On tap at Plank Pizza, blueberry-lacquered IPA gains mildly musky Mosaic hop pungency and zesty yellow grapefruit tang. Subtle blueberry frontage collapses under aspirin-like astringency stronger thirsts may find brusquely masculine.
On tap at Tiff’s, sharp citric briskness picks up moderate sugar-spiced sweetness to contrast bark-dried wood tones. Brisk Citra-hopped yellow grapefruit, peach, mango and tangerine fruiting gains bittersweet orange peel resilience. In the can, effervescent lemony grapefruit, pineapple and orange tang gains murky apple-grape lurk and grassier hop astringency and lessens its pine wood influence over toasted French breaded base.
On tap at Growler & Gill, engagingly rich cookie dough yeast and pastry-like caramel malt sugaring anchor expressive floral-fruited bouquet. Bruised orange, nectarine, peach, pineapple, grapefruit, pear, brown apple and tangerine illusions illuminate “aromatic dank hops” and dewy pine respite. Well-disguised 8.5% ABV.
Sessionable canned spinoff of brewers’ Throwback IPA brings a bitterer citric souring to the forefront. A large lemony grapefruit contingent rises above its tart passionfruit adjunct and herbal hop astringency. Mild mango, blood orange and papaya illusions lightly contrast mineral-grained earthiness and phenol aspirin-like acridity in the distance.
Perfectly balanced Northwest tribute from Colorado maintains zesty tropical fruiting and light resinous pine bittering to its sugar-spiced pale malt bottom in flawlessly clean, crisp manner. Tangy yellow grapefruit, pineapple, peach, cherry and mango illusions seep thru sweet floral-wafted serenity of lively medium-to-full-bodied Beaver State salutation.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Hoboken, approachable moderation tones down the grassy-hopped citrus pining its American-styled IPA profile promotes, yet still gains a refreshingly crisp gin-like juniper boozing and delicate herbal wisp to engage the lightly embittered yellow grapefruit, orange rind, pineapple and lemondrop illusions. Great clarity of flavor.
On tap at Ambulance, tropical pineapple-juiced toasted coconut sweetness reminiscent of Pina Colada cocktail. Soft-toned dessert smoothie gains mild lemon-limed yellow grapefruit tartness at mellowly creamed rum-spiced coconut water finish.