On tap at Ambulance, brisk Hallertau Blanc/ Simcoe-hopped IPA retains sharp grapefruit-seeded orange rind bittering over herb-spiced grassy pine licks. Ancillary spruce-sweetened mango, guava and grape illusions reinforce zesty citric frontage.
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.
Sunshiny orange zest and mildly spiced lemony grapefruit tang lead easygoing tropicalia. Bright citrus luster gains teasing piney hop resin and latent herbal astringency to contrast crisp amber-grained pale malt toasting.
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.
Easy drinkin’ juicy-fruited medium body retains zesty sweet orange peel tang and spry lemony grapefruit spritz over doughy biscuit malting and dry wood base. Tart peach-skinned pineapple, passionfruit and grape illusions tucked away alongside lightly lingered hop astringency.
Wintry IPA ups the tropical fruit spicing and lowers the piney hop resonance for ‘end of year hop cycle’ celebration. Lovely floral-perfumed grapefruit, orange, pineapple and peach tang gains ancillary mango-nectarine-tangerine conflux and dry wood tone above mild biscuit base. More like a “gentle spree of hops” and that ain’t a putdown for this relaxingly accessible moderation.
Perfectly approachable and subtly Brit-styled IPA brings tingly citrus spicing to caramel-toasted cereal grains and mild piney hop resin. Polite lemon-candied grapefruit, orange, pineapple, and tangerine tang picks up soft floral nuances at the fruit salad finish.