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Humboldt Haze - Mad River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 7.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mad River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  7.95% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 07-31-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

gwiedman1, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of scotorum
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No Bottling info. Purchased as part of a mixed six at the Craft Beer Cellar in Westford Mass. on June 22nd.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Tree House tulip.

a: Hazy amber with a finger thick offwhite head which receded to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: A rich ale-alcohol aroma.

t: Indeterminate fruit with considerable strength followed by a sharp hop bite. Bitterness lingers in the mouth. Bitter finish at first, mellows out to a sweeter one later.

m: Medium and very smooth to slick. Considerable carbonation tingle.

o: A roller coaster ride of flavors. Wish I could be sure how fresh this is, but there's no question that it's powerful. Definitely a sipper. The wheat in the malt end leaves the hops to rule, and they do so in no uncertain terms. Towards the end, however, a surprising and strong sweet caramel malt flavor comes to dominate. Me likey.

scotorum, Jul 08, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +12%

dwatty, Oct 24, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +11.5%

ahalset, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

KeyWestGator, Dec 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

AaronDio, Oct 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

JJStorm, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of rajendra82
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

The beer looked a shade darker in color than the typical IPA, and the body was also cloudier than typical. The head was two finger thick, and very durable. The smell was very spicy and resinous, with a backing of tropical fruit upon deeper breaths. The taste was quite bitter and followed by a banana like sweetness. The finish was spicy and herbal with a fading sweetness. Quite a bit more balanced than a typical DIPA, but not bland, as nether the hops nor the wheat malt took the back seat. A touch thinner on the palette than I like. Exceeded my expectations compared to the review score, so it tilts more towards my tastes I guess.

rajendra82, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of jimmah120
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle with no date. bought because of the name and style.

fantastic orange gold color with plenty of floating sediment. smell is wet herbal hops, lots of juicy fruit, alcohol, and an odd wet dog/plastic off smell. taste is like the scent at first, then bitter and spicy like rye. you get the wet vegetal hops and the juicier berry and citrus. the malt is bready and very much in the background. medium sweetness.

enjoyed it, but little sumpthin' takes the cake over this one.

jimmah120, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Reidrover
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle from "lifesource" Salem OR $1.79 Hazy light amber ale with a large off white head..fades to luscious lace soon after pour. Very wheaty aroma, covering some nice floral hops. Taste is all rather balanced this a wheat ale on steroids balancing the hoppyness ..caramel /coffee on the finish. Palate is fine..no alcohol detected. Nice beer

Reidrover, Dec 01, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

sjmad23, Sep 06, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

smithj4, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to WST for the west coast goodness!
Says Wheat IPA right on the bottle...

Pours into a pint glass with a thin layer of foam, which lasts for a minute then fades to a skim. No lacing, just a floating island skim in the center of the glass. Color is a deep saturated orange, slightly reddish and hazy.

Aroma is citrusy, with some light caramel malt sweetness. Very much an IPA.

Taste is also citrus and some herbal pine, resinous and moderately bitter. Finishes dry and bitter, with more piney hops lingering. The wheat lightens the body, more so than some IPAs. Carb is light and effervescent. Overall it's a good standard west coast IPA, nothing too out of the ordinary but it satisfies a hop craving.

emerge077, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ste5venla, Jul 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

optimator705, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Hardcore, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Taylor_Boggio, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Nage37, Sep 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

KevinGordon, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with extensive suspended particulates and a one finger off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt (surprisingly forward for a wheat ale, but smells good), light citrus and piney hops. Flavor is caramel and biscuir malt, pine and herbal hops, citrus, finishing with a lingering pleasant piney hop bitterness and malt. Medium bodied with active carbonation. The color and profile seem to be much closer to a red ale than a wheat ale, the hops and malt are assertive enough that there is little wheat flavor. I'm scoring this more to taste than style since I'm not sure that the listed American pale wheat ale was what was intended for this beer (which is called a wheat IPA on the label). I liked both the malt and hop bill and enjoyed this quite a bit. Recommended to fans of American red ales.

LiquidAmber, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

xungmound98, Jan 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

NoProblem, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

zestar, Aug 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

DCLAguy11, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

jera1350, May 17, 2014
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Humboldt Haze from Mad River Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.