On tap at Growler & Gill, embracingly fulsome hybridized breakfast stout succeeds at knocking off syrupy maple-laced pecan pancake. Sweet milk chocolate fudging gains dark-roast coffee bittering to contrast molasses-sapped pecan glaze and subsidiary spiced toffee, creamed vanilla and cinnamon illusions. Decadent!
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, ‘plush’ amber-hazed Imperial NEIPA lets briskly carbolic lemon zesting prickle floral-perfumed candied pineapple, yellow grapefruit, tangy orange, salted mango and sweet peach tones alongside less resilient dank pine resin and wavered onion-chived grassiness.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, leathery Flemish Red-inspired sour ale brings prickly raspberry-blackberry tartness and oaken cherry pucker to acidulated Vienna malting. Subsidiary cranberry, crabapple and gooseberry illusions add backend depth.
On tap at Centre Street Public House, centrist IPA celebrates ‘pre-haze craze’ with East-meets-West Coast vibe. Juicy East Coast tropical hop thrust brings vibrant grapefruit, papaya, guava and salted mango tanginess to the fore alongside Westerly orange-peeled lemon rind bittering and dry pine tones.
On tap at Beef Trust, murkily browned amber-hazed Imperial IPA wavers flavor-wise. Juicy orange tang diminished by herbal lemon-candied tartness, wayward tangerine-pineapple-melon-gooseberry rasp, relegated earthen rye grist and sour yogurt respite. Not bad, but indefinite.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, mellowly soured pale ale utilizes Huell Melon hops to provide pivotal melon rind, muscat grape, prickly pear and candied lemon tartness for upfront grapefruit rind bittering, wood-dried Amarillo hops and mellow mandarin orange tease. Closer to a sour IPA, perhaps.
On tap at Ambulance, mellow mixed fermentation gose lets mild sea-salted chipotle chili peppering caress fresh-squeezed lime bittering. Delicate cedar wood tones dissipate alongside lactic citrus acidity, leaving soft-tongued lime-juiced chili peppering.
On tap at Ambulance, muskily straw-dried hoppy pils leaves syrupy clover-honeyed bittering upon floral sunflower-daubed honeysuckle and chamomile adjuncts in subtle moderate-bodied manner. Muted mineral-grained pilsner malting stabilizes back end.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, dry hazy pale ale utilizes Hallertau Blanc hops to stimulate honeydew, melon, white grape and peach fruiting as well as tangy grapefruit spritz above earthen celery-fennel rusticity, unveiling “orange blossom-watered clover honeying” at the supple finish.
On tap at Ambulance, super amber yellow hazed Imperial IPA ‘loaded with gummy bear hop flavor’ brings lactic yogurt souring to tropical pineapple, guava, mango and coconut haven. Perfumed orange blossom subtlety, peachy honeydew-mango snip and limey misting tingle gelatin-candied gummy bear affinity.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, tart ruby red marooned Berliner Weisse places zesty lemon-peeled orange zest next to mildly acidic raspberry tannins and lactic sour-milked yogurt pungency. Smoothly sharp blackberry souring continues to the puckering lemon bruised finish, gaining wispy raspberry, boysenberry and kumquat illusions.
Luxuriously detailed ‘Icing’ offshoot unites rich milk-sugared coffee creaming with toasted coconut sweetness and vanilla bean bittering. Chewy cookie-doughed black chocolate syrup drapes engaging coffee-coconut-vanilla conflux, leaving ancillary fudged brownie, Black Forest cake, molasses toffee and bourbon illusions in its wake alongside latent anise spicing.