Juicy year-round Citra-Mosaic-hopped NEIPA goes right down the stylistic middle route as moderated lemony yellow grapefruit bittering joins sweet orange-peeled mango, pineapple and peach tanginess to pick up dryly resinous pine tones for crisply clean refresher.
On tap at Growler & Gill, ‘rich but not heavy’ light-bodied porter leaves dry roasted coffee and dark chocolate tones upon mild nut-charred hop bittering. But its ‘floral fruited’ Belgian yeast influence seems null.
On tap at Ambulance, explosive Imperial IPA “detonates” as perfume-hopped grapefruit peel bittering, phenolic alcohol pungency and musky pine resin camouflage pale crystal malt sugaring. Dry grain husk provides strong backbone for floral-spiced citrus capacity and tropical peach-mango conflux. On tap at Growler & Gill, crackling Citra-Mosaic-Sorachi hop fruiting persisted into wax-candied honey sweetness to contrast dank juniper pined bittering.