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RUSHING DUCK WHITE ELEPHANT

On tap at Ambulance, easygoing ultra-dry Belgian Imperial India Pale Ale maintains pleasant citric hop moderation over mild crystal malting and subtle white-peppered herbage. Bitter yellow grapefruit and orange rind sedation contrasts floral sugar-spiced sweetness. Zesty lemon, pineapple and tangerine illusions surface at the serene citric finish. But expectant Belgian yeast influence lacks clarity.

 

BUFFALO BAYOU MEER KOEBEL BELGIAN DOUBLE IPA

Despite bold 9% ABV and hefty 118 IBU hop measure, hybridized Belgian-styled Imperial IPA features mildly embittered lemon-pitted yellow grapefruit tang above lightly pined florality. Gentle clementine, tangerine, lemon meringue, apple and pear illusions vie for ancillary space alongside wafting rose hips, rosebud, lilac and wildflower subtleties. Soft doughy biscuit breading provides delicate bottom.

SIERRA NEVADA SNOW WIT WHITE IPA

Experimental dwarf hops (with dense cones) bring forth zesty lemon-polished grapefruit peel bittering, but unassuming Belgian wit influence and Seltzer-like phenolic fizzing may confound lighter thirsts. Floral-spiced herbal hops and sharp wood tones provide dry botanical backdrop for sizable citric spritz. Orange-peeled peach, apricot and pineapple fruiting adds depth. Aggressive carbolic fluff may denigrate salted citrus finish.