all of the aroma. The bouquet of hops has an emphasis on juicy, tropical and stone fruits that remind me of the ripest of apricots and mangoes. Beyond that is citrus, floral and pine notes. Super clean yeast and no significant malt hints.

T- The juicy fruitiness, so to speak, that is present in the aroma loses some steam but is still in contention with grapefruit, orange, citrus and floral notes to be up front. It is still probably the most distinct thing as the rest of the hop notes blend well. Each sip seems to shift from tropical and stone fruits to citrus juice and rind. Hops all the way as the yeast and malts are beyond clean.

MF- Light to moderately thick body with a creamy and somewhat foamy texture. Carbonation at a medium level and perhaps could be a tad bit higher to help push out those hop flavors even more. Finishes with a moderate bitterness lingering on the palate with the hop oils.

Good presentation of tropical fruity and citrus hops without being overly hopped or taxing too much on the palate. Smooth and refreshing and follows up Be Hoppy nicely.

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Photo of Resuin
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a wilibecher. This was bottled in "March 2014". Bottle states 7% ABV and 76 IBUs.

Appearance: Pours a dark amber with a hint of brown and leaves two fingers of off-white, sticky/fluffy head which lingers for a while (nearly indefinitely) leaving plenty of lacing down the glass.

Smell: Pine out front, resin, light mango, some citrus. Definitely hop heavy with some light pleasant malts in the mix.

Taste:Resin first, followed by some mango and then finishes really nicely with some juicy citrus. Finishes smooth.

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a medium, slightly sticky body. Alcohol is well masked, but I would still correctly guess this one at about 7% ABV.

Overall: This is a really flavorful, well balanced IPA. The citrus in the back end of the flavor is wonderful. This is very drinkable, and with big flavors. Definitely worth seeking out.

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Photo of Durge
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy yellow amber color with a big white snowcap and muscular lacing. The aroma conjures polite floral hops with heavy grainy citrus and dusty pine. Relatively mild but very nice. The flavor comes on with a tart tropical fruit and grass/citrus bite. There's a nice malty Maypo grain that creates a slightly sweet background. The combination is highly satisfying. It's just about medium bodied with a copious carbonation and a frisky, refreshing but smooth feel. An excellent hop brew that you can count on.

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Photo of rudzud
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Peppercorns. I to my best sienfield impression when I say "Lindros!". Good job at beating me.

A -Pours a nice clear light orange with a one finger white head that clings around leaving nice side lacing. Good and sticky.

S - Nice juicy hop profile here. Im thinking cites hops as it's a juicy citrus (grapefruit) with a very light malt. Stuff is so aromatic in the hops.

T - Very nice! Great hops are there with juicy grapefruit and maybe some orange/tangerine. Light malts but that's okay. Good bitter end.

M - Nice carbonation keeps it from getting too bitter. Juicy but dry oh so drinkable.

O - Overall I really enjoyed this offering from Wormtown. Reminds me of Be Hoppy in bottles, and that's a good thing.

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Photo of jlindros
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light fizzy head creamy, fades semi slowly with a bit of lacing, slightly hazy golden slight amber orange color.

Nose is hops galore, light musty resins, citrus, light grapefruit, hint of tangerine, very light sweet malt hidden in there, but doesn't come out as much as I hoped, I think due to being in a pint glass rather than tulip/snifter.

Taste starts with nice hops, decent bitterness but not heavy yet, juicy hops, citrus, orange rind, light tropical fruit, hint of grapefruit and tangerine, light musty resin, bit of tobacco, nice fresh hops. Very little malt to back it up. Almost like a hop juice rather than beer. Finishes a bit more bitter, somewhat dry, bit more orange rind and musty resins, light fruit lingering, quite a long lingering bitter finish.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall nice, fresh tasty hops, very light malt profile more west coast style ipa that doesn't overpower with bitterness or bombard with hops just a nice fruity citrus hopped beer that teases at being a hop bomb but not quite.

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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 149 ratings