Creamily fudged coffee-burnt black chocolate malting and bitter Blackstrap molasses syruping disrupted by weedy earthen compost soiling. Tarry tobacco-charred hop musk adds to the bitterness while distant brown-sugared dark cherry, fig and date notions nosedive.
On tap at Plank Pizza, ‘surprisingly mellow’ Imperial IPA places sweet tropical fruiting and mildly creamed sugar malts above toned-down piney hop musk. Juicy pineapple, navel orange, tangerine, mango, nectarine, honeydew and peach tanginess suppresses distant lemondrop souring. Viscous honey-spiced fruiting gains candied coating over time while spelt-grained pilsner malting provides soft, but effective, backbone.
On tap at Growler & Gill, admirable medium body ‘blankets’ lemon-candied orange, pineapple, peach and mango tang with grassy-hopped pine resin. Mild floral bouquet and dainty malt sugaring sweeten resilient tropical fruiting.
On tap at Growler & Gill, ‘elegant’ lemon-dropped grapefruit and pineapple tropicalia gains gentle floral bouquet to contrast dank herbal peppering. In the distance, candied peach-mango-tangerine tang plays possum.
On tap at Julian’s, sessionable India Pale Ale brings mild lemon-peeled orange rind bittering, sharp pine-hopped juniper berry influence and wafting floral daub to lightly spiced biscuity pale malting. Tertiary grapefruit, peach, nectarine, pineapple and mango illusions add juicy tangent. In the can, crisply clean Citra-hopped orange and grapefruit tanginess embittered by sticky pine hop bite and lacquered wood respite.