On tap at Beef Trust. Despite tropical label, its muskily cologne-perfumed lemon oiling, pithy dry-spiced orange desiccation and sour grapefruit-guava-passionfruit blur never fully integrate with wet hop absorption compromising the murky caramelized barley base. Nebulous.
On tap at Hoover’s Tavern, ‘juicy tropical” hazy IPA enjoins persistent lemon-peeled grapefruit, orange and pineapple bittering to spicy pale malts contrasting grassy hop astringency. Ancillary floral-daubed passionfruit, mango and honeydew illusions seep thru alongside lemongrass-soured chives licks.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, quirky ginger-limed vodka cocktail knockoff truly suffices as summertime refresher. Lime-peeled bittering draws ginger-spiced lemon spot and zesty orange nip into its dry rye bottom. Intriguing eccentricity.
Perfectly approachable and subtly Brit-styled IPA brings tingly citrus spicing to caramel-toasted cereal grains and mild piney hop resin. Polite lemon-candied grapefruit, orange, pineapple, and tangerine tang picks up soft floral nuances at the fruit salad finish.
On tap at Plank Pizza, bittersweet black-malted cocoa nibs influence gains dry oyster-shelled salinity and mild brown chocolate spicing. Briny cocoa continuance affects ancillary espresso, walnut and earthen peat illusions.
Indelible English-styled oatmeal stout stays dryer than most American competitors, letting oats-flaked molasses chocolate malting leave bitter Bakers chocolate, dark-roast coffee and dark cocoa tones upon its wood-burnt hop char in a pleasant crystalline water setting. On the Randall Pressure System infused with roasted coffee beans, its rich mocha intensity picks up lovely espresso serenity to deepen the black chocolate resonance.
On tap at River Of Beer, sturdy Czech pils brings earthen grain malt pungency to light herbal-spiced Saaz hop bittering and subtle lemon restraint. Dank corn-flaked spelt, oats and wheatgrass influence affects baked bread spine.