hop·py | \ˈhä-pē \
hoppier; hoppiest

Definition of hoppy 

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

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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 DiMarco’s already been contacted by local beer maker Ballast Point, no doubt thrilled to find out one of its brews played a small, hoppy part in Padres fan history. Bryce Miller, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Internet sensation from Encinitas marvels at Padres beer-soaked spotlight," 11 June 2018 But these were the exceptions, and a slice of the hoppy vinegar pie ($7) inspires nothing but forgiveness. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Helio Basin Brewing Co. brings Arizona cuisine to Phoenix brewery, but fascinating menu feels out of place," 6 June 2018

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circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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: having the taste or smell of hops

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