Wormtown Be Hoppy

I had to go to the dentist today and got 4 fillings. They had to numb both sides of my mouth and I felt like a chipmunk. I also sounded like I had marbles in my mouth. Four hours later and it’s starting to really wear off. As a result, I can’t have a beer, but here’s one I had previously.

ABV: 6.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Be Hoppy is our take on the Left Coast IPA. The huge aromatics and big citrus forward flavors come from the copious amount of hops we use during our double dry hop and hop back processes. Let our IPA put a smile on your face Harvey Ball would be proud of… Have a Great IPA!”

Random: This is a year-round offering that comes in at 70 IBUs.

The beer poured with a one finger, pure white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a straw-yellow color and clear with a lot of carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of hops to it. I picked up pine and grass along with some green onions. The taste was also quite hoppy, but in a pleasing way. It had a lot of pine needles and pine sap. Grapefruit segments came through next. It had a touch of malt at the end of the sip. The body was on the lighter side with a lot of carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with pine. This beer was outstanding and went down easily. I would have this one again without a second thought.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

Wormtown Dark Day IPA

Yet another brew from my parents that I stashed in the back of the beer fridge. The one thing that I’ve found with this style is that I either love it or I hate it, there isn’t a grey area or middle ground with it. I’ve found a few that I’ve really enjoyed, but some just don’t flow for me. It’s either too roasty or too hoppy and disjointed. I’m hoping that I enjoy this one.

ABV: 6%

Style: American Black Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “‘Dark Day refers to an event that occurred on May 19, 1780, when an unusual darkening of the day sky was observed over the New England states and parts of Canada. The darkness was so complete that candles were required from noon on.’ Dark Day IPA is a collaboration with Dave Richardson from Gardner Ale House. Herbal hop aroma is complimented with roasted malt character. American de-husked roasted barley does not lend a bitter acrid flavor but imparts a roasted character that melds with low level caramelized malts. Big herbal, citrus hop flavors and bitterness clash with roasted and mildly sweet malt. Try Dark Day IPA and then drive to Gardner to try its sister brew Nightcrawler IPA.”

Random: I caught my cat snuggling with a stuffed moose today. I have pictures to embarrass him later.

This one poured with a huge, three finger tan head. It dissipated slowly and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a very dark brown color with decent carbonation visible throughout. The nose was very roasty and nutty. I didn’t get much of the hops. The taste was opposite of the nose. There was a nice hop bitterness to it with a lot of grapefruit up front. Some lemon came for the ride as well. I also got just enough roastiness and nuttiness to this brew without overwhelming the other flavors. The body was towards the heavier side with nice carbonation. The finish was long and hoppy. This was a really solid black IPA that I would search out again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

Wormtown Pro-Am Porter

It’s been a bit of a crazy week. I’ve been spending a decent amount of time at the gym and just hanging out with friends and I haven’t found time to taste a lot of beers. I’ve been drinking some macros (yes, I know…this is what I get for hanging out with someone who loves Bud Light Lime) and watching a lot of baseball. I went to turn on the ESPN game tonight, which was supposed to be the Phillies and they were blacked out. So, I’m stuck watching the New York Mess until Deadliest Warrior comes on. So…beer time.

ABV: 6.8%

Style: American Porter

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A collaboration with local home brewer Keith Antul. Inspired by the Great American Beer Festival’s Pro-Am competition we chose Keith’s American Homebrewers Association competition medaling robust porter recipe and scaled it up and brewed a batch with him at Wormtown. This limited one off batch is extremely dark brown with hints of red when held up to the light. Large roasted chocolate aroma. Medium body complimented by strong malt flavor that mixes roasty malt and chocolate. Dry finish with lingering cocoa and roast accented hop bitterness. Very British in style and ingredients.”

Random: It’s been forever since I’ve had a porter. Almost two months, actually.

This brew poured with a half a finger of tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was almost black with lots of active, visible carbonation on it. The nose was filled with notes of coffee and chocolate. Damn, this smells really good. On the taste, I was definitely impressed. The body was perfect for a porter…it wasn’t too thick or too thin. The taste had notes of coffee and chocolate and roasted malts that were apparent in the nose. I also got a hint of vanilla and bitterness to it. The finish lingered with some bitter chocolate. Carbonation on the brew was active and went really well with the thickness of the brew. I was definitely impressed with this brew and this was one of the better porters that I’ve had (although, I can’t remember a bad porter that I’ve had). I would definitely have this again. If you can find a bomber of this, grab it. You won’t be disappointed.

Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0

Wormtown Seven Hills Pale Ale

This was the second brew at the bar. I needed to drink something while I was watching the Yankees game with a bunch of Boston fans. Although I’m not a Yankees fan, it’s still painful to watch them get killed by Boston, especially around Boston fans. I’ve never even heard of this brewery, and the brew was on tap, so I figured it was worth a try.

ABV: 4.5%

Style: American Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Hazy light golden in color accented with a clean malt aroma and floral hops. Restrained hop additions allow Wormtown’s Pale ale to maintain a great balance between soft malt flavor and bitterness. A real session beer!”

Random: I also bought their Pro-Am Porter to try…we’ll see how it is.

This brew poured a clear, straw yellow color with crazy visible carbonation on the body. The head was a pure white, one finger one that lingered around for awhile and left some lacing on the glass. The first thing that struck me was the lack of anything on the nose. I had to search around for some earthy tones and grass. This was not a good sign. The taste wasn’t much better. I think that this beer was old because the only thing I really got was decaying grass. This was just an unpleasant beer all around and one that I really struggled to finish. After reading some reviews, I think there was something wrong with it. The crowd at the bar was pretty much a macro-drinking crew, so it could be that this beer was one that sat around awhile. It was very light and carbonated with a quick finish. Initially I said that I wouldn’t have it again, but after reading other reviews, I would give it a try since I think I got a bad pint.

Untappd Rating: 1.0/5.0