Delicately resinous cypress wood dusting affects soft-tongued Citra-hopped IPA of Bolero-Cypress collab. Mild grapefruit, pineapple and orange tang subtlety lingers over dry-wooded hop astringency. Mildly creamed crystal malts sweeten the midst. Candied peach, mango and tangerine undertones secure delicate citric nature.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Hoboken, mild milk-sugared lactose seeps into pronounced IPA fruiting, light grassy hop bittering, dank hemp oiling and ‘pillowy’ oats base with nary a trace. Crisply clean Mosaic hop tropicalia offers floral-spiced grapefruit, orange, tangerine, peach and mango tang.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, suggestively-named (8.8% ABV) collaboration with Lakewood, NJ’s Icarus integrates mild blueberry tartness with fresh dry-hopped lemon mint freshness as wispy white-peppered heat withers behind.
On tap at Taphouse 15, tropical session ale re-creates pina colada with its sweet rum-barreled coconut and pineapple influence and lemon limey twist. Fine daiquiri alternative, though its astringent hop insistence may deter lightweights.
On tap at Plank Pizza, mild milk-sugared “Strawberry Vanilla Cream Pop” loads distinctive IPA-like grapefruit-orange peel bittering onto tart vanilla-pureed vanilla sweetness. Minor pine resin reinforces zesty citrus affirmation of Citra-Mosaic hopped full body. Fun hybrid!
Wondrous wintry moderation (in a can) retains pleasant caramelized nuttiness above barley-flaked chocolate piquancy and earthen Glacier hop bittering. Almondine, hazelnut, almond, pecan and chestnut illusions get caressed by citric-candied tartness and mulled cherry wine souring in the backdrop of proudly ‘unspiced’ winter warmer.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, well-done Snickerdoodle cookie re-creation brings cinnamon-sugared vanilla sweetness to black chocolate malting. Light anise, cumin and nutmeg seasoning contrasts hazelnut-smoked wood char underneath. Fine as sweet-toothed medium body dessert.
Mildly creamed smoked molasses entry fades into black-malted dark chocolate roast of soft-watered moderate-to-medium body. Just below the surface, coffee-soured cocoa powdering picks up hop-toasted soy, burnt coconut and cacao nibs cadences.
Soft-toned grapefruit-peeled orange rind bittering picks up dry wood tones for streamlined Galaxy-hopped IPA. Moderate citric hop bittering lingers and watery celery undertones provide refreshingly clean respite.
Woody Simcoe-Amarillo-Centennial hop triage inundates sharp floral-spiced yellow grapefruit bite and sweetly caramelized pale malt alacrity. After a few sips, sweet navel orange juicing gains affluence above grassy base as well.
Topnotch silver-canned brown ale (brewed by Pennsauken’s Double Nickel Brewing for Bolero Snort) brings lusty cherrywood-smoked milk chocolate creaminess to rich coffee-roasted maple syruping. Heavy caramel-burnt mocha influence picks up cedar-charred bacon, honey-glazed ham and beef jerky illusions above oily hop bittering. Addictive stout-like smoothie.
On tap at Plank Pizza, sugary cinnamon apple spicing and mild gingerbread stint gain pastry-like malt sweetness to contrast lingering astringent hop bitterness of well-designed hybridized IPA.