Plentiful blood orange tang and zesty yellow grapefruit juicing brighten truly world-class pale ale. Ample tangerine, navel orange, clementine, mango, peach, papaya and guava fruiting gains mild floral-pined hop resin at pale wheat-malted spine. Ultimate sunny day thirst quencher!
Dank pale ale (’07 version) allows spicy orange pastry likeness, rustic-grained French breading and phenol hop astringency to gain sugar glass sheen by candied finish.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, pleasingly peculiar Mexican-derived medium body contrasts roasted corn sweetness and brisk Kolsch-styled yellow fruiting with mild smoked jalapeno bittering. Tangy lemony grapefruit juicing brightens sugar-spiced crystal malting over delicate grassy hop astringency to its mellow cornbread spine.
Predictably fine moderate-bodied pale ale with IPA aspirations brings floral-bound orange-peeled pineapple, grapefruit and mango tropicalia to the fore as light piney hop bittering settles below at soft white-breaded bottom. Subsidiary tangerine, mandarin orange and clementine illusions waver. On tap, citra-hopped version retained refreshing floral citrus spritz.
On tap at Ambulance, pleasant brettanomyces-soured pale ale combines rustic Chinook hop earthiness, yellow grapefruit tartness and lemon seed bittering with lightly creamed pale malting. White-peppered lemongrass herbage seeps into plastique citrus slipstream of soft-watered bacteria-affected moderation.
On tap at Ambulance, ‘experimental’ Equinox hops provide juniper-nipped yellow grapefruit bittering and light pine glaze to floral-perfumed lemongrass herbage of reliable beige-yellowed moderation. Zesty pineapple, orange rind and lemon wisps waver.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, soft-watered pale ale brings lemony orange-grapefruit-mango tang to light rye-oats spine as leafy hop respite and fresh-cut grass earthiness emerge.
Splendid “session pale ale” tosses spelt-dried oats pungency at clean-watered mineral graining, leaving dank rye breading on the back end. In the midst, orange-desiccated passionfruit, pineapple, peach and mango illusions flutter.
On tap at Ambulance, serene floral tropicalia tethered to mild peat-mossy dry hop pungency. Lemony orange-peeled mango, pineapple, grapefruit, peach, tangerine and cherry overtones ripen above serene pale malting and wispy pine bittering.
Slick pale-bodied collaboration with Vermont ice cream mavens, Ben & Jerry, allows latent phenol astringency to overwhelm chocolate chip cookie sweetness and cookie dough richness. In the distance, mild mocha creaminess receives brown-sugared molasses snip and light vanilla sugaring to compensate mild hop-charred aridity. A minor confection.
On tap at Taphouse 15, oats-flaked crystal malting sweetens zesty IPA-like yellow grapefruit, orange rind and lemon peel bite. Mild dank hop astringency and husked grain earthiness contrast sugar-spiced tingle at the back end.
Spry moderate-to-medium body raises sharp yellow grapefruit tang above light grassy hop astringency and wispy pine-needled juniper bittering. Mild passionfruit, mango and peach tones seep thru citric twang.