Further Thru The Haze
Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,100
ABV:
8%
Score:
90
Ranked #12,019
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 13.12%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
40
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Bear Republic Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
90
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Notes: This IPA is brewed with 4.8lbs of hops per bbl of Vic Secret, Amarillo, Citra and Simcoe hops. Unmalted wheat creates a dry profile to clean the palate, while the barbarian yeast creates the yellow haze. Take the next step, Further into the Haze.
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bear Republic Brewing Co. "Further Thru The Haze"
16 fl. oz. can coded "BB 04/21/21" and sampled on 03/24/21
$3.99 @ Kindred Spirits & Wine, Fairfield, CT

Notes via stream of consciousness: Well this is surprisingly clear for a hazy beer. Maybe I need to swirl the can and see if there's anything left in the bottom... ahh, there was a little bit but it's still pretty clear. The head is a decent sized cap of densely foamy white. In the nose I'm finding a fairly moderate aroma of citrus, flowers, and golden malt. It's a little tropical fruity as well. Double IPAs usually have less of an aroma than standard IPAs so I'm OK with it but I thought it might be a little brighter. On to the taste... I'm getting a lot of orange, some lemon, and a hint of grapefruit. There's some melon, papaya, ... ... guava, ... ... ... passion fruit, and a little bit of pine there as well. I'm also noticing the alcohol which is a bit odd at just 8%, but that's OK, it's not harsh or anything. It has a median bitterness and it finishes dry with a slight bit of acidic hop bite and some citrus and mineralish citrus pith lingering. I think what's missing here is the malt. Well, that AND the haze. It's medium bodied and gently crisp, which is fine, but it just seems a little less malty than you might expect of a double IPA, even if it is a double NEIPA. At the end of the day I'd tag this as a decent enough double IPA that's got more of a west coast bent to it than that of a NEIPA. It's not really even hazy, which is the weirdest part, but perhaps it's just an off-batch. I'd but it again - great summer beer - but it's not anything spectacular.
Review #7,278

Mar 24, 2021
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TheBrewsClues from California

4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: It pours smoothly, with a foamy head and a bright orange hazy look - a good introduction.
Smell/Taste: Bright citrusy tones, with some modest bitterness and maltiness. Some good stone fruit and orange flavors
Feel: Has a nice creamy smoothness
Overall: It's a nice easy-going DIPA. One I would have again.

Mar 06, 2021
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VABA from Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a yellow golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has citrus and fruity hints
Taste follows the nose with a well balanced citrus and fruity flavor
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A good NE Pale Ale

Feb 26, 2021
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Billolick from New York

4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall can, "Best Before" dating of 3/17/21 stamped on the bottom.

New England style hazy IPA from a stalwart of west coast brewing and west coast IPA.

Nice looking medium hazed up pour, frothy cap, fully coating film, with a load of fine sheeting and webs of lacing left on the glass.

Rich fruity notes on the sniff...peaches, melon and mango...

Juiced up, fruity n tasty with more stone fruit notes, melon and a back note of some moderate chives and cat piss....flavorful, fresh and well worth a try...go get some....quality NEIPA from a large west coast craft brewing heavy weight...who would have thunk it...

Feb 03, 2021
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bear Republic. I've always liked the name and for the most part, I hadn't reviewed one of their beers on here in a *very* long time. When I saw this in a can at ShopRite Liquors in Caldwell, I wanted to have the label for my collection but wanted to see how these guys have held up over the last 10-15 years. While I wasn't as impressed with this as their more popular offerings, this was sufficient to kick back with although I never quite warmed up to the taste of this...

The pour to this was reminiscent of something of yesteryear from the West Coast as the golden honeydew hue looked waxy wity quite a bit of large, dark chunks of sediment floating in it. Those settled to the bottom as the head that topped this off was quite nice and complementary to the liquid. Several rings of soapy lacing could be seen below the thick and rockier layer near the top of my pint glass as this was this brew's best attribute. Loads of melon, honeydew, and wheat in the nose as the yeast, Passion and star fruits, grapefruit rind, and very dank pine were in the taste as this was just a bit too sharp and acrid for my particular taste. Lots of resin and wax in the aftertaste as the yeast was not quite what I was accustomed to.

The booze was spot-on as I felt a bit of warming but never did I feel that this was a New England IPA. Full in body without a lot of carbonation, this was not a smooth sipper but became less astringent as I worked my way through it. Best before 9/28, the grapefruit tang and piercing hops receded after my initial sip although this was just a bit too exotic for my liking. Worth a go for something different but I'd have to have a fresher can of this to see if it was just me or not!

Sep 26, 2020
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eric5bellies from Australia

4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - OK pours a nice Hazy honecomb colour with a thickish White head that dies but laces.
S - Interesting aromas of mainly Passionfruit but backed up by some hopy notes
T - Plenty of Stone fruit up front with a smooth back end that is slightly bitter
M - Medium body and carbonation
O - Solid

Sep 04, 2020
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AfricanPete14 from South Africa

3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a decent DIPA. Had a very hazy amber color and smelt like ripe passionfruit and lemon. The taste was an overpowering taste of many different varieties of fruit, with a much nicer piney hop taste at the finish. Very low carbonation which hurt the overall flavor and mouthfeel. Still overall not a bad brew.

Feb 15, 2020
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RyanK252 from California

4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can poured into a Bear Republic Brewing Co pint glass

A : Pours hazy golden yellow amber with a frothy pale tan head that settles to a firm layer and laces nicely.

S: Juicy tropical and stone fruit, solid hit of citrus, a little pine, slightly floral, lightly toasty biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Loads of ripe tropical and stone fruit, passion fruit, peach, apricot, mango, and a hint of pineapple, big citrus, tangerine, juicy grapefruit, lime, and lemon, a some spicy pine, floral notes, lightly toasty biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: A little on the fuller side of medium body, moderate carbonation, soft on the palate. Dangerously drinkable.

O: Thru the Haze was tasty, but this takes it to another level. Big ripe fruit, but also nicely balanced with the pine and malt. I hope this stays in rotation. It would be a killer every day DIPA.

Jan 28, 2020
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elNopalero from California

4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This haze craze shows no sign of slowing down. From the can it’s slightly hazy, but translucent. I picked up a big dank aroma initially, catty onions and greenery—in a good way. It’s bitter in a way that the neipas aren’t usually, and I think it’s a better beer for it.

Dec 01, 2019
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Nass from Florida

4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I like the can artwork, great use of color. The pour is a hazy yellow. The taste is grapefruit, malt, & orange. To me this does not really taste like a New England Style IPA. Cheers! A-

Nov 13, 2019
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puck1225 from Texas

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

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Hazy yellow color with nice fluffy white head and good lacing. Good citrus smell and taste. Pineapple and orange. Good NEIPA but not great. Taste just a bit flat.

Nov 11, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

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

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Kappy's in Norwell for about fifteen dollars. My first brew reviewed from these guys, but had Red Racer many times before they stopped distro in MA. Nice to see them back. Everyone wants in on the NEIPA/hazy trend. The bar is very high here in MA, but this is good, would get again.

Nov 08, 2019
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ilikebeer03 from Texas

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pour is a hazy light orange with chalk white head. Great lacing and retention.
Nose is citrus rind and a touch of malt.
Taste is ripe melon, grapefruit, sweet orange, soft malt backbone with a light bitterness of the finish.

Oct 12, 2019
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bikeymoy from Florida

4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is quite a unique double East Coast IPA. I don't think I've ever seen one that combines beautifully floral Amarillo hops with the signature grapefruit taste of Citra hops. This does not disappoint in any way! Unique citrus and floral aromas are obvious as soon as the 16 oz can was popped. It has a light/medium body. It's sweet but almost immediately, the Citra hops take the reins, playing nicely with that sweet malt. And though I wouldn't call it crisp, the elevated alcohol content is relatively well cloaked. It has really good balance with a clean non-cloying finish, while the the desired citrus-hop character lingers. Remember, a double IPA is not what you want, if you want crisp. Very good DIPA!

Sep 29, 2019
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Freonicus from Tennessee

3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Decent double from Bear Republic. Not Racer 5 good, but drinkable. Had a pint can poured into a pint glass. Pours like the standard golden hazy double with a light head. Normal dank feel, a little heavier than I like. Needs more crisp for balance. Good lacing, I give it a 90/100.

Sep 25, 2019
Further Thru The Haze from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 40 ratings