Apologies if this has been discussed ad-nauseum in the past. I did some thread searches and didn't find anything. I've noticed that the look of a beer is almost as subjective as the taste. But it does seem like the "traditional" way to look at things is that a pale ale, IPA, etc. should be quite clear. I see a lot of reviewers commenting favorably on the clarity of a beer. But, is it me, or are we seeing a shift towards a different beer aesthetic? Many of the most popular ales out there are quite hazy and I have to admit that more and more, I find this really attractive. I have to say that if I pour out a glass of Pliny (almost shockingly clear) and another of Abner (hazy orange), I think Abner looks much better. Heady Topper is as hazy as Pliny is clear. Kern river citra, Abrasive... these are the cream of the crop and they're all quite hazy. Is there any good reason to prefer clarity? Are my observations only applicable to DIPA's? I don't think so, but I'd love to hear others' thoughts.