Spotlight: Three Taverns Hoplicity, the brewery’s hoppiest

Three Taverns Hoplicity cans

Three Taverns Hoplicity was canned this week by the Decatur, Georgia brewery. Not only is the beer one of the hoppiest in their arsenal, it is also one of the most expensive to brew.

Three Taverns Hoplicity debuted last fall. The recipe is anything but a whim. Brewery founder Brian Purcell has been hoarding and trading hops in preparation of this monster. Last fall the stars (or hops in this case) aligned. 3T had enough El Dorado,  Amarillo, Simcoe, and Galaxy to brew Hoplicity.

Logically, our next question asked how the brewery arrived at recipe. Surprisingly, Hoplicity was a shot in the dark. Their Belgian brewmaster Joran Van Ginderachter, didn’t create many aggressive, American, hoppy beers while brewing abroad. Night on Ponce IPA was his first, and a homerun at that.

Hoplicity is a blgger, bolder beer, based loosely on Ponce. At nearly 10%, it is indeed aggressive. Besides beer, music is a big love of founder Brian Purcell. Miles Davis classic album Boplicity inspired not only the name of this dank offering, but the feeling of improvisation that brought this beer to light.

Hoplicity carefully crafts a steady backbeat of alpha acids and transitioning layers of resinous, citrus, and tropical hops into a rich textured ensemble. This is our hoppiest beer and promises to leave your palate stunned, erratic, and eager for more.

Three Taverns Hoplicity is a seasonal 12 ounce can and draft release, through winter, 2016.

Style: Imperial IPA

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.

Debut: October, 2016

9% ABV, 85 IBUs

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