Beer IPAs

Hop To Be Square Hop & Sting Brewing Review

Overall Score: 6.2 Hop To Be Square is a flavorful NE Style IPA with intense juice and haze, but low to moderate hops. The appearance is a strong indicator for the taste and it’s a solid offering.


  • Price (6 pack): $12
  • Style: New England Style IPA (45 IBU)
  • ABV: 7.7%
  • Brewery: Lucky Bucket Brewing
  • Location: Grapevine, TX

Brewery Insights: Hop To Be Square is a NE style haze with copious Azacca, Citra, and Denali hops and a burst of citrus flavors including orange, pineapple and papaya. The palate is silky smooth and keeps IPA drinkers guessing…on a side note, the brewery site says the IBU is 50, but the can we’re drinking says 45.


Overall Score: 6.2

Hop To Be Square is light in color with considerable haze, which creates decent foam on the pour. The palate has considerable juice and haze with elevated citrus notes. The hops are low to moderate, but recognizable considering the amount of haze in this NE style IPA. For those that enjoy hazy, juicy IPAs, this is a great selection. We reduced the score based on an opportunity for more hops, but we understand preferences will vary considering this is a NE style IPA, and consumers often aren’t seeking bold flavors and intense hops. It’s a good outcome, but not a game changer, and the name of the beer is dumb as fuck, and the can needs an overhaul. This sounds like the name of beer the Degenerates would come up with, which is the worst criticism you can provide. Anyway, cheers!


You can find Hop To Be Square on the following Degenerate listings:

  • IPA Reviews
  • New England Style Beer Reviews
  • Texas Beer Reviews

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