On tap at Growler & Gill, fine medium-bodied India Pale Ale seeks middle ground as dry citric pined expectancy greets the tongue. Yellow grapefruit, mandarin orange, pineapple and lemon tang gains spicy tingle above honeyed pale malting while alcohol-spiked 9.7% ABV remains hidden.
On tap at Ambulance, easygoing moderation lets honeyed pale-chocolate malts sweeten lemony orange Mosaic hop bittering and distant floral nip. But astringently phenolic citric finish may preclude lighter thirsts.
On tap at Craft House, worthy Imperial Brown Ale (with well hidden 10.8% ABV) contrasts glazed pecan and hazelnut sweetness against dry hop-roasted walnut bittering. Dark chocolate respite and distant raisin-fig conflux subsumed by nuttier overtones.