On tap at Triton’s, lustrous tropical fruit juicing and creamy caramel malt syruping (plus well hidden 11.8% ABV) provide plenty of spunk for bold NEIPA. Vodka-dipped peachy pineapple tang, candied mango-tangerine-grapefruit splurge and honeyed cantaloupe sweetness coated by sappy pine resin in thickly tongue-coated mix.
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.
Briny Seltzer-watered sea salting underscores juicy lemon-limed strawberry, raspberry and cranberry adjuncts of Sweet-Tart gose. Candied berry fruit punch secured by pink peppercorn-spiked salinity.
Dry sea-salted coriander tartness and tangy lemon-limed zing rig refreshingly crisp and mildly acidic light-bodied gose. Perhaps too unassuming at briny seltzer-watered citrus finish. Easy drinkin’ summertime fodder too evaporatively desolate taste-wise for bolder thirsts.
On tap at Morris Tap & Grill, salty Berliner Weisse-affected raspberry tartness puckers bitter black chocolate malting and tannic Widow Jane Bourbon subtlety, retaining lactic-soured mocha response. Mild oaken bourbon tangent gains subtle port-burgundy wisps at sour raspberry pureed smoked chocolate finish.
On tap at Growler & Gill, Mexican piñata-styled cocktail pivots pineapple-pureed toasted coconut juicing and milk-sugared vanilla creaming above sour lactic acidity like the finest hybridized hazy-yellowed New England IPA’s. Subtle grapefruit-orange tang and tart lemon-candied spurt amiably relegated by pineapple-coconut caking. Another durably original lactic NEIPA.
On tap at Stone & Rail, dryer-than-usual Imperial IPA promotes sharp grapefruit and orange rind bittering above moderate herbal hop dankness, resinous pine and floral whims.
On tap at Growler & Gill, light Willett bourbon influence and mild legume-like Romano green beaning receive coffee-roasted chocolate malting. Treacly whiskey tone hits quick as cocoa, vanilla, espresso, crème brulee and chocolate fudge illusions decorate the tame mocha bourbon finish.
Easy quenchin’ Kolsch-styled moderation with light lager mouthfeel lets sea-salted lemon rot souring, hay-grassed barnyard astringency and musky hop oiling desiccate sour-candied grapefruit and yellow grape tartness in stylish fashion.
On tap at Taphouse 15, ‘monstrous’ Widow Jane bourbon-barreled version (10.8% ABV) of lusty Bolshoi Imperial Stout layers pureed dried fruiting atop creamy dark chocolate syruping, light molasses sapping and smoked wood tinge. Heady black cherry and raspberry tartness seeps into dark-roasted mocha malting, promoting Black Forest cake, cherry cordial, raspberry juice, crème brulee, stewed plum, creamed coffee and burnt caramel illusions.
On tap at Growler & Gill, ‘super bold’ 10.5% ABV Imperial Porter inspired by sugar-spiced Turkish coffee retains treacly Madagascar vanilla bean creaming above black-peppered black cardamom, cinnamon, curry and cumin illusions as well as fudgy caramel-burnt black chocolate malts. Cacao nibs, cappuccino, hazelnut and cola subsidies round out rich dessert eccentricity.
On tap at Growler & Gill, mellow red wine-barreled farmhouse ale brings delicate brettanomyces yeast acidity and leathery barnyard funk to mild lemony strawberry tartness. Simmering red grape esters add subtle warmth.