On tap at Plank Pizza, “authoritative,” well-balanced, medium-bodied, yellow-hazed IPA retains sharp tropical fruited tang and evergreen-fresh pine needling. Floral-bound pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, mango and lemon barrage given estery alcohol whir at the finish.
Brisk pink grapefruit-juiced mango tang gains sour lemon rind pungency and downplayed piney hop bittering above crystal pale malting. Herbal chamomile influence and ancillary orange-peeled guava, pineapple, tangerine and cantaloupe illusions support bittersweet mango tango.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, worthy “tropical fruit-forward” IPA stays crisp and clean. Orange-peeled grapefruit tang receives light pale malt sugaring. A hip mid-range IPA.
On tap at Ambulance, crisply sessionable yellow-cleared IPA (utilizing tropical Mosaic hop) retains soft-watered sedation for lemony pineapple, passionfruit, mango and orange tang contrasting salty herbal peppering to its mild barley-flaked oat spine. In the can, ‘fruit juicy’ yellow grapefruit and lemon rind bittering receives grassy hop astringency as musky pine needling and dainty chamomile tinge.
On tap at Ambulance, dryly resinous lupulin-oiled Nelson Sauvin hop varietal provides moderate wood-dried herbal citrus bittering to seltzer-like carbolic spritz. Limey lemon rind acidity untamed by delicate crystal malt sweetness.
On tap at Burger Loft, brisk tropical fruiting and dank pine resin lead the way for moderate-to-medium-bodied India Pale Ale. Tangy yellow grapefruit, orange, pineapple, mango and peach illusions ride above subtle crystal malting.
Unassumingly mild IPA places tangy grapefruit-peach-orange-tangerine-pineapple blur atop astringent hop musk before lingering aspirin-like phenol finish falters.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, ‘sharp grapefruit and lime peel’ bittering gains dry wood tone as tangy lemon, orange and peach illusions provide sweet-spiced contrast.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, wintry India Pale Ale loads evergreen-fresh coniferous pine tones upon sharp orange-peeled grapefruit rind bittering and sweet floral remnants. Tangy peach, tangerine and pineapple illusions provide ancillary comfort.
On tap at Growler & Gill, well-balanced moderate-to-medium body guides floral-perfumed fruit bouquet above dank piney hop bittering and herbal restraint. Lemony grapefruit, orange, pineapple and peach tang picks up hard-candied tartness at easygoing sugar-spiced citrus finish.
Streamlined 2016 version of Harpoon’s IPA features ‘hoppy, floral, crisp’ tagline. Easygoing floral-hopped orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple and peach illusions pick up minor acidic astringency and fresh-cut grassiness to contrast light sugar spicing.
“Massively dry-hopped Crimson IPA” celebrates music and arts education program in brewer Greg Koch’s hometown with great results. Juicy grapefruit, orange and pineapple tang gains lightly spiced caramel toasting to contrast lingering Mosaic-Cascade-Amarillo hop bittering (and vodka-like whim). Beneath, crisply clean spruce and pine tones provide evergreen freshness for up-front tropical fruiting as well as apple, cherry and pear subsidies.