Hopsy Dazy - Great South Bay Brewery
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
4.21/5 rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Picked up a growler at the brewery yesterday at the release after enjoying a few pints. Growler poured into my new sandy & bruce snifter (july 22, 2012 - thanks phil!)
a - brew has really nice transparent soft yellow with hints of orange. Looks lush and rich. Nice finger of foamy bubbly head that didn't hang too long, but left islands of bubbles and large spots of lacing on the glass. Swirling the glass brought it all back to life in a single swirl and some visible carbonation could be seen dancing to the surface of the brew at a slow steady pace.
s - nose is ipa...all day. Soft but bright citric notes and hints of tropical fruit. Smells like an ipa should...with even some nice sweet candy notes on the finish of a big whiff. Really nice.
t - taste is fairly bold for such a sessionable brew. Big tropical fruit notes leading with citric and an almost tangerine vibe. Sift bitterness on the finish.
m - mouth is a bit watery but still medium bodied and what i would expect from a session ipa. I could drink this one all day though!
o - overall, this is one of the better offerings to come from gsb. Kind of like a field 5 lite but nowhere as dank. This can totally hang with all day ipa and for me, i prefer this over all day. Really nice to see the local guys hitting it hard. Keep an eye on gsb in 2014, some really great stuff a brewing out in bayshore. Keep up the good work. Local boys done great! Very much worth checking out. Cant wait for bottles to hit shelves!
Serving type: growler
01-11-2014 22:25:01 | More by cosmicevan
More User Reviews:
3.78/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with some hints of caramel malts.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and also has a light to moderate amount of bitterness. The bitterness lingers through the finish, which also has some faint bits of piney flavors.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and is somewhat crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is definitely sessionable as it is low in alcohol content, relatively light in body, and the hops and bitterness aren't overly aggressive. I could definitely see myself being able to have several of these beers in a sitting.
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2014 01:17:19 | More by metter98
3.71/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a crystal clear yellow color with a foamy 1 finger snow white head that faded slowly and left very good lacing and rings as it went down.
Smells of cereal, malt, caramel, citrus, floral hops, light spices like coriander and biscuit or crackers; well balanced nose with equal parts hops and malt.
Tastes like it smells, with piney hops, floral hops, cereal, malt, caramel, citrus fruit like grapefruit, light spices like coriander and pepper, and biscuit or crackers; well balanced pale ale that goes down easy.
Mouthfeel is on the light side, with average carbonation, a medium body and a slightly bitter aftertase.
Overall a good sessionable beer that went down smooth. Listed in BA as an IPA but I suspect that it is a pale ale as it's not hoppy enough to pull off IPA status. Either way a nice beer to dink all night from the tap like I did last night.
Serving type: on-tap
03-16-2014 03:58:55 | More by CHickman
4.16/5 rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Lovely golden straw color with a sizable head and a goodly amount of lacing. Some carbonation steaming up. Retention is dent but the beer stays covered all the way down. Nose has a grew combination of earthy hops and sweet light malt. I'm guessing pilsner by the color and lovely bread notes mixed with honey. There is a hint of pine and mint as well. Taste is superb with a hoppy front that peels back to reveal a solid malt grain and bread core. Finish is dry, firmly hopped, and a little long, leaving a blend of earth and light citrus with lingering hop oiliness. This is a perfect weight with a crispish carbonation that might be just a little soft, but it's not bothering me. Lowish abv means more glasses to enjoy and with the flavor of this one enjoyment is quite high! My first from this brewery and what a treat.
Serving type: growler
02-04-2014 01:39:41 | More by scootny
Hopsy Dazy from Great South Bay Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.