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BOLERO SNORT THE LAST BOVINE

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.

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OMNIPOLLO LUSTRO IMPERIAL INDIA PALE ALE

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.Lustro-label-red

LORD HOBO CONSOLATION PRIZE IMPERIAL IPA

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.

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