This is a full-flavored brew that, while certainly hop-forward, is not overdone or too bitter. Initial aromas of pine resin and grapefruit rind lead the nose, with additional scents of caramel, brown bread, and dried peach and apricot. The malts do a good job of keeping the palate grounded, with caramel and sweet bread dough flavors to balance out the assertive bitter-hop characteristics. With a full texture, rich palate and extremely long, dry finish, this is definitely a bottle best shared with friends.
Tasting Director/Senior Editor Lauren Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast in 2006. Thanks to her father, she developed a strong love for wine at an early age, with an enduring passion and respect for all things vinous. Today, Lauren is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program, and reviews wines from Languedoc-Roussillon and South Africa, as well as beer.Email: email@example.com.