HOPEWELL, NEW JERSEY
Inside a white back house with green trim on the bucolic Double Brook Farm grounds, TROON BREWING came to fruition during 2015.
Though Troon is a microbrewery, there’s no onsite taproom. Instead, its fulsome brews are available at Brick Farm Tavern – a cavernous Old World manor on the cavernous estate with exquisite wood furnishings, upscale cuisine and classy liquor selection.
Gathering all the pastoral splendor western Jersey has to offer, I quaffed four tapped Troon’s at Brick Farm Tavern, February ’20, grabbing a tabled seat at the bar in front of the large stone hearth.
Conditioned on lemon zest, wonderful lactic kettle-soured Aviaphobia brought salty mango and strawberry adjuncts to piquant orange-juiced pulpiness above tart yogurt-milked acidulated malts.
Succulent hazy beige-yellowed Caught In The Trees IPA, conditioned on vanilla, maintained a pastry-like powdered sugaring for its sweet orange-peeled grapefruit tanginess, leaving orange-caked pineapple frosting on the flaky fruit pie-crusted finish.
Sharply citric-spiced, saffron beige-hazed It Fell On Deaf Ears Imperial IPA brought fresh pine needling to juicy lemon, grapefruit, orange and pineapple tanginess.
Lovely milk chocolate sweetness pervaded confectionary dessert, Humdrum Existent Imperial Stout, bringing subtle cream-sugared coffee, burnt caramel, toffee and dried cherry illusions along for the cheery chocolate finish.