What is hoppy beer

The beers that are most likely to be described as “hoppy” are the ones with the most bitter flavor or the ones that have fruity, floral aromas. Dark beers, like porters and stouts, are dominated by the taste of the malt component, so they would never be described as “hoppy”.

What does hoppy in beer mean?

It’s pretty obvious that if someone says a beer is hoppy that they’re referencing, well, hops. Hops are the flower of the hop plant humulus lupulus. These delightful buds are responsible for some preservative qualities in beer as well as imparting bitterness.

Is an IPA a hoppy beer?

India pale ale (IPA) is a hoppy beer style within the broader category of pale ale.

What does hops taste like?

They tend to be grassy, floral, lemony, woodsy, minty, or tea-like, and are generally used in beer styles of English origin or their spin-offs made around the world. British beers often maintain a fairly even balance of malt and hop flavor, but English bitter and IPA are great places to taste what English hops can do.

What beers are not hoppy?

As for non-hoppy, lowish-alcohol beer that you can get in most of the country, try:

  • Sierra Nevada Kellerweis.
  • Franziskaner Hefeweizen.
  • Any “brown ale” or “nut brown ale”
  • Any “cream stout” or “milk stout” or “oatmeal stout”


How do I know if my beer is hoppy?

The beers that are most likely to be described as “hoppy” are the ones with the most bitter flavor or the ones that have fruity, floral aromas.

Is Guinness a hoppy beer?

Guinness has a malty sweetness and a hoppy bitterness, with notes of coffee and chocolate. A roasted flavor also comes through, courtesy of the roasted unmalted barley that goes into its brewing. It has a sweet nose, with hints of malt breaking through, and its palate is smooth, creamy, and balanced.

Is Blue Moon a hoppy beer?

From the CAN: “Blue Moon Brewing Company * Est. 1995”; “Brewed With Four Varieties of Hops[.] For our unfiltered White IPA, we complimented the citrus hop character with wheat and a hint of orange peel. Then we dry-hopped it with Cascade, Citra, and Huell Melon hops for a bright hop aroma. Hoppy.

What is the most hoppy beer?

One of the brewery’s most popular hoppy beers is their Black Raven Trickster. The IPA is a brew that is known for its deep, chewy malt flavor. Its strong taste originates from ESB, Munich, and Crystal combined with Amarillo, Cascade and Simco.