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 Billed as a ‘hoppy hour,’ founder Fred Karm will guide the virtual session via Facebook Live. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Hoppin’ Frog Brewery sets virtual session-tasting to mark 14 years," 1 Sep. 2020 Case in point: In the early days, retailers and distributors often asked Oskar Blues to make something a little lighter than Dale’s Pale Ale, a bold, hoppy beer. Sarah Kuta, The Know, "As the craft beer landscape continues to shift, Dale’s Pale Ale gets a new look," 10 Jan. 2020 Peach notes come out in this deliciously smooth, very hoppy and quaffable lager. Marc Bona, cleveland, "13 beers to try in July (photos)," 5 July 2020 Those who prefer a hoppy beverage can stop at the Potosi Brewery near the southern terminus of the road. Katy Spratte Joyce, Travel + Leisure, "7 Best Midwest Road Trips in the U.S.," 14 June 2020 At its brewery in the Bronx, Torch & Crown Brewing Company has dozens of kegs of hoppy beers that are past the freshness window of about 45 days. New York Times, "Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Latest Updates," 29 Apr. 2020 Recently found in the fermenter was Stone Fruit IPA, a hoppy ale brewed with apricots, peaches and cherries. Andre Meunier, oregonlive, "A pioneer in gluten-free beers, Ground Breaker draws customers -- and awards: Portland Breweries Series," 4 Dec. 2019 Some Bay Area craft lagers are emphatically hoppy (Russian River Brewing’s STS Pils comes to mind), while others are less so (think of North Coast Brewing’s Scrimshaw Pilsner). Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "The hot new thing in craft beer? Good old-fashioned lager," 31 Jan. 2020 This cute and colorful dessert makes everyone hoppy! Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Bunny Cookies," 31 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of hoppy

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Hoppy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoppy. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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: having the taste or smell of hops

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