On tap at Hoover’s Tavern, celebrating Cali stoner magnates, The Waldos, stylishly expressive, aggressively bitter-hopped IPA secures dry grapefruit-orange rind bittering with dank hemp-laced pine resin, herbaceous botanicals and juniper snips over mildly creamed caramel malting.
On tap at Growler & Gill, spritzy summer lager brings floral-perfumed lemon zest to the fore above light wood musk. Grapefruit-orange rind bittering stays subtle for crisply clean moderation.
Easygoing Citra-hopped IPA (limited edition 2019) pipes delicate yellow grapefruit bittering into light pine resin and doughy pale malts, leaving ancillary mandarin orange tartness, pineapple tanginess and mango sweetness to battle back latent alcohol-burnt astringency.
On tap at Growler & Gill, easygoing sweet ‘n sour pale ale places hard-candied grapefruit, pineapple and peach tartness above baked breaded white wheat base. Spritzy carbolic fizz teases citric-perfumed herbal hops. Summery satisfaction.
On tap at Ambulance, bold chocolate-fudged vanilla bean entry saddled by lightly tannic French oak chips. Chocolate cookie, fudged brownie and dark cocoa illusions deepen mocha-vanilla blend above minor wood-smoked hop char.
On tap at Ambulance, stylistically easygoing Imperial IPA lets moderately sharp lemony grapefruit and orange rind bittering override grassy hop astringency and oats-sugared wheat malts. Mild orange-juiced tangerine, apricot and peach undertones flutter.
On tap at Ambulance, mild rye whiskey aging politely seeps into richly creamed coffee overtones of 12.6% ABV stout. Sweet cappuccino milking contrasts dry espresso bittering. Smoky chocolate continuance gains tertiary molasses, vanilla and Kahlua snips.
On tap at Ambulance, uniquely hybridized IPA (with unobtrusive 8% ABV) utilizes dry rice-wined sake yeast to influence raw-honeyed orange oiling and wispy grapefruit-tangerine tang. Sweet bread flouring anchors enigmatic Japanese-wined medium body.
On tap at Ambulance, amped-up pale ale fortifies lemony yellow grapefruit and orange peel bittering with dank hop resin and floral-tinged tropical fruiting. In the recess, tangerine, pineapple, papaya, mango and guava tang contrasts mildly acidic hop-oiled astringency.
On tap at Growler & Gill, tropical fruit melange ripens above moderate resinous hop astringency and sugar-spiced pale malting of limited edition spring seasonal. Zesty tangerine-peeled grapefruit and lemon adjuncts gain ancillary orange, mango, papaya and guava goodness.
On tap at Bronx Alehouse, stylishly complex off-dry amber-browned dunkel bock retains brown-sugared molasses breading and nutty cocoa malting. Latent citrus souring lags, but sharp hop bite lingers.
On tap at Taphouse 15, bold 10% ABV Imperial IPA nearly maintains ‘dankest, hoppiest’ boast with its assertive alcohol-burnt hop oiling and resinous pine bittering. But its soft-toned honeyed fruiting, botanical herbage and floral sweetness lighten the mood just enough as tangy mango, tangerine, orange, nectarine, pineapple and grapefruit juicing soothes the clean finish.