There's a serious hop character to this DIPA, but at 90 IBUs, it's not a complete palate wrecker. It's full, intense and heady, with a solid core of sweet caramel malt to balance out the intense, sticky-hop profile. Notes of grapefruit oil, pine and resin abound, with accents of ripe tangerine and stone fruit adding depth to the bouquet and palate. It's viscous and mouthfilling, but extremely well balanced.
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).