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Wormtown Hopulence - American Double I.P.A.

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (7001) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2014
22oz bottle, big thanks to AJ for sharing. Hazy orange color. Thin off-white head. Ropes and bits of lace. Fantastic malt aroma on this guy, I really dig it.. Biscuity, honey, mild caramel, kinda cake-like. Good complex hop aroma too, pretty unique. Not overly assertive, bitter, or citrusy like many modern examples, this hop aroma is kind of melony, passionfruit, maybe a hint of tropical (mango/banana). Iím thinking that glacier is adding some unique layers to this, thatís a cool hop you donít see too often.. Light to moderate sweet taste, moderate bitter. Super-smooth for a DIPA of this strength, very balanced. Medium to bigger body; lighter, kind of soft carbonation. Somewhat dry finish. I have to respect the malt here, that was my first impression, and I respect doing a different DIPA than the thousands already out there. Really enjoyable DIPA to sip on or swig on. Looking forward to seeing what else these guys do.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
spokeydonkey (30) - somerville, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Pine stone fruit and mango aroma and flavor hops. Slight malt sweetness to back it up. Alcohol heat behind it. Medium bodied and easy drinking a great dips.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
migwell (44) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Even though Iím not a fan of overly hopped beers, I am a fan of Wormtown Brewing . This is the second product of theirs that Iíve had, and just like Be Hoppy it is a real hop bomb, and thus a bit of a stretch for me. That said, this is also a fine, well crafted brew. Be Hoppy is infrequently available here in Northampton, Massachusetts, less than 50 miles from the brewery, but the good news is that they have built a much larger facility to meet the increasing demand for their products. Hopefully coming soon to a store near you!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holdwine (1089) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Very interesting. Not the outright hop attack the label predicts, but a well mannered thoughtful expression of a very complex hop union. Quite nice. Lots of citrus and piney notes as you would expect, but still nicely drinkable, even at 8.5%. Great job.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (1865) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle from Table & Vine. Copper with chill haze dense off white head and lotsa lace. Citrus hop and bready caramel and pine aroma. Medium toasted malt nuts and with some peachy syrup knocked out by a very assertive woody and citrus lingering bitterness with some lingering caramel. If I was a brewer and able to make a good IPA, I wouldnít make this style. Still, very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1006) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Pours a hazy dark orange with a white lacing. The aroma is pungent citrus, orange and pineapple. The flavor is rather bitter. Pretty awesome and a complete surprise.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Poured from a bomber into a stemmed La Fin Du Monde glass. The color is a hazy orange with three fingers of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass. The smell is bright fruity aroma that is a little dank but brings a juicy grapefruit and a touch if passion fruit in the nose. There is a true grassy aroma there in the nose as well giving a strong summertime feel. The taste is grassy and really brings the hops but without the bitterness at first. Juicy grapefruit again is here with some tangy lemon-like flavor that gives a bit of a zing. The grassy flavor comes back with a bitter bite at the end giving a touch of a bitterness that only holds onto you for a moment and then letís go. The feel of this beer is smooth with a nice medium body. A really nice drinkable feel that adds to the good flavor enhances this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2233) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 25, 2014
From the 650 ml. bottle dated April 2014. This is fairly fresh. It pours a copper-orange tone with a big, foamy white head that lingers to the finish. The aroma has a bite of floral and pine hops with a good pinch of toasted malts. It is not explosively hoppy for a DIPA but it is agreeable to my senses. The body is medium. The taste captures the fine balance between the biscuit malts and the overzealous hop character that often accompanies DIPAís. Easy drinking beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1543) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Pour is a lightly hazed deep amber with a white head and some large bubbles. Nose has a light sweet malt make up with some sticky caramel and a bit of grain. Hops are citrus, pineapple and resin but lighter. Taste is pretty nice, malts balance, they would lean to the sweet side. Grains are much more faint mid palate with tropical fruits coming in behind. Grapefruit and mango. Body is larger, soft, a bit syrupy, gently carbonated.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhopsbeertalk (159) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 Wormtown has come very close to perfection with this now year-round DIPA. The aroma and flavor remind me a bit of Portís High Tide IPA which I tend to hunt down every fall. This beer is monstrously bitter with notes of citrus dominating the hop profile. Very crisp and clean, there is no noticeable malt flavor and no harsh aftertaste. A hop bomb indeed, just the way I like it.


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