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

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India Pale Ale creates a bright and hoppy spread, while Hefeweizen beer produces a lighter tasting jelly full of citrusy notes. Ann Trieger Kurland, BostonGlobe.com, "Beer jellies sweeter are than you think — and more popular," 24 June 2019 And this was really well balanced with some hoppy bitterness, but not too much. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "33 new State Fair beers reviewed: Read this before you drink," 27 Aug. 2019 Rapture, The Alchemist: The Alchemist, maker of such iconic IPAs as Heady Topper and Focal Banger, isn’t apologetic about its hoppy standouts. Gary Dzen, BostonGlobe.com, "5 beers to enjoy in Vermont," 20 Aug. 2019 Beyond its flagship Two Flowers IPA, a hoppy West Coast offering that tends toward the lighter side, a recent taplist included a CBD lemon shandy made with lemonade from Southeast Portland’s Rose’s Refreshers. Andre Meunier, oregonlive.com, "Coalition embraces CBD, becomes craft-beer pioneer: Portland Breweries Series," 15 Aug. 2019 The American-inspired, hoppy wheat ale is made with Galaxy, Citra and Idaho 7 hops. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Beer calendar: Jack Casino, Mucky Duck team up on beer, more," 1 July 2019 Here’s a look at the acclaimed festival, and a rundown of all the classical performances headed our way this summer. 6: SIP & BUILD: Arts and quaffs Build your own six-pack beer caddy, while sipping hoppy brews? Jackie Burrell, The Mercury News, "7 amazing Bay Area things to do this summer weekend, July 12-14," 11 July 2019 The gluten-free pale ale, which is bold, hoppy, and citrusy, has won the most awards. Brierley Horton, Health.com, "8 Best Gluten-Free Beers You'll Want to Stock Up On," 27 June 2019 This brew is tart, like fresh blackberries, and has a hoppy kick. Fox News, "Best craft beers to drink right now," 3 May 2017

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circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hoppy was circa 1889

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English Language Learners Definition of hoppy

: having the taste or smell of hops

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