On tap at Growler & Gill, everchanging tropical fruit punch recipe (’23 version) submits peachy pineapple and mango tanginess to lemony yellow grapefruit bittering, salty lime tartness, slightly sour green grape/guava/lychee combo and subtle white peppered herbage above mildly honeyed oats-flaked Maris Otter malting that contrasts lacquered pine drift.
On tap at Taphouse 15, brightly tropical Strata hops allow lightly salted mango-pineapple zesting and frisky orange peel tanginess to enter the slightly sharp fruited fray as ‘sweet basil’ hides beneath pale malt dryness.
On tap at Taphouse 15, hazy golden West Coast-styled IPA utilizes dryly citric pine toned Simcoe hops to reach lightly creamed New England-styled IPA oated wheat base. Mild wood-parched yellow grapefruit and orange rind bittering picks up lightly salted herbal misting.
On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, piney citric double dry-hopped IPA bounces Citra/Mosaic hop zesting against piney Simcoe hop herbage and mild floral daubs. Brisk orange-peeled yellow grapefruit rind bittering gains sweet mango, tangy pineapple and distant cantaloupe-melon conflux for trusty tropical medium body.
On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, pale yellow hazed IPA plies lightly citrus-spiced Citra/Mosaic/Idaho 7 hop combo to musty pine resin and salty herbal nips. Lightly embittered lemon rind, orange pith and white grapefruit zesting relegates dry pale malt bottom.
On tap at Growler & Gill, soft-toned, sun-glowed, lightly yellow-hazed moderation sidles (Citra-hopped) lemony grapefruit and mandarin orange zesting next to (Mandarina Bavaria hopped) salted guava tartness. Mild floral spicing joins delicate citrus continuance above dry pale malting.
Dankly dry cannabis influence provides mild weedy musk for easygoing lemony grapefruit, pineapple and dried apricot tartness, grassy hop musk, botanical herbal and salty mineral graining. A first, an Argentinian IPA that may lack some pizzazz but will suit West Coasters.
On tap at Plank Pizza, dry San Diego-styled IPA utilizes Simcoe-Centennial-Columbus hop triage for musky lemon-soured grapefruit, pineapple and tangerine entry sidled by resinous piney dankness riding atop rye-like mineral graining.
On tap at Plank Pizza, sessionably soft-toned hazy golden yellowed IPA retains mild lemon peeled grapefruit, orange and pineapple bittering and delicate piney hop briskness. Zesty Citra-Sultana hop combo brightens fruitiness above lightly sugared pale malting.
Back in the ’90s, this dry piney citrus embittered West Coast-like India Pale Ale would be encouraging streamlined mainstream fodder bettering nearly all the previous stylistic pretenders excepting maybe Ballantine IPA and few others. But in 2022, its lemon-pitted grapefruit pith bittering, mild orange rind dehydration and dry wood tones seem limited compared to expansive milkshake, New England-styled and sour IPA’s. Nice citrus-induced vodka kick, though.
Sunshiny clear-yellowed, cumulous headed double dry-hopped IPA utilizes winning Citra-Mosiac-Amarillo hop combo for crushable easygoing serenity. Lemony orange-peeled grapefruit tanginess settles softly above delicate wheated oat spine. Wispy pineapple, tangerine and peach daubs the delicate light-bodied sedation.
In the can, slightly divergent East Coast IPA differs from trendsetting New England IPA styling by snuffing sour yogurt fruiting and creamier oated base for more straightforward citric-pined profile. Brisk grapefruit-peeled orange misting flirts with grassy-hopped wood tones in popular Citra-Mosaic-Eldorado hop showdown.