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 #2,440
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
89
Ranked #11,906
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 8.79%
Reviews:
443
Ratings:
1,244
Status:
Active
Rated:
Saturday at 09:51 PM
Added:
Dec 16, 2017
Wants:
  45
Gots:
  484
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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Ratings by BJB13:
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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
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 4.09 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Saturday at 09:51 PM
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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 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
 
Rated: 4 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Apr 16, 2022
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy, but not murky, gold, big white head, great retention and nice lacing
Aromas of mango, dank, passionfruit, pine, and citrus
Tastes like tropical fruit, citrus, and light pine
Medium bodied, slightly fluffy, and appropriately carbonated
Pretty good
Apr 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.12 by BeerInspector from Delaware

Apr 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by DCizzle24

Apr 06, 2022
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Rated by Ismaelmyself

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This hazy is a clean refreshing with nodes of pineapple. Not too heavy, great ABV.
Apr 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by andyjeigh from Oklahoma

Apr 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Beecham from California

Mar 28, 2022
 
Rated: 3.78 by mehollin

Mar 24, 2022
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Rated by Tallmountainman from Washington

4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I’m on the fence with this one.
Mar 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz can.
L: Cloudy orange with two fingers of cream head that collapses to a thick ring but leaves plenty of lacing.
S: Citrus rind but underpowered.
T: Tastes much more indulgent than it smells. Rich, overripe tropical fruit with a resinous backbone. Bitterness starts light but builds.
F: Medium/light body with a dry mouthfeel that becomes increasingly arid.
O: A West Coast meets East Coast IPA. Innovative in 2017, when NEIPA wasn’t a ‘thing’, but not a stand-out today. Kudos nonetheless for being an early adopter.

NB interesting seeing reviews under here describing near 7% ABV as “easy-going” or “sessionable”. Crazy times.
Mar 18, 2022
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Reviewed by mickyge from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured on tap into a shaker glass yields a thin white head and cloudy orange color, nice soapy lacing and cap
Aroma of muted tropical and citrus fruits
Taste is citrus and hints of pineapple. Kind of yeasty giving it a biscuit like note
Mouthfeel is fairly smooth, very easy drinking with a slightly astringent finish
Overall it a nice easy lower abv drinking beer. It would be a good starter IPA for someone’s first time.
Mar 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.88 by btbcolo from Colorado

Mar 12, 2022
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Reviewed by klaus57

4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
One of my favorite IPAs. Significant citrus flavors, particularly grapefruit and orange. Mildly bitter. Head is thick and cream colored with a slight umami-like note. Smooth mouth-feel. Easy to drink too quickly.
Mar 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3.96 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Mar 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.28 by AltonWayne58 from Texas

Mar 06, 2022
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