Deschutes's Hop Henge Experimental IPA—the brewery's “annual exercise in IBU escalation”—pours a stunning golden-apricot color, with a thick head that really lasts. The bouquet offers forward aromas of floral hops, orange blossoms, savory fresh herbs and bready malts. The medium-weight mouth exhibits similar notes, but with greater hop intensity and bitterness, resulting in a slightly resinous stickiness that carries through to the finish. A clean, malty core grounds the astringency and keeps it from feeling overdone, alongside flavors of toasted brioche and golden raisin.
Managing Editor, Print, and Tasting Director
Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).