Official Hazy IPA
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

Official Hazy IPAOfficial Hazy IPA
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From:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #2,738
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,804
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 8.53%
Reviews:
174
Ratings:
477
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 05, 2022
Added:
Jan 04, 2019
Wants:
  13
Gots:
  107
SCORE
87
Very Good
Official Hazy IPAOfficial Hazy IPA
Notes: Two of our favorite ingredients come together in the brewhouse; pungent American hops and delicious wheat malt. This Hazy IPA is double dry-hopped (a combination of Mosaic, Citra, Azacca, Amarillo and El Dorado hops) resulting in complex peach, stone fruit and tropical notes with a dry finish and balanced bitterness. A refined beer for those who love hops and for those who prefer wheat beers. Go ahead and make it Official.
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Rated: 4.25 by David19457 from New Jersey

Jul 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

Jun 19, 2022
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
5/2022 The Wine Shop, 4000 Emerson Ave., Parkersburg, WV
Jun 02, 2022
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 12oz can into my Bell's tulip. Canned 3/21/22.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a moderate haze and a finger of frothy foam atop and a nice lace on the glass. Seems legit!

Smell: nice herbal, orangey, and piney aroma with a lightly sweet malt backbone. Not bad at all!

Taste: sweet malt with a rather citrusy and slightly piney character. It's good, but a bit one-dimensional.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and creaminess of the style.

Overall: a decent enough IPA, though perhaps a bit unremarkable for a hazy.
Apr 29, 2022
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Rated by ThePold from Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I mean, it's okay.
Apr 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by McBraniel from Virginia

Mar 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.43 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Mar 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.79 by DOCRW from Washington

Mar 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Stooven from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I love Bell's. Two-hearted has been my favorite IPA since who knows when. But I can't get behind this one. Bought a 12 pack that was on clearance at Jewel (despite 1/24/22 canning date!) and I kind of regret it. Pedestrian beyond belief. Reminds me of my 2nd least favorite thing about Bell's: the restaurant/taproom. Feels like an afterthought.
Feb 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.42 by jsh420 from Illinois

Jan 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by Walnut from Missouri

Dec 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.66 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by KT3418 from Colorado

Nov 28, 2021
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Rated by Manta200 from Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Single can from the Kroger MIx & Match shelf.
Nov 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.97 by DMarlinJ from Michigan

Nov 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by slimntubbs from Pennsylvania

Oct 31, 2021
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Rated by Khocolate from Tennessee

4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I rate this Hazy IPA overall as a 4 which is solid for taste.
Oct 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by MikeE71 from Michigan

Oct 27, 2021
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
In Laurel:
LOOK: Pours a very hazy lemonade like color with an attractive all white head that has both solid retention and side glass lace.
ATOMA: Juicy acerbic citrus aromas. Mild sourness, with some melon a little pine nuts along with some background bread malts.
TASTE: An easy to drink IPA, not one for a dedicated hop head. Hops are mild and there is a decent balance with the bread malts.
At first pour the carbonation and effervescent are robust.
This was an enjoyable beer from a solid craft brewery.
Oct 22, 2021
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Rated by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Not a bad IPA.
Well balanced albeit a tad hop forward, as is the craze now for this style.
Oct 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.39 by Mikeking99 from Florida

Sep 27, 2021
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Taste: big grapefruit citrus notes, tangy and bitter hops, tropical fruit, chewy finish. Same with the bold nose. Pale golden hue, hazy,white foamy head. ringed lace. Medium to full body. solid, paired will with fish tacos.
Aug 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by Meddwol from Michigan

Aug 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.38 by mcbraxt from Michigan

Aug 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.88 by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

Aug 14, 2021
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
on draft, had a bunch of pints of this while in Michigan curtesy of a friend's kegerator

hazy yellow orange in color, thick white head. nice well rounded hop aroma - citrus fruits and a little dankness. similar flavors, starts a little sweet but enough bitterness. fuller bodied.
Aug 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3.79 by dfillius from Iowa

Aug 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by kerboo

Aug 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by MouldyCrow from Pennsylvania

Aug 02, 2021
 
Rated: 3.9 by GRhoads from Ohio

Jul 25, 2021
 
 
Rated: 4 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 16, 2021
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
this is really very good, a wheat based ipa with a nice range of hops, super professionally done, and it puts a lot of its competitors to shame with its pungent hop freshness, soft fluffy texture, and easiness to drink for being a hazy, i wish more would be like this. its glowing a lightly frosted pale golden color with an inch of white head from the can, fills the glass nicely. the nose is great on this, its grounded by the wheat but totally hop driven, obvious mosaic and el dorado, the best parts of each, sliced pineapple and drippy ripe melon, highly fragrant and botanical, some light spiciness in here too, its not overly complex but its the right balance for the style. the flavor is just as good as the nose, and i taste more el dorado than any other hop in here, enough nuance to be interesting through, melon rind, green grape, sweet orange, its fantastic. the wheat base has flavor and body, dry and expansive, wonderful carbonation and a super clean ferment on this, faster finishing than a lot of hazy types, no residual hop oil, no greenness, relaxed bitterness late, its all real dialed in. its been way too long since i had anything new from bells, this really is excellent. more drinkable than most too, i could have made a day of these, rare for a hazy!
Jul 14, 2021
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Reviewed by BigMac59 from Texas

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Very pale straw color with a small head. Appears very effervescent.
Aroma is mild, some citrus and some sweetness.
The taste is subtle. The Pilsen malt definitely comes through. It has a lagerish taste.
The hops are there, but just. It tastes like Hazy IPA Lite!
I can feel just a little more of the carbonation than a normal IPA.
Overall, I liked it. But, I prefer Bell’s Two Hearted over this.
Jul 08, 2021
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Reviewed by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Lightly hazed, bright golden hue, thick and lasting snowy white head.

In the nose: Soft and hoppy. Nice enough. Quiet.

In the mouth: more soft, more pleasant. Very mellow with the hops. Here comes the juicy. Tasty malt, minor hop bitterness. Very minor. Like, none. Not an IPA, in my book. Maybe it succeeds as an "NE", but I'm just not getting what I like from an IPA in this one. (Although Bell's says that this shouldn't be confused with an NE, it should be strictly identified as a Hazy.)

As we go further, I like it more, though. Or maybe I just become more forgiving. Still doesn't have the hop bite I want. It's coming through a little bit. Little bit by little bit. Okay, I'd drink this again. And who knows, maybe you'd like it more than me.
Jul 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Zanico from Ohio

Jul 04, 2021
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a light hazy yellow. A mild sweet hop aroma. Has on odd flavor. Mild hop body with a little tartness. Finishes slightly malty with a little hop bitterness. A solid IPA. Not as boring as the can would suggest.
Jun 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by wilfonzo from Florida

Jun 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured apple juice gold with a 1 finger head and light lacing.
Aroma was pleasant if mild, definitely an IPA and Citra involvement, difficult for me to discern specifics.
The taste was actually pretty darn good, the more I had the more I liked it. I think if this had a slightly lower ABV that I would keep it in the fridge for ad hoc quaffing.
The feel was appropriate for what it is, neither to thin or too thick.
Definitely plan on drinking again!
Jun 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.9 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

Jun 10, 2021
Official Hazy IPA from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 651 ratings