Hoppy Beers (What Do They Taste Like & The Best Ones To Try!)

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Hoppy beers taste like hops, although the nuances of the flavor can vary based on the type of hop being used. Each hop variety has a unique flavor and bittering profile.

The variety of hops used in the brewing process will determine what the beer is going to taste and smell like. Hops can impart a piney, earthy, citrus, floral, or fruity flavor. 

Why do some people not like hoppy beers?

The more sensitive your taste buds are, the less likely you are to enjoy a beer – a hoppy one at that. Because hoppy beers are so bitter and can be overwhelming to someone with this type of genetic variation. 

What is considered a hoppy beer?

It isn’t until you reach about 25 IBU that you will start tasting the hops and bitterness. Generally, when a beer uses more hops, particularly in the early stage of the boiling process, it will retain a higher IBU. 

Examples of the least hoppy beer

Some of the most popular and notable low-IBU beers are Sapporo Premium Beer (lager), Pivo Pils (pilsner), Blue Moon (white beer), and Sour Monkey (sour). 

Examples of the most hoppy beer

Some of the most well-known and popular high-IBU beers are Guinness (stout), Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Goose Island IPA, Other Half’s Green City (Double IPA), and Dogfish Head’s Hazy-O (hazy IPA). 

Which popular beers are hoppy?

Most popular beers are not hoppy. The most popular traditional beers tend toward a milder, more universally appealing flavor. 

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