mrhopsbeertalk (301) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2014 This slightly bigger version of Wormtown’s Be Hoppy stands alone and rates in a bit behind it’s younger brother’s best effort, the June 2013 release. The aroma is earthy with some citrus and a bit more subdued and soft than I’d expect. This beer is also a bit more crisp, has less body and a thinner, less creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is a bit more malty, and actually works well with the choice of hops and bitterness level, providing a different balance point and overall flavor.
Bebum (827) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2017
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
To be precise this review is on the sister beer "Be Hoppiest" which is not in the RateBeer database.
Cloudy, muddy straw.
Full body, moderate flavor, rich mouthfeel but not as hot as one would expect from the 10.7% abv, short length.
Sweet, crisp, mildly bitter.
Hop flavor hidden by soupy malt.
Pleasant to my taste but a bit more hop would improve it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tide (3208) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at restaurant. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, mango, pine and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, mango and pine. Good IPA.
thornecb (5682) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy gold into a shaker. Bright white head with medium retention recedes leaving sheet lacing. Sour pit fruit and resin aromas. Sour sweat, turned apricot and stale hops upfront turning to bitter, hot, overripe fruit pits in the lasting finish. Yuck.
tapefuzz (243) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at brewery. Pours caramel with a medium off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt and some citrus and earth. Taste is caramel malt up front with dull grapefruit, grass, grain, a little bit of pineapple, and a yeasty finish. Very slight bitterness. Fairly weak hop presence for an imperial IPA. Aftertaste is extremely soapy. Light body. Low carbonation. Mouthfeel is thin and a bit oily. A big step down from Be Hoppy.
ClarkVV (6090) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 7/20/16, drunk 8/31/16.
High clarity to the peachy-golden, lightly copper-tinged body with a medium-sized, off-white head atop showing moderate retention. Sediment left behind in the bottle.
Pretty standard West Coast rendition featuring a guest appearance by some juiciness (rather brief). Cherries, ruby red grapefruit, spicy orange and light pineapple with a bit of excess pine on the very end, though it’s not obnoxiously excessive. Malts show biscuit, light honey-caramel and are seemingly well-attenuated. Maybe just a touch of alcohol graces the finish, as well. The beer is clean.
Expected citrus and light tropical fruit notes in the flavor, as orange, cherry and ruby red grapefruit dominate, though allow minor pineapple/peach notes, as well. There’s definitely a good deal of bitterness, too much for my weak palate but some substantial maltiness does help mitigate this somewhat. Carbonation is low but fairly engaging, sweetness is low to moderate and a good deal of grapefruit and pine bitterness lingers with light alcohol. Nothing interesting/exciting/particularly well-done here, but if you want a standard West Coast DIPA, this is competent.
Reynolds314 (3375) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really great and very similar to be hoppy with a bit more tropical fruit and lemon/grapefruit but less resin and malt character. Both great beers but this one is more fruity.
Ernesto987 (5715) - Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
bomber, fantastic IPA. Wormtown is really the unknown brewery for amazing ipas. Strong pine and citrus flavors with a lightly sweet and very well balanced body, not overly bitter, just flavorful. AWESOME!
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. not bad, but i prefer be wormtown hoppy IPA, which fortunately is much more readily available. pleasant citrus and tropical fruit hop aroma. touch of resin. toasted, caramel malt backing is a tad too sweet. budlight drinkability rating is much higher for be hoppy IPA. also, be hoppy IPA comes across as more hop forward in a good way than be hoppier ipa as the malt sweetness of the be hoppier seemed to dominate the hops a touch. good though.