Hazy Little Thing IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Hazy Little Thing IPAHazy Little Thing IPA
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3.97/5
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Hazy Little Thing IPAHazy Little Thing IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Jaycase on 12-16-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
270
Ratings:
1,015
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
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Photo of Bark0707
1.78/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of Gorsh
1.78/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Look: grassy
Smell: floral
Taste: soda-like; overwhelming and unballanced floral, fruity and hoppy flavors
Feel: again soda-like; empty

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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.27/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of motherpucker
2.4/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Ugh. I was looking forward to this hazy. Too much hops, overwhelming the smell and taste. Tasted like every other beer from Sierra Nevada. Sad.

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Photo of Hopstout
2.68/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hellpop65
2.75/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SmashAdams
2.75/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I can't say I'm in love with this one. It has a weird vegetal green pepper aftertaste. Very unique flavor overall. Too much alcohol in the smell and too much unripe fruit and herbaceousness in the taste. nb

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Photo of Ckent1987
2.77/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of beertunes
2.8/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz can, poured into 12oz tulip. Poured a murky orange-yellow color, with about a half-inch of white head that dissipated instantly, and left no lacing.

The nose was fairly bland, no real hop scent, and just a hint of malt. On the tongue, a wee bit of citrus hops showed through, but was otherwise equally as benign.

The body was on the light side of medium, smooth, dry, and left no aftertaste. Drinkability was easy, even for a boring brew. This beer featured one of the major flaws of the Murkbomb style, a complete lack of charcter. when you have the glass in hand, you're not sure if you're picking it up or putting it down. Overall, a rare unimpressive brew from SN. A complete lack of character and personality.

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Photo of brocktune
2.89/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of corywalston
2.89/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

Photo of gearinches
2.97/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I dunno, maybe it's being conditioned by SN's Torpedo and Celebration Ale, but as such there wasn't much to this one. Pleasant, drinkable, reasonable value, but wouldn't buy it again, just not enough going on. First reaction was "Is this a light beer?", so I was surprised checking its ABV. Maybe it wasn't a hot enough day, and I wasn't at cookout, and I was expecting something of a flavor treat, and it's not a bad beer, just not much flavor/satisfaction there. I'm going to wait 'til it's 90+ and humid and try it again, might be the trick.

Update: I've had this a few times now and I stand by my original comments. Just not much happening here. Pales in comparison to many similarly priced and easily available beers, e.g. Notch Left of Dial, Voodoo Ranger, Sam Adams NE IPA.

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Photo of yaksurf
2.97/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Euphoria69
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rickklein9
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of eldoctorador
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of clager
3.03/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Almost two fingers worth of head. Can see shadows of fingers on other side of glass. Smells really dank for a hazy IPA. Really dank. Funky & musty, not juicy. Taste is not juicy either and hop presence is muted. This is really malty to me. Overall, I was excited this was going to be a year round hazy IPA. But it lacks what it takes to get me to want it year round. I would be willing to try again at another time and wouldn't complain if I got one handed to me. But won't seek out any more for now.

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Photo of rjp217
3.09/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.09/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZAP
3.11/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

L-Hazed oak colored

S-Overripe mangoes, oranges, and sweet lemons....hints of yeasty black pepper..

T-Doughy malt...black pepper yeasty notes...lemons, tropical and citrus fruits. A little pine as well. It all sounds a lot better in print than it tastes though. It's fine but just doesn't mesh well. A bit too much yeasty notes and not enough juicy fruit notes...

F-Medium bodied but not as soft as a NE typically is.

O-Decent enough IPA...more average than great in that regard but misses the mark for NE style.

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Photo of Chilmer
3.11/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of thebits
3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I'm feeling overdramatic but I just expected a lot more out of this beer. Don't get me wrong, it's good, but it just didn't live up to the hype of all this hazy IPA stuff. Almost seems watered down a bit.

look - well carbonated with a 2 finger head that dies down to a 1 in about 2-3 minutes. body color is of more yellow orange juice.

taste - floral/pine/fruity mostly mango

nose - light nose - floral & fruity

feel - soft/fuzzy with a bit of a water at the end. I liked it

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Photo of Thomash-houston
3.18/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of izraelc
3.22/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Definitely unfiltered and raw. A nice floral citrus smell. A little too carbonated. Not very smooth. Floral and citrus up front but it falls flat on the back end. Disappointing for Sierra Nevada.

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Hazy Little Thing IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 1,015 ratings