Haze County
Hops & Grain Brewing

Haze CountyHaze County
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #3,488
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
88
Ranked #18,965
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 7.46%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
61
From:
Hops & Grain Brewing
 
Texas, United States
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Rotating
Wants
  2
Gots
  9
SCORE
88
Very Good
Haze CountyHaze County
Notes: Haze County is our first year round double IPA! There are many different ways to approach a double IPA, but we chose to take the simple route: lots of hops. A mix of multiple Yakima Valley hops delivers a complex blend of tropical fruit, stone fruit and just a hint of earthy dankness. This delivers an experience that can only be found in the deliberate and expressive usage of hops.
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Photo of Darkmagus82
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange amber color with a one huge billowy head of puffy white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is very heavy of a orange juice smell with some other tropical fruit aromas of a tangerine, mango and pineapple. Along with these smells comes some aromas of a herbal hop as well as a bit of a some light grapefruit and a little bit of a musty and hay smell. With a touch of a apricot and a tiny bit of herb, one is left with a very sweet and delicious smell overall.
Taste – The taste starts off with a big sweet tangerine and orange taste that has other sweeter flavors of mango and papaya blended within. Along with these tastes comes some doughy flavors as well as a little bit of a grapefruit hop. As the taste advances even more sweetness of a fruity nature comes to the tongue, being of a pineapple and more mango and papaya. Some hop flavors of a herbal and earthy nature come to the tongue more toward the end, and with some hay and yeasty tastes that come along, one is left with a very tropical and citrus sweet, and moderately/more lightly hopped (for a doble IPA at least), but very smooth and enjoyable, taste to linger on the tongue
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is slightly more chewy with a carbonation level that lower. For the tastes of the brew the feel is great and makes for a slow but hearty sipper.
Overall – While not a hop powerhouse by any stretch of the imagination, the brew does have a nice slightly more fruity and sweet taste that is well blended and balanced. Overall a very tasty brew.

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Photo of detgfrsh
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Cloudy orange color with cream colored head. Smells of grapefruit. Smooth feel. Very juicy, citrus flavors with some earthiness as well. Surprisingly not bitter for a DIPA.

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Photo of Dope
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

4/1/19 canning date

A: Pours a nearly opaque pale orange. Tall and frothy tan head. Excellent head retention with lots of lacework left on the glass.

S: Smells like pure tangerine and orange juice. That is not an exaggeration.

T: More of the same. It's identifiable as a beer now at least :D Huge amounts of tropical fruits, tangerine mango and citrus galore. Even get some spicy and dank pine. Quite sweet and juicy throughout. No sign of bitterness whatsoever.

M: Smooth and oily.

O: Crazy juicy beer that unfortunately goes a bit too far. Very sweet with no bitterness to balance. It's good, it just needs a little tweaking and it would be a lot more drinkable.

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Photo of obrike
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy indeed...Almost looks like grapefruit juice...a few floaties too. But the taste is refreshing as hell. Hoppy citrus bitterness with a nice malt backbone. A very tasty DIPA that won't knock you on your ass.

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Photo of beergoot
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Heavily hazy body, murky brownish-orange; thick, frothy, sticky head. Mild malt aroma but with a strong grapefruit scent. Bread crust grain base with a strong, acidic hop presence; little alcohol presence. Medium-heavy body; coarse on the palate; mainly dry finish.

A decent, tasty and palatable DIPA.

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Photo of MFMB
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From a crowler filled 2-10. Pours bright turbid orange. As the carbonation and foam settle the beer appears more muddy and less bright. Nose is sweet but very faint. Taste of lemon, slight citrus and light floral. This beer is very mellow with no hop bite to it so it’s kind of meh. It’s not bad just not what you would think it should be. It’s not even that it is juicy it’s just overall muddled. Medium to slightly light body. Nothing makes this beer amazing just as nothing makes it awful. It could use a shot of hoppiness in the arm to liven it up.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.84/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Initial impression from a can:

Another casualty of the haze craze. Alcoholic Odwalla. No hop pungency nor any concomitant hop bitterness.

Pulpy and drinkable but hardly a great IPA.

C / AVERAGE

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Photo of ArrogantB
2.95/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

12oz can $2. Hazy orange color. Aroma is strange and sweet, honey-like. A little too sweet on the flavor but also has a vegetal aspect to it. Clearly this beer has a lot of hops but I don;t like what they've done with them.

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Haze County from Hops & Grain Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 61 ratings