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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Reddish-gold hazy unfiltered brew. Pungent aroma of citrus, floral spice, and grapefruit. Decidedly bitter palate with a medium light body. Flavors of hoppy grapefruit give way to a dry finish. Our Hop Back and Double Dry Hop process ensure aromatics that are in your face coupled with an obscene amount of kettle hops that should make all bitter beer fans and hop heads love Wormtown’s Be Hoppy I.P.A.!


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrhopsbeertalk (285) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Once upon a time I hunted this beer. That beer is no more and so with this new review I’ve finally come to terms with the evolution of a longtime favorite. I’ve been buying this since the early days of the Be Hoppy bombers. Found each release a touch different, but delicious. Loved the cans... the YELLOW cans! I gave them a few releases with the new brewer and brewery to dial this back in, but they haven’t and presumably won’t as this newer profile has been surprisinly consistent though much less enjoyable. So without further complaint, here’s my review of the new Be Hoppy. This applies to the Black Cans and any and all draft releases and of course the new??? six pack bottles. Don’t even get me started on them reverting to bottles, but small ones, sigh. The aroma is surprisingly malty, with vague hints of caramel malt and very subtle floral/earthy hops. The flavor is similar with some decent bitterness but pretty much zero hop flavor beyond the initial fairly meager grapefruit. The beer feels very thin, lacks any lingering bitterness or flavor in the finish and seems to have parted ways with the layer of well balanced roasted barley. This beer used to be borderline chewy, aromatic and flavorful, but now lacks all three...


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (378) - Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Shared 16 oz. can. Canned on 5/2/2016. Pale gold, slight haze, white head. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, hints of pine. very fruity. Taste follows nose. Good malt presence. Well-balanced. Solid IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bnokk (416) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2016
APPEARANCE- golden yellow, slightly turbid. Big foamy head won’t quit! NOSE- tropical fruity nose. Heavy on the citrus, maybe a bit bit of papaya. FLAVOR- good ipa. Citrusy hop with a bit of bitterness at the end. NOTES- One of the 80%ers. I can see why it rates so well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
darbeer75 (316) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Aroma: lots of citrus and hoppiness up front; Appearance: clear, golden pour with white head that dissipates quickly; Taste: follows nose with nice balance of citrus and hops; a bit more on the bitter side; Palate: seems more heavy-bodied than most IPAs with long, bitter finish; Overall: very nice IPA. Would buy again if available and in the mood for a more bitter brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK (4054) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Draft at some Irish Pub inside the Boston Westin waterfront. Despite being served in a frozen glass it's still golden with a nice piney nose. Big pine on the tongue. Finished clean. Goes nicely with the fish and chips. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Duchammer (163) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Can poured yellow with a white head aroma had the hop tropical funk from either citra or Equinox with also nice floral notes. Taste was a lot of earthy floral notes finishing piney resin dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (899) - New York, USA - APR 15, 2016
Fresh can, 1 week old. Pours a clear gold, medium head. Aroma is pine sap, floral / spice, piss, caramel, pithy citrus, grass. Flavor has a bunch of dry citra, some floral spice / bite. Light end of medium body, but very bitter w/ a lively dry hopped kick. Quite enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3780) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2016
Can thanks to bigda83! Pours a hazy golden orange with thin off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of resinous piney hops and mild caramel malt. Taste follows, clean and easy for an IPA, a hint of oxidation. Solid stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5210) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Draught at Lord Hobo on 3/22/16 and at Castle and Elephant again on 3/24/16.
Besides the fact that you should never go to Elephant and Castle, being a horrible, horrible bar, this pours a gently hazy, lime-tinted gold, with a medium-sized white head showing moderate retention.
The nose is quite lovely, actually, being very reserved and lightly fruity. Citrus zest, light pineapple and some floral characteristics are intertwined by biscuity/crackery malts with fresh yeast and light minerality.
In the flavor, it’s very juicy, with lots of white grapefruit, meyer lemon and soft floral notes. Good attenuation and ample carbonation which is mostly engaging. Great stuff. Dry, very juicy yet still seems light and elegant for an IPA. No heavy bitterness (quite low overall). Very solid offering which put them on the map for good reason.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4300) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Got in a BIF from tasterschoice62. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 3/7/2016. Pours lightly hazy deep golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, light honey, cracker, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright/dank citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, light honey, cracker, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange rind, pepper, pine, cracker, bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of bright/dank bright/dank citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, sticky/resinous, and lightly grainy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding IPA! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of bright/dank citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tommynh (87) - - MAR 25, 2016
Very nice IPA, gold color with a nice IPA taste and very little aftertaste, a nice beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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