Balancing “dank and fruity” hop varieties, unfiltered 9.4% ABV India Pale Ale maintains lightly creamed caramelization for intensified lemony grapefruit-orange tang and candied peach-pineapple-tangerine sweetness, leaving mild alcohol warmth on the smoothly clean mineral grained back end.
Lavishly rich amber-hazed tripel/ IPA hybrid guides white peppered floral-spiced Belgian yeast thru effervescent American-hopped citrus zesting and vanilla-creamed banana and clove niceties above cinnamon-toasted cookie dough malting, leaving rum-sugared vodka nip on tannic green grape esters at the durably fulsome finish. Lemon meringue, tangy pineapple, bruised orange, honeyed peach and salted mango illusions spread across epic landscape.
Sharply bold tangerine pureed IPA with tart pineapple twist gains clean vodka boozing and bitter hop resonance. Juicy tangerine-pineapple tandem given tangy orange-peeled mango and grapefruit splurge at pine-dashed tropical finish.
On tap at Sogo’s, robustly “sinful delight” (with unassuming 10.6% ABV) spreads coffee-roasted espresso bittering atop ashen hop-charred nuttiness with assaultive brevity. At the bold finish, thick dark-roast coffee tones gain cacao-nibbed black chocolate insistence and mild burnt wood fray.
On tap at Growler & Gill, calmly reserved ‘tropical lager’ wrangles lemony yellow grapefruit spritz out of zesty Citra-Mosaic hop sunshine. Vinous white grape subtlety underscores lightly embittered orange rind midst where sweet pineapple-coconut tranquility contrasts mild pine resin subsuming divergent India Pale Lager.
On tap at Plank Pizza, “blissfully” well-balanced moderate-medium body leads lemon-peeled pineapple, peach and mango tropicalia thru grassy herbal hop astringency, dank pine resin and sweet floral perfuming. A mellower IPA.
Irresistible medium-bodied India Pale Ale relies on sharp tropical fruiting to resonate above resinous hop pining and wispy floral herbage. Sunny orange-bruised grapefruit, pineapple, peach, mango and tangerine tang picks up browned pear-apple sweetness above biscuity cereal-grained sourdough bottom. Recessive chamomile, hibiscus and jasmine illusions flutter softly.
Pervasive eye-squinting white grape vinegaring, salty lemon liming and mild gooseberry tartness receive tartly kettle-soured lactobacillus yeast to further desiccate the front end of moderate Berliner Weiss. Beneath the surface, acidulated malts increase lactic thrust. Tertiary lime zest, green apple and melon rind illusions whir.
Stylishly mellow Imperial IPA celebrates West Coast brewers’ 22nd anniversary with soft-tongued approachability. Lemony grapefruit-orange tang comes as expected, livened up by pineapple, mango and peach tropicalia as well as dank pine resin and herbal notions. Mild caramelized oats create gentle base.
Invigorating jet black full body veers from molasses-licked brown chocolate roast to bitter oak-charred hop sear. Syrupy chocolate caked midst picks up ancillary cocoa nibs, vanilla, coffee, black licorice and cinnamon bun illusions. Boldly righteous.
On tap at Growler & Gill, juicy mandarin orange, tangerine and bruised orange tang integrated into assertive hop profile of strong 9.4% ABV IPA. Lemon peel bittering contrasts ancillary nectarine, cantaloupe and orange sweetness at the backend.
Gloriously well-balanced 21st Anniversary Imperial IPA contrasts bitter piney fruiting against sweet spruce-sugared tropicalia as viscous amber-hazed yeast sinew creates sticky texture. Sharp orange-peeled ruby red grapefruit, pineapple, mango, tangerine, peach and tang briskly burrows thru richly creamed caramel-candied cookie dough malts. Boozy 9.8% ABV warmth lingers lightly below fascinatingly fruitful fodder.