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

Examples of hoppy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some are hoppy, some are high alcohol, some have spices and herbs, some have fruit, some are sour and some are dry and simple tasting. Gary Stoller, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 Two other beers are The Baywolf, a honey IPA, a tribute to Kerr’s grandfather, and Red Beach, a hoppy red named after a town in New Zealand where Kerr once lived. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 2 Sep. 2021 Took nighttime rides in the arroyo on the quad that belched sickly smoke, Sam riding in back, breathing his hoppy breath into Benny’s jacket, or on one of the bikes Benny modified with crappy engines. Emma Cline, The New Yorker, 16 Aug. 2021 West Coast IPAs, New England IPAs, a super-hoppy double IPA, give me all of the IPAs. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 July 2021 The pilot system keeps on pumping out new brews, many of them hazy and hoppy, and this one is no exception. Star Tribune, 18 June 2021 On the right customers can find lagers, sours and Belgian styles, while the opposite wall features hoppy and dark options. Matt Koesters, The Enquirer, 16 July 2021 Malty beers can also affect your palate, so try to consume your lower ABV-neutral lagers, kolschs, Belgians or berliners, then move into the ales, porters and stouts, and finish with the hoppy pours. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 2 July 2021 Wormtown Brewery in Worcester has gained a reputation for its hoppy ales, lively taprooms, and its smiley face icon, whose creator was born in the city. BostonGlobe.com, 18 June 2021

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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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“Hoppy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoppy. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hoppy

: having the taste or smell of hops


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