Slightly quirky blonde ale hybrid receives dry cocoa-husked chili burn, Swisher cigar-like tobacco sweetness and beechwood-smoked Band-aid astringency to dominate stylish citric-spiced alacrity. Subtle dark chocolate reminders buttress mild black-peppered chili chasm.
On tap at Mohawk House, peculiar black pepper-heated dark chocolate syruping guides cinnamon-spiced brown sugaring and creamy toffee tones. Tertiary black cherry puree licks pop up at the peppery hot cocoa finish.
On tap at Plank Pizza, delectable double dry-hopped India Pale Ale brings sharp citrus spicing to the fore above crystal pale malting and lightly pined herbal whims. Lemony grapefruit, orange, mango and pineapple tanginess reinforced by white-wined Hallertau Blanc hops, tropical El Dorado hops, tangerine-licked Saphir hops and citric Moteuka hops.
On tap at Taphouse 15, nitrogenated Englsih dark mild ale merges musky black tea bittering with dewy earthen must, toasted nuttiness, compost soiling and unripe fig above cocoa-powdered mocha malting.
On tap at 381 Main, dry Imperial IPA provides peachy tangerine tang with juniper-licked herbal licks, resinous pine oiling and murky vegetal whims.
On tap at Midland Brew House, dry corn-husked oats graining guides mildly spiced citric-herbal Saaz hop pep of adequate Helles Lager. Crisp, clean and just a tad bolder than similarly styled Bavarian fare.
On tap at Plank Pizza, up-front toasted coconut adjunct gains dense mocha malting over mild walnut-charred hop bittering. Unsweetened coconut shavings inundate sweet cinnamon-toasted oatmeal and chocolate chip cookie illusions after a few sips.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Hoboken, straightforward East Coast IPA brings mild orange-peeled grapefruit, pineapple, peach and mango tang to sugar-spiced crystal malting and sly piney hop astringency. Polite citric-spiced finish lingers softly.