Brewed with more than five pounds of hops per barrel and dry-hopped with five American hop varieties from the Pacific Northwest—Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe and Zeus—this bold DIPA is not short on personality. In fact, it's abundant in hop-derived characteristics, including aromas and flavors of ripe tropical fruit, honeyed melon, sweet citrus, fresh grass, hop resin and earthy spice. In true Sam Adams fashion, the malty backbone is at the forefront of the palate, grounding the mélange of hop flavors in lightly sweet, toasted-grain goodness. At 85 IBUs, it's a hoppy beer, but it's also a harmonious and well-balanced one.
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).