On tap at Morris Tap & Grill, complex weizenbock aged in whiskey barrels picks up leathery oaken tannins to redirect brown-sugared dried fruiting and caramel-spiced toffee malting. Chewy raisin-prune-fig tenacity, sweet banana breading and molasses-caked spicing flourish beyond dewy whiskey tones.
On tap at Ambulance, dark-roasted black chocolate bittering confronts brazenly walnut-seared peanut shelling over ashen piney hops. In the backdrop, light cocoa-seeded pungency contrasts tingly fennel-seeded spicing for nutty tough guy.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, soft nitro-like plushness of oaken vanilla tannins sidle lightly creamed lemon meringue tartness, musky orange oils and dank hop resin. Tertiary apricot, tangerine and Chardonnay illusions waver. Atypical as far as IPA’s go, but quite approachable for more adventurous pale ale buds.
On tap at Ambulance, wonderful dry-hopped Imperial India Pale Ale with a ‘dollop of honey’ spreads its complexities all over the place. Floral grapefruit-peeled orange tang, zesty lemon briskness and sticky pine resin of a sharp-toned IPA spark the front end while dried-fruited apricot, plum and fig illusions plus tertiary pineapple-peach-tangerine snips soak into the dewy earthen mustiness ransacked by rummy vodka-licked Scotch malt assertiveness (leaving a boozy alcohol astringency upon the expansive finish).
On tap at Morris Tap & Grill, sugary cinnamon-spiced cider frontage gains pumpkin pie sweetness while conditioned on lactose vanilla for off-the-beaten-path breakfast-styled IPA hybrid. Plastique Citra-Mosaic-hopped citrus waxing, wintry nutmeg-cumin-allspice seasoning and leafy autumnal foliage add further nuances without getting awkwardly obtuse. A liquified apple cider donut for sweet-toothed benefactors.
On tap at Ambulance, mannered ‘hazy New England-styled India Pale Ale’ allows mild lemony grapefruit bittering to sharpen pine-sapped floral aspect above sugary pale malting. Beneath the surface, honeyed peach, grilled pineapple, grilled mango and nectarine illusions contrast overriding citric pining.
On tap at Beef Trust, hazy New England-styled IPA utilizes muskily hop-oiled sour fruiting to set the stage as waxy floral citrus tones spread above dry pale malts. Guava-soured grapefruit rind and orange pith bittering contrasts less prominent pineapple, peach, mango, lychee and papaya tanginess to its tart lemondrop finish.