This extra pale ale is meant to be lighter bodied and lower in alcohol than its non-extra brethren, but don't mistake that to mean it's lighter on flavor. The brew is aggresively dry-hopped to display more fresh hop characteristics, and those aromas and flavors certainly take center stage. Notes of pressed yellow florals, fresh pine needles, grapefruit rind and grass abound, although accents of stone fruit, biscuit dough and hay unfold on the medium-weight palate. It finishes clean and somewhat short, making this a refreshing option for warm weather enjoyment. USDA-certified organic.
12 oz/6 pack
American Pale Ale
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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).