Hazy Memory
Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,823
ABV:
8%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,682
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 7.21%
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
243
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Notes: 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!
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Photo of Jizzle408
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've tried roughly 50+ hazy's over the past couple yrs and this is definitely my favorite. I've taste tasted it against my other favs and this is superior. If you love hops or a more bitter beer than this isnt what you want. Just very balanced and you can drink it with food or alone. Very impressed. Fourth time 4th ive bought it!

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

Hazy gold with two fingers of cream color head. Swathes and rings of small bubble head.
Smell is floral tropical hops with rich malts.
Taste is tropical fruit orange zest and bready malt.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and slightly bitter.
Overall a tasty hazy at a reasonable price.

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Spikester from Oregon, Apr 29, 2020
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3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pint-sized can:

Pours lightly hazed yellow with a thin white head that settles to a thin covering. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of tropical and citric fruits with pine and lemongrass. Touch of hay.

The taste is tropical and citric with pine and lemongrass. Restrained bitterness in the finish. Alcohol well-covered.

The feel leans towards pedestrian standard IPA, but it works. I wouldn't say it's juicy. Or particularly full. But, aftertaste lingers and like I said, it works. Smooth enough.

A nice IPA with strong character overall. A combo of citrus, tropical, lemongrass and pine. Hop-forward but balanced well-enough. A good brew!

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jwc215 from Arizona, Apr 26, 2020
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:18 PM
16 ounce can poured to wine glass
Sight: golden amber, small white foam
Smell: hoppy aroma
Taste: Slightly bitter, then sweet
Mouth feel: good carbonation,
Overall: Very good beer

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gandres from Philippines, Apr 26, 2020
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4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

tall boy can poured into pint glass.

A: slightly hazy (clearest haze I ever saw), light gold body, and a big fluffy white head with mid-level retention and plenty of spotted lacing, leaving a frothy cap across the surface
S: dank sticky hops dripping of lush tropical juice, with a slight earthy pine and grapefruit bitterness. dash of malts.
T: froot loops. dank (but light tasting), juicy, froot loops my guy. lush, but easy (not thicccckk) hop and tropic-near-pineapple juice with a sweet slightly bready malt character that just buckles the whole thing in for a solid ride.
F: medium carbonation, suprisingly light but lush body, with a subtle dry bittersweet finish.


Overall (personal opinion):
this brew is simply beautiful. could be the most agreeable-yet-exciting IPA I've had thru the years. delicious. how this can be so light feeling yet so complete and full is beyond me. possibly a manifestation of the Buddha.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid beer typical Lagunitas flair full of fruity hops, juicy body and a great balancing malt profile. Really love that its a DIPA the fuller body makes for a very juicy beer. I would have it again if the price is right!

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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania, Mar 31, 2020
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3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Tallboy pours into a pint glass with a mostly clear pale golden body and a two finger, thick creamy white head. Good head retention and massive webs of lacing wrap most of the glass.

S- Can smell this one from a few feet away right after pouring. Closer inspection reveals a hop driven aroma with a hop profile of pine resin, citrus fruits, slight tropical notes and floral hops in there as well. Orange, grapefruit, mango, a touch of melon and dank hints. Notes of bread as well.

T- Much like the aroma it is a mix of pine, fruity and floral hops. Pine resin is strong alongside big grapefruit pith and orange hops that are complimented by notes of mango, apricot, tangerine and herbal bitterness. The pine and orange builds pretty intensely and support comes from crackery and bready malts and yeast.

MF- Foamy and frothy texture with just a bit of creaminess. The carbonation is on the high side and it ends with a ripe piney bitterness.

Tasty and definitely reminds me of some of the West Coast piney, citrusy IPAs that used to dominate the market, which I miss to a certain extent now that there are so many burning haze bombs. Balanced hop profile and some malt influence.

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cbutova from Massachusetts, Mar 22, 2020
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap that leaves good lacing

S: Citrus and earthy hops up front along with very light pine and floral notes

T: Starts off with a mix of citrus, pine, and earthy hops and then gets into some bready malt and grain. Light bitterness. Finishes with lingering citrus and earthy notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid IPA that is easy to drink. Hop flavors clash slightly but overall definitely more of a west-coast style. Not really hazy looking or doing too much to resemble a NE IPA, but the ‘hazy’ might just be for having a bad memory if you drink too many.... Let’s hope it’s the latter

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Photo of Nass
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thee is no date on the can although I do like the artwork, great use of color. The pour is a fizzy golden yellow. The taste is grapefruit, tangerine, & lemon. Furthermore, the 8% abv is well hidden. Cheers! B

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Nass from Florida, Mar 20, 2020
Photo of Beaver13
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

16 oz can. Pours hazy yellow gold with a big frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet tropical fruit and piney hops.

The flavor is sweet wheat malt with fruity piney hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little thin.

Overall, a nice NE IPA.

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Beaver13 from Colorado, Mar 20, 2020
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3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This pours a nearly clear pale golden color, with a nice pile of foam in the IPA glass. Sudsy on the tongue with prickly carbonation. Silky mouthfeel with less gunky taste than typical hazy IPAs. Faint aroma of melon with a hint of orange.

Moderately sweet with a malty taste. Some flavors of orange peel. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. While this is not as exuberantly hoppy as some, it's an easy to drink semi-hazy brew. Tangy but not overly acidic. From the 16 oz can purchased at the supermarket.

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mactrail from Washington, Mar 12, 2020
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3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Lightly hazed golden pour with thick fluffy white head. Great rim of lacing.

S: Crackery grains and light citrus.

T.F: Caramel toasted malts... sweet and boozy. Lighter fruit than anticipated... some citrus and pineapple. Earthy. Medium bodied... sticky on the tongue. More grain and vague fruit at the finish.

O: Not one I found particularly compelling. Boozy... somewhat sweet, and I'm not sure what they were going for with the hop profile. I'd take a 'Hop Stoopid' over this any day.

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EMV from Pennsylvania, Mar 05, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of orange, pineapple, mango and toasted caramel. Sweet tropical fruit taste with toasted caramel and a sharp bitterness.

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zeff80 from Missouri, Mar 01, 2020
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3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thin crisp white head... Pale yellow color, but not very hazy... The nose is mild but highlighted by sweet citrus and a rich malty base... The flavor profile is well balanced with more of a light piney hop presence and lots of bready undertones... The mouthful if rich and thick, especially for the style - no doubt due to the presents of oats... Overall a very enjoyable and easy drinking beer, but nothing overly memorable...

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philbe311 from Pennsylvania, Feb 15, 2020
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4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz. Can, no discernable date
Two finger head with plenty of lacing
Hazy profile, a bit less than a typical neipa
Juicy but not over the top. Medium mouthfeel and body, lingering bitterness exceeding most hazy ipas I have tried. Dry finish
Very good and the price was right 9.99/4 pint

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NHBeerSnob from New Hampshire, Feb 15, 2020
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3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy yellow with a medium sized white colored head.

Smells strongly hoppy. Bitter scent of willow tree. Smells sweet with a honeysuckle scent. Strong scent of passion fruit and pineapple. Slight scent of turpentine.

Starts out sweet and tasting like a pineapple pudding. Not near as bitter as it smells. Slight taste of pine board. Sweet pine and pineapple flavors.

Mouthfeel is decent.

Overall a tasty IPA that smells sharper than it tastes.

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Zorro from California, Feb 05, 2020
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3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is fruit/citrus, hops and big floral/slightly perfumed. The flavor is citrus/fruit, malts, mild tropical fruit a hoppy/slightly sweet/hint of mangoes finish.

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jzlyo from Iowa, Feb 01, 2020
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3.3/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can packaged on the 325th day of 2019 into an IPA glass. Very clear pale yellow with a huge white head. No haze at all, and I wonder why! Smell is intensely fruity with citrus & tropical notes. Taste follows the smell and gives the impression of fresh squeezed fruit juice unsweetened but strained. Mouthfeel is thin but carbonated and very clean. Full disclosure, my preference leads to West Coast IPA's so take my opinion of this in that light.

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Judgie from Indiana, Jan 31, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Bradford's in Plymouth for about twelve dollars. Have had many brews from these guys before. No decipherable canned-on date. Solid, if unremarkable brew.

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brewme from Massachusetts, Jan 31, 2020
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3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Mostly clear yellow color with good head and lacing. Very fragrant citrus smell. Taste is fruity but a bit flat. A bit piney and earthy. Kinda boring.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass from the can.

Appearance: Hazy but extra bubbly body which looks like a full carbonation. White head rose pretty thick coming off a notch or two over one finger's length.

Smell: Light hoppy aroma which dissipates faster than a squirrel after food.

Taste: I will tell you this, it doesn't look like much not smell like much but it's quite tasty lemongrass with raw hops and deep floral feel. It's bitter yet semi-sweet.

Mouth: Medium body with a semi-full carbonation which settled a bit after a few sips.

Overall: Good brew. Not a classic but good to have as your first one for the night or to introduce to someone who wants to get into IPAs. Salud!

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BlurryVisi0n from New York, Jan 27, 2020
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3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

At best, one could call this offering slightly hazy. It pours a straw color with a big head. The nose has some citrus and earthiness but overall it is pretty weak. The flavor follows the nose and is equally unimpressive.

Honestly, I am left to wonder if I got the right beer in this can?

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57md from Pennsylvania, Jan 26, 2020
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3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz. can served in a tulip nonic. Pours a mostly translucent straw-gold with a loose, quarter inch, off-white head. Nose expresses hints of citrus and pith. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of light, biscuity malts. Mouthfeel is light in body with a carbonation just shy of assertive and a softness to the malt profile. Overall, quite drinkable but not your hazy NEIPA juice bomb. A nice goto beer with a well-hidden abv.

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Jwale73 from Rhode Island, Jan 16, 2020
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4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 12/10/19; drank 12/31/19 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy orange/yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a huge white head; a thick curtain of tree-rung lace.

Orange citrus, mild pine & faint grapefruit notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Orange citrus & mild grapefruit flavors up front; pine notes on the finish. Mild booze heat emerged as this warmed.

Fairly crush-able, considering the abv; as someone who's not looking for much pine in an IPA, I found this quite drinkable. Not my preferred profile, but this is a well made IPA.

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GuyFawkes from Illinois, Jan 01, 2020
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3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, date stamped 247 9. Hazed yellow-orange colored body with a frothy ivory head. Aroma is tangerine, tropical fruit, and pine. Nice flavors of tangerine, mango, pine, pineapple, guava, light caramel, and faint oats. Fuller bodied, moderate carbonation, alcohol is unnoticeable, finish is bitter but not overly. I really enjoyed this one!

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barnzy78 from Illinois, Dec 27, 2019
Hazy Memory from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 243 ratings