Intensified dry-hopped IPA brings candied pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, clementine and navel orange sweetness as well as tangy peach tones to sugar-spiced pale malting. Moderate wood-stained pine resin and grassy hop astringency provide contrast.
On tap at Growler & Gill, ‘elegantly dry’ white oak-aged version of high profile IPA brings ‘sleek vanilla, coconut and dill pickling’ to spruce-sugared tropical fruiting. Light tannic oak leathering soaks into floral-daubed grapefruit, orange, mango and peach tang while mild plasticine waxing snags the back end.
On tap at Growler & Gill, viable Citra-hopped moderation spreads dank oily-hopped pine resin across advertised ‘tangerine, lime and berries’ as well as mild floral-daubed guava, mango, peach, passionfruit and nectarine tang. Brisk citric-hopped brightness glistens above doughy French bread bottom.
On tap at Cooper’s Seafood, smoothly watered nitro version of world-class English-style brown ale hits the tongue like a fudged brownie, gaining gentle vanilla creaming over light hop toasting. Original version’s stove-burnt coffee tones fade below mellowing nutty brown chocolate finish.