Hazy Jane | BrewDog

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
An all-out New England Patriot of a beer. Brace yourself for a full-tilt fruit hit. Pineapple, mango, stone-fruit, and a hint of lime head for the State-line. Brewed with oats and wheat and left unfiltered for a smoother ride. Fall for the East-Coast crush.

Hazy Jane - Clouded clarity for the IPA generation.

Added by StoutSnob40 on 06-23-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,359
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
144
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of biboergosum
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

8oz glass at Beer Revolution YEG Oliver Square.

This beer appears a cloudy, medium golden yellow colour, with one skinny finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and mildly bubbly off-white head, which leaves a solid wall of painted lace around the glass as things slowly abate.

It smells of juicy orange, red grapefruit, and lemon flesh, grainy and crackery pale malt, some hard water flintiness, and further leafy, weedy, and piney hop bitters. The taste is grainy and bready cereal malt, mixed domestic citrus rind, additional indistinct tropical fruity notes, a damp minerality, and more earthy, herbal, and resinous piney verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly active in its palate-tickling frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, with just a touch of citric acridity making a minor dent in the veneer here. It finishes trending dry, the citrus character really showing some lingering mettle.

Overall - yeah, they certainly nailed all the metrics for a NEIPA with this offering. Big and juicy, and a pleasure to put back on warm and sunny summer Sunday afternoon. But once again, it's kind of a shame about the elevated price tag - it's gonna cost me more than a dollar an ounce.

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Photo of robotic_being
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very hazy pale yellow in color—too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that settled down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a narrow collar, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of stone fruit are present in the nose along with notes of mangos.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of stone fruit with notes of mangos and pineapples. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a lack of crispness.
O: This definitely tastes like a New England-style IPA as it's quite hoppy without having anything in the way of bitterness.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Grupatre
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of prototypic
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodychandler
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Happy New Catch-Up Beer Sunday (Week 696)! This CAN be my opening round as I CANtinue to explore the backlog here at Chez Woody that has nearly brought a CANplete halt to any beer buying. Perhaps some odds & sods here & there, but until things get under CANtrol, there is a moratorium in place.

From the CAN: "New England Style India Pale Ale"; "An all-out New England Patriot of a beer. Brace yourself for a full-tilt fruit hit. Aromas of pineapple, mango, stone-fruit, and a hints [sic] of lime head for the State-line. Brewed with oats and wheat and left unfiltered for a smoother ride. Fall for the East-Coast crush."; "Hazy Jane - Clouded clarity for the IPA generation."

Bugger all! I love me some AIPAs, but these cloudy NE-style jawnts leave me cold. Like Kelvin cold. Oh, well. Reviewing to style & not to taste - that's my motto! I Crack!ed open the vent & beCAN an inverted Glug since if they claimed "hazy", they were getting "hazy". Man, it cam roaring out of the CAN & into my glass, quickly forming just over two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head with good retention, leaving behind nice lacing in its wake. Color was an absolutely cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose was very tropical - pineapple, mango, guava, papaya, but where was the bitterness? That is a hallmark of the style & part of my reasoning for wanting to see NEAIPAs as a break-out/break-off/break-away style unto themselves. Until then, their ratings are going to suffer in my estimation, but YMMV. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was less tropical fruity than the nose had led me to gird myself for, but it still did not have the bitterness as delineated as a hallmark of the style. I tasted a good bit of pineapple, but there was a bitterness that I was having trouble defining. It was not pine, I CAN tell you that, but it was only faintly grapefruit citrusy, which is odd, since that is usually an assertive flavor. Finish was dry, but I have a feeling that the IBUs were relatively low. Hmm.

From their website: "Brew Sheet - ABV: 7.2% OG: 1066 IBU's: 35 Hops: Amarillo, Chinook, Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe".

The Mosaic accounts for a LOT of the tropical taste & seeing old friends Citra & Simcoe (the kitty) account for the bitterness. Not bad, but I just felt unfulfilled & unsatiated.

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Photo of adam36
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brushkanna
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.18/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of monkist
4.93/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Boom! Blast! Now this is why I love NEIPAs! Full on piney, earthy, weedy, citrusy and whatever you might prefer, because it's just full on and smells/tastes amazing. Let alone the way it looks, so hazy that it looks as if it was a juice pressed directly from those raw hops. Boom! And then the 7.2% ABV is nowhere to be felt. Just pure zest and fresh bitterness. I am going to give this a full on 5 straight away because it is just so perfect. Love it!

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Photo of NappyB
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StJamesGate
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

CAN
Milkshake with shaving cream, a ton of pineapple, Wheateena then papaya, slight scallion, peach, melon, and lemon candy, soft and earthy.

Hops: Amarillo, Chinook, Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe

4 4 3.75 4 4

All the right juicy hops are there; it’s got a few dimensions to the fruit plus some savoury Mosaic. But it ends with a big mouthful of yeast and at 4 weeks old, it’s already pretty mellow - it doesn’t pop! I’d drink it if it were readily available + cheap, but it’s neither. Workmanlike.

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Photo of Brads757
2.65/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

beautiful pour. but this is so fruity and spiced. It tastes much more like a Trappist Ale than a New England IPA. I just picked up a fresh sixpack, canned just five days ago. It's going to take a long time for me to get through the final five cans...

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

Hazy but never lazy, the BrewDog team gets busy rolling the hops of Amarillo, Chinook, Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe into a Vermont inspired IPA for a juicy, fruit forward, lightly bitter session.

Hazy Jane pours a pale and cloudy golden straw color and crowned with a firm ivory froth. A bold and green perfume overcomes the senses with a tantalizing citrus, tropical and stone fruit combination. Gentle sweetness of honeysuckle, faint caramel and croissant greet the front of the tongue with a creamy malted texture.

As the sweetness slides into obscurity, the hops race to the forefront of taste with pineapple, mango, apricot and lime. Hints of gooseberry, kiwi and passionfruit bring a tangy, green character of under ripened fruit before the beer trends herbal, grassy and geranium-like on the late palate. Greet tea, juniper and an overall grassy taste brings a pleasant parsley and chive bitterness with a cedar-like woodsiness.

Light resins play on the medium bodied beer as the creamy substrate of malt remains before the ale trails into a medium long bitter after palate of fresh pine sap, grass clippings adn and a gin-like spice.

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Photo of ba2047
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the greatest of all time.

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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nater919
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wmcgar01
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rex_4539
4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Very hazy orange color, half finger white head, ok lacing, light carbonation.

S: Hops, tropical fruits, malts.

T: Hoppy, tropical fruits, malty. Nice!

F: Medium bodied, lots of flavor, highly drinkable and refreshing.

O: Another hit from Brewdog!

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Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drtth
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The hazy golden and straw colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 2” fluffy off-white head that recedes slowly to leave lots of lacing on the sides of the glass as it eventually becomes a ring around the glass and a thin irregularly shaped island of foam that persists for a long time on the liquid. Sipping creates multiple small patches and an occasional slender leg of lacing.

The aromas include some citrus, some pineapple, and some other fruits. There’s also a bit of resin up front and a nice bready malt backbone way in the background.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with a nice balance between the citrus, the tropical fruits, and the bready malt backbone. The light sweetness from the malt is nicely balanced by some resinous bitterness from the hops that is noticeably there but never unpleasant.

The mouthfeel is on the full side of medium bodied and a bit creamy with the moderate but active carbonation. The finish begins as the sweetness and fruit flavors recede to highlight some citric, resinous bitterness before that too slides away into a dry finish that leaves bitterness in the front of the palate and dryness in the back of the palate.

This is a reasonably well made beer that is easy to drink and enjoy. Nice to know it’s available here and I may be having it again. It seems a reasonable fit with what are being called NEIPAs these days and so is rated with that style in mind.

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Hazy Jane from BrewDog
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 144 ratings