Pleasantly streamlined ‘New England-styled IPA’ utilizes Mosaic, Citra and Lemondrop hops to acquire well-balanced pineapple, peach, orange, tangerine and grapefruit tang. Moderated astringent hop bite crisply cleansed by mildly ‘citrusy’ tropical fruiting above mellow crystal-pale malting.
On tap at River Of Beer, cask-conditioned version steeped in bourbon chips maintains soft flow for delicate pumpkin pie spicing, toned-down molasses waver and dainty vanilla wisp. After a few sips, zesty lemony orange frisk settles alongside subtle pumpkin-spiced gingerbread, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg seasoning.
Prevalent yellow grapefruit tang settles down and picks up bitter dry-hopped lemon seed aspect above white bread bottom. Sharp citrus affluence increased in the midst by caramelized pilsner malting as tertiary pineapple, mango, tangerine and mango surface alongside zesty grapefruit juicing.
“Classic Czech-styled pilsner” connects pungent Saaz-Hallertau hop bittering to corn-flaked mineral graininess, lightly creamed caramel malting, salted orange-lemon tartness and doughy yeast breading. Mild sulfuric skunking, in conjunction with sharply bitter hops and musky grains, will appeal to Eastern Euro pilsner lovers and Heineken fans.