On tap at Plank Pizza, botanical amber-coppered ‘gin-like elixir’ brings fragrant cologne-perfumed sweetness to ginger-rooted juniper berry freshness above honeyed pale malting. Continual mild juniper bittering contrasts delicate peach, pineapple, grapefruit and red apple illusions. In the bottle, singular stylish blend gains piney spruce aspect for ginger-dried juniper bittering, gaining brisk lemon-peeled grapefruit, pineapple and orange tang.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, tropical grapefruit, pineapple and orange tang utilizes Greek mythology-inspired ‘Zythos, Pekko, Warrior and Apollo’ hop blend over mild sugar-spiced malts. Fine off-dry medium-bodied fare.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, streamlined grapefruit, orange and pineapple tang retains hard-candied center, light crystal malt creaming and light floral bouquet. Lightly lingering citric hop bittering (Simcoe-Mosaic-Eldorado varietals) highlights fusel 8.9% ABV astringency.
On tap at Ambulance, ‘opulent’ flagship brew receives bold lupulin-powdered Mosaic, Simcoe and Citra hop influence to contrast sweet honeyed malting in triple dry-hopped setting. Lemony grapefruit and orange illusions waver between bitter and sweet.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, rapturous hop-bomb loads yellow grapefruit peel and orange rind bittering atop lingered bone-dry piney hop astringency. In the backdrop, tangy lemon, mango, orange and tangerine illusions subside as piquant grapefruit wallop continues.
On tap at Grand Cru – Rhinebeck, briskly dry-hopped medium body brings luxurious yellow grapefruit-peeled orange rind tang to resinous piney hop bittering and sharp citric-spiced crystal malt sugaring.
On tap at Ambulance, easygoing Imperial IPA-styled moderation offers polite pineapple, orange, grapefruit and mango tang to resinous piney hop bittering.
On tap at Growler & Gill, salted lemon juicing and tart tropical fruiting gain honeyed malt sweetness to contrast musky piney hop resin. Candied grapefruit, passionfruit and pineapple tartness backs up zesty lemon tang.
On tap at Ambulance, stylishly mild Imperial IPA suits softer palates as well as demure hop-heads. Mellow yellow grapefruit tang and tidy orange rind bittering bring zesty citric spritz to tingly sugar-spiced sweetness for affable Citra-Mosaic-Summit hop showcase.
Enchanting lupulin-powdered medium body in a can (not far removed from a Belgian Golden Ale with its funky white-peppered herbal yeast profile) contrasts effervescent yellow grapefruit tang against raw-honeyed lemon souring. Wispy Citra-hopped curacao orange, mandarin orange and tangelo illusions provide subtle hard-candied tartness.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, versatile nickel-hazed East Coast India Pale Ale satisfies lighter pale ale thirsts as well as hardcore IPA heads with its soft-toned fruit-juiced effervescence, sugar-spiced caramel malt subtlety and mild piney hop resin. Candied orange, pineapple, peach, mango, tangerine, yellow grapefruit and lemon tang brightens crisply clean moderate-to-medium-bodied enlightenment.
Experimental Denali hops prop up sunny ‘pineapple and citrus’ tropicalia as well as prickly sugar-spicing, light floral-perfumed licks and resinous pine oiling above biscuity pale malt base. Moderate grassy hop bitterness lingers at zesty fruit finish.