Labeled as “Our happy, hoppy, amber ale,” this is a quintessential American amber, with a forward and pleasantly pronounced hop character and balanced but noticeable alcohol. It's immediately welcoming, leading with seductive notes of sticky hops, citrus oils, toasted nuts, caramel malt, toffee and a touch of pine resin. The full, round palate is simultanously bitter and rich, and the balance between the forward hop characteristics and sweet, malty core of the brew is impeccable. Notes of chocolate, dried red fruit, caramel and toasted grain unfold on the finish first, but are then countered by lingering final notes of grapefruit pith and pine.
American Amber/Red Ale
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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).