On tap at Ambulance, brisk New England-styled India Pale Ale brings orange-candied yellow grapefruit tang to the fore. Light pine resin provides mildly bitter edge to contrast ancillary mango, pineapple and tangerine illusions.
First ever (?) English-styled Mexicana India Pale Ale is nuthin’ special – but copacetic nonetheless. Laidback floral-perfumed citrus pulse settles above grassy-hopped pine resin and caramel-spiced malt backbone. Serene grapefruit, orange and lemon tanginess flutters. Not dry, compact or bold enuff to be even loosely defined as English styled, though.
On tap at Plank Pizza, ‘pillowy,’ dry-hopped, hazy New England-styled IPA brings juniper-spiced orange rind bittering to the fore above lactic oats-wheat base without getting overbearingly harsh. Light cologne waft seeps into lemony orange-pineapple-grapefruit triage and laidback coniferous fern snip.
On tap at Plank Pizza, crisply smooth citrus-juiced Sam Calagione (of Dogfish Head) tributary retains centrist appeal while remaining stiff enuff for avid hop-heads to enjoy. Throughout, lingered lupulin oiling contrasts crystal pale malt sweetness. Juniper-nipped pine resin politely embitters lemony grapefruit, pineapple and orange tang plus dusty herbal residue.
Easygoing lemony yellow grapefruit vibrancy and sweet orange peel auxiliary lie above dry pilsner-malted oats base of crisply clean golden-hazed moderation. Sweetly floral-bound pineapple, peach and canteloupe illusions dip inside serene citrus entry. Delicate crystalline mouthfeel never undermines body and character.
Sharp tropical fruiting raises sour passionfruit, orange and guava juicing slightly above piney citrus IPA template and blaring aspirin-like astringency. Lemony gooseberry tartness increases zesty Hawaiian tropicalia while grapefruit pith and melon rind souring gains ancillary mandarin orange, pineapple, papaya and tangerine tanginess. A somewhat bold stylistic changeup.