On tap at Growler & Gill, likable IPA/wild ale variant provides gentle brettanomyces-like Brux Trois yeast acidity to tart ‘mango, pineapple and guava’ template, sticky pine-oiled bittering and subtle floral-spiced citric hop pep. Sedate India Pale Ale-styled orange peel and grapefruit rind briskness buttress sour tropicalia.
On tap at Ambulance, light brettanomyces yeast pungency affects sour tropical fruiting and mild peppery burn. Dainty mango, papaya, guava and kumquat souring backed by groaty barley wheat malting.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, frontloaded tannic oaken leathering enhances sour tangerine tartness above compost-wafted barnyard acridity. Moderate lemony orange acidity gains wispy pineapple, peach and grapefruit tease.
On tap at Ambulance, brettanomyces-soured India Pale Ale provides brusque lemon-juiced acidity and bright yellow grapefruit bittering to resinous hops and mild oats, picking up sharp juniper berry snip at the crisp citrus finish.
On tap at Ambulance, sterling lactose-affected IPA brings lightly acidic lemon juicing to tangy yellow grapefruit entry and candied peach-pineapple-tangerine tartness in crisply clean setting. Zesty grapefruit sunniness lingers as resinous hemp-oiled hop bittering gently seeps into delicate pine lacquer of mild sour ale hybrid.
On tap at Sogo, lactic kettle-soured, amber-hazed IPA brings lemon-soured orange rind bittering to the fore as casual Citra-Amarillo hop bittering, spicy pineapple illusions and mild herbal pined tones gather below. Stylishly rich and dramatic.
On tap at Ambulance, mildly acidic brettanomyces yeast brings dry lemon-limed tartness and briny limestone salting to moderate piney hop bitterness of easygoing sour IPA. Wispy tropical-fruited peach, passionfruit, pineapple, papaya and guava illusions lurk below slightly sour citric tangent.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, splendid collaborative effort between Little Ferry brewer and Poor Henry zymurgist, Jesse, is a hazily beige-yellowed brettanomyces-soured wild ale utilizing floral-spiced lychee and vanilla beans to secure its dry-hopped (Citra-Galaxy) base. Alongside mildly acidic lychee adjunct, subtle unripe strawberry, passionfruit and yellow grapefruit illusions pick up herbal fennel, rosemary and thyme seasoning at crisp, clean sour-candied finish.
Sharply dry-hopped lemon zest increases tangy grapefruit peel bittering over salty Seltzer-watered bottom of easygoing moderation. Sour citric midst picks up mild pomegranate and crab apple pucker as well as candied orange nip.
Fine Galaxy-hopped version of brettanomyces-soured India Pale Ale offers lemony pineapple-grapefruit-orange tang and juicy mango-peach-passionfruit sweetness to sharp juniper-hopped bittering. Though bacterial brettanomyces influence remains uninvolving or merely secondary, pronounced fruitiness will appease sweeter thirsts dissuaded by acrid sour ales.
On tap at Ambulance, sessionably soft-tongued India Pale Ale hybrid utilizes lactobacillus yeast souring to affect soft salt-watered citric hop pungency, Granny Smith apple tartness, tannic green grape vinegaring and light peach-nectarine-mango tang. Wispy coriander spicing underscores reluctant lemony grapefruit pining. Polite mineral graining freshens funky citric-soured finish.