Pristinely clean-watered “assertive hop-forward” barrage brings juicy orange-peeled grapefruit, pineapple, mango and peach tang as well as zesty lemon licks to sticky hemp-oiled hop pungency above mild rye breaded spine. Lingered citric acidity recedes as pine-combed bark dryness and floral accents increase.
Fine variation on brewers’ Charcuterie IPA features sweet ‘n sour apricot tartness and lemony Citra-Mosaic hop dryness. Syrupy apricot sweetness dominates mid-palate to contrast oncoming citrus-soured pineapple, passionfruit and mandarin orange undertones.
Elegant oak-aged brown ale successfully expands upon Free Will’s Coffee Oatmeal Brown Ale with yummy rum dousing. Rich tawny-browned full body adds coffee beans to molasses and cane sugar while aging in Caribbean rum barrels. Mellow spiced rum warmth serenely sweetens persuasive dark-roast coffee overtones and polite whiskey snip. Ancillary black chocolate, dark cocoa and pina colada illusions swing by the molasses-sapped oats spine of rummy dessert treat.
On tap at Cooper’s Seafood, inspired by popular Speculoos cookie, vibrant Imperial English brown ale evenly spreads cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg spicing across vanilla-creamed gingerbread cookie sweetness and brown-sugared caramel malting to its oats-honeyed Graham Cracker spine. A buttery nut cookie alternative.