On tap at Ambulance, vinous green grape tartness overwhelms toasted coconut and kiwi adjuncts for highly acidic oak-aged golden ale. Sour white wining gains modest peach, guava and mango illusions, but its coconut-kiwi tropicalia fails to take hold.
Busy as its eight-word namesake, lightly barrel-aged medium body embraces Mai Tai cocktail spirit with a salt-licked Margarita kick. Lime-peeled orange tartness sinks into tangy ‘pineapple and cherry pureed’ seduction above creamily caramelized malt toasting. Latent red grape sweetness and delicate sherry, Courvoisier and mull-spiced wine illusions increase complexity.
“Citrus-y, piney and juicy New England-styled India Pale Ale with aggressive hop bill” maintains richer stylistic profile. Zesty orange, grapefruit and pineapple spree gains floral-wafted sweetness to contrast dank pine resin and musky hemp oiling above biscuit-y rye malt base.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, splendid sour saison eases grape-soured lemondrop tartness into honeyed pale malting, picking up sweet banana-spiced snip to contrast leathery barnyard aridity.