On tap at Sogo, cream-sugared roasted coffee overtones never ambush maibock-styled sour lemon peel bite and sweet orange peel tang settling above Maris Otter/ pilsner malting. Judicious coffee stimulation gains dark chocolate, cocoa, espresso and hazelnut illusions to contrast lingered acidic hop esters.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, voluptuous renegade saison buttresses stylish Hallertau Blanc-hopped Sauvignon grape, gooseberry and lemongrass tartness with tenacious clove sugaring and equally sweet cherry-wined cinnamon and nutmeg spicing. Pale wheat-malted barnyard leathering and light citrus spritz hold up the dry end alongside latent herbal nuances. The blend’s original, insistent and decisive.
On tap at Morris Tap & Grill, well-balanced deep amber medium body brings moderately bitter grapefruit-peeled orange rind spritz to dry herbal-tinged wood tones and biscuity Carafa-malted rye base, picking up barren nuttiness at teasingly tangy tropical finish.
On tap at Sogo, tranquil Sumatra coffee bean-induced blonde ale retains mild citric hop bittering and wispy oats-flaked pilsner malting. As moderated coffee roast and dark chocolate whim simmer down, lemony key lime pie and yellow grapefruit tartness seeps thru. Casual citric-spiced coffee tones dissipate a tad early.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Hoboken, brisk lemony grapefruit tang embittered further by dry wood-toned grassy hop astringency. Wispy sauvignon blanc-like white wining whittles away some citric acidity.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, ripe peach and tangerine tang gains brisk pineapple, grapefruit, mango and papaya tropicalia for sweet entry as dankly herbal hop-oiled bittering, mild peppery whim, dry wood tones and light leathery licks get pleasingly relegated. On tap at Sogo, bold pale ale brings sunny orange-peeled yellow grapefruit tang and bright peach, mango and papaya tropicalia to dry wood-toned hop bittering and dank herbal respite. Would fool hop-heads into thinking it’s an IPA.