Hazy Jane | BrewDog

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4.05/5
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58 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by StoutSnob40 on 06-23-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,811
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
58
pDev:
7.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
15
Trade:
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Photo of BIGPOPPAS
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely outstanding example of a NE IPA ! Cloudy, citrus bomb:)
The price point on top of it all can’t be beat .
LOVED IT !!
CHEERS ;)

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Photo of TTripp725
3.51/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jtransel
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AD17
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MTone8788
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of broadway848
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billolick
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can, w/ 3/6/18 stamped on the bottom

Pour here is hazed as advertised, under a frothy medium khaki cap, that lasts well and leaves spotty fine fields of sheeting.

Light tropical fruits upon the sniff with notes of pineapple coming to mind.

Tasty and enjoyable brew, soft and smooth on the palate, with more muted pineapple, and assorted stone fruit notes, nicely crafted, quality shelfie NEIPA that you dont have to wait on line for...well worth a try

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AgentMunky
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Teku glass.
4.25/4.75/4.25/3.5/4.5
A: True to its name, hazy af, with fluffy head, heavy lacing, and an orange-yellow tintish.
S: Just the best. Big, juicy, dripping tropical fruits. Resinous, alpha hops. What you want in a nouveau-IPA.
T/M: One of the first "juicy" style IPAs that's legitimately tasted of melon -- and strongly at that! Huge cantaloupe, hints of stonefruit, and only a whiff of drying bitterness right at the end of things. Nice NEIPA and fun to drink, mouthfeel is typical and beery.
O: An astonishingly on-point beer, and do keep in mind that my accumulated goodwill toward BrewDog could be murking my opinion, but this can is the thing I want in a beer. It's beautiful, smells amazing(!), tastes great, is *interesting*, packs a velvet-gloved fist of punch. Yum.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 2/7/18; drank 4/4/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a huge white head; strong lace.

Grapefruit, mild cane sugar & faint dry grass notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Grapefruit & spring water flavors up front; lemon peel & dry grass notes on the finish.

The mouthfeel isn't quite soft enough & it's a tad mild & dry; overall, drinkable but not super impressive.

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Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours very cloudy orange with a 2 finger head. Aroma- grapefruit, orange, pineapple, apple, strawberry. A little grass. Taste- very nice! A little biscuit and butter, lots of pineapple and mango. Orange and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is nice and soft. Overall- they knocked it out od the park on this one.

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Photo of THANAT0PSIS
3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

BrewDog Hazy Jane

A: BrewDog's entry into the New England IPA thunderdome pours very impressively: full on orange smoothie opacity throughout and a towering four fingers of rocky, large-bubbled white head that lasts impressively long. Lacing is unfortunately scant, however. Besides that issue, this is locked in. 4.5/5

A: The hot streak continues with orange, grapefruit, passionfruit, mango, pineapple,  clementine, and papaya; there may even be some berries in here. Underneath the tropical onslaught lies what may be a harbinger of bitterness to come in the form of dank, green aromas. A pulpiness also points towars future bitterness, which will hopefully remain restrained considering the style. These cannot be considered flaws yet, but the obvious chalkiness and a heavy bubblegum presence certainly can. This started promising, but there are warning signs and outright flaws that are stylistically worrying. 3.75/5

T: The taste unfortunately follows the nose quite closely, which is initially a great thing but carries the prophesied flaws as well. All the fruity goodness from the aroma shows up here, though it is a bit more muddled; pineapple, grapefruit, mango, clementine, and passionfruit are the primary notes. Sugary malt sweetness gives these fruits a juicy quality. Sadly, the juicy fruit is shorter-lived in the taste than it was in the aroma with dank bitterness and an even more assertive assault of rindy bitterness. The almost intense level of bitterness reaches far too high for New England styles, and the dryness serves to exacerbate the chalky bubblegum in addition to a new problem: alcohol presence. At 7.2%, the mild-to-moderate heat that is present is not wholly unexpected, but it is an issue nonetheless. Again, there are good flavors here, but the flaws are too much to forgive entirely. 3.25/5

M: Of course the bitterness, chalk, and alcohol carry over and hurt the mouthfeel as well. The viscosity is about where it should be, in the medium range, and the carbonation is lowish and soft, both great qualities. Then everything goes off the rails. The fruit flavors bring a little citric acidity that feeds the alcohol heat, and then the bitterness dries the whole beer out prematurely, leading to the aggressive chalky dryness from above. The palate is left parched, not at all in a refreshing way. 2.5/5

O: As with many "almost" New England hoppy beers, I personally like this one quite a bit more than the ratings above show. I prefer my hop-foward beers to have more dryness and bitterness, and this BrewDog offering has those in spades, though it does go just a little higher octane than even I appreciate. There is something about the lower carbonation, fruitier yeast, and inherent malt sweetness that simply works better with moderate to low bitterness. This is quite a bit over moderate but is extreme only in relation to its style. As far as simple enjoyment goes, I was impressed by this, and I would gladly buy it again at the right price (which its current cost of around $10 a six-pack certainly is). There is still no true New England hoppy offering available even regionally, but many are zeroing in on it. Pair with the classic great album hurt by production, Metallica's, "...And Justice for All" (yes, it is a tired reference, but seeing as this just lacks a tweak or two and some polish, it is fitting regardless). 4/5

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Photo of VaporDome
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Uber hazy orange juice-colored beer that props up a fluffy white head. Aromas are ripe, sweet oranges and some pineapple notes.

Taste is likewise the sweet oranges, very juicy, pineapple, and maybe some passion fruit for a prickly finish. The feet has a bit of a bite, but still maintains the softer feel of the style. My first beer from these guys, a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of nsiergiej
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

look - Cloudy milky tannish golden color with a good lasting white head
smell - Very fruity and not bitter. I'd say very tropical fruit... pineapple mango tangerine
taste - pretty sweet and maybe to sweet with a tang. Very fruity but not as much as the scent
feel - overally carbonated with a medium body.
Overall - pretty yummy

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Photo of barnzy78
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, date stamped 01/05/18. Rocky white head rests atop a clouded and opaque pineapple juice colored ale. Tropical fruit aroma with pineapple, lemon-lime, and passion fruit. Juicy and fruity hop flavors of passion fruit, lemon-lime, passion fruit, and melon with a mild wheaty malt presence. Medium body, very easy to drink, finishes modestly bitter. Pretty decent NE IPA, but nothing I'd get again.

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Photo of TargaFlorio
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottspencer
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 11/1/2017. Pours opaque hazy golden orange/amber color with a 1-2 fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, guava, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, white bread dough, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, guava, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, white bread dough, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very mild pine, zesty, herbal, grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, guava, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, white bread dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, fairly sticky, and slightly resinous mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 7.2%. Overall this is a fantastic NEIPA! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; extremely smooth and easy to drink with minimally bitter/drying finish. This is one of the smoothest drinking NEIPAs I have ever had, amazingly soft mouthfeel. Extremely juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank hops; balanced bready malt backbone, not overly sweet/heavy feeling. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. Loved the hop bill.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an opaque milkshake, with a milky yellow-tan hue and a thin bubbly film.

Smell is semi-dank orange, onion, black pepper and milky biscuit.

Taste is tangy onion, garlic, mint, orange and eucalyptus with a thick carbonation through a medium body that finishes with a semi-dry tingle.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.27/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Hazy orange. Some bigger white sediments floating around. Look kind of like oats. Half a finger worth of white head.
Smell is citrus. Mango, pineapple, maybe peachy.
Taste isn't like the nose. The citrus plays the background. It's got this malty taste and something else I can't put my finger on but that's quite prominent. Maybe the stone fruit that is described on the can but if that's it, I don't like it.
Feel is soft, dry, and finishes quickly.
Overall, not bad but not what I want from a NEipa.

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Hazy Jane from BrewDog
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 58 ratings