Is this America’s first great ‘craft’ beer? Brewed since the 19th century, it’s not overly aggressive or too hop-forward, allowing a wider range of palates to explore. Like most modern IPA’s, juicy grapefruit-peeled orange, peach, mango, tangerine and pineapple tang contrasts crisp piney hop bittering. Further sweetness derived from almond, praline and pecan nuttiness as well as creamy crystal malting and honeyed cereal grain spine. Standing up to newer microbrew recipes without overstating its piney citric bittering, ale connoisseurs of every stripe should enjoy the radiant medium-to-full-bodied classic.