Thru The Haze
Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,339
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
88
Ranked #20,345
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 8.79%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
81
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Bear Republic Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: This deliciously crushable IPA emphasizes all the awesomeness of Vic Secret, Citra and Hallertau Blanc hops, paired with a dry malt profile. Grapefruit and tropical fruit aromas set the stage for a huge citrus explosion of flavor on your taste buds, without all the bitterness. Onward through the haze!

Hops: Vic Secret, Citra, and Hallertau Blanc
Malts: 2-row, Pilsner, and Wheat
Yeast: Barbarian
IBU: 30
Color: Straw
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Reviews by BKotch:
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BKotch from Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 23, 2019
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angersmike from California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Juicy, hazy, orange juice and hoppy well rounded this ticks all the boxes

Apr 01, 2019
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TheBrewsky from California

3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Light yellow in color with opaque appearance. An even and straight pour yielded about a finger of a frothy white cap with generous amounts of soapy lacing that grasp the glass.
S: I am picking up on loads of mixed berry aromas with hints of lemon and mango. It honestly smells quite nice, the only problem is, it isn't pungent. I practically need to submerge my nose into the beer to pick up anything. Regardless, still smells pleasant.
T: Lemondrop candy flavor with grainy undertones. Finish is florally with hints of honeysuckle, citrus and crackery yeast.
F: Medium in body and very light in weight. It is smooth and surprisingly lofty with a nice soft feel to it. Very smooth and enjoyable with the right touch of carbonation.
O: Very light and easy to drink, and brace yourselves, crushable. This would be a noble companion on a warm day, and that is exactly what it is today. I am very glad to try and would give it a try again if I knew when the bottling date was. Cheers!

Apr 26, 2019
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Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 09, 2019
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bpfrush from Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 23, 2019
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ommegangpbr from New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Into a Sam Adams "perfect pint glass".
Pours hazy and pale yellow.
First flavor impressions are fruity and sweet in a good way. Mango, edges of pineapple, pear and apple. Pine resin in the finish to remind one that this is an IPA. Very accessible from the style. Not a hop lover's dream but this might be a good option to break up some hop monotony.

Mar 06, 2019
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This should be fun. I recently procured this bottle with an etched date of "B S BY 12/17/18 13:41" at a local bottle shop! Ha! Clearly either/both the rep and/or distributor are NOT keeping up to date! Shall I call anybody out? Heck, no! Let them scramble to clean up their own problems. Am I reading this incorrectly? So be it. In the meantime, this shall be fun.

From the Bottle: "This deliciously crushable IPA emphasizes all the awesomeness of Vic Secret, Citra and Hallertau Blanc hops, paired with a dry malt profile. Grapefruit and tropical fruit aromas set the stage for a huge citrus explosion of flavor on your taste buds, without all the bitterness. Onward through the haze!"

Okay, once again, how do you get to have it BOTH ways?!? Either you are a hazy NEIPA or you are an AIPA, but not both. I will send a Change request, but I am going to review it as a hazy NEIPA. Sue me.

I Pop!ped the cap & began a nice, slow, gentle C-Line pour since a) it was a slow day & b) I wanted to see what developed. I got two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with very good retention & sticky lacing from the effort. Color was Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. 8=O How did I know? I could read the Sunday reprints in "The Complete Dick Tracy: Volume 25" through it, which is the litmus test! 8=O Haze?!? Truth in advertising?!? Haze (tm)? 8=p Nose had a pronounced tropical fruitiness of mango, papaya, guava, star fruit, passion fruit & orange/tangerine. Mmm. Mouthfeel was big, full & creamy. Mmm. It was like a scoop of sherbet on the tongue & in the mouth! The taste was a riot of tropical fruity flavors, ranging from mango to orange/tangerine as previously noted with a smidge of banana for all of us monkeys. Mmm. Finish was semi-dry. Shame about its clarity. Just sayin'. YMMV.

Feb 08, 2019
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RXUYDC from Delaware

3.02/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Mar 06, 2019
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Gagnonsux from Texas

3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mar 18, 2019
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ogman from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mar 17, 2019
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meatyard from Florida

3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 07, 2019
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bacher468 from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oct 27, 2018
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Spikester from Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold with two fingers of short lived white head. Rings and splotches of lace as level drops.
Smell is pungent fruity hops.
Taste is floral pungent fruity hops with a small amount of bread crust malts.
Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. Finish is medium bitter and dry.
Overall a tasty fruity IPA.

Feb 13, 2019
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dsa7783 from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Six pack copped from Bottle King in Livingston. Pours a golden, effervescent hue with minimal frothing. Mellow aroma replete with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Similar overall flavor profile.

Sep 24, 2018
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mattmarka1 from Minnesota

3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 01, 2018
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jakecattleco from California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sep 09, 2018
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TheSixthRing from California

3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Best by 12/17/18 Appearance - Pours with a slight haze and yellow in color with a white, half finger head that shows sub-par retention before dying to a thin, broken layer of suds and a thin ring encircling the edge of the glass.

Smell - Light, tropical aroma with notes of guava, pear, passionfruit and mild spice.

Taste - Follows the nose. Light, white grapefruit base highlighted by notes of guava, pear and a very mild spice bite.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in body with fair carbonation. Slick, easy drinker with a crisp, refreshing finish.

Overall - Not much here, but what is here is interesting, light and refreshing. Maybe something I'd buy again on occasion.

Oct 02, 2018
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IRONRakkasan from California

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 22, 2018
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dertyd from California

3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours out a light to medium hazy light golden yellow color, with 1 finger of white head---------- the aromas are of guava, pineapple, floral notes, pine and grapefruit------------ the flavors are of grapefruit, pine and lesser pineapple, the beer has a thin to medium mouthfeel with a light bitterness on the finish--------------- overall this was a nice offering from bear republic, it seems like everyone is jumping on the hazy band wagon. This is not a full on new England ipa it's more of a west coast ipa with some new England nuances

Oct 12, 2018
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TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Solid NEIPA! Was pleasantly surprised.

Nov 11, 2018
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RobTheKnob from Texas

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mar 30, 2019
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kjkinsey from Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 29, 2018
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AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not supper hazy, no big hops in the sniff, but really nice, great taste, very smooth, not surprising that the beer is no nice as it's from Bear Republic, and great I can pick up a six at TJs!

Mar 23, 2020
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vidisad from California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 16, 2019
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archero from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 16, 2019
Thru The Haze from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 81 ratings