On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, boldly indecisive full body needs deeper dark-roasted peanut butter penetration to compete with black chocolate-coffee influence and earthen hop char. Mildly creamed oats-toasted mocha continuance deprives peanut, cola and hazelnut illusions.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, ‘sharp grapefruit and lime peel’ bittering gains dry wood tone as tangy lemon, orange and peach illusions provide sweet-spiced contrast.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, wintry India Pale Ale loads evergreen-fresh coniferous pine tones upon sharp orange-peeled grapefruit rind bittering and sweet floral remnants. Tangy peach, tangerine and pineapple illusions provide ancillary comfort.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, Napa Valley blood orange adjunct felt abruptly above hefe-styled banana and clove sweetness. Plastique groating coats blood orange influence while funky herbal wisps remain low-key.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Hoboken, hilariously sexually charged moniker somehow suits this ‘panties dropping’ high energy (10.6% ABV) strong ale. Its murky copper-dirtied hue will scare away lighter thirsts upon sight. However, well-balanced and enduringly fruity India Pale Ale hearkens to a syrupy malt-enriched Sangria-bound barleywine. Luxurious pink grapefruit, cantaloupe, honeydew, cherry, mango and tangerine tang sweetens alongside sugary pastry confection and above pungently resinous piney hop bittering. Undeniable.