This selection marks the 10th year that the Deschutes crew made the “trip” to pick, bag, load and dump freshly harvested hops into their kettles, all within a few hours, to create this brew. The resulting selection is fresh and, you guessed it, hop forward, with supporting notes of ripe peach, apricot, pine, orange oil and tea leaves. The medium-bodied palate is rich and smooth, with abundant citrusy notes of tangerine zest, orange rind and grapefruit oil that are married harmoniously to the clean biscuit and cracker malt core. A sticky, slightly resinous hop flavor lingers on the finish, pleasantly bitter and partnered with a tea-like astringency.
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).