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781. Wormtown Brewery Be Hoppy

Wormtown Brewery Be HoppyWormtown is another brewery that I have not visited yet but I really enjoyed Hopulence so when I saw cans of Be Hoppy at Julios I grab a couple 4-packs. I have had a lot of mediocre IPAs lately and hoped that Be Hoppy would be an improvement.

Fortunately I enjoyed everything about this beer. Be Hoppy pours a super clean copper color with a thick white head. Citrus, grapefruit and a bit of sweetness in the nose. Taste has lots going on with the citrus, tropical fruits but also some pine and floral notes. Bitterness is there but far from overpowering. Refreshing, clean and very drinkable Be Hoppy is a well crafted single IPA that even non-hop heads would enjoy.

Really nice beer from Wormtown and one of the best single IPAs I have had in a while. 
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Alcohol Content: 6.5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 69
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Brewers Website: Wormtown Brewery
Brewers Description: 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 swoon.

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508. Wormtown Brewery Dark Day IPA

Wormtown Dark DayIf you follow my blog you know I struggle with black IPAs. I want to like them since they are IPAs but I just can’t buy into the style when there are so many great traditional and double IPAs out there. Wormtown did a nice job with this one and my rating reflects more on the style than the actual beer.

Appearance is very dark brown almost black with thick tan head. Plenty of hops in the aroma gave me hope this one would excel but the taste had an odd mix of hops, roasted malts and maybe some coffee and chocolate.

Overall this is a nice beer and if you like this style than you will certainly enjoy this beer. 
Pros:
Appearance
Cons: Its a black IPA
Alcohol Content: 6.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 75
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Brewers Website: Wormtown Brewery
Brewers Description: Dark Day refers to an event that occurred on May 19, 1780, when an unusual darkening of the day sky was observed over the New England states and parts of Canada. The darkness was so complete that candles were required from noon on.” Dark Day IPA is a collaboaration with Dave Richardson from Gardner Ale House. Herbal hop aroma is complimented with roasted malt character. American de-husked roasted barley does not lend a bitter acrid flavor but imparts a roasted character that melds with low level caramelized malts. Big herbal, citrus hop flavors and bitterness clash with roasted and mildly sweet malt. Try Dark Day IPA and then drive to Gardner to try its sister brew Nightcrawler IPA.

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506. Wormtown Brewery Hopulence

Wormtown HopulenceThis is my first beer from Wormtown, Hopulence their big double IPA.  I had heard good things about their beer but I rarely make it down to Mass so hadn’t had a chance to try them yet. I got two bottles from a friend that made brought back a bunch of beer on a recent trip down.

This beer looks great, bright unfiltered orange color with a thick white head. Nothing but hops in the aroma with plenty of tropical/citrus fruits. Taste has plenty of those same fruits but also a nice sweetness and a bit of pine. This beer finished clean for a double IPA and was quite refreshing.

Really impressed with my first beer from Wormtown and will definitely need to try some more soon.
Pros: 
Appearance, taste
Cons: 
Alcohol Content: 8.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 120
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Brewers Website: Wormtown Brewery
Brewers Description: 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!

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