Cervejaria Hocus Pocus | Day Tripper

Cervejaria Hocus Pocus | Day Tripper

Day Tripper is a NE IPA with the experimental hop HBC 472. This hop, at first, has a similar profile with other hops that are already well known in IPAs, with citric shades of grapefruit and lemon zest which, by itself, would make a beautiful and fresh beer, ideal to be tasted in sunny days. However, when used in almost irresponsibly big amounts, the beer starts to develop a fruity and lightly woody character, which looks like as if we put a dense coconut liquor for some months in Bourbon Whisky barrels. (Source: Loosely translated from the brewery's advertising material.)

  • Beer: Day Tripper
  • Style: New England IPA (21B. Specialty IPA: New England IPA)
  • ABV: 7%
  • IBU: N/A
  • Brewery:
  • Look: golden color, turbid, with a great creamy white head formation that leaves marks on the glass;
  • Aroma: there is a strong presence of citric fruit notes, bringing remembrance of orange, mainly. As the beer heated, some coconut notes were noticeable as well;
  • Taste: the flavor follows the aroma, bringing lots of citric fruits, mainly orange. It’s possible to feel some coconut notes at the end of the sip. After the beer is swallowed, a light bitterness lasts in the mouth, along with a light fruitiness that brings, again, orange and coconut;
  • Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium-high carbonation and a dry but long finish;
  • Overall: A New England IPA that, because of the hop that is the main character on it, stands out amongst other beers of the same style. The presence of coconut isn’t normal in this type of beer, and this beer shows us that there’s still room for innovation in a style that’s in vogue at this moment.
This beer review was made by somebody which is studying every day to be a better beer drinker but, despite that, isn't a specialist or a beer sommelier. In advance, pardon for any gaffe. If you have any corrections or suggestions, please mail me.