From the team behind Port Brewing, The Hop Concept releases feature labels that are reminiscent of car air fresheners, identified with different hop-influenced characteristics. In this case, their late-summer release, it's lemon and grassy. Brewed with lemon zest, it opens with a pronounced tart citrus aroma, followed by secondary hints of fresh cut grass and white florals. The medium-weight mouthfeel, showing a solid caramel-malt backbone, is lifted by medium-plus carbonation and a refreshing lemon and grapefruit peel finish. It's a balanced and refreshing selection, especially for a DIPA, and the alcohol is well hidden.
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).