Here's a solid, very sessionable pale ale that offers an attractive hop profile without feeling overdone. A medium--copper color, the bouquet is nuanced, with soft scents of floral hops, orange rind, barely ripe tropical fruit and just a touch of biscuit. The palate offers similar flavors but with more intensity, especially in the citrus and malt characteristics, with a nutty roundness on the midpalate that's lifted by medium carbonation. A touch of caramel sweetness complements the piny bitterness that lingers on the finish.
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).