‘Jewdicious’ (11 malts, hops and ABV) 22nd anniversary ale spreads luxurious brown-sugared dried fruiting over oats-flaked honeyed rye base, gaining spiced mocha pleasantries in the midst. Sweet dubbel-like prune, raisin and plum conflux contrasts dank cellar dewiness throughout.
Wintry Christmastime dark ale (circa 2018) places coarsely embittered hop astringency very close to dry-spiced chocolate roast in unspecific blend. Obviously staying less sweet than previous versions, its ashen nuttiness overwhelms seasonal cinnamon, nutmeg and pine nut illusions.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, mild lemon-soured green grape esters bring moderate acidic souring to limey salinity for mouth-puckeringly tart Double India Pale Ale-derived experience. Brix City’s Acoustic Jams grain bill and Citra-Mosaic-Eldorado hop blend underscore fine kettle-soured ale.
Silken saison with light brettanomyces acidity offers sunny lemon spritz to raw-honeyed strawberry tartness and herbal-tinged hops for éclair-headed yellow belly. Creamy vanilla froth engages floury dough bottom of slightly eccentric moderation.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, rounded tropical fruiting graces creamy vanilla-frothed caramel malt base of delightful Imperial IPA dedicated to flashy Queen vocalist Freddie Mercury. Evenly spread grapefruit, orange, tangerine, peach, mango and pineapple tang perked up by sweet floral perfumed notions contrasting light piney hop astringency. Heady 9% ABV hidden well.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, relaxing double dry-hopped Imperial IPA (with sinister 9.5% ABV) caresses tangy grapefruit, orange, mango, papaya and tangerine juiciness with lightly creamed oats-flaked pale malts. Mild lime blossom adjunct adds teensy souring to the zesty citrus fray.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, milk-sugared pastry powdering glides thru mild fresh-brewed coffee roast to engage vibrant floral-fruited nature of richly well-rounded IPA hybrid. Creamy caramelized vanilla froth licks the lips as juicy yellow grapefruit, navel orange, peach, mango and pineapple tanginess rises above chicory coffee-stained peppering, leaving mild hop-charred astringency upon sweet-milked java jaunt.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, murkily hazed marble-coppered New England-styled IPA maintains creamy vanilla froth to sweeten spry grapefruit, mandarin orange, pineapple and mango juiciness. Zesty lemon respite gains light herbal notions and dry wood tones at the lupulin-powdered citrus finish.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, sessionable double dry-hopped IPA loads wood-dried citrus zest above oats-sugared pale malting. Yellow grapefruit tartness, piquant lemon sunshine and mild mandarin orange sweetness gain nutty caramel reminder over time, contrasting its finishing dry wood-toned citric bittering.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, dank double dry-hopped IPA loads wood-soaked herbal spiced pleasantries beside sedate grapefruit, orange and pineapple tanginess and atop soft oats-toasted pale malting. Refreshing cucumber crisping adds vegetal tinge.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, refreshingly crisp double dry-hopped IPA utilizes tropical Nelson Sauvin lupulins to amplify brisk grapefruit-peeled orange rind bittering and zesty lemon-limed souring. Mild peach, pineapple and mango tang contrasts plastique pine lacquering beneath the citric surface, providing further spectral resonance.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, yellow marble-glazed New England-styled hazy IPA promotes sharp yellow grapefruit-seeded orange rind bittering and mild pine lacquered herbal respite. In the midst, tartly lemon limed souring contrasts less punctual peach-skinned mango tang.