Humboldt Haze | Mad River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mad River Brewing Company
California, United States
madriverbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.95%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 07-31-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
7.71%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.1/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.08/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of scotorum
4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No Bottling info. Purchased as part of a mixed six at the Craft Beer Cellar in Westford Mass. on June 22nd.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Tree House tulip.

a: Hazy amber with a finger thick offwhite head which receded to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: A rich ale-alcohol aroma.

t: Indeterminate fruit with considerable strength followed by a sharp hop bite. Bitterness lingers in the mouth. Bitter finish at first, mellows out to a sweeter one later.

m: Medium and very smooth to slick. Considerable carbonation tingle.

o: A roller coaster ride of flavors. Wish I could be sure how fresh this is, but there's no question that it's powerful. Definitely a sipper. The wheat in the malt end leaves the hops to rule, and they do so in no uncertain terms. Towards the end, however, a surprising and strong sweet caramel malt flavor comes to dominate. Me likey.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy amber under a 1” sudsy white foam cap.
S: Caramel, tropical fruit, hop spice, citrus, grain.
T: Light malts with wheat, caramel, citrus, tropical fruit, lingering hop bitterness.
F: medium full body, medium carbonation
O: Well put together and easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of AmitC
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rajendra82
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

The beer looked a shade darker in color than the typical IPA, and the body was also cloudier than typical. The head was two finger thick, and very durable. The smell was very spicy and resinous, with a backing of tropical fruit upon deeper breaths. The taste was quite bitter and followed by a banana like sweetness. The finish was spicy and herbal with a fading sweetness. Quite a bit more balanced than a typical DIPA, but not bland, as nether the hops nor the wheat malt took the back seat. A touch thinner on the palette than I like. Exceeded my expectations compared to the review score, so it tilts more towards my tastes I guess.

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3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle with no date. bought because of the name and style.

fantastic orange gold color with plenty of floating sediment. smell is wet herbal hops, lots of juicy fruit, alcohol, and an odd wet dog/plastic off smell. taste is like the scent at first, then bitter and spicy like rye. you get the wet vegetal hops and the juicier berry and citrus. the malt is bready and very much in the background. medium sweetness.

enjoyed it, but little sumpthin' takes the cake over this one.

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3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skrumpy
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very cloudy, particles floating throughout glass. Foamy, white head with a fair amount of lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, tropical fruit, herbal and citrus notes. Flavor is similar. Medium body, juicy mouthfeel. A very good beer!

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3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle from "lifesource" Salem OR $1.79 Hazy light amber ale with a large off white head..fades to luscious lace soon after pour. Very wheaty aroma, covering some nice floral hops. Taste is all rather balanced this a wheat ale on steroids balancing the hoppyness ..caramel /coffee on the finish. Palate is fine..no alcohol detected. Nice beer

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Photo of emerge077
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to WST for the west coast goodness!
Says Wheat IPA right on the bottle...

Pours into a pint glass with a thin layer of foam, which lasts for a minute then fades to a skim. No lacing, just a floating island skim in the center of the glass. Color is a deep saturated orange, slightly reddish and hazy.

Aroma is citrusy, with some light caramel malt sweetness. Very much an IPA.

Taste is also citrus and some herbal pine, resinous and moderately bitter. Finishes dry and bitter, with more piney hops lingering. The wheat lightens the body, more so than some IPAs. Carb is light and effervescent. Overall it's a good standard west coast IPA, nothing too out of the ordinary but it satisfies a hop craving.

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3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Humboldt Haze from Mad River Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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