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Humboldt Haze - Mad River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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

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Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 07-31-2013

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Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 20
Photo of delta490
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured a deep cloudy amber with volumes of visible suspended particulate. THe head is thick-ish and creamy white. It leaves a small amount of sticky/soapy head. The aroma is lacking, missing both qualities of a wheat beer and the bombastic hops I'd expect from an Imperial IPA. Faint whiffs of tropical fruit and caramel. The taste is equally disappointing and almost non-existent.The body has a nice weight to it and somehow manages a biting bitterness from the hops.

Photo of Harvest06
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ToddGingerich
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of AWB3
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of hayesjw
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of AaronDio
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of dwatty
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.08/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of sjmad23
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of trippytbta
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into tulip

A: pours dark amber orange, with one finger white foam, and quite a bit of suspended sediment in the brew

S: surprisingly fruity. Then piney hops

T: Carmel Malts, fruity and finish with hops. Bitter finish

M: medium bodied with good Carbonation

Overall: pretty good beer. Good different wheat IPA

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of NoProblem
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of scotorum
4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev +3%
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.

Photo of flagmantho
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich orange hue with a ton of haze and a ha'finger of creamy ivory foam which dissipated leaving a nice lace. I actually rather like the look of it.

Smell: it's got kind of a strong-ale feel about it, with a wheaten character and some piney hops; it's almost like a light wheatwine. Not too bad.

Taste: a little less malty than the aroma and more hop-driven. Again, it's got that strong-ale bent to it. The finish is a little bit raspy and has a sweetness that's bordering on cloying. An interesting brew, but not my favorite.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a little bit of sticky syrup texture and a good carbonation. It works for me!

Overall: an interesting beer, probably worth trying if you're a fan of American strong ales. It's not like any other American pale wheat ale I've tried.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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Humboldt Haze from Mad River Brewing Company
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