This is a light, lively and easy-drinking IPA, despite the label describing it as a “West Coast Style.” Tart, juicy lemon and grapefruit juice is at the forefront of the nose and palate, with hints of lemon verbena, cereal grain, green plum and citrus pith in the background. The palate offers more weight than the bright bouquet suggests, although it's still friendly and accessible, with flavors of cracker, citrus oil and pepper that carry through the medium-length finish. If you're a fan of Sam's Boston Lager, but wish it just had a bit more hoppy twang, this might just be the Goldilocks beer for you.
12 oz/6 pack
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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).