On tap at Growler & Gill, bright yellow hazed (8.5% ABV) IPA retains soft-toned tropicalia. Waxy crayon-like navel orange and pineapple tang and floral spiced daubs sweeten against limey guava-gooseberry tartness above gentle wheat flaked oats base. Wispy vanilla Creamsickle nip contrasts distant dank cannabis pungency.
Briskly tropical fruited delight! Salted mango exuberance picks up sharp yellow grapefruit tang, tart pineapple perk, zesty lemon zing and bitter orange rasp sweetened by creamy marshmallow fluff. Initial mango brined ambrosia salad facade and auxiliary peachy passionfruit-gooseberry souring overrun by bitter grapefruit-peeled orange rind onrush that blasts its mango jangle with lustrous enthusiasm.
On tap at Growler & Gill, sharp piney citrus bittering gallops thru sour guava-gooseberry patch and juniper berry whims. Lingered pine needling freshens brisk orange-tangerine tang and peachy cantaloupe nips.
On tap at Ambulance, crisply clean pale golden light-bodied Bavarian pils with musky hay-dried mineral graining, fresh cut grassiness and slight herbal snip picks up muted lemon zesting. Simply one of the best dry pilsners.
On tap at Growler & Gill, lovely fruit-forward milkshake IPA spreads milk-sugared marshmallow over peaches and cream entry as well as sour passionfruit, salty mango, sweet banana, candied cherry and freshly squeezed orange juice resilience. Yet it’s the sharp lemon-limed yellow grapefruit and pineapple zesting that shines thru at the confectionery orange creamsickle finish. Exuberantly excellent.
On tap at Ambulance, tartly tropical fruited medium body tempers Nelson Sauvin-hopped candied papaya, white grape, guava and pineapple thrust with Galaxy-hopped peach, orange and tangerine illusions as well as Enigma-hopped Pinto Gris tannins and green apple souring.
On tap at Draught Industries, adjunctive pale ale conditioned on ‘zested orange’ picks up salted lemony white grape esters and mild mandarin-tangelo-clementine snips. But it’s more like powdered soft drink, Tang, than a champagned Mimosa.
On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, zestful orange-grapefruit vibrancy plies to candied peach-pineapple-papaya tang and limey passionfruit-lychee souring over richly oated wheat base.
Lemony lime zesting bridges vodka-licked pink grapefruit, pineapple, passionfruit, peach, papaya and mango tang into lactose-infused crystal malt creaminess disguising fusel (8.2% ABV) esters of brewer’s heady Dreamwave Fluctuation offshoot.
On tap at Ambulance, ‘vivid yellow’ lactose-aided moderate-medium body collaboration with nearby District 96 resonates as lime-juiced passionfruit, pineapple and tangerine tanginess plus mild coconut-flaked sweetness reach lightly creamed caramel malt base in clean fashion.
On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, crushably soft-toned NEIPA pads subtle orange rind-embittered yellow grapefruit bittering and slightly soured strawberry-passionfruit-pineapple-papaya tropicalia to floral-spiced alacrity countering dank cannabis oiliness above pasty oats flaked malt gumming. Pleasantly offbeat.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, dryer-than-stylish NEIPA brings limey cantaloupe-honeydew-melon-mango salting (and contrasting candied plum, fig and date sweetness) to grassy mildewed pine needling over gluey pale malts for Rakau/Galaxy-hopped Fractal offshoot.