Brewed with no less than five hop varieties, including Amarillo, Cascade, Cantennial, Simcoe and Summitt, this is a hop forward but not in-your-face West Coast-style IPA. It's smooth, refreshing and well-balanced, with enticing aromas and flavors of bitter orange, fresh grapefruit supremes, pineapple core and fresh pine needles. Notes of citrus peel and whole hop flowers spice up the toasted malt core, while medium carbonation keeps the creamy mouthfeel bright and lively. A subtle bitterness lingers on the dry finish.
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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, 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).