Part of Strauss' Coastal Reserve Series, which has served as a hoppy playground for the company's brewers to experiment with new hop varietals, hopping techniques and pushing style boundaries, this is a clean, pristine, well-balanced single hop IPA. Highlighting the intensely aromatic Mosaic hop variety, this boasts intense citrus and tropical fruit aromas and flavors—think orange supreme, grapefruit slice, pineapple, guava and mango. It's dry hopped to preserve the intense hop aromatics without pushing the body or alcohol too high, although the palate still offers ample weight and richness. The finish is brisk and dry, with a mouthwatering citrus juice and peel flavor that lingers.
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Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, previously 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).