On tap at Seven Lakes Station, rambunctious hazy yellowed dry-hopped pale ale bolder than moderate stylistic competition. Loudly bittersweet IPA-like citrus influence brings lemony grapefruit and orange tang to piney Simcoe hop resin and dark floral Columbus hop herbage. Juicy fruited Cascade-Citra hops resonate as subsidiary mango, pineapple, papaya and guava tropicalia add colour.
On tap at Ambulance, sunny Citra-Mosaic hopped grapefruit and lemon zesting brightens resinous pine tones and light herbal nip in refreshing mineral-watered setting.
On tap at Taphouse Grille – Wayne, raw-honeyed five grain breading gains dry rye influence, subtle sourdough murk and polite toasted hop musk.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, mellowly soured pale ale utilizes Huell Melon hops to provide pivotal melon rind, muscat grape, prickly pear and candied lemon tartness for upfront grapefruit rind bittering, wood-dried Amarillo hops and mellow mandarin orange tease. Closer to a sour IPA, perhaps.
On tap at Taphouse 15, ‘crushable’ pale ale stays dry as woody Simcoe-Amarillo hops saturate sunnily citric Cascade hops. Mellow grapefruit-peeled orange rind bittering gains spritzy lemon twist over grainy pale malt bed.
Vibrant super-hazed yellow amber pale ale hybrid brings lactose and coconut adjuncts to the fore alongside vanilla-sweetened peach, pineapple, strawberry and mango goodness. Toasted coconut sugaring and tropical fruiting contrast mildly lactic yogurt souring to its soft oats-flaked wheat base.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, summery citrus splendor shines brightly as tart lemon-candied blood orange adjunct gains lively pink grapefruit influence and subtle Sauvignon Blanc souring above light pale malting.
Frail skinny-canned aluminum yellowed dry body with delicate white webbed lace stays unassumingly vapid. Meager corn-starched lemon licks, wispy mandarin orange smidge and distant vegetal nuance remain barren over white-breaded pilsner malting.
On tap at Morris Tap & Grill, sharply assertive Citra-hopped golden ale coats lightly embittered grapefruit-peeled orange rind zesting and spicy pale malting with dry wood-lacquered herbal notions above mild wheat-oats spine. A bolder pale ale.
Glowing yellow-hazed New England-styled pale ale (sans piney IPA resin) brings floral citric-spiced banana sweetness to spritzy lemon zest and light herbal snip for easygoing drinkability. Tangy orange, tangerine and pineapple juicing counters grassy hay astringency at brisk pale malt-sugared finish.
Heady Citra-hopped pale ale gathers floral orange-peeled grapefruit tang and dank wood tones for dry cereal-grained pale malt setting, leaving honeyed Graham Cracker sweetness upon tingly citric-spiced finish. Lemony mango, guava, tangerine and pineapple illusions add subtle touch.
Casually unassuming and likably straightforward, dry-hopped moderation never goes out of its way to be anything other than a world class pale ale. Sunny yellow grapefruit tang, zesty lemon spritz, brisk navel orange sweetness and pale malt spicing contrast dank pine resin in crisply clean mineral water setting. Mild peach, mango, tangerine and guava tropicalia provides further depth.