This brew was created as a testing ground for new and emerging hop varieties, meaning the recipe will change when new batches are created. In this case, the “new” hop showcased is Citra, used alongside Nugget, Northern Brewer, Cascade and Centennial hops. The resulting brew is fruity, tropical and floral, with forward aromas of fresh grass, chamomile, grapefruit, orange blossom and citrus oil that are supported by a malty core of toasted bread and soft caramel. The smooth, medium-bodied palate offers more of the same, with a resinous hop thread that weaves in and out of the tropical fruit flavors.
12 oz/6 pack
American Pale Ale
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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).