On tap at Sogo, tranquil Sumatra coffee bean-induced blonde ale retains mild citric hop bittering and wispy oats-flaked pilsner malting. As moderated coffee roast and dark chocolate whim simmer down, lemony key lime pie and yellow grapefruit tartness seeps thru. Casual citric-spiced coffee tones dissipate a tad early.
On tap at Liberty Craft House, easygoing coffee-infused pale ale is first Southern Tier satellite brew for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week. Smoked coffee bean entry gains mild lemony orange tartness above dainty mocha malting.
On tap at Ambulance, fantastic St. Patrick’s Day Celebrator aged in whiskey barrels with cold-brewed coffee and Madagascar vanilla beans penetrates deeply with its smoothly creamed Irish coffee warmth. Spiced black chocolate, caramel latte, hazelnut crème, dark toffee and crème brulee illusions elevate luxurious whiskeyed coffee prominence above teasing hop-charred bitterness. Elegance personified by newly minted Mamaroneck brewer.
On tap at Taphouse 15. A bit slick compared to richer coffee-infused golden ales making the rounds circa ’17. Moderate cold-brewed coffee tone gains mild lemon rind bittering and distant cola nuttiness to contrast mellow milk-sugared sweetness.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, wholly enjoyable cold-brewed coffee ale retains creamy mocha resonance over mild citric rind bittering. Ground coffee continuance maintains strength while tertiary vanilla bean, cocoa and mocha latte illusions serenade the backside.
Lovely “fruit-forward” Ethiopian coffee roast rides above sugary pale malt base of elegant yellow-hazed moderation. Crisp lemony hop spritz provides smooth respite to lightly creamed coffee continuance as nutty vanilla-chocolate undertones add depth.
Cold-press coffee endows soft-toned farmhouse-styled moderation, subtly hovering above wheat-flaked honey malting, teasingly tart lemon souring and desiccated barnyard minerality. Try in lieu of a lemon-peeled espresso for soothing after dinner retreat.
Alluring gold-hazed ‘blonde ale’ with tantalizing Tanzanian French roast coffee and Ghanian cocoa nibs placed over fizzy citric spritz. Capacious creamed coffee continuance dominates dark-roast chocolate subtlety over subtle hop-oiled cola nuttiness. Like a coffee spritzer!
“Strong pale ale with coffee” softly caresses the palate as delicately creamed coffee bean influence delicately rises above dewy tea-like pale malting and earthen hops. Casual coffee tones eventually fade into citric-spiced spritz. Instead of getting blown away by New Mexican ‘mind fuck,’ easygoing java-fueled moderation suits lighter thirsts as well as hard-core mocha mavens.
Distinct Black Ale (in a can) utilizes freshly ground coffee steeped in cold water to increase dark-roasted black chocolate nuttiness. Sweet cold-pressed ice coffee affluence picks up distant cream-sugared fudging, boldly contrasting oily-hopped black coffee spell and cola-nutty earthen char.
Admirably hybridized Belgian dark ale (brewed with cocoa nibs) showcases Stagecoach French-roast coffee above sugar-spiced yeast expectancy. Milky brown chocolate creaming and burnt caramel malting deepen capacious coffee theme. Sharp dark-roasted hop bittering lingers beside mocha java intensity. In deep recess, mild pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel nuances waver.
Delightfully silken coffee-roasted amber ale with mild oaken vanilla influence and brown-sugared maple glaze entrenching crisp soft-watered flow. Though spice-hopped coffee frontage gets neutralized by roasted chestnut-hazelnut-pecan pleasantries and recessive bourbon-port-sherry wining, its mocha-derived caramel latte, whipped cream espresso, creme brulee, toffee and coconut undertones prove amiable.