Hopulence
Wormtown Brewery

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #525
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,681
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 9.16%
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
452
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Wormtown Brewery
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Gots
  86
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: Brewed with an abundance of hops. Once we started hopping this beer stopping was impossible. 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. No expense was spared to bring you HOPULENCE!

120 IBU
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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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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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Hopulence from Wormtown Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 452 ratings