On tap at Plank Pizza, lemony yellow grapefruit juicing fortifies reserved NEIPA with “no bitterness” nor expected haze. Sunnily citric Galaxy-Citra-Mosiac hop tang gains mildly dank pine resin as subtle grapefruit-juiced orange rind bittering contrasts delicate pale malt-sugared peach, pineapple, honeydew and nectarine sweetness.
On tap at Ambulance, lightly hazed pale-yellowed moderation places white wined gooseberry-licked Nelson Sauvin hop dryness alongside lemony Simcoe hop zest and wispy pine tones, relegating its delicate pale malt sugaring and finishing lactic acidity.
Sessionable IPA really resonates with bright lemon zesting, juicy orange tang and pale-malted sugar spicing bringing sunshiny resilience. Well-balanced, crisply clean splendor never negated by ‘over-hopping.’
On tap at Ambulance, soft-toned grapefruit peeled orange rind bittering and dank cedar-tinged piney hop resin contrast candied peach-apricot-pineapple conflux as sour gooseberry-passionfruit-guava subsidy fades in the distance above wheat-floured pale malt grist.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, slightly sour hazy golden NEIPA allows Hallertau Blanc hops to lead the way with Sauvignon grape mustiness settling alongside lemony grapefruit bitters and light hop resin. Yogurt-milked guava, gooseberry and mango illusions regale citric wined essence.
On tap at 98 Cannon – Chestertown, Md., juicy fruited floral-perfumed IPA retains zesty grapefruit tang as well as peachy pineapple, mango and nectarine sweetness teased by mild white peppered pining over caramel malt spine.
On tap at Tavern On Liberty – Muhlenberg, “potent” Citra-Mosaic-hopped yellow grapefruit peel entry and zesty lemon bittering brighten piney juniper hop bite above white breaded pale malts for lusty West Coast-styled IPA.
On tap at Ambulance, pleasant lemony grapefruit tang, spry mandarin orange licks and delicate peach snips receive salt-spiced woody hop resin (and dank floral daubs) over dry pale malt bottom for heavily amber-hazed New England-styled IPA.
On tap at Hop Daddy’s, straightforward lemon-candied grapefruit and orange tang stays atop floral-daubed grassy hop astringency, dank pine resin and wispy herbal tinge for Northwest-styled IPA. Zesty citric continuance enhanced by Citra-Cascade-Mosaic-hopped blend, bringing subsidiary mango, peach, pineapple and tangerine illusions along for the affable ride.