On tap at Poor Henry’s, sweetly vanilla-creamed IPA conditioned on apricot and tangerine gains lactic yogurt souring to contrast powdered sugar sway above delicate cereal oats base. Madagascar vanilla beaning gains subsidiary lemon meringue, sweet orange peel, bitter grapefruit and white peach illusions to penetrate wispily honeyed apricot-tangerine adjunct.
On tap at Beef Trust, broad ranging amber yellow-hazed Milkshake IPA conditioned on apricot and Madagascar vanilla beans gains sour lactic milking above swerved pale malt sugaring. Sweet orange peel dab, dainty peach dollop and a pinch of cinnamon stay recessive as vanilla-creamed apricot thrust retains perkiness.
On tap at Beef Trust, disparate hybridized hefeweizen brings lactic-milked peach and cinnamon adjuncts to sharp lemony orange tang and mildly soured gooseberry, guava, green grape and green banana tropicalia with fine results. Citric-enhanced cinnamon spicing aids peach yogurt template. Not far removed from a sour IPA.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, sensational lactose-conditioned New England-styled IPA coalesces orange-juiced Creamsickle sugaring with sweet vanilla bean and tangy pineapple adjuncts above mild oats malting. Creamy vanilla insistence maintains frothy attitude as tertiary strawberry, coconut and mango illusions engage zesty pineapple tropicalia.
The American craft beer market may be thriving, but rarely has any brewer been able to replicate the meat-cured, kiln-smoked rauchbier style the Germans invented. And this quaint “maple caramel bacon beer” is no exception. Its initial beechwood-smoked grain soiling dissipates as the syrupy maple malting gains cloying nature that contrasts an unwelcomed lemon wedge souring. Unbalanced and underdeveloped.
On tap at Mohawk House, soothingly seductive India Pale Ale fermented in “bourbon barrels with cherry” retains sweet rum-like pleasantry from mild alcohol phenols. Sedate cherry-bruised orange liqueur, pineapple and peach sugaring belies dry whiskey tangent. Tingly bourbon finish lingers ever so softly.