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!
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!
A relativity Beer, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery 704 Hazy Wheat Ale, brewed locally here in Charlotte, North Carolina from one of the oldest craft breweries in Charlotte. It’s brewed with Loral, Mandarin, and Bavaria hops. 704 pours a light somewhat hazy yellow color with a three finger semi-quick fading head with a fruity (mandarin, faint lemon, and orange) aroma and with a light/faint wheat notes. Taste is crisp with a nice fruitiness of orange, mandarin and very light lemon notes, light wheat beer qualities, some light bitterness toward the back of the mouth that comes in and goes away rather quickly. 704 has a fruity bitter finish that is light on the bitterness, light mouthfeel, and has a nice but light bitter fruity aftertaste. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery 704 Hazy Wheat Ale is a good beer but the light little bitter notes give it a B+. It has very light wheat qualities to it with more of a fruity bitterness that makes it different enough and somewhat interesting. I would recommend that you try Olde Mecklenburg Brewery 704 Hazy Wheat Ale! Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Brewed local in Charlotte, North Carolina Birdsong Brewing Co. Fake Plastic Trees Hazy IPA, 6.4% ABV is brewed with Two-Row, Red Wheat, Flaked Wheat, Flaked Oats, Munich malts, Comet, Cascade, and Sorachi Ace hops. This is a seasonal beer only available during the summer. Fake Plastic Trees pours a deeper yellow color with a two-finger creamy white head that fades slowly with aromas of semi-sweet malts with a bitter hops noes. The flavor is similar to its own aroma, semi-sweet at first then bitter with a bit of citrus fruit and some grassy notes toward the end that finish with a weird bitter note that is off-putting and it continues into a bitter after tastes with a medium mouthfeel. I usually like most Birdsong Brewing beer and Fake Plastic Trees wasn’t one of them, and I give it a D. The way Fake Plastic Trees finished was not good and it lingered too long for me and the citrus was very faint and was a bit off not really citrusy. I will not tell you to go and try this beer, all the flavor didn’t really come together. I didn’t like it. Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Westbrook Brewing Orange! Creamsicle Shake India Pale Ale, 7% ABV is another beer in Westbrook’s Shake IPA series that is non-homogenized, and unpasteurized, brewed with Cascade, CTZ hops, dry-hopped with Amarillo, Citra, Conan Yeast, Carapils, Oats, Pale, Wheat malts, Lactose, Vanilla, and orange. Orange! Creamsicle Shake India Pale Ale pours a hazy yellow color with a three-finger thick rocky white head that fades very slowly and gives off creamy citrus orange aromas with nice vanilla and some bitter notes. The flavor is similar to its own aroma with a creamy vanilla orange notes upfront of the mouth with bitter citrus notes on the back of the mouth that finishes with a nive vanilla orange bitterness and has a creamy bittersweet orange creamsicle aftertaste that does linger and Orange! Creamsicle Shake India Pale Ale does have a fuller thick mouthfeel that does somewhat coat your mouth. Westbrook Brewing Orange! Creamsicle Shake India Pale Ale is a solid tasty IPA getting an A. It has a good balance of orangey and vanilla flavors that don’t really interfere with the bitterness on this IPA. I recommend Westbrook Brewing Orange! Creamsicle Shake India Pale Ale if you like bittersweet fruity IPA like this hazy IPA. Please stay safe and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Coming out of the Wynnwood area of Miami Florida J. Wakefield Brewing Power Up Peach India Pale Ale, 6.5% ABV brewed with Cita, Warrior hops, Florida super corn and, with fresh peaches. Power Up Peach pours a deeper copper orange color with thick and cream three-finger sticky white head that leaves thick lacey wall throughout the pint glass. The aroma is nice with big amounts of peaches, a peach ring candy-like aroma with little hop notes. The flavor is not too far off from its own aroma with big peach notes and a few hoppy flavors that intensify in the back of the mouth with a big peachy hop finish that carries into a nice lingering peach aftertaste, with an almost full mouthfeel. J. Wakefield Brewing Power Up Peach India Pale Ale does, however, have an overall strong flavor to it but I found that to be good quality and I give Power Up Peach an A. What would really push this be over the top would be a little more bitter/hoppy flavors but still really good and you should try J. Wakefield Brewing Power Up Peach India Pale Ale. I’m definitely having this again soon, it was that good. Please stay safe out there and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
IPAs or India Pale Ales are everywhere with many different substyles brewed by pretty much every craft brewery because of its popularity. Resident Culture Brewing Company Second Coming, India Pale Ale, 6.5% ABV is a hazy IPA brewed in Charlotte North Carolina, hopped with Strata, Sabro, and HBC 692. Second Coming pours a light orange juice yellow with a two-finger white head with an aroma of juicy oranges, grapefruit, and a nice hoppy note. Second Comming IPA has a taste not -un-similar from its own aroma with juicy fruit flavors of orange, orange peel, grapefruit and its own peels with a nice bitter hop note hitting the rear of the tongue then finishing with a nice bitter juicy fruit flavor and carrying over to the aftertaste with just bit more bitter hops with a medium mouthfeel. Resident Culture Brewing Company Second Coming, India Pale Ale is just another above-average hazy IPA that I give a B-. It has good flavors but they are slightly unmemorable but not so bad that you completely forget that you had drunk Second Coming. It is something you should have a taste of but I would not recommend that you run out and try it immediately. Resident Culture Brewing Company Second Coming, India Pale Ale is not too bad. Please stay safe and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Catawba Brewing Hoppness Haze IPA, 6.0% ABV is a hazy version of their Hoppness Monster IPA. Hoppness Haze is brew with Citrus and Zythos hops in Morganton North Carolina. Hopness Hazy IPA pours a hazy yellow with a one and quarter white quickly fading head that gives off a light juicy citrus aroma of nice orange and grapefruits, that carries into the taste with a light smooth citrus juice a low hoppy bitterness with a very faint grassy note that comes to a nice citrusy grassy finish with a light bitter fruit juice aftertaste that lingers for just long enjoy to notice and with a lighter mouthfeel. Catawba Brewing does brew nice tasty brews but this was just a little off from being average so Catawba Brewing Hoppness Haze IPA get a C-. It just one of those beers that not really memorable but not really terrible. The flavors were all average on it, and overall Catawba Brewing Hoppness Haze IPA was near boring. I wouldn’t recommend it. Please stay safe at home and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Blowing Rock Brewing Company Cloud Rise Hazy IPA, 7.2% ABV from Hickory North Carolina was gifted to me through my father’s business associate. Cloud Rise is brewed Cashmere, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops. Cloud Rise pours light hazy orange with a three-finger sticky white pillowy, cloud-like head that gives off hoppy citrusy tropical fruit notes of orange and freshly crushed pineapple that gives you a taste of juicy orange and fresh pineapple with a nice bitterness on the middle of the mouth with a crisp flavor of grapefruit that comes together for a fruity juicy finish and aftertaste that of fresh hops with nice orange and light grapefruit pineapple with a medium mouthfeel. Blowing Rock Brewing Co. Cloud Rise Hazy IPA is a refreshingly fruity hazy IPA that gets a B+ here. I think that the 7.2% ABV and the bitter hoppy notes do tend to become too much after three of these and that is the only thing I found to be negative about Cloud Rise, the beer is good with nice flavors and you should try Cloud Rise for yourself! Cheers! Please stay safe at home and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Sugar Creek Brewing Company Hazy Creek India Pale Ale, 6% ABV with 30 IBUs is a New England style IPA that has been dry-hopped during fermentation after being local brewed here in Charlotte, North Carolina. Hazy Creek is the newest offering from Sugar Creek Brewing Company, and pour a bright yellow hazy color with a two-finger white slow fading head which gives off tropical juicy fruit aromas of mango, pineapple with some nice orange peels and light bitter hop notes. Once you take a sniff you go in for a flavor of nice juicy ripe tropical mango, pineapple, juicy orange and orange peel with a nice light but slightly pungent bitter hop notes that has a tropical fruit juice finish and a juicy fruit bitter aftertaste that is quite refreshing all with a medium mouthfeel. Sugar Creek Brewing Company Hazy Creek India Pale Ale is a very welcome addition to their lineup of beers, I give this IPA an A+. Sugar Creek Brewing Company Hazy Creek India Pale Ale is a very well balanced and brewed IPA that everyone should try, it is refreshing juicy with good tropical fruits with lower bitterness. I could drink many of these Sugar Creek Brewing Company Hazy Creek India Pale Ale. Please stay safe at home and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!