On tap at Poor Henry’s, mellowly offbeat dry-hopped third anniversary celebrator brings lemon-rotted dried orange souring to lightly creamed oats-sugared bed, leaving subtle chili heat beneath the surface. Distant mango-papaya-guava tropicalia contrasts mellow vegetal tease.
On tap at Ambulance, wonderful flagship brew seizes upon all things good in a sunshiny medium-bodied IPA. Zesty grapefruit-peeled pineapple, orange and mango tropicalia fueled by resinous earthen pining as well as dank cannabis above mild flaked oats-wheat spine. Tertiary floral-daubed peach, passionfruit and papaya illusions push up against lightly lingered finishing astringency. Recommended.
On tap at Ambulance, interestingly abstruse double dry-hopped cocktail collaboration (with Copenhagen’s Dry & Bitter) connects rummy coconut-milked pineapple juicing of a pina colada with orange-juiced champagne fizz of a mimosa. Brisk lemony grapefruit zest secures IPA-styled midst. Light pilsner malting softens ester-fruited English ale yeast setting.
Stiff vodka kick rampages alongside candy-glazed tropical fruiting and understated clay-hopped pine needling. Advertised wet-wooded hop ‘dankness’ is nearly a misnomer. Instead, sugar-coated grapefruit, orange, tangerine, pineapple and mango tanginess battles back rubbing alcohol burn (13% ABV). Musky fennel, rosemary (?), hibiscus and ethyl undertones go awry.
Remarkably refreshing straw beige-hazed medium body maintains hearty robustness – especially for a fruity Citra-hopped IPA. Spritzy lemon zest brightens tart grapefruit juicing and mild lime acidity while spicy candy-glazed pineapple, orange, tangerine and peach tanginess adds punch. Tropical fruit blitz overrides mild herbal restraint and barley-floured caramel malting.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, tropical moderation nearly as soft and billowy as its namesake. Frothily creamed head hides subtle clementine, mandarin orange and grapefruit tang as well as tart gooseberry liming and light herbal hop bittering. Tingly spiced citrus continuance reaches gentle oats base with sweetly aired lilt.