On tap at Paragon, peculiar aluminum-cleared sourdough-fermented blonde ale supplants lemony Cascade-Citra hop zesting with floured sugar powdering and slumbering banana daquiri sweetness as ‘acidic farmhouse funk’ levels off atop glutenous oated wheat crusting. Serve with pizza.
On tap at Hoover’s Tavern, soft-toned hibiscus-flowered pomegranate adjunct brings ‘sun-kissed twist’ to spritzy lemon-limed guava, green grape and oaken cherry illusions above pilsner malting.
On tap at Ambulance, tart lemony cherry spritz and limey pomelo dryness pick up mild cologne musk for thin and pallid summertime moderation.
Sunnily sessionable light-bodied Citra-hopped blonde placates mild orange-peeled grapefruit bittering and lemony passionfruit-pineapple zesting with wispy herbal musk before papery French breaded pale malting gets gluey.
New signature nitro offering (2021) retains easygoing lambic-like berry tartness too flat and faded for its brittle dextral carafoam malting. Mild blackcurrant-juiced raspberry adjunct hits with a zesty zing then tails off as lightly salted boysenberry, strawberry and huckleberry subtleties flutter.
Easygoing yellow-cleared cumulous-headed blonde provides spry yellow grapefruit-seeded lemon spritz and wispy lime zesting for grassy hop stead over caramelized pale malt spicing. Crisply clean sedation.
Crisply clean Outback Steakhouse-related easygoer brings spritzy lemon-fizzed prickle to grassy hop astringency, mildly floral honey-spicing and teensy green peppering over corn-dried pilsner malting. Perfectly centrist light-bodied suds with bold body stands up to hearty meat dishes.
On tap at Hoover’s Tavern, celery-watered watermelon rind earthiness counters watermelon bubblegum sweetness over soft white wheat base, leaving lemony grapefruit licks on the backend.
Crisply clean moderation plies mildly peached orange tang and sweet banana breading to subtle pale malt sugaring, leaving grassy hop astringency in the recess.
Tangy, tart and spicy blood orange adjunct goes all the way for resilient hazy amber blond ale. Prominent blood orange blast receives lusty tangerine juicing, citron-perfumed English ale yeast misting, candied baby aspirin tartness and floral orange blossom wisps over delicate French-breaded crystal malting. Spritzy summertime fun.
On tap at Ambulance, soft-tongued ‘hoppy blonde ale’ brings floral-perfumed citrus pleasantries to musky herbal-tinged grain malting. Lemony grapefruit-juiced Cascade hop briskness and relegated pineapple-mango-peach tang battle astringently ‘grungy’ wet-grained vegetal murk with no clear winner.
Precisely replicating a dried apricot, delectable fruited blonde stays resilient. Sweet, tart and sour apricot plot picks up reluctant fig spicing over honeyed wheat base for summery fermented fruit ale.