Creamy café-styled New England IPA caresses juicy Citra-hopped fruitiness with piquant vanilla beaned sweetness. Polite grapefruit-embittered orange peel tang shines brightly above bready pale malt base. Orange-sugared vanilla creaming recalls a Creamsickle. Mild Banana’s Foster, tangerine and peach illusions show up at the vibrant citrus finish.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, inscrutable anti-autumnal golden-hazed India Pale Ale boasts no seasonal pumpkin spicing but retains soured tropical fruiting and fungi-shadowed cucumber watering. Despite advertised blackberry boysenberry and grape influence, tartly soured mango-guava-pineapple illusions, lemon-rotted lime zest and wispy Sauvignon wining gain traction over light piney hop dankness. A weirdly eccentric hybridized IPA sour ale fans may grasp.
Honey-dipped, double dry-hopped, New England-styled, golden-hazed India Pale Ale retains candied caramel glaze for tangy orange-peach, grapefruit, mango and pineapple juiciness. Along the way, brown pear and apple illusions dot the honeyed tropical fruiting. Resinous piney hop bittering stays mellow.
Askew dry-hopped IPA with peach and Tavalon oolong tea (and bright hazy golden hue) retains a busy mix that takes time to fully unfold. Sharp IPA fruiting brings yellow grapefruit-seeded orange peel bittering to earthen black tea influence and mild peach tones. Floral-tinged sage, bay leaf and parsley herbage lightly integrates with brisk citric hop profusion above gentle rice-flaked white wheat backbone.
Rustic olfactory musk infiltrates moderately embittered West Coast-styled IPA, leaving mossy earthen dryness upon floral-wafted Citra-Cascade-hopped citrus tang and spritzy tropical fruiting as mildly piney Simcoe-Amarillo-hopped dankness increases. Lemony orange-peeled grapefruit zestiness and mild mango-guava-papaya nuances linger above pale malt spine.
Irresistible medium-bodied India Pale Ale relies on sharp tropical fruiting to resonate above resinous hop pining and wispy floral herbage. Sunny orange-bruised grapefruit, pineapple, peach, mango and tangerine tang picks up browned pear-apple sweetness above biscuity cereal-grained sourdough bottom. Recessive chamomile, hibiscus and jasmine illusions flutter softly.
Sharp yellow grapefruit tang gains brisk orange juicing and dry pine tones for zesty medium body. In the recess, sugary pale malts contrast herbal juniper nip.
On tap at Ambulance, dryly tropical lime and coconut-soaked collaboration with Virginia’s Aslin Beer Co. Salt-licked limey souring puckers mild coconut milking, leaving lactic imprint upon laidback grapefruit, curacao orange and tangelo snips. Somewhat unconvincing IPA hybrid needs to push the coconut forward.