Yet another lovely piney fruited pale ale with high IPA aspirations. Subdued lemony orange-peeled grapefruit, pineapple and mango zesting rivals Nelson Sauvin-hopped gooseberry/guava souring, Strata-hopped cannabis resin and lightly salted herbage above dry pale malting.
Traditional amber-cleared moderation lets sour orange oiling, slight fungi musk and wispy wet leaf astringency hamper dry black peppered pale malting, imparting gluey paper gumminess to drab autumnal pale ale styling.
Bittersweet dark chocolate penetrates milk-sugared coffee tones and molasses oatmeal base. Mild hop char increases tarry mocha bitterness consuming robust stout.
On tap at Growler & Gill, crisply clean well-watered bohemian pils relegates lemon rot souring with splashy lemon spritz and a dash of clay-hopped grass. Floury sourdough bottom gains mossy compost earthiness and wispy floral nuance. Offbeat original.
On tap at Shindig – Woodstock, briskly smooth moderate-to-medium body utilizes sharp dry-hopped India Pale Ale-styled fruiting. Tangy grapefruit, orange, peach and mango illusions gain spicy tingle to contrast mild phenol hop astringency.