Pleasurable dry-toned IPA-like piney fruiting gives West Coast pale ale a certain luster. Juicy grapefruit-peeled orange rind bittering stays moderate as easygoing passionfruit, mango, pineapple and nectarine illusions sweeten the back end alongside honeyed cereal grains and mild floral daubs.
Simply pleasurable flagship moderation guides spiced-up grapefruit and orange tang into light caramel malting and mild grassy hop astringency. Subtle citric tingle picks up latent spruce-pine tones for sessionable IPA-like whim.
On tap at Ambulance, raspy lemon-seeded tartness gains limey orange-peeled bittering, mild herbal musk and wispy wood tone for tropical pale ale offshoot. Lemon-limed grapefruit, pineapple and guava illusions softly flow.
Sessionable billowy white-headed pale body places mild grapefruit-peeled lemon bittering against spicy orange-pineapple tang and sweet caramel malting, picking up lightly salted citric hop astringency. Tender on the tongue.
On tap at Beef Trust, sessionable autumn ’17 pale ale (made in collaboration with Philly restaurant Jose Pistola’s) recalls English bitter with its dewy sweetness, mossy earthiness and vegetal acridity. Lemon-rotted orange tartness and resinous pine hop wisp created mostly by Simcoe-Centennial-Cascade hop trio.
Veritable peach cobbler’s a ‘classic confection’ featuring inconspicuous vanilla bean bittering, lightly sugared cinnamon-nutmeg-clove spicing and earthen Perle hop astringency while retaining a sharp peach tartness. At the finish, mildly lacquered peach syruping picks up wispy cherry snip above caramelized biscuit bottom.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Hoboken, mellow habanero burn deepens in the throat while candied pineapple sweetness struggles for room atop pale-malted caramelization. A zestier pineapple tang would be welcome.
Novel pepper-spiced pale ale allows mild jalapeno burn to infiltrate crisp lemon-limed tanginess and subtle black-peppered earthen musk. A fine moderate-bodied pale ale alternative.
Dry grain rusticity and musky herbal hops provide ESB-like earthiness for less involving orange-dried tangerine, grapefruit and peach snips. Wispy wheatgrass, hay and rye undertones waver.
‘Contemporary’ pale ale boasts higher hop profile (Cascade-Chinook-Centennial-Amarillo) than typical mild mannered stylistic counterparts. Candied citrus tang and floral-spiced pine needling enriched by cookie dough malting. Lemony orange and mango fruiting sharpens its dry hop bite.
Stylishly complex yellow-bodied, pearly-headed, lupulin-powdered pale ale utilizes fulsome herbal fruit-spiced yeast to heighten its bustling flavor profile. Zesty lemon tang picks up zippy yellow grapefruit, mandarin orange and grilled pineapple sass as salt-watered brining increases sage-dabbed white peppering and a nip of gin.
Rewardingly crisp MPA (short for Melvin Pale Ale) lets delicate crystal-caramel malt creaming sweeten tart lemon-dropped mango, pineapple and papaya tropicalia above wispily pungent piney hop dankness. Fine mild resonance.