hop·​py ˈhä-pē How to pronounce hoppy (audio)
hoppier; hoppiest
: having the taste or aroma of hops
used especially of ale or beer

Examples of hoppy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More than 250 IPAs were submitted to the competition and the hoppy beers were split into five sub-categories, America IPA, Hazy IPA, Experimental IPA, American Double IPA and Hazy Double IPA. Erik Ofgang, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 Rasputin Todd The field is now down to a sweet and hoppy 16 brews fighting for the Cincinnati's Favorite Beer 2024 title. The Enquirer, 21 Mar. 2024 Here are a few of my perennial favorites: The 24th annual Double IPA Festival at Hayward’s The Bistro celebrates all things hoppy, pouring 80 double IPAs and offering live music and tasty food from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 10. Jay R. Brooks, The Mercury News, 31 Jan. 2024 That floral, hoppy note is still there to some degree in the new Vienna Malt expression, but there is so much more going on here. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 10 Mar. 2024 Originally known to be part of the Short's Hoppy Holidays pack of years past, Goodnight Bodacious is well deserving of its own six-pack, with malty, toasty flavors to go along with the hoppy bitterness of an IPA. Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free Press, 7 Feb. 2024 Other varieties like the Sunshine State Tropical IPA and Jab Jab Grapefruit IPA are tasty and fruity, not super hoppy, but still worth grabbing off the shelf. Jordyn Noennig, Journal Sentinel, 18 Jan. 2024 This beer is a nice balance of juicy, bitter and hoppy. Lucas Kwan Peterson, Los Angeles Times, 3 Jan. 2024 Add a hoppy face to these Easter cupcakes using white and pink white-chocolate cream cheese frosting and a pastry bag kit. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hoppy was circa 1889

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“Hoppy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoppy. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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