The concept for this beer came from the brewery's desire to play with rye, so the brewers took their Finestkind IPA recipe and tweaked it to include 30% rye malt, in addition to a few other small changes. The result is a deliciously spicy yet still hop-forward brew, with pepper, rye, grapefruit and pine notes throughout. The texture is creamy and full, but not overdone, with light-to-medium carbonation and a pleasant astringency that carries through to the dry, spicy finish.
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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).