mrhopsbeertalk (185) - 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 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.
PhatB420 (718) - 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 (8155) - 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). 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.
spokeydonkey (35) - somerville, 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 (92) - 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 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!
Holdwine (1116) - 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 (2036) - 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 wouldnít make this style. Still, very good.
dogfish120love (1028) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
puboflyons (2410) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
cpetrone84 (1658) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.