On tap at Growler & Gill, turbid orange-mango-hued ‘fruit bomb’ lets sour lemon-dropped passionfruit, guava and apricot puree adjuncts create subtly sour setting. Mild limey bittering and stolid Vienna malts underscore dry IPA hybrid.
On tap at Growler & Gill, enigmatic, turbidly orange-hued Imperial IPA utilizes pungent Equinox, Mosaic and Citra hop dust to perk up tart guava, passionfruit, mango, clementine and grapefruit illusions against groaty oats (picking up a latent clay-like plasticity). Beneath the surface, oily cannabis-snipped pine resin brings musky bittering to ginger-leafed floral and herbal notions.
On tap at Growler & Gill, amber-hazed medium body retains bitter hop-dusted grapefruit tang. Dank piney hop musk contrasts floral-bound citrus zest.
Perfectly centrist moderate-medium body unites piney tropical fruiting with creamy cereal-grained barley malting. Resinous pine-lacquered grassy hop astringency contrastingly lingers alongside juicy pineapple, peach, grapefruit, orange, tangerine, mango and clementine tang. Slight alcohol burn exists at zesty citrus-candied finish.
Stylishly mellow Imperial IPA celebrates West Coast brewers’ 22nd anniversary with soft-tongued approachability. Lemony grapefruit-orange tang comes as expected, livened up by pineapple, mango and peach tropicalia as well as dank pine resin and herbal notions. Mild caramelized oats create gentle base.
On tap at Beef Trust, ‘heavily oated’ dry-bodied Imperial IPA utilizes resinous Apollo hop pining and juicy-fruited Citra hop zesting to zing the tongue. Piney grapefruit frontage enjoined by candied orange-pineapple tartness above moist earthen midst.
On tap at Ambulance, celebrating ’77 Cadillac Seville with a double dry-hopped IPA, streamlined moderate-to-medium body brings mellow yellow grapefruit, mandarin orange, white peach and nectarine tang to herbal-tinged grassy hop astringency.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, winning New England-styled IPA brings semi-complex mango-soured orange peel bittering to the fore as tropical passionfruit, guava and peach illusions gain wispy piney hop bittering, floral-daubed herbal notions and light lemon twist.
On tap at Ambulance, busily hybridized bronze-hazed “triple” IPA brings sharp grapefruit-peeled orange pith bittering to cucumber-watered watermelon rind adjunct. Dry pale malt foundation firmly grounds bitter citrus-influenced watermelon frontage and subtle mango-guava-kiwi tropicalia. Possibly the most adventurous and rich watermelon-fronted fruit ale circa 2018.
Easygoing Northeast-styled IPA with briskly clean-watered freshness offers zesty orange-peeled yellow grapefruit tang, mild resinous hop bittering and wispy lactose acidity above delicate oats-dried wheat spine. Spritzy lemon licks brush up against subsidiary mango-peach-pineapple tropicalia. A sunshiny citric hop-dolloped moderation.
Well-designed dry-hopped Imperial IPA with bold 9% ABV lets juicy floral-spiced tropical fruiting and wispy pine needling seep into crystalline spring water basin. Brisk fruit punch regales zesty lemon zing to candied grapefruit, orange, pineapple, mango and peach tanginess, gaining dry lime whim at the fruitful finish.