If you believe Blue Moon Mango Wheat’s sugar-fruited tropicalia and honeyed wheat base are too damn sweet or nearly cloy, then try this pleasantly tart alternative. Kinda like a spritzy mango seltzer, its zesty lemon spurt, sticky watermelon sweetness, easygoing mandarin orange kick and delicate floral-spiced snips balance both the sweet and dry sides.
Utilizing dried watermelon and honeydew rind to reduce its mild cantaloupe sweetness, above-average moderation will please some fruit ale fans. Lemony carbolic spritz blitzes candied melon tartness at the musty midst, leaving dewy cantaloupe ripeness alongside salted watermelon remnants right above the moldy wheat base.
Tart pineapple spritz and juicy apricot sweetness define syrupy soda-like wheat ale. Summery candied pineapple tartness lingers over bready wheat malting. Sugary fruitiness may seem cloy to some.
On tap at Curly’s Corner, highly approachable Wolf Pup rewards wide-ranging tastes as its pink grapefruit luster, zesty lemon briskness, juicy orange tang and peachy pineapple tartness move to the fore ahead of mild grassy-hopped bitterness, wispy pine hints and lightly creamed crystal malt persuasion in a refreshingly clean manner. For further tropical enhancement, subsidiary mango, guava, papaya, tangerine, clementine and melon illusions backup its lemony grapefruit-orange luster.
On tap at Curly’s Corner, ‘enthusiastic’ full-bodied West Coast IPA retains bitterer, bolder, earthier flavor profile than its lighter ‘Pup’ counterpart. Dank floral herbage, piney hop oiling and moderate alcohol acidity (8%) grace tangy grapefruit, orange and pineapple tropicalia to its musty pale-malted earthen bottom.