Salt-rimmed pineapple zesting and toasted coconut sugaring peruse lactose-aided vanilla creaming then given stiff vodka-like kick underscoring rummy Pina Colada knockoff. Marshmallow fluffed ambrosia salad illusions as well as orange marmalade tartness, lemon meringue piquancy, lime-zested guava souring and musty green grape esters provide ample follow-thru. Only a hint of alkaline astringency gets in the way of perfection.
Soft-tongued lightly spiced orange tartness receives tangy tangerine-pineapple-mango-apricot respite above delicate honeyed wheat base. Juicy orange zesting splashes the amiable citric-pined finish.
On tap at Taphouse 15, understatedly effervescent NEIPA lacks fruity range of most stylish competition. Lemony orange and tangerine spritz stays spry but subtropic New Zealand hop influence fails to surface and wheated oat creaming falters. Mild citrus continuance picks up light herbage and minty pine needling.
On tap at Triton, green mango and guava tanginess and tart dragonfruit-passionfruit zing penetrate creamily fluffed vanilla head of piney citric-backed NEIPA.
On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, relying less on typical citrus zesting and more on melon fruiting, perfumy orange-peeled grapefruit bittering of Eldorado-Simcoe-hopped NEIPA dangles honeydew, watermelon and pomelo tanginess plus salty passionfruit snag above dry pale malting.
On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, soft-toned, hazy golden glowed, double dry-hopped New England IPA plies orange-juiced yellow grapefruit and pineapple tanginess to salty guava-gooseberry souring and melon-y cantaloupe and clementine snips atop lightly creamed oats-flaked wheat base. Another worthy multi-hopped Veil IPA variant.
On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, brisk grapefruit-peeled orange and peachy pineapple juicing plus sour gooseberry, guava and green grape salting serenade sweet oated wheat vanilla creaming of busy double dry-hopped NEIPA utilizing tropical Galaxy varietal.
On tap at Pompton Craft House, variant NEIPA utilizes sweet orange zesting, ginger spicing, lemony ginseng and herbal botanicals to re-create licorice-laced Jagermeister liqueur. But its reserved nature never pushes the Jager adjuncts far enough, leaving a semi-flat dullish finish.
On tap at Hoover’s Tavern (from pink handle), easygoing Citra-Sultana-Sabro-hopped NEIPA takes a “powerful spin” on original Pulp Art circa ’23. “Bolder and juicier,” its orange-peeled grapefruit tang zings lemon-limed passionfruit, mango and guava salting plus peachy clementine sweetness in lightly creamed oated wheat setting. Dank cannabis resin and mild dry pining secure the tropical delight.
On tap at Hoover’s Tavern, delicate double dry-hopped NEIPA with drifting lemony orange and grapefruit tang plus mild pineapple juicing settles slightly above resinous pine tones and given a teasing herbal tea spot.
On tap at Ambulance, soft-toned NEIPA combines New Zealand lupulins as limey gooseberry, guava, passionfruit, papaya and mango salting of Nelson/Wai-iti hop combo invites floral-fruited Wakatu hop tropicalia and peachy Galaxy hop pineapple tang to the Down Under party. In the midst, juniper-licked orange rind embitterment contrasts sweet saffron, tart lemon meringue and winey white grape illusions.
On tap at Ambulance, soft-toned golden-hazed NEIPA retains tropical Fruity Pebbles appeal as ripe peach, salted mango, lemon lime, tangy pineapple, green guava and coconut milk fruitiness receives crayon-like hop waxing and light resinous pining over oats-flaked malting.