On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, summery citrus splendor shines brightly as tart lemon-candied blood orange adjunct gains lively pink grapefruit influence and subtle Sauvignon Blanc souring above light pale malting.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, sumptuous caramel macchiato-aligned porter picks up richly creamed mocha molasses sweetness and slight cedar-charred hop roast. Burnt caramel sauce drapes sticky toffee-candied sugaring and less prominent dark cocoa-chocolate bittering. A hint of vanilla beckons at the caramel latte finish.
Like a rich milk chocolate shake, fudgy dessert beer will soothe any sweet-toothed fanatic. Vanilla hazelnut coffee tones regale brown chocolate prominence. Palm-oiled cocoa, glazed pecan and toffee illusions add further sugary bliss to the nutty mocha mix.
On tap at Hoover’s, passable summertime moderation fuses mildly soured pineapple flavoring to stylish banana-clove sweetness. But its soapy lemon spritz, dry plantain stead and random herbal perfuming interfere with banana-clove-induced pineapple adjunct.
On tap at Biggie’s, perfumed orange-peeled pineapple and grapefruit tang given sour lemon respite and sticky pine sapping above sugary pale oats malting of refined moderate-to-medium body. Grassy hop astringency stays low as tertiary peach, mango and tangerine illusions flitter below. Slight plastique waxiness wavers.
On tap at Beef Trust, brisk lemongrass-infused India Pale Ale glistens with lemony orange zest, floral-spiced herbage and grassy wood-toned Amarillo-Simcoe-hops. Ginger-like lemongrass adjunct retains bright citrus zing above delicate white wheat base. In the bottle, mild lemongrass adjunct never intrudes upon sweet orange-peeled pineapple tang, zesty lemon riffs and recessive herbal notions to its doughy spine.
Refreshingly crisp 5th Anniversary guava-infused IPA retains tangy crystal-malted tropical fruiting to contrast light piney hop-oiled bittering. Delicate guava influence picks up tart ‘lemony watermelon’ illusions alongside subsidiary cotton-candied orange and pineapple sweetness.
On tap at Tiff’s, sharp citric briskness picks up moderate sugar-spiced sweetness to contrast bark-dried wood tones. Brisk Citra-hopped yellow grapefruit, peach, mango and tangerine fruiting gains bittersweet orange peel resilience. In the can, effervescent lemony grapefruit, pineapple and orange tang gains murky apple-grape lurk and grassier hop astringency and lessens its pine wood influence over toasted French breaded base.
‘Abounding’ dry-hopped Citra variety allows juicy Ruby Red grapefruit zest to enliven floral tropic splendor of crisply clean-watered pale ale. Mighty Citra-hopped grapefruit frontage fortified by lemon-candied orange, mango and pineapple tartness above sugar wafer-like pale malting.