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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The popular brewer of hoppy IPAs, Belgian styles, farmhouses and mixed-fermentation beers also has a location in Anaheim. oregonlive, 11 Nov. 2022 Transport yourself to a German beer garden with this hoppy candle. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 1 Oct. 2022 Today, American IPAs are around 6-7% ABV (Alcohol by Volume), and while there are many types, Stonecloud says they are most easily recognized by their hoppy flavor. Jacob Livesay, USA TODAY, 10 Oct. 2022 In his case, that’s throwing his hoppy fastball high in the strike zone and tunneling his curveball off that, making better use of his best secondary pitch. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 16 Sep. 2022 Bonus Points: For this creative crew, surprise perks are a constant: espresso carts, Cinco de Mayo parties, opportunities to throw pies in leaders’ faces (for charity, of course), and a recent National IPA Day celebration with a slew of hoppy brews. Nick Davidson, Outside Online, 1 Oct. 2014 No indication on whether the bugs prefer a nice lager or hoppy IPA. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Sep. 2022 For example, the brewery's 2 Hopper beer refers to a baseball that bounces twice before being caught—an apropos name for a hoppy IPA. Lauren Mcdowell, Chron, 4 Aug. 2022 The model shared a peek inside her hoppy Easter bash. People Staff, Peoplemag, 1 Aug. 2022 See More

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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 28 Nov. 2022.

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