On tap at Ambulance, peppery habanero heat overshadows juicy mango tang. Pureed mango insistence abruptly usurped by constant chili burn. After a few sips, the heat ‘n sweet blend melds impressively, leaving candied citrus licks and light herbal tones in its wake.
On tap at Growler & Gill, serenely aromatic Arabica coffee bean roast gains mildly creamed lactic milking. Dry nut-charred espresso and cacao nibs illusions deepen persistently mellow coffee roast bittering of amiable mocha moderation. Superbly understated.
On tap at Growler & Gill, fabulous raw-honeyed dry ale surrounds red, orange and yellow fruiting with mellow candy-spiced toasted caramel sweetness to contrast grassy hop astringency. Delicate floral-pined resonance increases peachy pineapple, mango, tangerine, nectarine, cherry and apple tang that’s mildly dehydrated by local Michigan honey.
On tap at Liberty Craft House, moderate chartreuse-hazed witbier adds tart Montmorency cherry subtlety and rhubarb pie snip to stylish lemon-twisted orange tang and calm white wheat bottom. Light medicinal alcohol whir in the recess.
On tap at City Tap – Cleveland, rich whiskey-bent Imperial Stout spreads subtle barrel-aged Traverse City bourbon sweetness across milky brown chocolate fudging, dark-roast coffee beaning, vanilla-spiced creaming, dark cocoa leaning and cola nut preening. Luxurious.
Splendid “session pale ale” tosses spelt-dried oats pungency at clean-watered mineral graining, leaving dank rye breading on the back end. In the midst, orange-desiccated passionfruit, pineapple, peach and mango illusions flutter.