Sweet milk chocolate-candied vanilla entry buttresses roasted coffee stead before gaining unique cardamom-spiced tarragon herbage as well as wispy cinnamon-nutmeg seasoning and fern-like minting. Anise-draped vanilla sweetness coats the tongue at the confectionary chocolate-spiced finish.
Though lacking the creamy vanilla sweetness and juicier tropical fruiting of competing milkshake IPA’s, its ‘matcha’-like green tea leafing brings subtle bittering to candied citrus tartness above light toasted white breading. Moderated mandarin orange, grapefruit and pineapple illusions soak up sour oaken vanilla influence.
Dry light-bodied wheat ale brings gunky grain musk to zesty lemon spritz, and conversely, lemon-rotted cabbage patch. Light herbal spicing and wispy cilantro snip add to grassy hop astringency.
“Exceptionally dark, bold and complex” Imperial Stout brings molasses-smoked maple syruping to fudgy brown chocolate roast, saucy burnt caramel malting, mild espresso coffee nip and wispy ashen hop bittering. Chocolate-covered black cherry sweetness gains casual sherry influence at smoke-glazed mocha finish.
On tap at Arooga’s, rousing orange-peeled lemon seed bittering and brisk yellow grapefruit tang provide hard-candied sweet ‘n sour profile. Tertiary tangerine, clementine and pineapple illusions allow fruitiness to expand above moderate pale malt base. Aggressive Citra hop briskness anchors 8% ABV DIPA, deepening its juicy citrus frontage and resinous pine hind.
On tap at Ballou’s, brusque hop-fruited medium-to-full body leaves crisply embittered impression on tongue. Bountiful grapefruit-peeled orange rind bittering picks up brisk juniper bite to sharpen its wood-parched citric finish. Peach, apple and pear undertones sweeten almond-sugared crystal malting.