On tap at Ambulance, sessionable IPA brings floral-perfumed citrus spicing to the fore while pungent pine-dried grassy hop astringency battles back mild oats-flaked Maris Otter malting just above the surface. Zesty orange, tangerine and grapefruit tang gains wispy guava, mango, passionfruit and pineapple tropicalia.
Crystalline Maine water provides brisk crisping to fruitful gold-cleared moderate-to-medium body. Vibrant floral-daubed pink grapefruit, mandarin orange, pineapple and mango tanginess gains mild orange-candied lemondrop tartness and spicy respite to contrast resinous piney hop oiling and earthy herb-nipped cannabis dankness. Delicately creamed orange marmalade froth tickles the tongue up-front while its dough-sugared barley-wheat spine pleasantly sweetens the backend. A soft, cushiony splendor.
Amazingly prolific brown-clouded full body goes way beyond simple amber ale tag. Hoppier stylistic profile ignites IPA-like grapefruit-peeled orange rind bittering, resinous pine nuttiness and mild chocolate raisin sweetness above burnt-breaded barley roast. An Imperial Amber, perhaps?