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FOUNDERS DANKWOOD IMPERIAL RED IPA AGED IN BOURBON

On tap at The Oath, wondrous ‘alchemy of wood and hops’ leaves initial molasses-sapped bourbon vanilla sweetness upon sharp IPA fruiting, resinous pine lacquer, charred oak tannins and rosy floral aromatics. Boozy whiskey, sherry and cedar-chipped rum tones provide lightly lingered alcohol burn to bourbon-soaked orange peel, pineapple, peach, cherry and red grape tang as well as tertiary coconut, marshmallow and pecan snips.

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PARADOX MY TI BARREL AGED IMPERIAL RED FRUIT ALE

Busy as its eight-word namesake, lightly barrel-aged medium body embraces Mai Tai cocktail spirit with a salt-licked Margarita kick. Lime-peeled orange tartness sinks into tangy ‘pineapple and cherry pureed’ seduction above creamily caramelized malt toasting. Latent red grape sweetness and delicate sherry, Courvoisier and mull-spiced wine illusions increase complexity.

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21ST AMENDMENT TOASTER PASTRY INDIA-STYLE RED ALE

Exemplary India-styled red ale coalesces piney fruited IPA-likeĀ bittering with rich cookie dough yeast and caramel-spiced biscuit malts. Advertised “strawberry jam mouthfeel” wavers beside spruce-sweetened grapefruit, pineapple, navel orange, mango and peach tang. Below, cotton-candied pastry sugaring and light ginger-cardamom seasoning allow overall flavoring to lean on the sweet side. Recommended.