Eccentric pastry-styled blonde ale gathers ground coffee bittering for creamy vanilla-glazed powdered sugaring of splendid Tiramisu knockoff. Coffee-caked center gains orange blossom-honeyed influence as well as cannoli, nutmeg and eggnog illusions (and infrequent black pepper burn).
On tap at Ambulance, cold-brewed Ethiopian coffee integrated with citric lemondrop hops for mellow hybridized pale ale. But nutty java influence fades almost immediately, leaving reluctant lemon twist to carry the moderate-bodied load.
On tap at Ambulance, enigmatic pale ale fortifies “grigio-esque” wine profile and advertised raspberry-cantaloupe conflux with resinous shellac varnishing in favorable fashion. White grape midst gains Chardonnay splendor and orange-dried grapefruit tartness as well as teasing mango-papaya-guava tropicalia above dank barley-gristed hop musk. For experimental pale ale palates gone sour.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, powdered sugar accents cinnamon-spiced French Toast entry as sharp hop astringency contrasts subtle maple, nutmeg and vanilla adjuncts of 9% ABV medium body. Smoked cinnamon finish gets intense.
On tap at Ambulance, exquisite sweet-spiced citrus tang spreads across creamy crystal malt sweetness to contrast dankly resinous Simcoe-hopped lupulin powdering. Sunny Citra-hopped grapefruit and orange peel spritz picks up candied peach-pineapple illusions. For daintier hop-heads.
On tap at Beef Trust, distinguished Mosaic-hopped pale ale embraces sharp IPA-like fruiting with its floral-daubed grapefruit, orange, pineapple and mango tang fronting light piney hop pungency and subtle caramel malting. Brisk lemon-limed carbolic spritz brightens the load.
Briskly smooth IPA-like pale ale brings emboldened piney citrus bittering to the fore. Tangy orange-peeled grapefruit, mango, pineapple and lemon tropicalia shines brightly, gaining mild resinous pining and wispy herbal perfuming above honeyed pale malts.
On tap at Denny’s Beer Barrel, easygoing Citra-Cascade-hopped pale ale brings spicy grapefruit, pineapple and orange tang to delicate carapils malting, leaving light phenol tones at the finish.
Substantial spruce-infused pale ale contrasts refreshingly pine-needled spruce tip frontage and brisk juniper berry bittering against zesty lemony grapefruit tang and sugary crystal malting. Just below the surface, minty cologne musk and floral marigold-dandelion-lavender-lilac bouquet ride alongside sweet orange peel juicing. Resinous Douglas Fir-like conifer oiling drapes crisply clean citric-spiced finish.
“Balmy,” yellow-cleared, double dry-hopped pale ale retains balance and roundedness as tangy grapefruit, orange, pineapple, mango and tangerine tropicalia receives mustily reedy dewiness and raw grained minerality (reminiscent of an Extra Special Bitter) above sweet crystal malting. Never overwhelming bitter. On tap at Triton – Long Beach Island, vibrant grapefruit-peeled orange zest and sweet pineapple juicing zinged lightly pined juniper hop bittering with uncompromising sturdiness.
On tap at Ambulance, bright yellow grapefruit tang and brisk pineapple-orange follow-up deepened by resilient citric-pined Cascade hop astringency. Juicy lemon nuances, polite floral wisps and key lime pie illusions come and go. In bottled version, lingering lemon seed bitterness contrasts sweet orange-peeled grapefruit and pineapple tang while mild alcohol astringency stays distant.