mrhopsbeertalk (253) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2015 Wormtown has come very close to perfection with this now year-round DIPA. The aroma and flavor remind me a bit of Port’s 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.
GRM (3421) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass, 4-ounce, bottle, during the Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 10 2015; eye: caramel with an orangey hue, lightly hazy, minuscule ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: hops, malt, light Cointreau, orange; mouth: hops, malt, light Cointreau, orange, pine, good astringency, dry finale in resinous hops with good presence of malt, medium-full body, good carbonation, quite bitter, lightly sweet, harsh texture; overall: fine
Verre, 4 onces, bouteille, lors du Mondial de la bière, savourée le 10 juin 2015; œil : caramel avec une teinte orangée, légèrement voilée, minuscule anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : houblon, malt, léger Cointreau, orange; bouche : houblon, malt, léger Cointreau, orange, pin, bonne astringence, finale sèche en houblon résineux avec bonne présence de malt, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, pas mal amère, légèrement sucrée, texture râpeuse; en résumé : bien
czar (6189) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample at mondial de la bière 2015 - mtl. hazy very light golden with a reviving off-white cap, minmal retention/lacing. spicy oranges - peppery clementines, C’s plenty, toasted maltiness, some crust and caramel, peppery melons, minty resin, flower cones, sulfur. light carbonation, medium body - oily; balanced grassy-spicy-piney finish. old-school-ish and far from an (h)opulence. o-k.
mathieuc (2479) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Mondial 2015) Pours a clear golden with a thin white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of caramel and dank hops. Taste is of caramel, fruity and moderately bitter. It is also a little boozy, sadly. Body is medium, carbonation moderate and the alcohol is a bit distracting and not hidden well-enough. Overall a fair DIPA (not sure when that bottle was opened so time might have been a factor here) but their other hoppy (and less alcoholic) offerings are better.
Sammy (9973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle mondial 2015. Well made dipa citrus ops stll smooth and drinkable. A bit palate eraser. Lacy.
PhatB420 (759) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Baby growler into a taster. Pours a yellow oaker with yellow hay highlights. Frontal hop aroma, juicy, then bitter. orange, grass. Taste is phat juicy hops, full frontal dipa here, orange peel and hop aromatics are in full grace. Benevolent bitter and dry pleasantries engulf the plattte. Sensational dipa fresh from brewery.
DrSilverworm (9083) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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). I’m thinking that glacier is adding some unique layers to this, that’s a cool hop you don’t 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.
spokeydonkey (62) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
migwell (155) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Even though I’m not a fan of overly hopped beers, I am a fan of Wormtown Brewing . This is the second product of theirs that I’ve 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!
Holdwine (1135) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
malrubius (2239) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 wouldn’t make this style. Still, very good.