Clear Daze
Uinta Brewing Company

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,389
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Ranked #25,000
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 7.61%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
55
From:
Uinta Brewing Company
 
Utah, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  12
SCORE
86
Very Good
Clear DazeClear Daze
Notes: What you see (through) isn’t always what you get in this mirage of a
juicy IPA. Clear Daze is clearly haze-free, but loaded with massive hop
aromatics including pineapple, mango and passionfruit, all leading to a silky-soft mouthfeel and lingering, sweet finish.
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 55
Reviews by StonedTrippin:
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i thought this was pretty good, they did something unique with it, which is to say whats old has become new again, in that they made a dry hopped juice forward hoppy beer thats clear, like a clear new england, which without much bitterness is basically what we used to call west coast pale, but i kind of like what they did with the naming of it, makes it seem modern while the beer in the can is actually quite classic. clear but somewhat dense looking with a very thick white head with great retention in the glass. lots of bubbles too. the aroma is pineapple and citrus, very clean and very fresh, with a oily character from the hops, high lupulin, melon notes in the flavor and some kiwi too, but also a quick pine blast, a neat mix of hop varietals quite liberally dosed. lots of body for what it is, but not a ton of grain flavor, and its nice and dry all the way through, which keeps it drinkable. boldly hoppy, and a long linger after the swallow, but its lower alpha than it seems like it should be, more fruity than anything, and refreshing even when its cold from the fridge, warms up nicely too though, even a subtle red berry note to it. cool beer overall, style-wise its not radical, but its like tricking people into thinking this is something new, and really its just classic. very enjoyable can.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robotic_being
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieMoe
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheOutlet
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamesg1188
4.53/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love the lighter body with a bold hop flavor and leaves a smoothness in the mouth afterwards. Very solid IPA

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Photo of Shenk87
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aprabhu
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigbutter
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pens1967
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can - Canned on 6/11/19:

Pours slightly hazed golden amber with a foamy white head. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of tropical fruits, berries and a light hop spice.

The taste is of tropical fruits with a touch of red berries. Light spice mixes with a fruit, relatively dry, rather soft, finish.

It has a juicy character. Lighter/softer body and texture for an IPA, but it works. Easy to drink.

A nice fruity, slightly spicy, hoppy but balanced IPA. It is not aggressive at all. An American IPA with a NE influence (in the juiciness). Pleasant.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nass
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

There best by date of 5/18/19 which let's me know i'm within range. The can artwork is a beauty to look at, it showcases a great use of color. The pour is light to medium orange, but it's not hazy like you would expect within this style. It's not as aromatic as others that I have had within the style but I am picking up some citrus zest. On the taste, I'm getting some citrus, slight floral, slight passion fruit, faint mango, faint papaya, very slight pine on the finish & the taste is juicy. This is quite a tasty IPA although it does not really look the part of taste the part of a traditional New England IPA. This is a great beer for someone who wants to transition from lagers & blond ales into some pale ales & IPA's. This is there first take on a style that is strange to them so we ought to give Uinta the benefit of the doubt because they are quite a consistent brewery that is also environmental conscious. I'm still relatively new to the New England Style IPA so these scores might be altered by me in the near future so anyways, Cheers! B

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Photo of RyanK252
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours crystal clear golden copper amber with a frothy light tan head that settles to a light layer and leaves a little thin lacing.

S: Zesty citrus and ripe tropical and orchard fruit, floral, slight herbal notes, bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Citrus, lemon, grapefruit, and tangerine, tropical and orchard fruit, mango, pineapple, papaya, apricot, peach, pear, and a touch of melon, earthy slightly spicy herbal notes, floral, a hint of pine, bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly soft on the palate.

O: Between how clear it is and the backing bitterness it's tough to call this a true NE style, more just influenced by it. But it's pretty nicely balanced and overall quite enjoyable, though not my favorite hoppy beer from them.

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Photo of Hockey_Fan
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed amber with 2+ fingers of sand colored head. great lacing & head retention

S: Citrus & tropical notes

T: Some passion fruit, a little orange, plus some dryness & mango up front. Green melon, passion fruit & dryness as this warms. Finishes with more green melon, dryness & and a touch of mango

MF: Medium body and carbonation, good balance

Plenty drinkable, a solid take on the style

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Photo of CobraDC23
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PJCarnell
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BB1313
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best before 6/19/19. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with nice clarity; fluffy white head that fades leaving nice retention and lacing. The aromas have hints of tropical and floral notes. Some hints of coconut. Some fresh grass. Some crackers and bread. Malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose for the most part. More hints of coconut along with some grapefruit. More crackers and bread. More fresh grass. Moderate bitterness. Malts do their thing. It finishes on the juicier side, but nothing over the top. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid IPA. It's definitely not a "New England IPA" though. It's refreshing, clean and enjoyable. It might not be anything crazy, but it's not bad.

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Photo of AleManDan
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a good beer but I don’t like the fact they’re calling it a hazy because it’s really more of an unfiltered hoppy pale ale, or a session IPA. But whatever.

Looks: not that hazy. Darker orange color and semi-opaque. No major head.

Nose: hop juiciness. Not overwhelming and no specific fruits for me.

Tongue: tasty mix of stone fruit hops with melon and some layers of bitterness but never very bitter. Tame.

Feel: soft but finishes dry. A little flat to me.

Overall: tasty. I’d love it fresh in a can outside. It’s not a “real” hazy in my opinion.

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Photo of corywalston
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear Daze has a medium, off-white head, an opaque, bubbly, orange-gold appearance, and fairly heavy glass lacing. The aroma is of stone fruits and white bread crust. The flavor is similar, with nominal bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Clear Daze finishes medium dry.

RJT

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Photo of Claytonham34
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMac59
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear Daze from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 55 ratings