hop·​py | \ ˈhä-pē How to pronounce hoppy (audio) \
hoppier; hoppiest

Definition of hoppy

: having the taste or aroma of hops used especially of ale or beer

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There are 12 beers on draft ranging from amber ales to hoppy tropical IPAs, and grub that relies on local ingredients used in inventive, yet approachable, ways. Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Washington, D.C.," 24 July 2018 Legendary Vermont brewery, the Alchemist, introduced the world to the hazy, massively hoppy New England-style IPA with Heady Topper, and that vaunted brew could just as easily take Focal Banger's place on this list. Matt Allyn, Popular Mechanics, "The 10 Best IPAs You've Got to Try," 8 May 2017 Flavor returned with a vengeance toward the end of the 20th century, notably in the bitter, hoppy West Coast IPAs that stormed onto the U.S. craft scene. William Bostwick, WSJ, "The Beers of Summer: Hazy IPAs," 24 May 2018 Stouts produced in the U.S. combine the typical dark body and creamy notes with the hoppy bitter flavors characterized by American beers. Mahita Gajanan, Time, "How to Talk About Beer Like a Pro on National Beer Day," 7 Apr. 2018 Burgers, for instance, pair well with hoppy beer drinks, while chicken might go better with a white wine. Chris Morris, Fortune, "6 Beers and 6 Wines to Improve Your Fourth of July Cookout," 29 June 2018 It's billed as being not quite as hoppy as Progress Pilsner. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Market Garden Brewery begins barrel-aging program, ramps up can production (video)," 8 Feb. 2018 Don’t worry, be hoppy, the bunny is in the safe care of RSPCA South Australia and is no worse fur wear. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Lost rabbit caused bomb scare at Australian airport," 28 June 2018 Cellarmaker Brewing Co: San Francisco’s favorite maker of hoppy treats (and more adventurous brews) is just one of the exciting guest breweries pouring at the Kickoff. John Verive, Los Angeles Magazine, "10 New L.A. Breweries That Should Be on Your Beer Week Radar," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of hoppy

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hoppy was circa 1889

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English Language Learners Definition of hoppy

: having the taste or smell of hops

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