On tap at Ambulance, possibly the lightest bodied and least hazy NEIPA to hit the market. Spritzy Mosaic-hopped lemony grapefruit and mandarin orange juicing picks up dry Simcoe-Amarillo-hopped pine resin above smoothly clean, mountain-watered, oats-flaked spelt graining in soft-tongued moderate setting.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead, ‘audacious’ 25th Anniversary Belgian dark ale lets honeyed date and green raisin adjuncts sweeten beside dark candi sugaring. Molasses-sapped vanilla bourbon whir and sustained brown chocolate influence outlast fig-dried berried fruiting of rich oak-aged elixir.
On tap at Taphouse 15, enlightening rum-barreled coconut toasting sweetened further by vanilla-creamed bourbon chocolate richness. Black cherry respite reinforces heavenly Black Forest cake midst and rummy coconut sugaring. Wispy marshmallow, molasses cookie and hazelnut illusions stay below luxuriously crowded surface.
“Luxuriously silky” bourbon stout allows intense bourbon vanilla entry to pick up complementary brown chocolate-spiced caramel, molasses, coffee and cocoa tones. In the midst, gooey anise sinew coats the tongue while latent charred wood bittering contrasts vanilla-creamed mocha decadence and sweet bourbon sedation of lusty 10.8% ABV full body.
On tap at Ambulance, ‘decadent’ bourbon-barreled porter loads milk chocolate fudging and bittersweet vanilla beaning atop toasted coconut sweetness. Spirited bourbon sugaring soaks into caramel-burnt Mounds Bar/ Almond Joy center as tertiary espresso, cappuccino and carob tones find space below bourbon chocolate-caked coconut insistence.
Refreshingly fruity summertime medium body loads juicy tangerine peel sunshine atop grassy citric hop astringency. Its tangy tangerine tagline gains sweet orange peel luster and wispy vodka nip. Convincing tangerine candy.
On tap at Sogo, “classic” saison adds mild peach adjunct to usual lemon-soured herbal musk and floral white-peppered hop spicing as well as cotton-candied banana and clove sweetness (and wispy mandarin orange sedation).
In a can, eye-squinting sea-salted lime souring gains bitter yellow grapefruit resonance and mild lemon-rotted pungency. Spritzy carbolics tickle the tongue as distant green grape esters turn lightly vinous and plain yogurt lactose underscore salty lime theme.
On tap at Ambulance, traipsing dark-roast coffee meanders thru Avery’s bourbon-barreled Mephistopheles Stout. Richly creamed dark chocolate fudging gains viscous anise influence to compete with spirited java influence and mellow bourbon vanilla warmth. Hazelnut coffee, espresso, cocoa nibs, molasses and toffee illusions thicken its decadent resolve.
On tap at Ambulance, autumnal chai tea-flavored brown ale picks up light ginger, chamomile and earthen peat illusions over subtle brown rice sweetness. Betters most black tea.
Mouth-puckering lactic acidity surrounds sweet-tart raspberry rasp as well as oaken cherry musk and lemony balsamic vinegaring. Raspberry vinaigrette midst picks up green grape, crabapple and passionfruit souring alongside less noticeable botanical herbage.