On tap at Taphouse 15, warmly spirited whiskey-barrel aged 5Beans Baltic Porter lets Turkish coffee and smoky black cardamom spicing of original version to invite honeyed chocolate smidge to contrast oaken vanilla tannins as latent rye, star anise and espresso illusions emerge.
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.