On tap at Poor Henry’s, turbidly amber-yellowed medium body adds sour lactose acidity to salty lemon pith bittering, dry-hopped passionfruit puree tartness and zesty mandarin orange wisps. Below the soured tropicalia lies grouty fennel, lemongrass and celery illusions.
Well-realized and stylistically bold pale ale (dedicated to former San Diego baseball star, Tony Gwynn) places tangy grapefruit-orange-pineapple juicing upfront as resinous hop pining contrasts cereal-grained caramel sugaring. Tertiary mango, peach, clementine and tangerine fruiting adds further luster.
On tap at Growler & Gill, crisply clean freshwater flow provides smooth setting for interesting pale ale turnabout. Zesty lemon burst furnished by abstruse floral herbage, oily pine hops and sugared pale malting. Delicate pineapple, mango, passionfruit and mandarin orange illusions add zing to offbeat eccentricity.
Toasted Vienna-malted pale ale sets wavered caramelized sweetness against slick floral-citric spicing, leafy hop astringency, gluey cardboard riffs and earthen fungi mustiness. A bit unbalanced and stylishly nebbish.
“Organic” soft-tongued moderate-medium-bodied pale ale/ saison hybrid with frothily creamed head brings initial orange marmalade tartness to wet-papered sourdough pastry malts. Subdued phenol-spiced Belgian farmhouse yeast herbage adds dry aspect to contrast subsidiary pear, apricot, honeydew and apple notions.
On tap at Bronx Alehouse, vibrant lemon spicing and light floral wisp provide spry springtime entry for brown rice-flaked chamomile tea adjunct of mild pale ale. A dry black tea-enriched citric spritzer with a lager-indebted malt bill.
On tap at The Spot Pizza Grill, well-balanced oak-toasted blonde ale lets brisk clean-watered minerality soak into zesty lemon-orange tang, mild peach tartness and pastry-like pale malts.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, mild habanero heat drifts thru juicy mango sweetness of fairly expressive hybridized pale ale. Clean-watered crisping suits tropical mango influence and lemony orange-peeled grapefruit respite.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, dry fruit-pureed pale ale with sharp New England IPA-styled hop profile retains lightly creamed caramel malting. Lemony grapefruit bittering receives mild phenol astringency. In the recess, candied orange, pineapple and peach illusions reside.
Taut floral-daubed yellow grapefruit entry gains immediate orange rind bittering and sour lemon twist before grassy hop astringency and piney bark dryness linger thru the finish. Beneath the surface, dry pale malt sugaring outdoes dank herbal musk.
Soft-toned mandarin orange essence brings zesty pleasantry to mildly creamed clear-yellowed limited edition (2018) moderation. Sweet orange-peeled tangerine, clementine and grapefruit continuance gains mild floral sweetness to counter wispy Simcoe-hopped pining over delicate white bread base.
Decent moderate-bodied pale ale lets mild lemony orange-peach tang and delicate spiciness settle alongside lightly lingered celery-watered hop astringency. Pastry-like pale malts and sugar-glassed cardboard oats play backup.