Three Taverns Craft Brewery

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IPA - Imperial
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4.04 | pDev: 9.41%
Three Taverns Craft Brewery
Georgia, United States
Notes: Inspired by the Miles Davis classic Boplicity and the improvisational spirit of jazz, Hoplicity carefully crafts a steady backbeat of alpha acids and transitioning layers of resinous, cirtus, 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.
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mschrei from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

About 2 month old can. Very hazy/cloudy orange juice appearance, mild lacing. Smells like juice-citrusy, orange/pineapple. Little hop presence. Taste is citrusy, sweetness up front, nice warm tang on the back end, mildly bitter hop presence. Medium body, slightly dry, definite alcohol presence. All in all, pretty good double IPA.

May 01, 2019
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outdoor7or24 from Georgia

3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into pint glass.
A: pours clear golden copper tinted body, carbonation, +1 finger white fine foam body head that fades to the perimeter, mild lacing
S: sweet tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, citrus, cracker
M: medium body with juicy finish
T: tropical fruit taste that quickly changes to bitter citrus notes, grapefruit rind, slight pine resin, grass, hints of grain, malt, thick and resinous hop build that wrecks the palate the more you taste, slight warmth from the alcohol as the brew warms up
O: solid DIPA and huge hit of tropical hops that hop heads will enjoy

May 24, 2018
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Jadjunk from Georgia

3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Inspired by the Miles Davis classic Boplicity and the improvisational spirit of jazz, Hoplicity 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." Brewed in the style of an American Imperial India Pale Ale, available in 12 oz. canned 4 packs and on seasonal draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. can to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a foamy frothed head of a creamy white color over a densely hazy caramel amber body with lively, fine carbonation. Retention is excellent and lacing is moderate and patchy. 4.5

(Smell) Hop profile forward of juicy citrus, grapefruit, floral and light fruit hops with a moderate bitterness, atop a gentle, clean malt profile of lightly toasted caramel biscuit malt with a moderate sweetness. Potency is moderate. 4

(Taste) Largely follows the aroma, with citrus pith, light pine and fruit hop notes and a medium bitterness, a light malt profile of crystal malt with a moderate edge of grain heat on the finish. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly syrupy, smooth, mildly grainy, medium dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a medium crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is nearly even hoppy bitter to sweet and grainy. Alcohol presence is mild and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) A gentle Double IPA with a nice hop profile and a smooth balance from a richly malted body, although the hops were less striking in the flavor and some graininess set in for a slightly reduced drinkability. Nonetheless, this Double IPA was overall very enjoyable, and a good one to seek out when as fresh as possible. 3.75

Three Taverns Craft Brewery's
Hoplicity: A Double IPA

Feb 17, 2017
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NolaHopHead from Louisiana

4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can. Pours deep orange with slight hop haze, think white fluffy head that slowly fades, coating the glass with lace. Malt forward fresh bread aroma. Taste starts with clean malt sweetness that is met mid sip by a blast of resiny piney hops, dry grapefruit peel lasting bitterness finishes it off. Really full flavored solid IPA here.

Jan 31, 2017
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mothmanscott from Georgia

4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a medium amber producing a huge (4+ fingers) of frothy, moderately lasting, beige head that leaves a fine clumpy, sticky coating of webby lace. Aroma is grapefruit pith & zest, tangerine/orange, tropical fruits, pine & caramel. Taste is sweet & bready caramel, cobbler pie dough, pineapple & other tropical fruits, tangerine, resinous pine & thin grapefruit. The sweeter portion is up front into mid-sip then gravitating towards bitter through the finish & into the aftertaste. Aftertaste is bitter & astringent citrus & pine. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-high carbonation, slick & wet in the mouth with a light peppery prickle, drying after the swallow it produces a chalky aftertaste. Well done & very nice.

Jan 10, 2017
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dpgoblejr from New Hampshire

4.66/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thoroughly enjoyed this DIPA offering from Three Taverns. Copper color, some head after initial pour and slight lacing. Tropical fruits and malt on the nose. Some pine and candied fruits make up the flavor profile. Almost full and soft feel on the palate with the 9% well masked. Really great DIPA here; from Georgia too!

Jan 04, 2017
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rajendra82 from Georgia

3.41/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The body of the beer was a hazy to murky amber, with some fine carbonation bubbles, which formed a one finger thick head. The aroma was very mild for the style, and I could detect very little of the hops via the nose. The taste was tropical, with some melon, passion fruit, and papaya. There was a note of sourness in the finish. The feel of the beer was on the thicker side of medium, and quite soft. The alcohol content was well hidden, but the flavors were a little bland for me.

Dec 31, 2016
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acmurphy696 from Georgia

4.81/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

This is an extremely hoppy and tasty beverage. Its aroma is pleasant, but what counts is that it delivers a somewhat balanced IPA, which is more than any of us could hope for.

Dec 19, 2016
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Received a can of this as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice slightly hazy copper orange hue with a one finger head that faded slowly to leave thin lacing, light blanket, and creamy halo.

S - Aromas of light orange citrus, candied citrus and caramel, lightly musty. Decent amount of malts.

T - Taste is light bitter orange peel, caramel malts, some candied notes. Finish is more lingering generic bitterness, fairly malt forward with a bitter finish.

M - Mouthfeel is lowly carbonated, alcohol is hidden well though it does sneak up. Not much carbonation at all though.

O - Overall this was a bit of a disappointment. Looked real nice and smelled solid, but, too heavy handed on the malts.

Serving Type: Can

Dec 08, 2016
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.31/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can from Atlanta.
Slight hazy copper body topped by a creamy, bone-colored head that has very good retention.
Hoppy but slightly musty aroma. The flavor is better, with the unfiltered aspect apparent Enough sweet malts to lower the bitterness to a mild level.
Feel: medium+ body with soft, medium carbonation.

Nov 25, 2016
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argock from Virginia

4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

No obvious freshness date. Less aggressive but similar in hop aroma and flavor quality as Enjoy By but with more substantive malt backing and a more lush overall feel. I really enjoyed this brew and look forward to trying it again in the future courtesy of my good ATL friend Erinn.

Nov 16, 2016
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ordybill from Georgia

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. The appearance is a semi-clear golden amber with a small white head. The aroma is piney hops. The flavor is pine and slightly bitter. A good IPA.

Nov 05, 2016
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Cobrito from Georgia

3.09/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Can (dated 10-7-16, so quite fresh) describes this as "our hoppiest beer," which is among the least informative ways of distinguishing one's product, especially considering the fact that bready, caramely malt and yeast flavors dominate the hops in this beer as they do in so many other run-of-the-mill DIPAs. Can promotional copy also uses the currently three most overused buzzwords in today's IPA market--"resinous," "citrus," and, god help me, the one I think every IPA to hit the market over the past year uses, "tropical." The first two are only vaguely accurate and the last in simply inaccurate in Hoplicity's case. And what the hell do they mean when they say this beer will leave my palate "erratic"?

A--Caramel/gold/yellow, among the murkiest beers I have seen in a long time. Downright turbid.

S--Nice fresh aroma, fruitcakey and somewhat yeasty.

T-- This fresh can is tasty and enjoyable but not really for hop lovers. Fairly standard overly "balanced" DIPA in which the dominant flavor is caramel and muted hops. 9% abv nicely hidden.

F--On the heavy side, just this side of a beer smoothie.

Overall--Like a zillion other too-sweet, too-syrupy, just-because-there-are-lots-of-hops-in-it-doesn't-mean-it-tastes-"hoppy" DIPAs.

Oct 24, 2016
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Hayden34 from Georgia

4.79/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had this beer on tap at Tap and Pour in Warner Robins, GA. The first thing I immediately noticed was the aroma. I could literally smell the beer as soon as the bartender put the glass in front of me. Nice tropical aroma. The taste didn't disappoint either. Juicy, tropical, citrusy deliciousness. I must find more.

Jan 29, 2016
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