On tap at Seven Lakes Station, likable mainstay New England India Pale Ale brings lemony grapefruit zesting and floral-bound orange peel bittering to dry cannabis-crisped peppery herbage. Below the surface, delicate lime-soured white peach, cantaloupe, guava, papaya, pineapple and mango illusions play possum.
Caramel toasted amber graining reinforces pineapple-orange-grapefruit zesting, “assertive” resinous pine bittering and earthen rye dryness of fascinatingly well-balanced West Coast IPA. Floral-sweetened mango, cherry, nectarine and tangerine tang softly penetrates sharp citric-pined surface (where mild alcohol burn beckons).
On tap at Ambulance, vinous green grape souring gains musty tannic oak leathering and mild barnyard musk before leaving moderate lemon rind tartness on the semi-acidic finish. Wispy crabapple, prickly pear and white peach illusions underscore lemony white wine zesting.
Dry spontaneously aged cognac-barreled lambic (vintage 2018) with neutralized hard cider waft gains effervescent white-wined esters and mild lemon-juiced souring to overtake sweet cognac influence. Vinous Sauvignon dryness reinforced by musty barnyard peat above pilsner-malted raw wheat base. Its flat head and lack of carbolic spritz may be off-putting to those unfamiliar with fermented golden ales.
Sour-styled golden ale aged on foraged chanterelle mushrooms brings musty earthen soiling to vinous lemony white-wined tartness and salty ocean spray in naturally refermented bottle-conditioned blend. Briskly dry oaken white grape esters retain prominent sour-candied pucker.
Tart agave-limed cocktail uniquely aged in tequila barrels. Tangy lemon lime-salted Margarita appeal is fascinating. Moderately acidic oaken cherry and tannic white grape esters settle deep beneath sea-salted lime juicing.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, unique one-off sour ale collaboration with Georgia’s Creature Comforts. Easygoing kettle-soured Berliner Weisse integrates mild lactic yogurt milking with pink guava-pureed tangerine zest. In the recess, salty lemon-juiced whiskey sour nip and distant banana-peach-pear conflux flail.
On tap at Ambulance, mixed fermentation oak-aged sour saison retains summery lemondrop tartness and vinous white grape tannins over desiccated oats-dried barnyard acridity.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, dry stylistic offshoot loses coconut-flaked banana, bubblegum and clove influx to lemony zestfulness above maize-like wheat malting. A tad underwhelming.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station. In contrast to sweet white ale conventionality, blood orange-pureed coriander adjunct leaves dry resonance upheld by maize-dried raw wheat astringency and lemondrop tartness. Delicate plantain, peach and quince quips stay recessive for offbeat Belgian-styled witbier.
On tap at Ambulance, dry citrus-spiced extra pale ale lets sunny Cascade-Citra hop fruiting spread above floral-daubed herbal wood tones and sugared pale malts. Lemony orange-seeded grapefruit rind bittering and relegated peach-mango-nectar tang linger.
Dry orange-grapefruit spritz remains pallid over grassy astringency. Timid Cascade-Citra-Mosaic hop conflux lacks distinction and wispy white bread spine dissipates.