Richly viscous dry-hopped IPA retains juicy lemony grapefruit zesting and sweet orange peel tang as well as perky floral-spiced peach, tangerine, mango and guava tropicalia plus brown pear and brown apple licks above sturdy cookie dough-sugared oated wheat base. Hard-candied citrus tartness outlasts sprucy pine needling. As thickly engaging as fabulous Ipswich IPA.
On tap at Cloverleaf, nifty collaboration between USA’s Stone, UK’s Beavertown and New Zealand’s Garage Project utilizes delicate Down Under fruiting and mild chili peppering for unique India Pale Ale (with muted 8% ABV). Calming tropical fruiting gains mild habanero burn while advertised “colossal hop character” only results in moderate bittering. Subtle kiwi and yuzu adjuncts allow lemon zest, pineapple, orange, grapefruit and mango illusions to coexist alongside waxy plasticine swipe.
Intensified dry-hopped IPA brings candied pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, clementine and navel orange sweetness as well as tangy peach tones to sugar-spiced pale malting. Moderate wood-stained pine resin and grassy hop astringency provide contrast.