On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, sumptuous caramel macchiato-aligned porter picks up richly creamed mocha molasses sweetness and slight cedar-charred hop roast. Burnt caramel sauce drapes sticky toffee-candied sugaring and less prominent dark cocoa-chocolate bittering. A hint of vanilla beckons at the caramel latte finish.
Like a rich milk chocolate shake, fudgy dessert beer will soothe any sweet-toothed fanatic. Vanilla hazelnut coffee tones regale brown chocolate prominence. Palm-oiled cocoa, glazed pecan and toffee illusions add further sugary bliss to the nutty mocha mix.
Dry cucumber-watered mango skin adjunct gains fizzy lemondrop tartness and slight watermelon rind salting for blanched golden-yellowed moderation.
On tap at Hoover’s, passable summertime moderation fuses mildly soured pineapple flavoring to stylish banana-clove sweetness. But its soapy lemon spritz, dry plantain stead and random herbal perfuming interfere with banana-clove-induced pineapple adjunct.
On tap at Beef Trust, brisk lemongrass-infused India Pale Ale glistens with lemony orange zest, floral-spiced herbage and grassy wood-toned Amarillo-Simcoe-hops. Ginger-like lemongrass adjunct retains bright citrus zing above delicate white wheat base. In the bottle, mild lemongrass adjunct never intrudes upon sweet orange-peeled pineapple tang, zesty lemon riffs and recessive herbal notions to its doughy spine.
Perfectly re-creating sticky peanut buttery chocolate candy bar, rich mocha porter gains fudgy sweetness above dark-roasted nuttiness and tidy coffee-vanilla conflux. Mild purple grape, sugar plum and prune illusions flutter. Serve to nutty chocolate lovers.
Refreshingly crisp 5th Anniversary guava-infused IPA retains tangy crystal-malted tropical fruiting to contrast light piney hop-oiled bittering. Delicate guava influence picks up tart ‘lemony watermelon’ illusions alongside subsidiary cotton-candied orange and pineapple sweetness.
On tap at Tiff’s, sharp citric briskness picks up moderate sugar-spiced sweetness to contrast bark-dried wood tones. Brisk Citra-hopped yellow grapefruit, peach, mango and tangerine fruiting gains bittersweet orange peel resilience. In the can, effervescent lemony grapefruit, pineapple and orange tang gains murky apple-grape lurk and grassier hop astringency and lessens its pine wood influence over toasted French breaded base.
‘Abounding’ dry-hopped Citra variety allows juicy Ruby Red grapefruit zest to enliven floral tropic splendor of crisply clean-watered pale ale. Mighty Citra-hopped grapefruit frontage fortified by lemon-candied orange, mango and pineapple tartness above sugar wafer-like pale malting.