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:
3.9/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pale orange with steady pocked white foam.
Centennial sour orange (wine gums?) and oyster cracker nose.
Caramel thread with grapefruit zest, honeysuckle, and spruce needle hops.
Floral end and sherbety linger.
Almost medium, chewy.
Big squirt of citrus, 45 IBUs are there, all right, though a bit full-bodied for a session IPA. A bit sour, and Cascade a bit hidden. Not all about the aroma like other session IPAs, trying more to be a real IPA - sandpaper more than juice. And it does at fair job at 4.5%. Just not compulsively drinkable like some others in this style.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2014 13:46:05 | More by StJamesGate
3.53/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Notes are from 5/28
This is an IPA on the palest end of the spectrum, about medium yellow with not as much shine as gold but pretty bright, not to mention completely clear. The head is frothy and almost ivory white. It rises to one finger and rests there for a good while, leaving patching as well as some webbing on the glass.
This beer, like many "session IPAs" out there, seems to take the route that makes the lowering of alcohol content to a lessening of aroma and flavor. It's not terribly weak, though, displaying a good citrus profile, an old-school grapefruit, orange and pine hops bouquet along with a balance from caramel malts.
The feel is a little light, bright but not as brisk and robust as the fuller medium body it should have. It does have a bite and it is relatively creamy, though.
Serving type: on-tap
06-03-2014 19:10:53 | More by Brenden
3.93/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle purchased at Bay Shore beer out on the Island.
No freshness/bottling date info info.
Pours lightly hazed light, near golden amber. The head is looser and fine, leaving a thicker collar and nice fine lace on the glass.
Zesty citric nose. Grapefruit and light pine picked up.
Lighter IPA, both in body and taste. More grapefruit notes along with some lemony zest. Quite dry with more hops in the finish. Nicely done. Nice dry and citric IPA, with a lighter body adding to the sessionability. Well worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2014 01:08:41 | More by Billolick
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
Hopsy Dazy from Great South Bay Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.