Hopulence American Double I.P.A. | Wormtown Brewery

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Hopulence American Double I.P.A.Hopulence American Double I.P.A.

Brewed by:
Wormtown Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
100 IBUs, hopped with Horizon, Summit, and Amarillo hops plus other hops in small quantities.

Added by Jason on 04-24-2012

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Reviews by Gushue3:
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3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very cold bottle poured into Stone IRS glass. Bottles July 2012.

A. Between 1 and 2 finger white foamy head forms that slowly goes down leaving behind some lacing and rocky foam. The body is a hazy orange burst that reminds me of a middle school photo shot. Carbonation is pretty active in the glass when I play around with it. Looks pretty nice.

S. Grassy and piney hops come out big time right away. Some bitter citrus like lemon and grapefruit are present behind the pine. Somewhat sweet toward the end of the nose.

T. Piney green bitterness upfront that fades to some grapefruit. Malt comes out in the middle when the bitterness comes down. Finish is pretty tame with a light floral and citrus flavor. Interesting IPA but I feel its missing anther component.

M. Medium to heavier thickness on the tongue and finished somewhat sticky. Somewhats heavy carbonation explodes after every sip making a pretty full feeling beer.

O. I like how Wormtown utilized hops in every possible area of the brew. Definitely an interesting brew and glad I was able to drink one.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Hendry
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy apricot pour with a frothy 2 finger head that really stays put, leaves solid lacing in the Fiddlehead tulip.Fantastic looking unfiltered IIPA, great start.

Aroma is quite citrusy and hop forward, as this warms up, the grapefruit and orange tones become more prominent. There is a pine presence in the nose,slightly herbal as well.

Hopulence is one of those IIPAs that starts out tasty when it is cold, and becomes delicious as it warms up. The citrus and pine really come together, bright orange and grapefruit notes are really enjoyable. Pleasant bitterness rests at the back of the palate without ever becoming overbearing throughout the bomber.

Mouthfeel is medium, slightly oily, excellent carbonation.

Hopulence deserves a World Class rating more so than Wormtown's Be Hoppy IPA (which is a fine IPA by all standards) for my tastes. There is a complexity Hopulence exudes that commands respect, but much of that enjoyment occurs as it warms up, so be sure to take your time with this one. Bottled in February 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed in March 2014. Get a hold of this one if you can, this certainly does have the character of a small batch brew as the label suggests. Excellent IIPA, period.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I would drink it again if it was offered, but would not buy a bottle myself given the abundance of better DIPA's on the market.

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Photo of ExtraStout
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap, in a snifter, at Perrercorn's next to the brewery. Somebody added this beer to this website stating it is 100 I.B.U.'s but it is 120 I.B.U.'s and 8.5% A.B.V.

Brewed with an abundance of hops. Emphasizing Amarillo, Horizon, Summit, and Glacier hops with support from 5 other American varieties. Hops were added in every conceivable part of the brewing process. Whole leaf in the mash, hop forwarded (lautered through whole cones), hop backed, first wort hopped, kettle hopped with pellets and extract, and dry hopped in the fermenter and brite tanks.

I was expecting it to be overwhelming but it was pretty well balanced. Certainly citrusy, with a short lasting white head, it was your standard orange/copper color. The alcohol was well hidden and the body was more thin than I would have thought. But overall, a very good offering of the style.

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Photo of TimBeaulieu
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaaaaBeers
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SmellTheGluv
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Billolick
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, I cant find any freshness/bottling date info

Pours with a medium haze, darker orangey in color, leaves fine strands of lacing.

Large nose of resinous hops and ripe tropical fruit

Resiny and somewhat bitter IPA..trending towards an old school flavor profile...but I do get some oniony notes and ripe tropical fruit, making this a brew with a lot going on..complex, densly flavorful and quite enjoyable.....sturdy and broad shouldered IPA

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Photo of tigg924
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, medium carbonation, dark-copper in color, cloudy

Smell: citrus fruits, pineapple, pine

Taste: very citrusy: pineapple, and grapefruit blend well with a nice malty backbone. Touch of pine.

Mouthfeel: medium body, sweet with a bitter middle and end, moderate carbonation

Overall: Not as hoppy and bitter as I would have thought. This is actually a well balanced beer with a good deal of citrus taste. A good imperial IPA, but there are others I would turn to first.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of far333
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Orangey honey colored and slightly hazed with a thick and frothy, lumpy head of white foam that settles out slowly, leaving thick sheets up the sides of the glass. Big aroma of grapefruit and tangerine, hints of pine.

Big citrusy flavors right upfront, grapefruit rind, pine tangerine, and orange pith. Citrus stays long and heavy on the pallet. Honey malt rides beneath, but the hops really dominate.

Even mouthfeel, slightly tannic, finishes tingly. Really good beer overall. Only criticism is that the use of many hop varieties and adding them at every possible step in the brew process creates an onslaught of hop power that can be a bit one-dimensional. But that onslaught can also be pretty tasty.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of PaleAleFanatic
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.05/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NYCDE
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hey! First review, bear with me.

Wormtown struck gold on this one. Picked it up in Somerville, MA at the great Downtown Wine and Spirits. (Home of a huge host of fantastic beers.)

Just popped it open.
The nose is just fantastic. Citrus, hops, and bright fruit on the nose.
Taste: Heavenly. Bright, acidic, hoppy, smooth, and bold on all parts of the tongue. The beer actually opened up like a wine as we drank it. It seemed to get smoother and smoother as we went.
It's got a ton of hop character, but is still an incredibly refreshing and easy to drink beer.

I loved it. I'll be on the look out for it again.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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