Hazy Little Thing IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Hazy Little Thing IPAHazy Little Thing IPA
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From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #2,536
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
89
Ranked #11,929
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 8.79%
Reviews:
449
Ratings:
1,254
Status:
Active
Rated:
Today at 01:31 AM
Added:
Dec 16, 2017
Wants:
  46
Gots:
  490
SCORE
89
Very Good
Hazy Little Thing IPAHazy Little Thing IPA
Notes: We're constantly brewing new IPAs looking for bold hop flavor. With this beer, our brewers thought it was so good that we decided to serve it straight from the tanks - unfiltered, unprocessed, and raw - to let all the fruit-forward hop flavors shine. The result is a hazy beer with modest bitterness and intense hop character. To some, making an unfiltered hop bomb may seem crazy, but to us, its a hazy little thing called IPA.

BITTERING HOPS: Magnum
FINISHING HOPS: Citra, Comet, Simcoe, El Dorado, Mosaic
MALTS: Two-row Pale, Munich, Oats, Wheat
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Rated: 3.75 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Today at 01:31 AM
 
Rated: 4.28 by ThePold from Virginia

Nov 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.03 by NightINgale from Russian Federation

Nov 11, 2022
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Reviewed by sethtbeer

4.42/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
What a good beer. Taste and smell are extremely hoppy. Drank out of a can so can't comment on look, but goes down extremely smooth for such a hoppy IPA.
Nov 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by iftcoach from Germany

Oct 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.04 by Hitchman from Michigan

Oct 12, 2022
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Reviewed by ReverendSoup from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured into repurposed glass pickle jar and paired with half a leftover chicken sandwich.
It's a very pretty beer, for sure. Orange in color, hazy, nice head and lacing. Underwhelming but inoffensive floral smell. Sweet. Tastes pineappley with citrus notes, bitter on its way down. Balances the hops with the fruity flavors very well, a model Hazy IPA. Medium body. It's a good beer! It fulfills all its promises. Nothing to write home about, but they have it most places that sell beer and it's a good Safe Option.
Oct 11, 2022
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Rated by PutterFLoyd25

3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
HAD ON TAP. NOT BAD. SUBPAR FOR SIERRA NEVADE BUT ABOVE AVG IN THE BEER WORLD. NICE COLOR. TASTE OK.
Oct 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.88 by iounothing from Pennsylvania

Sep 11, 2022
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
9/10/22 Berry Hills Country Club, Charleston, WV.
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Sep 11, 2022
 
Rated: 3.96 by EdFed from Illinois

Sep 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.21 by Duhast500 from Rhode Island

Aug 31, 2022
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Reviewed by JesseJames81 from California

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a hazy, murky golden orange color, with a soapy, almost creamy foam head

Aroma: Floral and citric hoppiness. Grapefruit, and lemon peel, and pineapple.

Taste: Grapefruit and orange up front. Some pineapple Citric peel, slight herbal undertones. A bitter twang with a. lingering finish.

Overall: this beer has some complexity, and is well balanced. Not overbearing, but rather refreshing. The 6.7 alcohol by volume makes it incredibly drinkable.
Aug 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Nokkie

4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
The color is that of pissy semen .. lol .. aroma wise? Pineapple and grapefruit. The head retains well, leaves a good lacing. Overall a great river and BBQ beer! Sippability over chuggability!
Aug 25, 2022
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing NEIPA, 6.7% ABV. Pours hazy orange with a 3-finger off-white head that left no lacing. Nose is fruity and hoppy, taste follows. Decent mouthfeel, overall excellent.
Aug 23, 2022
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Reviewed by iamkishanshah from California

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: Medium haze, light gold orangish color with a white head that leaves lacing

Smell: Stone fruit, citrus, mango & piney delicious tropical aromas

Taste: Upfront a bit of creamy follows with sweetish tropical juiciness with a pleasant citrusy bitterness. Dry finish with a lingering saltiness.

Feel: Medium body & creamy mouthfeel

Overall: A great, fresh hazy IPA with savory-fruity characteristics

IBU: 35 | ABV: 6.7
Aug 22, 2022
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Reviewed by limonpepe from Arizona

3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Maybe too many take for granted how easy it is to screw up the one critical quality of an IPA, which is flavor balance. Perhaps it is in our collective quest for an ever-unattainable satiation of novelty that we have forgotten that fundamental prerequisite for sensory catharsis, wherein we identify quality with textured can labels and proximity of brewed location; nevertheless, we find the oft-criticized macro-brewery leading the charge towards a higher standard of drinkability in Sierra Nevada's "Hazy Little Thing". The casual pedestrian drinker with said hazy beer in hand, no worries in life, could be assumed to have no reason to doubt that they are drinking a pretty good IPA, that is if they are not reading beer website reviews.
Jul 23, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Got this one as a single since I hadn't tried one yet. I was surprised that I actually liked it even though I have never really searched this type out before.

Poured out into a clear glass beer mug and it was a hazy yellowish-orange color. The head was about 2 fingers thick and lasted awhile. Some sweetness on the taste that to me was probably like tropical fruit. All in all, it was decent and one I'd drink again.
Jul 13, 2022
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

2.8/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
From the "LITTLE THINGS PARTY PACK" box: "ASSORTED 05/10/2022" (the rest of the text is smudged)
From the bottom of the can: "041922 C 15:11"

Appearance: The body is a dull orange color and is very murky. Very fuzzy shadows are visible through the glass. The head is oversized, fluffy, and white. It has very good head retention which is nice, but it takes a long time to completely fill the glass because it is too large. It has nice cobwebs of lacing.

Aroma: It smells like wild flowers at first, then there is a scent of grapefruit and white pepper. Mostly it has a wildflower aroma.

Taste: There isn't much flavor up front; a touch of peach with a very, very light hint of orange. As it passes over the middle and sides of the palate it picks up a touch more orange character. A bit of an odd herbal and cedar character at the back of the palate. A light bit of mint in the aftertaste. While there are some light touches of flavor here and there, they don't mix well together.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and a bit thin. It has an odd herbal bitterness which comes across as a bit wood-like. The bitterness is too high for a New England IPA. Not the easiest beer to finish.

Overall: The beer is a miss. The flavors clash with each other and don't come across as particularly good. The body also feels too thin and the bitterness is higher than expected for the style. The aroma has some nice qualities but they also don't really fit in place with this beer. It isn't one that I would buy again and I don't recommend it.
Jun 25, 2022
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Reviewed by magikbagel from Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Definitely looks hazy, decent lacing with minimal head. Tropical citrus and sweet floral aroma with a hint of pine. Flavor is pretty similar, tropical, floral, slight hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is somewhat dry but remains refreshing. Overall this is a standard hazy IPA, by all means good but nothing spectacular.
Jun 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.64 by Azpittil57 from Arizona

Jun 22, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by Marvcus from New York

Jun 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.04 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Jun 15, 2022
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Reviewed by lagrluvr

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I started getting these at concerts, due to my location (near mills River,NC) and it's a good crushing IPA, if you're out on the town(AVL) and it's a good go to for that, and the gas station tallboys for 2.99 are a deal compared to $13 at the arena! But the vibe is good, crisp, ipa from a reputable source!
Jun 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.04 by Beer_Goblin from New York

Jun 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.96 by SFHbeerME from Maine

Jun 02, 2022
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 ounce can poured into a tumbler style pint glass.

Pretty good hazy citrus IPA. Soft medium body with citrus and sweet tropical hop flavor. A safe solid option. I find it to be more grapefruit-like with a slightly softer feel on tap.
May 31, 2022
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Reviewed by msf1cnc from California

4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Good.... not great... but good. There are certianly others that I would rank higher, but I am not mad if this is what someone brings along, and I get why people like it. I think the deschutes freshly squeezed is a little bit more 'danky & sticky,' which I like, but this isn't a bad beer. Will definitely order it again, but will not go out of my way to get it, or be excited if I see it on a menu.
May 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by johnzur

May 24, 2022
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Look: It pours hazy yellow with a white head. Head retention is very good.

Smell: The aroma is sweet with some tropical elements pineapple and light pine. There is an orange note in the background with a bit of grain.

Taste: The flavors feature citrus with some topical fruits. There are also some pine notes with grainy sweetness.

Feel: It has a medium body with a slight sweet aftertaste.

Overall, a highly easy going drinkable beer.
May 21, 2022
 
 
Rated: 3.75 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

May 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.86 by sirzekel from Georgia

May 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.52 by kleinahoe from California

May 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3.88 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

May 07, 2022
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Rated by ivanbrew

5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This beer is sweet and hoppy in the same time definitely an easy drinking hazy IPA perfect for Ivan Brew Beer Garden!
May 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.02 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Apr 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.84 by mltobin from Connecticut

Apr 29, 2022
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Rated by Zekehound from Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Excellent IPA - hoppy as all get out but no weird flavors. One of my favorites.
Apr 20, 2022
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