Fantastic Haze
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #2,593
Ranked #13,598
3.95 | pDev: 9.37%
Jul 24, 2022
Aug 22, 2019
Very Good
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Notes: We were in search of something fantastic. Something juicy, something hazy, something ripe with notes of mango, melon and citrus. So we said, "Reason be damned," and filled our kettles with five hop varieties and loads of malt, oats and wheat. Some may call that absurd. We call it absurdly fantastic.

Malts: Two-row Pale, Oats, Wheat
Hops: Chinook, Azacca, Amarillo, Idaho 7, Strata
Yeast: Ale Yeast
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Rated: 4.56 by mjurney from Texas

Jul 24, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by Beecham from California

Apr 02, 2022
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
De Labirratorium. En copa Teku. Jugando a Fortnite y Larry Wet Dreams. No está mal. Presenta el perfil maltoso que uno asocia a sierra nevada aunque resulta algo metálica y le falta algo de punch que anime a quererla repetir
Feb 14, 2022
Rated: 3.67 by Orny18 from New York

Feb 06, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 17, 2022
Rated: 3.58 by dbauer from California

Dec 16, 2021
Rated: 3.83 by DOCRW from Washington

Dec 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Beertsipper from New York

3.42/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
3 months from canning. Looks good in the glass. Foamy white head, color is a golden orange. Nose brings pineapple, peaches, maybe some papaya. Taste is tropical fruit, white bread, and booze. Medium mouthfeel, and bites and fights you going down. As it warms it becomes more citrusy but with a harder alcohol presence. This one's a sipper and I probably would not purchase again. Not very balanced or memorable.
Nov 25, 2021
Rated: 3.77 by Lobina from Arizona

Nov 03, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by InfernoBoss from California

Oct 31, 2021
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Reviewed by slugman from California

4.56/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Very pleasant not over powering "Citrus" IPA, easy to drink and to forget it is 8%. Packed at Costco with Torpedo and 3 others, a great flavor fest. I would definitely recommend trying this one if you like Sierra Nevada's other offerings.
Oct 25, 2021
Rated: 3.63 by jbexphys from Maryland

Oct 24, 2021
Rated: 3 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

Oct 23, 2021
Rated: 3.81 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Sep 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Part of a variety 24-pack $28.99 Costco
79 days old
Smell of oranges, citrus
Hazy golden-orange color
Heavy, creamy mouthfeel
Medium-high carbonation
Taste of oranges, tangerines, citrus flavors. Creamy texture reminds me of melted ice cream in a slush float. Alcohol hidden well. Light bitterness finish.
Overall good for the style. Easy drinking, which makes it dangerous with the high ABV.
Sep 23, 2021
Rated: 3.91 by samEBC from Belgium

Sep 14, 2021
Rated: 4.19 by desint from Belgium

Sep 08, 2021
Rated: 2.78 by bendukes86 from South Carolina

Aug 30, 2021
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Reviewed by blazerkor from Nevada

4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
It smells bright, like mango and pineapple with a sweet maltiness that's there the whole time.

The malt is the forward flavor but then the fruit is there too. A certain creamy flavor kind of drifts and mixes with the rest.

The mouthfeel is smooth and there's mild carbonation. The finish is bitter with a touch of sweetness and it draws out for a while.

It's a great hazy IPA. I give it a 5.3 out of 6.
Aug 18, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by lochraneg from New Hampshire

Aug 04, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by stucat from Illinois

Jul 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Canned 10/9/20

Perhaps it’s needless to say, but this one was forgotten in the fridge for quite some time now. Oh well. I know people on here tend to complain about Sierra Nevada brewing NEIPAS/DIPAS, but I’m honestly more curious than anything to see what their take on the style is like

Pours a hazy orange gold with 3 fingers of fluffy off white head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves decent lacing

I’m not sure if it’s a product of the hops fading, but this does not veer into the sweet fruit territory that many do, rather leaning into floral notes. I’m picking up on aromas of floral hops, juniper leaves, caramel malt, sweet orange, and light melon

This is a bit sweeter in taste and more fruit forward, but it’s pretty good for what it is. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting earthy hops, lemon rind, sweet melon, bready malt, white pepper, and a touch of bubblegum. The swallow brings notes of orange marmalade, floral hops, caramel malt, white pepper, and fresh dough

A medium full body pairs with very gentle carbonation, resulting in a smooth and slick beer. Finishes off dry with a touch of spice

While this is nothing spectacular, it is still damn solid; just not a true NEIPA. Then again, it’s a welcome surprise
Jul 01, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by nascarbob99 from Nevada

Jun 21, 2021
Rated: 4.32 by kmans

Jun 07, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by MorganH from Virginia

Jun 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
355 ml can, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 9%. Hazy golden to orange colour, large white head. Moderate aroma of tropical fruits, hints of pine and citrus. Fairly sweet flavour, maybe a bit too sweet. Notes of tropical fruits and pine, but lacks freshness. Medium bitter finish.
May 10, 2021
Rated: 4 by cryptichead from Illinois

May 09, 2021
Rated: 3.93 by Tjb14 from Michigan

May 08, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by Eltrandos from France

May 03, 2021
Rated: 5 by kmtaylor1318 from Virginia

Apr 23, 2021
Rated: 3.42 by peabody from Kentucky

Apr 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz can poured into a can-shaped nonic. Semi-murky golden pour with a soapy white head and some sediment visible. Yeasty and fruity and bready/biscuity sweet; tropical and orange and citrus; resiny pine and moderate dankness. Dry, resiny finish with some moderate bitterness. A good double IPA with some flashes of NEIPA character, tasty but not really special.
Apr 05, 2021
Rated: 4.03 by Satsuma from Florida

Apr 03, 2021
Rated: 4.07 by steverx8 from England

Mar 28, 2021
Rated: 4.34 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Mar 21, 2021
Rated: 4 by WJL2112 from Georgia

Mar 20, 2021
Rated: 3.64 by hybridnoisebloom from Wisconsin

Mar 19, 2021
Rated: 3.96 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Mar 18, 2021
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A semi hazy, golden and orange color. Fatty boom batty seafoamy white head. Holds tight.

A snappy tropical fruit scented nose from the hops, guava, pineapple and passion fruit. Earthy and grainy malted barley smells good too.

Sweet and dense fruit puree flavor's really explode from the hops. Tropical blend and boozy golden grains hold it down. 9% has a tinge of sour heat, but it's crazy drinkable regardless.

The mouthfeel is crisp within the first second, then it's all pillows. Super smooth, lush and maybe even creamy.

Aftertaste is really nice as all of the sweet tropical fruity flavor's from the hops roll around and within the soft golden malted grains vibe. Really nice.
Mar 15, 2021
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Reviewed by scotorum from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz. can into a Victory nonick.

a: Translucent orange with an unappealing load of suspended particles. Evidently that is what is supposed to pass for "fantastic haze." Finger thick white surface foam persists, eventually flattening and leaving behind some spotty to patchy lacing.

s: Citrus leaning sharply to tangerine.

t: Tropical fruit with some vaguely perfumy notes, moderate hop bite. Semi-sweet finish.

m: Medium, ok body and heavy carbonation tingle.

o: An odd DIPA, the tangerine/orange flavor and hope bite covering the higher ABV. Normally I do not enjoy brews which taste like fruit juice was added, but this is not sour, only strange. Somewhat reminiscent of the artificial space citrus drink Tang.
Mar 08, 2021
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