Smashing Canadian IPA puts forth a dominant flavor profile as massively tangy fruit juicing receives booming piney hop bittering and responsive sugar-glassed crystal malting above toasted biscuit base. Resonating tropical-citrus fruiting gathers passionfruit, grapefruit, pineapple, navel orange, tangerine, mango, nectarine, papaya, lychee, pear and melon bouquet to power its atomic blissfulness.
On tap at Taphouse 15, inaugural Hop Concept release loads dank and sticky hemp-oiled hop bittering upon mellow yellow grapefruit pith and rind juicing and zesty orange peel sweetness. Light pine lacquering secures lingered lupulin luster as tertiary tangerine, peach and mango tang contrasts lemony grapefruit dryness. Only its aspirin-like astringency keeps it from perfection.
On tap at Plank Pizza, mild milk-sugared “Strawberry Vanilla Cream Pop” loads distinctive IPA-like grapefruit-orange peel bittering onto tart vanilla-pureed vanilla sweetness. Minor pine resin reinforces zesty citrus affirmation of Citra-Mosaic hopped full body. Fun hybrid!
On tap at Taphouse 15, easygoing yellow-hazed India Pale Ale contrasts resinous Simcoe-hopped woodiness and tart lime zest with sugar-spiced lemon meringue alacrity above delicate malted spelt backbone. Soft-toned moderation may lack punch but its lemon-limed linger provides minor stylistic originality.
Sharply streamlined floral-perfumed fruiting retains blissful moderation. Lemony orange-peeled yellow grapefruit tang picks up dank hemp-oiled resin and latent herbal nip above lightly sugar-spiced pale malting. Tropical pineapple, papaya, peach, nectarine, guava and tangerine illusions further heighten its fruity frolic.
Gleaming limited edition India Pale Ale escorts bittersweet orange-peeled grapefruit pith juicing above dankly resinous piney hop astringency and dry mineral-grained pale malting.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, pleasant citrus-soured tartness gains earthen peat mossing and resinous pine oiling above dried wheat-oats spine. Astrignent phenols deepen its moderately bitter end.
On tap at Growler & Gill, easygoing India Pale Ale brings dank oats graining to tropical yellow grapefruit, navel orange and mandarin orange Crystal clean citrus mouthfeel contrasts musky pine hop astringency.
Easygoing tropical-fruited version of brewers’ IPA bypasses stylish bold bittering for subtler dry profile. Serene sweet ‘n sour mango, papaya and passionfruit adjuncts gain lemony pineapple, grapefruit and orange spritz over moderately bitter piney hop dankness. Summery island getaway delight.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, easygoing moderation lets Nelson Sauvin hop acidity bring subtle grapefruit, orange, gooseberry and passionfruit tropicalia to the fore, becoming slightly astringent by the citric-soured finish.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, “juicy” India Pale Ale brings tangy mango-papaya-grapefruit-orange tropicalia to sour lemon lime luster and resinous piney hop bittering above fennel-tinged pale malt base.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Hoboken, easygoing moderate-to-medium body brings lemony orange-pineapple-grapefruit tang to mildly pungent floral-herbed piney hop bittering. Pleasant sugar-spiced citrus continuance and dainty carapils malting will please pale ale enthusiasts.