Bold NEIPA lets zesty orange-peeled grapefruit zing surge beyond salt-licked piney hop bittering as well as vodka-licked peach, mango and pineapple auxiliary above gluey cardboard-tinged oated wheat flaking. Up-front tropical fruiting sweetened by creamy vanilla froth.
Sharply embittered golden bronze hazed West Coast-style IPA forwards grapefruit-peeled orange pith bite, sour lemon splurge and mild spicing to lingering spruce-tipped piney hop bitterness. Proprietary Pac-Man yeast strain affords pastry-like sweet breading for creamy crystal malt foundation of brusquely pined citrus-bound full body.
On tap at Yard House – Nyack, lovely nitro-injected stout offers fudgy milk chocolate sweetness to hazelnut-glazed vanilla, milk-sugared medium roast coffee and maple molasses tones contrasting minor dry hopped walnut char. Perfect silken confection.
Rogue Farms Hopyard Honey supplies the floral honeysuckle wheat dryness to acidulated dextra pils malting as sedate lemon-oiled grassy hop stead and mild froth recall cream ale.
On tap at Schatzi’s – Poughkeepsie, easygoing straw-hazed tropical moderation places mild grapefruit bittering next to orange-peeled tangerine, pineapple and lychee tang above oats-flaked wheat bottom. Simple, pleasurable IPA (despite ghoulish monster image on label).
On tap at Schatzi’s, judiciously whiskey barreled Dead Guy Ale (2021) soaks original’s honey-roasted caramelization, plum-sugared red cherry sweetness and orange marmalade tang with oaken vanilla rye whiskey tones, dry bourbon perfuming and pasty pine lacquering.
On tap at Growler & Gill, heady 9% ABV Imperial IPA seeps gin-soaked grapefruit, mango, tangerine and pineapple tropicalia into rummy molasses sugaring and pine needled citric hop bittering with boozy assurance.
On tap at River Of Beer, soured New England-styled IPA utilizes lactic yeast acidity to laminate subtly bitter grapefruit juicing and sweet blood orange tartness. In the recess, dry-hopped lemon-limed passionfruit illusions gain acidulated malting at lightly salted citrus finish.
Extremely popular Dead Guy Helles Bock soaked in Dead Guy Whiskey Barrels retains soft-toned oaken vanilla buttering, creamy sugared malting and tangy orange spicing. Dry rye whiskey sedation soaks into brown-sugared grain malting as well as caramel, toffee, almond and coconut undertones.
Proprietary homegrown rye receives slightly sharp floral-fruited spicing above delicate piney hop temperance. Glass-sugared cookie dough yeast enriches rye spicing as zesty lemon-licked grapefruit and orange peel bittering contrasts mellow peach, tangerine and pineapple tang.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, rich cold-brewed Stumptown coffee roast seeps into dry piney citrus hop bittering with full force. Glorious java influence ascends above candied grapefruit, lemon and orange tang as mocha-defined caramel latte, cocoa powder and espresso illusions flutter softly.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Hoboken, boozy ‘cult fave’ loads intense 10.8% ABV solvency inside sharp barleywine-styled hop bomb. Lively grapefruit-orange-peach-pineapple-cherry tang immediately receives ethanol vodka-soaked respite. Resinous pine needling and aspirin-like medicinal astringency deepen gnarly bitter aspect. Not for faint-hearted soft palates.