On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, ‘aggressive’ Mosaic-hopped hazy New England-styled IPA stays crisply clean. Juicy tangerine tang leads the way for lemony grapefruit, mango and peach regalia above biscuit pale malting. Mild dank wood resin soaks into tropical fruiting.
On tap at Ambulance, mildly creamed oatmeal stout retains bold dark-roast coffee tone saddled by nut-charred black chocolate malting. Not unlike a dryer “chocolate-covered espresso.”
On tap at Ambulance, fine witbier-influenced moderation brings mildly tangy tropical fruiting and tannic grape tartness to light white wheat backdrop of IPA hybrid. Well-balanced grapefruit, navel orange, pineapple, peach, tangerine, mango and nectarine tanginess picks up floral-spiced sweetness and herbal tea nuance at juicy fruited finish.
On tap at Ambulance, sharp Citra-Amarillo hop bite brings crisply clean grapefruit and orange rind bittering to the fore above restrained white wheat spine. Ancillary mango, pineapple, tangerine and passionfruit illusions as well as musky floral perfumed aspect reinforce citric delight.
Lustrous tropical-fruited medium body goes way beyond typical ‘amber ale’ profile. Well-blended Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic and Simcoe hop merger creates ‘dank’ and sticky resinous pine bittering and tangy citrus juicing usually reserved for bigger IPA’s. Lemony yellow grapefruit tang picks up sweet orange-peeled mango, pineapple and tangerine spicing to contrast lightly pungent wood-dried fervor over sourdough breaded backbone.
On tap at Bronx Alehouse, ‘redolent’ éclair-frothed creamed coffee frontage gains subtle cocoa and coconut adjuncts. Espresso bean midst and dry black chocolate influence enhance light-roast coffee prominence.
On tap at Bronx Alehouse, exquisite West Coast IPA provides briskly tropical orange-peeled lemon zest for sunny passionfruit, mango, pineapple, tangerine and guava tang as aggressive resinous hop musk and coniferous pine needling bring ample bittering. Light floral spicing nudges Citra hop vigor.
On tap at George Keeley’s, vibrant “tropical fruit fiesta” given stylishly apropos lime salting to acidify lemony passionfruit and guava adjuncts. Sour cat-pissed citrus aspect reinforced by spiced-up kiwi, peach and gooseberry tartness as well as tangy orange peel respite and active carbolic spritz. Perfect briny fruited gose for the masses.
On tap at Ambulance, easygoing English-styled Old Ale hybridized with Imperial Stout retains soft-watered setting to lighten “blueberry-forward Ethiopian and chocolate-forward Sumatran coffee” roast as well as wispy cola nuttiness.