Three Taverns Hoplicity
Three Taverns Hoplicity is an American Double/Imperial IPA, 9% ABV. It looks like the numbers printed on the bottom of the can indicate this was packaged on 10/13/16, opened on 11/5/16. Jazz fans will recognize the homage being payed to the great Miles Davis in the name and artwork.
This beer pours with a hazy dark orange/gold color. The off white head wasn’t huge, but it stuck around for serval minutes before settling to a nice little ring. Sweet caramel malts and a collection of big tropical fruit hit my nose immediately. Notes of mango, orange, mild pineapple and a little bit of pine in the aroma. The taste certainly reflects the aroma. A caramel malt base is joined with sweet tropical fruits; orange and sweet melon are standing out the most to me. More pine in the taste than on the nose, this DIPA really has a nice flavor combination. The 9% ABV is pretty much totally hidden, and the carbonation compliments some moderate bitterness.
This might lack the mouth obliterating pine and bitterness some people insist on in the style, but Hoplicity really works for me.