Underdeveloped white stout needs more sufficient ice cream sandwich likeness. Lactic brown-sugared cocoa nibs and vanilla cookie sweetness pick up dewy mossing that slips into IPA-like piney citrus briskness. But its white chocolate center, lemony orange zesting and wavered herbage never fully integrate.
On tap at Hoover’s Tavern, harmoniously integrating black currant-spiced raspberry tartness with spritzy grapefruit-orange juiciness and wispy vodka-nipped juniper bittering, crystalline NEIPA stays silky smooth. Piquant raspberry currant saucing and zesty citrus snap add wispy blueberry-boysenberry notions above delicate grainy pilsner base.
Fizzy pale green cleared Berliner Weisse relegates tart blue raspberry souring for lime-salted kiwi, pineapple and mango tropicalia, but it gets way too cloy despite moderate citrus acidity. Sweet-Tart Pez candied pucker glides into salt-rimmed Margarita reminder. A slick 7-11 kiddie cocktail knockoff.
Clean-watered Norwegian Kveik yeast provides crisply smooth bed for dry grapefruit-peeled orange rind bittering as mild juniper bite recedes alongside grassy hop herbage to contrast ancillary pineapple-papaya-grape tartness atop dehydrated mineral graining.
Sessionable IPA really resonates with bright lemon zesting, juicy orange tang and pale-malted sugar spicing bringing sunshiny resilience. Well-balanced, crisply clean splendor never negated by ‘over-hopping.’
Lactose-aided breakfast stout guides brown-sugared vanilla bean, coffee bean and cinnamon stick adjuncts thru bittersweet dark cocoa chalking. At the midst, black chocolate roast strengthens against flour-battered cinnamon French Toast continuance.
Tartly fruited New Zealand hops bring soured kiwi sneer to subtle guava, gooseberry and passionfruit tropicalia as well as zesty grapefruit tang above white breaded pale malts. Mild lemon meringue piquancy and white grape esters fortify kiwi yogurt-milked finish (brewed at Kuka Brewing).
On tap at Biggie’s. Fudgy S’mores knockoff places dark chocolate syrup atop crushed Graham Cracker sweetness to counter moderate hop-charred bittering. Beneath the rich cocoa nibs-derived surface, its marshmallow-melted honeyed wheat adjunct fades quickly as tertiary bourbon vanilla, black cherry puree, crème de cocoa and port wisps waver.
“Soft” hop-forward IPA maintains lightly creamed crystal malt spicing for juicy grapefruit, orange-peach, pineapple and tangerine tanginess, mildly phenol green grape esters and finishing grassy hop astringency.
Sessionable New England-styled IPA stays gentle on the tongue as spicy citrus tang tingles above grassy hop astringency and dry pale malting. Spritzy lemon briskness saddles juicy mandarin orange, yellow grapefruit and pineapple ripeness.
Frothily foamed creaminess of diluted milk porter gets spongy as lactic soft-tongued toffee fudging and mildly embittered dry chocolate nearly snuffed out by musty peat soiling. Impermanent black chocolate, cocoa, cola, fig mold and anise swipes need more resonance.
Rotating hop series (brewed for can at Andean) features woody Amarillo variety. Soft-tongued moderation provides sunny lemon-grapefruit-peach tang above wheat cracker spine. Dry pine hops soak up celery-watered salting at its lightly soured citrus finish.