Juicy year-round Citra-Mosaic-hopped NEIPA goes right down the stylistic middle route as moderated lemony yellow grapefruit bittering joins sweet orange-peeled mango, pineapple and peach tanginess to pick up dryly resinous pine tones for crisply clean refresher.
On tap at Growler & Gill, ‘rich but not heavy’ light-bodied porter leaves dry roasted coffee and dark chocolate tones upon mild nut-charred hop bittering. But its ‘floral fruited’ Belgian yeast influence seems null.
Better-than-average canned medium body (lightly aged on American oak) offers sweet-spiced rye toasting to indistinct orange-peeled ginger and peppercorn adjuncts. Rich chocolate backdrop absorbs caraway-seeded rye influence to contrast resinous earthen nuttiness.
On tap at Ambulance, explosive Imperial IPA “detonates” as perfume-hopped grapefruit peel bittering, phenolic alcohol pungency and musky pine resin camouflage pale crystal malt sugaring. Dry grain husk provides strong backbone for floral-spiced citrus capacity and tropical peach-mango conflux. On tap at Growler & Gill, crackling Citra-Mosaic-Sorachi hop fruiting persisted into wax-candied honey sweetness to contrast dank juniper pined bittering.