Hazy Memory | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4.17/5
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Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We're going a bit blurry on this nebulous release... Hazy Memory is a cloudy IPA full of oats and smooth wheatly-esque-ish-ness, packed with some of the murkiest, juiciest, turbid Loral 291, Hallertau Blanc, Galaxy, and Citra hops. It's a huge flavor you won't forget!

Added by bubseymour on 08-23-2018

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4
Ratings:
18
pDev:
4.32%
 
 
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Photo of meatyard
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a pint glass from draft at O'Toole's on September 18, 2018. Oat IPA packed with Loral 291, Hallertau Blanc, Galaxy, and Citra hops. Murky, juicy and turbid.

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Photo of smithj4
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NappyB
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: draft into a 22 oz glass, extremely cloudy almost opaque yellow white with a short tan head that dissipates leaving a little lacing

S: heavy on fruity hops, mango, pineapple, papaya

T: heavy on fruity hops, pineapple tropical fruits, mango

M: heavy and sticky

O: fruity west coast beer with a Vermont look

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Never ones to back out of a hoppy challenge, the Laguintas brewing team sets their sights on a New England styled IPA on the backbone of a hefty wheat malt bill and the whimsical peripheries that only Loral, Hallertau Blanc, Galaxy and Citra hops can provide.

A rich matte finish comes over a light golden appearance as Hazy Memory patiently releases a dense and frothy blanket of foam. A radiant bouquet of tantalizing citrus, exotic tropical fruit, a pep of wine drift across the nose like a bold fruit punch. Sweet like pastries on the early palate, the beer's malty influences are bready, doughy and simply sweet with a suggestion of agave and shortcake.

As the malts coat the tongue and settle in for the long haul, the hops begin resonating with white grapefruit, under ripened orange and lemon. More succulent flavors of pineapple, guava, passionfruit and kiwi shift from citrus to tropical fruit acros the middle palate before trending melon-like and tangy with white wine notes late in the session. Moderately bitter, the hop forward ale carries a bite of green tea, sassafras and chive and juniper into the finish.

Malty dry, clean and slightly tart, the medium bodied beer isn't a viscous as many hazy IPA, but its focus on hop aromas and flavors over bitterness has the beer tasting juicy, bright and tangy into a medium length aftertaste of herbal bitterness remiss of lemon verbena.

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Photo of epyon396
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at BC's Pizza & Beer

A: Pours hazy golden peachy yellow with a frothy off white head that settles to a thin layer and laces very nicely.

S: Big time tropical fruit, stone fruit, some citrus, faint grassy notes, biscuity malt, and some light caramel sweetness.

T: Super juicy, tropical and stone fruit run the show, peach, passion fruit, guava, mango, and apricot, faint hints of melon, a little citrus, tangerine and red grapefruit, floral notes, biscuity malt, and a fair bit of light caramel sweetness.

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

O: This is a "Wow!" beer. The first sip makes you take notice. Intense hop flavor reminds me of something Fieldwork would kick out. Maybe just a bit on the sweet side, but super tasty. Glad I lucked into this one.

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4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hazy Memory from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 18 ratings