On tap at Paragon, peculiar aluminum-cleared sourdough-fermented blonde ale supplants lemony Cascade-Citra hop zesting with floured sugar powdering and slumbering banana daquiri sweetness as ‘acidic farmhouse funk’ levels off atop glutenous oated wheat crusting. Serve with pizza.
On tap at Plank Pizza, aluminum cleared light lager with salted lemon prickle and tart orange oiling slides into pasty pale malting while lacking distinction.
Sunny grapefruit-embittered orange peel tang, bright lemon zesting, salted pineapple spree and pine-sapped hop bite saddled by mildly creamed milk-sugared vanilla sweetness that’s too polite to be considered a true milkshake IPA (despite its intentions). Penetrative musky citrus bittering lingers long and deep as lactic yogurt souring infiltrates hazy golden glowed medium-full body.
Tart iridescently pink Torico banana ice cream knockoff may not fulfill potential sundry flavor profile but retains spirited fruiting. Creamily milk-sugared Laffy Taffy-candied tartness fades into pineapple-salted orange zesting and subtle Sangria wining for spritzy fruited Berliner Weisse.
Streamlined piney citrus bittering loiters alongside subtle floral sweetness that blows past its earthen sorghum pastiness for gluten free flagship. Lemony grapefruit rind bitterness extends softly into grassy hop astringency. Sorghum’s not yet a satisfactory substitute for wheat circa 2021.
Taking its ‘trashcan’ moniker from the Astros baseball cheating scam, sessionably brisk IPA brings bitter yellow grapefruit and orange rind zesting to the fore as sour yogurt milking gains strength alongside boozy gin ethers above sugary pale malts in frisky crayon-waxed carbolic manner.
On tap at Morris Tap & Grill, dryer-than-expected tripel-dubbel blend relegates the best aspects of two popular Belgian styles. Musky green grape esters outdo tripel’s candi-sugared fig spicing and dubbel’s lighter dried fruiting and musty fungi-like cellar funk, placing acrid spelt-oats graining in dubious position.
On tap at Morris Tap & Grill, clear amber-browned Imperial IPA richer, darker and chewier than typical piney citric East Coast varietal. Glazed mango, grapefruit and pineapple tang sweetened by honey-spiced pale malting, leaving earthen pine hop bittering in the dust.
Aged two years in Window Jane whiskey barrels, eccentric liquored-up version of gluten-free Modern Cup Of Sole brings driest bourbon whiskey and burgundy tones to musky cocoa-dried dark chocolate bittering, picking up light wood-seared nuttiness and slight hop char. But its lactic cold-brewed coffee murk, dirty earthen soiling and gritty buckwheat, millet and rice graining undermine the offbeat oak-aged milk stout.
On tap at Plank Pizza, fine Cascadian Dark Ale loads sugar-sweetened black chocolate syruping onto less prominent black grape, yellow grapefruit and currant illusions as well as moderate charcoal-stained dark roast hop char.
On tap at Plank Pizza, worthy collaboration uniting Jersey City’s Departed Soles with Linden’s nearby 201 Ton utilizes “gingerbread maple syrup” to enhance bittersweet Madagascar vanilla bean adjunct as well as creamy molasses-sugared chocolate malting. Smooth dewy peat earthiness and tertiary cocoa-cinnamon illusions stay below.
On tap at Plank Pizza, Jersey City brewer hooked up with local ModCup Coffee to make mild milk stout with midrange cold-brewed coffee roast upending bittersweet black chocolate complement and dark-roast nut remnant. Lightly creamed mocha nut char at finish reminiscent of dry Irish stout. In the can, mild coffee bean roast, dry espresso sashay, distant nuttiness and tarry black licorice licks define light-bodied collaboration.