On tap at d.b.a.’s, approachable Belgo-American blend (renamed City Rocker circa 2018) brings candi-sugared crystal malting to uniform grapefruit, orange, peach and pineapple tanginess as well as spritzy lemon zest. Crisply carbolic setting adds pep.
Lively lemony yellow grapefruit tang gains sweet orange peel resonance, spry floral spicing and herbal lemongrass respite, but minor alkaline-like aspirin chalking drifts inside the midst. Tertiary mango, pineapple and tangerine fruiting and polite coriander seasoning brush against doughy white wheat spine.
Pleasant lemony grapefruit tang, white-peppered citric hop (Mosaic and Amarillo) bittering, delicate evergreen pining and fresh-cut grass earthiness pick up pithy sugar-spiced sweetness. Orange-peeled pineapple, tangerine and peach illusions barely reach the surface while creamy wheat malts stay safely below. Stylishly slick.
On tap at Plank Pizza, “adventurous” Belgian candi-suagred IPA promotes optimum Citra-hopped tropicalia over sourdough-breaded honey wheat base. Frisky pine oiling embitters juicy grapefruit, orange, peach, nectarine and apple tang coalescing whimsical banana-clove illusions to knock back brutish bitter bite.
Refreshingly smooth white-peppered citrus hop pining, sweet orange peel briskness and saffron-spiced coriander sugaring set the mood. Lemon zest, mandarin orange, navel orange, mango, tangerine and peach illusions gain candied pineapple spree and delicate floral bouquet above mild biscuit backbone. Fresh-cut grass, reedy wood tones and herbal peppercorn respite provide contrasting dryness. Centrist-minded veteran brewers hit one right down the middle with one of the best springtime White IPA’s ever.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead, approachably hybridized medium-bodied Imperial White India Pale Ale (with well hidden 9.3% ABV) truly suffices. Perfumed citric fruiting, sugary coriander spicing and syrupy crystal malting sweeten the front end as black-peppered orange peel bittering retains toned-down briskness. Candied red apple, peach, pear, melon and tangerine illusions provide jolly mood to contrast orange-peeled grapefruit rind splendor.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead, approachable ‘side project’ provides witbier-spiced farmhouse yeast to zesty citric breeze. White peppercorn, as well as lesser coriander and allspice seasoning, drapes lemon-peeled mandarin orange, pineapple and peach illusions above sugary rum lacquer. Serve to fruitier pale ale imbibers.
Sessionable soft-toned India Pale Ale retains delicate wheat-honeyed citric resolve. Mild piney hop bittering spreads across ripe pineapple-peach-apple-melon tones and misty lemon zest. White-peppered floral spicing wavers to wispy white wheat base.