Spruce-tipped evergreen freshness heavily influences pungent piney fruited IPA template. Sunshiny orange-peeled tangerine tang brightened by spruce-y Christmastime crisping. Served with Otterbein’s orange white chocolate chip cookie, citric intensity increases.
Easygoing moderate body brings delicate orange-peeled lemon rind and grapefruit pith bittering as well as ripe peach, mango, tangerine and papaya tang to grassy-hopped pine resin. Surprisingly quiet 6.5% ABV prickled by Seltzer-like carbolics.
“Iconic” 1985-styled Americanized IPA layers lemony grapefruit, pineapple and orange tang above bready cereal-grained malting and freshly cut-grass hop astringency. Modest herbal snip, light pine resin wisp and aspirin-like chalking scrape the metallic edges. Stylishly thin and insubstantial.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, persistently pleasant yellow grapefruit juicing gains honeyed orange peel tang and herbal grassy hop astringency. Light lemon-candied tartness brightens grapefruit rind, peel and seed bittering above syrupy crystal malting at summery finish.
Rounded tropical fruiting illuminates glistening medium body. Piney hop resin and sharp fusel alcohol astringency spike brisk red and yellow grapefruit bittering, tangy peach-apple-orange-tangerine-cherry-mango mélange and light floral bouquet. Celery-watered herbal nip adds further complexity.
Appeasing lemony grapefruit entry gains crystal malt-sugared orange peel sweetness and pastry-like glaze. Lingering herbal hop astringency and slight aspirin-chalked aftertaste contrast tangy lemon-candied peach, mango and tangerine illusions at the centrist finish.
Smoothly crisp moderate-to-medium body maintains lemony yellow grapefruit tang to juice up sweet orange-peeled peach, mango and pineapple respite. Nelson Sauvin hops add piney gooseberry-kiwi bittering to contrast soft Vienna-wheat malt spine.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, zesty yellow grapefruit and orange tang prevails above resinous pine stead. Dry-hopped Citra influence and wispy floral nuances elevate crisp, clean finish.
On tap at Doherty’s, massive yellow grapefruit influence rewards sharp citric frontage of refreshingly zestful moderate-medium body. Bark-dried pine dryness infiltrates floral citrus continuance as lemony peach, mango, tangerine and clementine tang gains strength above biscuity pale malting. Brisk clean water base enlightens fruitful essence.
On tap at Doherty’s, crystalline Mosaic-Citra hop fruiting deepens over caramel malt spine. Sunny lemon zest brightens brisk yellow grapefruit bittering to contrast sugar-spiced orange, pineapple, mango, papaya and tangerine tang. Minor pine resin seeps into serene citrus finish.
On tap at Doherty’s, crisply dry Northwest-styled IPA loads sharp piney hop resin alongside lemony orange-peeled grapefruit rind bittering. Tertiary sugar-spiced pineapple, mango, tangerine and peach tang provides light contrast to bold citric pining.
On tap at Growler & Gill, damply dewy IPA moderates stylish piney grapefruit essence for softly spiced-hopped peach, mango and honeydew tang that overrides sedate tea-sweetened Carapils malting.