On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, clouded beige golden double dry-hopped pale ale receives briskly citrus-spiced IPA-like Citra-Cashmere-Mosiac hop thrust. Waxy tropical fruiting shows off zestful orange peeled mango, peach and tangerine tanginess contrasted by withered pine tones above wavered sourdough malts.
Sharp orange-peeled grapefruit, pineapple and peach tang, astringent hop herbage and floral-daubed pale malt spicing bring subtle IPA resonance to the fore. Tertiary red apple, pear and melon illusions flutter.
Dry pale ale stays laidback as lemony grapefruit souring, tangy tangerine zesting and white peach tartness combine with herbal rusticity above mild toasted graining.
Mild lemony yellow grapefruit zesting and lightly soured Nelson Sauvin-hopped gooseberry, guava, white grape and guava tropicalia float above oats-flaked pilsner malts with spritzy glee. Dryly sessionable moderation just slightly less bitter (sans pine tones) than a sour IPA.
On tap at Jealous Monk, crushable hazy golden bronzed Citra-Mosaic-hopped pale ale collaboration with nearby Willimantic retains easygoing grapefruit, orange and pineapple tang above grassy pine resin and spicy crystal malts. A softer, less bitter India Pale Ale.
On tap at Hoover’s Tavern, silken mildly creamed Extra Pale Ale brings lightly spiced tropical fruiting to nominal pine tones above subtle caramel malting. Spritzy grapefruit, orange, pineapple and mango zesting retains juicy appeal.
On tap at Draught Industries, adjunctive pale ale conditioned on ‘zested orange’ picks up salted lemony white grape esters and mild mandarin-tangelo-clementine snips. But it’s more like powdered soft drink, Tang, than a champagned Mimosa.
On tap at Ambulance, dry West Coast-styled pale ale utilizes IPA-like floral citrus spicing and dry pine tones to reinforce pale malt spine. Zesty lemon spritz gains subtle peach, orange and pineapple tanginess.
Brisk dry-hopped New England-styled pale ale (a rewardingly understated NEIPA offshoot) bursts forth with juicy floral-spiced citrus zesting glowing alongside lacquered wood tones above cereal-grained pale malting. Lemony orange-peeled grapefruit bittering contrasted by subtle mango-guava spritz.
Fine IPA-like ‘hazy pale ale’ delivers lemony pineapple-candied peach, orange and nectarine tang to mild white pine resin, delicate grassy hop astringency and sweet floral spicing over honeyed oats spine.
On tap at Draught Industries, IPA-like floral citrus perfuming weaves thru zesty lime rasp. Lemony grapefruit bittering, tart gooseberry licks and dank pining stay subtle.
On tap at Taphouse 15, dry straw wheat grain musk seeps into floral-bound lemon herbage, dank cannabis resin, wood chipped saw-dusting and grassy hop astringency.