“Soft, juicy hazy IPA” evenly spreads tangy orange, pineapple, passionfruit and grapefruit tandem alongside Gummy Bear waxed candy of upgraded Simcoe-Citra-Galaxy-hopped dry body. Beneath the surface, briny pine licks bring mild bittering to pasty cardboard bottom.
On tap at Plank Pizza, bright lemony orange-peeled grapefruit tang and spiced peach-clementine-pineapple-passionfruit subsidiary reach earthen piney hop astringency above fleeting oated white wheat base.
Fine IPA-like ‘hazy pale ale’ delivers lemony pineapple-candied peach, orange and nectarine tang to mild white pine resin, delicate grassy hop astringency and sweet floral spicing over honeyed oats spine.
On tap at Andy’s Corner Bar, sweet bourbon vanilla pleasantry enjoins dry whiskey tones and mildly creamed brown chocolate malting, splashing noirish burgundy warmth on the delicate finish. Subtle oaken vanilla tannins receive tertiary dark cherry, maple molasses, toasted coconut, crème brulee and salted caramel nuances to add further splendor.
Tart red raspberry entry gains lightly coriander-spiced Himalayan sea salting and lemon-squinted cranberry pucker to reinforce its lactic sour edge above a dry white wheat bed. But its mildly pungent washed-out raspberry finish flattens.
Friendly piney citrus resonation sweetened by pale malt sugaring and tart lemondrop tingle for commonplace moderation. Grapefruit-peeled orange rind bittering contrasts spicy peach, pineapple and mango tropicalia. Serve to deserving proletariats.
Sunshiny orange zest and mildly spiced lemony grapefruit tang lead easygoing tropicalia. Bright citrus luster gains teasing piney hop resin and latent herbal astringency to contrast crisp amber-grained pale malt toasting.
Wintry IPA ups the tropical fruit spicing and lowers the piney hop resonance for ‘end of year hop cycle’ celebration. Lovely floral-perfumed grapefruit, orange, pineapple and peach tang gains ancillary mango-nectarine-tangerine conflux and dry wood tone above mild biscuit base. More like a “gentle spree of hops” and that ain’t a putdown for this relaxingly accessible moderation.
On tap at Biggie’s, floral-fruited summertime moderation eases sharp-tongued orange peel and grapefruit rind bittering into soft-throated hibiscus flowering and mildly creamed sugared malt spicing. Mild piney hop resin and dank herbal nuances seep into mannered tropical mango-papaya-guava-cherry tang after initial clean-watered citric intrigue.
On tap at Taphouse 15, tart Balaton cherry juicing brings sour edge to sweet chocolate syruping, vanilla extract adjunct and oats-dried backbone, forging a sanguine Cherry Cordial warmth. Smoked mocha smidge hits mid-palate, alongside dewy tobacco roast, adding underlying acridity to sour ‘n sweet cherry pie finish.
On tap at Biggie’s, mighty fine high octane 2017 (11% ABV) version of Christmastime Belgian dark ale boasts heightened ethanol esters, darker rub red hue and intensified Bing cherry essence as well as more refined wildflower-honeyed astringency. Distant cinnamon, clove and allspice seasoning sweetens treacly backend alongside sugarplum, cocoa and pine nut nuances.
On tap at Taphouse 15, welcoming hybridized Belgian Dark Ale (sans “cherries and honey” of original Christmastime elixir) retains syrupy dark fruiting and candi-sugared Vienna malt spine. Sugar plum, fig, date and raisin illusions pick up sinewy orange-bruised liqueur warmth. Just a tad dryer and less complex than Troegs Mad Elf.