On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Hoboken, easygoing moderate-to-medium body brings lemony orange-pineapple-grapefruit tang to mildly pungent floral-herbed piney hop bittering. Pleasant sugar-spiced citrus continuance and dainty carapils malting will please pale ale enthusiasts.
On tap at Growler & Gill, unassuming 21st Anniversary India Pale Ale’s bright lemony grapefruit uprising gets supported by mild carapils malting, astringent hops, floral accents and resinous pine, but indecisive fruit paste finish beckons.
On tap at Taphouse 15, fascinatingly full-bodied stout layers dark-roast coffee frontage with distinct bourbon vanilla sweetness, gaining contrastive hop-charred bittering above barley-roasted mocha malting. Chewy molasses syruping, rich Black Forest caking, relaxing port-burgundy wining and latent hazelnut snip reinforce loud black coffee thunder.
On tap at River Of Beer, updated 2016 All Malt Lager stays sessionable as sticky honey malt sweetness enhances perfumed citrus hops. Just too obvious and oblivious style-wise, perhaps.
On tap at River Of Beer, easygoing moderation utilizes subtle bacterial brettanomyces souring to affect light pilsner malts, dry-hopped earthen wood tones and wispy barnyard acridity. Lemony white grape illusions sneak in the back end.