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:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,505
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
89
Ranked #11,953
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 8.79%
Ratings:
1,684
Status:
Active
Rated:
Saturday at 09:55 PM
Added:
Dec 16, 2017
Wants:
  44
Gots:
  483
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 Longhorn08:
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3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Longhorn08 from Texas

Feb 08, 2022
More User Ratings:
Photo of teromous
2.8/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by teromous from Virginia

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.

Saturday at 09:55 PM
Photo of magikbagel
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by magikbagel from Wisconsin

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
 
3.64 by Azpittil57 from Arizona on Jun 22, 2022
 
5 by Marvcus from New York on Jun 17, 2022
 
4.04 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania on Jun 15, 2022
Photo of lagrluvr
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by lagrluvr

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
 
4.04 by Beer_Goblin from New York on Jun 04, 2022
 
3.96 by SFHbeerME from Maine on Jun 02, 2022
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3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BJB13 from Maryland

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
Photo of msf1cnc
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by msf1cnc from California

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
 
Photo of hman43
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by hman43 from North Carolina

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
 
3.75 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois on May 19, 2022
 
3.86 by sirzekel from Georgia on May 11, 2022
 
4.52 by kleinahoe from California on May 08, 2022
 
3.88 by TonyStarks2231 from New York on May 07, 2022
Photo of ivanbrew
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by ivanbrew

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
 
4.02 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia on Apr 30, 2022
 
3.84 by mltobin from Connecticut on Apr 29, 2022
Photo of Zekehound
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Zekehound from Illinois

Excellent IPA - hoppy as all get out but no weird flavors. One of my favorites.

Apr 20, 2022
 
4 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Apr 16, 2022
Photo of MrOH
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MrOH from Malta

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
 
4.12 by BeerInspector from Delaware on Apr 08, 2022
 
Photo of Ismaelmyself
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Ismaelmyself

This hazy is a clean refreshing with nodes of pineapple. Not too heavy, great ABV.

Apr 05, 2022
 
4 by andyjeigh from Oklahoma on Apr 05, 2022
 
4.25 by Beecham from California on Mar 28, 2022
 
Photo of Tallmountainman
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Tallmountainman from Washington

I’m on the fence with this one.

Mar 24, 2022
Photo of Spike
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Spike from England

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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3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by mickyge from Massachusetts

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
 
3.88 by btbcolo from Colorado on Mar 12, 2022
Photo of klaus57
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by klaus57

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
 
3.96 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Mar 07, 2022
 
3.28 by AltonWayne58 from Texas on Mar 06, 2022
 
3.97 by FunkyPolak from New Jersey on Mar 05, 2022
Photo of brickplayer
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brickplayer

Solid Hazy. My go-to, everyday beer, decent, cheap and easy to find (Walmart).

Mar 01, 2022
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