Well-designed lactic soured Imperial IPA celebrates sweet-tart blackberry influence with vanilla creamed sugaring nicely contrasting milk-soured yogurt acidity. Its lemon meringue tartness and key lime pie piquancy deepen the blackberry-soured midst, gaining tropical clementine, mango, passionfruit, pineapple and guava wisps and a hint of blueberry along the way.
Vivacious dry-hopped hazy-glazed New England-styled IPA collaboration with Bronxville’s Beer Noggin (and brewed at Dorchester Brewing) succeeds as a Hawaiian Island “tropical jubilee.” Juicy orange-peeled pineapple and guava tanginess gains zesty lemon verbena, yellow grapefruit, clementine and mango resilience as brisk Seltzer-like carbolics add sparkle. Lovely fruitful frontage enjoined by crystalline juniper-like gin bite, softly spruce-tipped pine sap, creamy vanilla spicing and finishing resinous hop linger.
Luxuriant maple-sapped French toast entry gains doughy pancake battering and spicy cinnamon sugaring to contrast perfumed IPA-styled orange and grapefruit peel bittering as well as piney gin-soaked hop sharpness. Below the surface, sweet peach, mango, pineapple and nectarine illusions waver. Syrupy French Toast theme ultimately usurped by lingered citric acidity for entertainingly hybridized medium-bodied elixir.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, dryer South Pacific version of Decadent Multiflora utilizes New Zealand hops, obtaining lemony guava, pineapple and kiwi souring to contrast tangy grapefruit, peach and mango sugaring. Moderate hop bittering brings approachability despite heightened 9.6% ABV of tropical moderate-to-medium body.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, pristine juicy-fruited Imperial IPA combines brisk yellow grapefruit tang with sweet mango and tart passionfruit up-front. Brisk citric-pined Mosaic hop bittering and wafting floral bouquet maintain refreshingly clean-watered profile. Tropical fruiting gains mild earthiness over time.
On tap at Taphouse 15, mild Madagascar vanilla beaning and subtler strawberry creaming casually hidden behind brash piney fruited IPA styling. Sharp orange-peeled grapefruit, peach, papaya and pineapple tang gains zesty lemon spicing above mildly syrupy crystal-caramel malting. Beneath the surface, strawberry vanilla sweetness stays too soft to properly contrast woody citric hop bittering.
On tap at Ambulance, briskly fruited adjunct-laden flagship overrides mango and vanilla bean influence with resilient dry-hopped citric-pined IPA attributes. Mild vanilla-extracted mango juicing abruptly defied by orange-peeled yellow grapefruit tang and zesty lemon twist above wispy white-wheated pilsner malting.
On tap at Ambulance, ‘opulent’ flagship brew receives bold lupulin-powdered Mosaic, Simcoe and Citra hop influence to contrast sweet honeyed malting in triple dry-hopped setting. Lemony grapefruit and orange illusions waver between bitter and sweet.
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.