Zestful 2022 redux brewed once a year to celebrate brewers’ anniversary is superb. Luxurious double dry-hopped NEIPA with sunny Mosaic-Citra-Vic Secret-hopped tropicalia allows juicy lemon-spiced orange peel tang and mildly embittered yellow grapefruit splash to pick up dank herbal resin as well as perfumed juniper bite above creamily oated wheat base. Versatile fruited profile gains ancillary salted mango, white peach, pineapple, mandarin orange and tangerine illusions.
On tap at Ambulance, lactose fruited sour brings extracted vanilla bean bitterness to pastry-like raspberry pureeing, bittersweet cacao nibs and bark-dried cinnamon opulence for nifty cobbler dessert.
On tap at Taphouse 15, enhanced brown ale plies coffee, hazelnut and cinnamon to lightly maple molasses-sapped chocolate malting, gaining ancillary sarsaparilla, almond and bourbon vanilla splendor. Cinnamon-hazelnut coffee frontage holds steady.
Smoothly tart ruddy garnet-murked sour ale struts blackberry pureed salting above ample lactose milking as limey yogurt-soured cranberry, brambleberry, gooseberry and crabapple pucker stabilizes. Tannic blackberry spritzer lighter and less involving than a Belgian lambic.
Pleasingly mellow gooey maroon sour ale retains lactose-salted stone fruiting. Sweet cherry overtones and tart mango-peach adjunct receive oaken vanilla-dried white wining as limey cranberry, gooseberry and guava souring beckons above pallid white wheat bed.