Despite clocking in at over 100 IBUs, this is definitely a hop-forward yet well-balanced and enjoyable IPA. A sunset-inspired orange-amber color in the glass, the bouquet opens with surprisingly bright aromas of citrus supremes, sweet grass, caramel malt and hop oil. The oily, round mouthfeel offers more bitter flavors of orange oil, grapefruit pith, pine resin and preserved lemon, packing an astringent punch that carries through to the spicy, drying finish. Ample carbonation keeps the palate from feeling too dank and heavy, while the alcohol leaves a slight warming sensation on the close.
16 oz/4 pack
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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).