Hopfly Brewing Company Shatter Hazy Pale Ale

This beer Shatter from Hopfly Brewing Company is the first beer I have seen/had from their new brewery here in Charlotte, North Carolina. This beer is a 5.8% hazy pale ale. This beer is part of Dank Expressions and is double-dry hoped, with Amarillo, Nelson Sauvin, and Mosaic Spectrum hops. This pale ale pours a hazy yellow with a three-finger white head. The head has decent retention. The aroma is juicy melon, hoppy and bitter. The flavor is similar to the smell with juicy bitter melon and hoppy creamy notes. There is a light powdery taste on this beer that you might get from a dry-hopped beer. The mouthfeel is medium. Then this beer finishes with a hoppy semi-dry melon. Then you get a bitter fruity aftertaste last long enough to enjoy it. I enjoyed Shatter Hazy Pale Ale. I would give this beer a high B+. It is refreshing and not so heavy that you can’t drink a few of them. I think it has a nice balance of flavor, drinkability, and mouthfeel. I would recommend trying this. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

NoDa Brewing Company Fusion Series Vol. III with Passion Fruit

A while back on this blog, I reviewed Vol. II from this NoDa Brewing Company Fusion Series. This beer is Vol. III with Passion Fruit, 9.4% ABV. This beer is an imperial, hazy IPA brewed here in Charlotte, North Carolina. This IPA pours a hazy yellow with a two-finger white steady head. The aroma is tropical (passion fruit) and bitter. The flavor or taste is tropical passion fruit, bitter/hoppy, and more alcoholic tasting than some imperial IPAs. It has a smoothness to it, along with a resting quality. The mouthfeel is on the fuller side, but I would say that it is fuller. Then this big IPA finishes with bitterness but is slightly smooth and tropical. The aftertaste is tropical with bitterness. This beer is tasty for high alcohol hazed IPA. I would recommend it! The overall beer flavor reminded me of a tropical orange juice if there is a thing. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Bell’s Brewery Official Hazy IPA

I have seen Official Hazy IPA, 6.4%, around for a while now. I haven’t decided to buy a package of it until now. This beer is a New England hazy IPA from Bell’s Brewery in Comstock, Michigan. It is a dry-hopped combination of Mosaic, Citrus, Azacca, Amarillo, and El Dorado hops. This hazy IPA pours a golden yellow with a two-finger white head. There is good retention on the head. The aroma is of citrus fruit, tropical fruit, and bitter notes. The taste is also of citrus fruits and tropical fruits. You find mango, peach, pineapple, orange, and melon. There is a nice bitter note on the back of the tongue. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side. Then this IPA finishes with tropical citrus fruit and bitter flavor. Then comes an aftertaste of bitterness with hints of fruits. This beer is good. This beer got better and better the more I drank it. I give this an A. It has all the right flavors and has a nice balance with good drinkability. I recommend you have this. It will not disappoint. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Foothills Brewing Hazyum IPA

Hazyum IPA, 6.9% ABV is a hazy version of Foothills Brewing’s (in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) Hoppyum IPA. Foothills Brewing uses locally sourced wheat and malts. This IPA pours a cloudy darker lemon yellow color with a two-and-a-half finger white head. The head is somewhat quick to go. The aroma is tropical, orangey, and bitter. The flavor is also tropical and orangey with grapefruit, melon, and pineapple. It is also bitter towards the back of the tongue with a bitter and tart flavor. The mouthfeel is light but barely. Then this IPA finishes with a tropical fruit flavor. The aftertaste is of bitter tropical fruits. This IPA is a nice hazy version of Hoppyum, a tropical forward Hoppyum. I like Hazyum, and would Gove this a B+. I still think that Hoppyum is just a bit better. I would still recommend Hazyum IPA. Please be kind, be safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Armored Cow Brewing Things We Don’t Say Hazy IPA

From right here in Charlotte, North Carolina, Armored Cow Brewing has made a beer that benefits and brings awareness to mental health. This beer is Things We Don’t Say Hazy IPA, 5.8% ABV. This beer pours a hazy yellow color with a four-finger white thick and fluffy head that is slow to fade away. The aroma on this IPA is juicy, fruity (citrus orange), hoppy and bitter. The flavor of this beer is juicy with orange citrus fruit, crisp, smooth bitter, and piney. It has a light mouthfeel. Then this IPA finishes with a piney fruity note. Then gives an aftertaste of bitter citrus fruit. This beer is great hazy IPA. I think Armored Cow Brewing Things We Don’t Say an A. It has a solid drinkable flavor, and it makes you want another when finished. I highly recommend it. It was wonderfully fruity and juicy. Please be kind, stay safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Westbrook Brewing Co. Santa Claws Hazy Holiday India Pale Ale

The holiday season is here, and the holiday beer is already on the shelves. This particular beer is Westbrook Brewing Co. Santa Claws Hazy Holiday India Pale Ale, 7% ABV. This beer is from Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. It has Cascade, and CTZ hops. It is dry-hopped with Citra, Centennial, and Azacca. They use Conan yeast. They Also Carapils, oats, pale, and wheat malts. 

This IPA is similar to all their regular IPA. Such as One Claw, Two Claw, and Three Claw. This beer pours a yellow color, with two-finger white head. The aroma is piney, almost like a Christmas tree. There is a Citrus note and some bitterness. The taste is piney, hoppy, bitter, citrusy with grapefruit and orange. It has a medium juicy mouthfeel. It then has a nice citrusy, bitter finish and a bitter citrus finish that lingers until you take another sip. This IPA is a good beer, and it’s not as piney as some other holiday IPAs I’ve had. I give Westbrook Brewing Co. Santa Claws Hazy Holiday India Pale Ale a B+. It is good, but it is not different from a good hazy IPA. Nothing stands out that would make it holiday-specific. If it were a hazy IPA and not a hazy holiday IPA. It would have a higher grade. It is a great flavorful IPA that is well brewed, and I wouldn’t accept anything less from Westbrook Brewing Co. Please be kind, stay safe, and enjoy responsibly! 

Estuary Beans & Barley 25 Island Wide Hazy IPA

This new beer is Estuary Beans & Barley 25 Island Wide Hazy IPA, 6.0% ABV. This particular brewing company brews beer as well as coffee. They are on James Island, South Carolina. This Hazy IPA pours a hazy yellow with a two-finger fluffy white head that slowly dissipates. The beer’s aroma is fruity with citrus, passionfruit, and pine notes. The taste is tropical and with passionfruit and melon. This hazy beer is piney, bitter with biscuit and wheat. It finishes with a light wheat/biscuit hoppy flavor. It has a bitter aftertaste that lingers then fades into a soft fruity bitterness. Estuary Beans & Barley 25 Island Wide Hazy IPA isn’t trying hard to be an IPA, and that’s good. It is easy to drink without being overpowering on the flavor profile. It has the right IPA flavor profile. I give it an A+. Something that I recommended having. It is going high on my list of good beers! Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly!

NoDa Brewing Company Fusion Series Vol. II Imperial Hazy IPA with Grapefruit

I was gifted this beer for my birthday, NoDa Brewing Fusion Series Vol. II Imperial Hazy IPA with grapefruit, 9.4% is part of a series, the first being Vol. I was with tangerine. This imperial IPA is with Centennial, Galaxy, Ekuanot, Cascade, and Azacca hops. It’s rested on grapefruit zest. This local IPA pours a bright hazy yellow with a two-finger fizzy off-white head. The aroma is citrusy with grapefruit, hoppy bitter notes. It has a citrusy grapefruit bitter hoppy flavor with pine notes. It has a thick mouthfeel. This IPA is a full-bodied imperial IPA. It has a bitter citrus finish, and that carries over to the aftertaste. That aftertaste is bitter and juicy. It lingers for a while. This beer is a big IPA and strong as well. NoDa Brewing Fusion Series Vol. II Imperial Hazy IPA with grapefruit is a B. It is bold and strong with a big juicy citrus flavor. I couldn’t see myself having more than one of these. Your tastebuds would get destroyed by the end of the second beer. But one was good. If you like this type of beer, then here’s a beer with your name on it. I’d try it. Please be kind, stay safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Elysian Brewing Company Contact Haze Hazy IPA

Thanks to my dog Nell for having a litter of wonder cute puppies for me to receive Elysian Brewing Company Contact Haze Hazy IPA, 6% ABV which was part of a mixed twelve-pack in which the new owners of one of Nell’s puppies was given. Mind Haze pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a one-finger white head that slowly fades into thick lacing. The aroma is peachy fruit with a dry hoppy note. The flavor is peach as well, with a fruited hoppy dry flavor too that is lemony on the back of the tongue. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Mind Haze finishes with a fruity hoppy dryness and a light hoppy bitter fruity aftertaste. Elysian Brewing company Mind Haze Hazy IPA is a really good tasty refreshing IPA that is well-deserving of an A+. It has a nice balance between the fruity peach flavor and the bitter hoppy flavor. The peach notes had to it an overall refreshing taste. I highly recommend it. It was so good I had three and the beer’s flavor did not become too much for my tastebuds. The flavor is sessionable, but not o much for the ABV. The flavor overall isn’t so bold that it blew my mind. The flavor was just right to be sessionable and easy. That’s what made it excellent. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers! Cheers!

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. & Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Get Comfortable Hazy Double IPA

A collaboration between Creature Comforts Brewing Co. in Athens, Georgia & Sierra Nevada Brewing in Mills River, North Carolina Get Comfortable Hazy Double IPA, 8% ABV which is a limited release, they use Citra and HBC 586 hops that we brewed in collaboration with our friends at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. 100% of the profits from this beer go directly to their Get Comfortable campaign, a year-round outreach program designed to channel the generosity of many toward our community’s most pressing needs. Get Comfortable IPA pours a dark golden color with a two-finger white head that quickly fades to one finger then sticks around. The aroma is citrusy with orange and grapefruit, there is also a bitter hop note that is a little piney. The flavor is too citrusy with orange and grapefruit with bitterness and a hoppy flavor, The mouthfeel is medium but does feel slightly full. This IPA then has a bitter finish with some fruity citrus notes and a citrusy aftertaste that is big on the hop flavor. Creature Comforts Brewing Co., & Sierra Nevada Brewing Get Comfortable Hazy Double IPA is a good beer, and I give this an A-. I have not had too many hazy double IPA’s, I’ve had regular double IPA’s. It definitely and strong hazy IPA with good citrus bitterness but it does quite drink like an 8% ABV IPA. That’s a good thing in my opinion. It doesn’t have a huge amount of hop flavor but some. I don’t know if I’d go back to this soon, but I also don’t know if I will never have it again either. Please be kind, be safe and enjoy responsibly!ount of hop flavor but some. I don’t know if I’d go back to this soon, but I also don’t know if I will never have it again either. Please be kind, be safe and enjoy responsibly!