On tap at Plank Pizza, vanilla-sugared boysenberry adjunct sweetens lemony orange India Pale Ale-like fruiting as well as mild blackberry-blueberry illusions above astringent hop pining. Candied boysenberry tartness really suits this liquid bovine well.
On tap at Dog & Cask, sharply beefed-up version of Prime Bovine increases alcohol intensity (9% ABV) and citric bittering while lightening up on the reservedly creamed crystal-pale malting. Lemony orange-peeled grapefruit rind bittering acidifies fusel alcohol whir while tertiary peach, mango, tangerine and pineapple illusions scurry for position below the mildly peppered citrus punch. In the can, rum-soaked peach, tangerine and mango sweetness and swift vodka kick gain ground against orange-peeled grapefruit rind bite.
On tap at Taphouse 15, stylishly easygoing Imperial IPA (despite inconspicuous 8% ABV) lets soft-tongued yellow grapefruit-peeled lemon zest flutter above tropical Citra hop landscape, mild floral spicing and gentle oats-honeyed wheat malting. Misty grapefruit continuance allows candied pineapple-orange-tangerine illusions and wispy passionfruit-guava-papaya snips to latently enter the fray alongside grassy musk.
On tap at Ambulance, stylistically easygoing Imperial IPA lets moderately sharp lemony grapefruit and orange rind bittering override grassy hop astringency and oats-sugared wheat malts. Mild orange-juiced tangerine, apricot and peach undertones flutter.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, lemony orange-peeled grapefruit souring deepens piney tropical fruiting over moderated pale malt sugaring of medium-full-bodied India Pale Ale.
On tap at Ambulance, turbid yellow-glazed IPA hybrid (in collaboration with Brooklyn’s Other Half) lets yellow grapefruit tang surface above mild rye-spiced oats and spelt-dried malts as wispy lactic sourness flutters.
On tap at Plank Pizza, ‘surprisingly mellow’ Imperial IPA places sweet tropical fruiting and mildly creamed sugar malts above toned-down piney hop musk. Juicy pineapple, navel orange, tangerine, mango, nectarine, honeydew and peach tanginess suppresses distant lemondrop souring. Viscous honey-spiced fruiting gains candied coating over time while spelt-grained pilsner malting provides soft, but effective, backbone.
On tap at Plank Pizza, sweet pineapple juicing spreads across equally sugared mango, guava and tangerine tartness as well as less emphatic lemon-seeded orange rind bittering, retaining lingered piney hop pungency (and astringent ethanol musk).
Highly sessionable pearl-yellowed New England-styled IPA stays brisk, clean and tropical. Sunny lemon-peeled yellow grapefruit tang gains floral-spiced pineapple, orange peel, mango and papaya reminder above delicate piney hop resin. Candied citrus continuance sweetens over time as wispy phenol astringency provides soft contrast.
On tap at Taphouse 15, approachable dry-hopped Imperial IPA utilizes Citra-Mosaic varietal to create sharp orange-peeled grapefruit rind bittering reinforced by piney hop oils and earthen musk above sweet bread malting.
Gloriously well-balanced 21st Anniversary Imperial IPA contrasts bitter piney fruiting against sweet spruce-sugared tropicalia as viscous amber-hazed yeast sinew creates sticky texture. Sharp orange-peeled ruby red grapefruit, pineapple, mango, tangerine, peach and tang briskly burrows thru richly creamed caramel-candied cookie dough malts. Boozy 9.8% ABV warmth lingers lightly below fascinatingly fruitful fodder.
On tap at Ambulance, tantalizing tropical fruiting sits atop creamy crystal malting and dankly pined Galaxy-Centennial-Equinox hop bittering of durable West Coast ‘triple’ IPA. Zesty pineapple, grapefruit, orange, tangerine and mango tang retains brisk juiciness.