On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, divergent hopped-up West Coast IPA (with unassuming 9.7% ABV) stays dry as dank pine resin seeps into dehydrated grapefruit-mango conflux, raw-honeyed orange blossom musk, dark floral mustiness and mild black peppering. More abstruse than complex.
On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, ‘recklessly hoppy recipe’ celebrates 10 year anniversary of fabulous Ruination. But its muskily citric Centennial-Citra hop blend and the original’s piney floral perfuming are lacking. Instead, its candied orange stead never overcomes the iodine-stiffened boozy ethers.
On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, 6th anniversary IPA floats bold 8.5% alcohol ethers thru clean cryo-hopped tropical fruit lacquering and mildly creamed vanilla froth. Lemony pineapple zesting, tannic green grape souring, limey bergamot orange tartness and fuzzy peach tang gain floral sweetness to contrast earthen pine whim.
Original 420 given bolder intensity. Sugary mango, peach and pineapple tanginess outdoes orange-peeled grapefruit zesting (and syrupy pear snip plus tangerine-clementine tease) as grassy-hopped astringency and resinous pine stabilize above contrasting honeyed wheat base.
On tap at Taphouse 15, despite mass acclaim, intensely bitter and brusquely dry Imperial IPA’s somewhat harsh aggression seems off-putting. Musky orange-oiled grapefruit pith bittering gains fungi musting and tannic blackcurrant phenols.
On tap at Growler & Gill, lovely easygoing moderation with muted grapefruit-peeled orange, peach, pineapple, mango and tangerine tanginess providing just enough sunshine for spruce-tipped pine resin and oily cannabis herbage above delicate pale malt sugaring.
Sturdily booze-doused 9.9% ABV DDH IIPA brightens orange-peeled mango, peach and pineapple tang with lemony yellow grapefruit sunshine as mild gooseberry-guava souring settles softly. Vodka-licked citrus continuance gains resinous piney hop lacquering and muted herbage over biscuity pilsner malt base.
On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, ‘crushably dank citrus-forward IPA’ collab stays stylistically straight-ahead as tangy yellow grapefruit, navel orange and pineapple zesting soaks up sticky pine hop resin.
On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, juicy citrus tang permeates sugary pale malt bottom of nifty Maryland/Virginia IPA collab. Mild lemony orange-peeled grapefruit bittering sits across peachy nectarine sweetness with dank cannabis-oiled hops just below the mix.
On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, tropical fruit-lacquered DDH IIPA combines zesty Citra hop tropicalia with grape-soured Nelson Sauvin/Motueka hop esters. Spectral marmalade frontage gathers grapefruit, mandarin orange and bergamot tang embraced by brisk lemon-limey guava tartness and distant dank pine resin.
On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, creamily frothed ‘orange creamsicle’ promotes peachy pineapple and grapefruit tang for zesty double dry-hopped collab. Sticky lupulin dusting adds minor pine resin for spritzy coniferous-coned citrus continuance.
Pleasantly moderate hazy golden ‘triple-hopped’ IPA retains soothingly smooth citrus zesting, mild floral spicing and delicately creamed head. Spritzy orange-peeled grapefruit, pineapple and peach tang overrides wispy piney hop prod as lightly soured lemony guava and gooseberry salting surges.