Hazy State
Collective Arts Brewing

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,812
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
88
Ranked #21,397
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 9.04%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
44
From:
Collective Arts Brewing
 
Ontario, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
88
Very Good
Hazy StateHazy State
Notes: This hugely flavourful, yet still extremely sessionable Double Dry-Hopped IPA made with 16 grams per litre of Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic and Centennial hops. Citrus and Tropical fruit notes dominate, but is also balanced with a smooth body that makes this one super easy drinking IPA.
Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 44
Photo of superspak
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 7/30/2019. Pours very hazy medium golden amber color with a 1 finger fairly foamy and fluffy white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Good appearance. Aromas of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Fairly crisp finishing. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, fairly sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.1%. Overall this is an exceollent session NEIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and fairly crisp to drink with the mellowly bitter/resinous/drying finish. Great soft feel, very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Awesome Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic and Centennial profile. Very vibrant, dank, earthy, and fairly juicy hops; with a nice wheat/oat/malt backbone for the ABV. Mild residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and impressively well made style example.

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Photo of SSS
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Appearance is a pink bright yellow, with a very thin ominous white head later
S-Aroma has a biscuit, fruit, honey, citrus, Saint tropical medley
M-Mouth feels light and carbonation is higher than I would like it to be and as a peppery spirit on the tongue
T-Very little sweetness with the dry effervescent very little sweetness dry effervescent lead, That moves into a sharper bitter citrus rind aftertaste
O-Low ABV hazy attempt that falls a little short in my opinion on mouthfeel and balance

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Photo of Amendm
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An average pour from a 16-oz. can creates a finger of off-white noisy, creamy froth which slowly drops to a thin ring (no cap) that lasts on. Opaque turbid pineapple-grapefruit color.

The smell features piney and herbal hops, cracker, faint oats and typical Pale Ale spice.

Resin is added to the taste along with bitter orange and slightly sour grape juice.
Neutral on sweetness and mildly bitter, these rise to semi-dry and averagely bitter.
Plenty of pale/toasted malt, balanced by the juice. Bitterness rises during the aftertaste.

Medium light body, supported by oats, average carbonation. Smooth, even and balanced.

Alcohol is imperceptible. An excellent example of a session IPA.

This edit was added the next day:
Using Beer Tools I suggested that this beer be classified as a NEIPA instead of AIPA and BA agreed so now I am raising my given score to reflect that this beer is now much closer to the correct style guidelines.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, milky, yellow-orange with a loose, half inch, off-white head that quickly disperses into a soapy band around the edges and across the surface. Nose reveals notes of citrus, pith and biscuit malts. Taste follows nose. Not a juice bomb but fairly flavorful for a session IPA. Mouthfeel is light in body with a pleasant, even carbonation and a kiss of acidity. Overall, pretty drinkable for the abv. I find most session IPAs pretty dull and flavorless; however, this has a nice character to it.

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Photo of spelingchampeon
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 7-15-19. Pours hazy golden. Light foamy head, very light lacing. Smells of tropical, grapefruit, pine up front. Floral arrives later. Taste is a tad muddled.. pine, slick, tropical. MF is mildly bitter, fair amount of bitterness.. and well done.

The only real low point was the taste...still, for a 4.1% I enjoyed this beer. Yea, it's not loaded up like the big boys, but it is well done for a session.

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Photo of Smakawhat
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Very greenish and opaque kind of dark straw body color, with a three finger head that has minimal retention. Lots of very thin bath foam like head, with an oily lace and big bubbles as it settles.

Good solid hop aroma. Hints of herbs and dank earthy quality, with a touch of juiced tropical in the back. Quit a diverse profile in this one, with a touch of sweetness in malt seeming to be hiding and accenting some of the more fruit like flavors as well.

Palate manages some strange unexpected surprises. There is a hint of wet body here, which unfortunately takes everything down in enjoyment. Light bodied with a sense of washed out tropical fruit, and a slightly chalky finish. Very odd bitterness that's not astringent, but sort of medically front palate numbing. Hints minimal earth as well.

An easy drinking IPA, but it's lack of body brings man of the flavors to almost dumbed down and muted. The nose makes me anticipate a much better beer than the palate seems unwilling to deliver. Still drinkable though easily.

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Photo of woodchipper
3.24/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16oz can dated 5/9/19 to a Nonic. Fridge temp pour,but warmed fast in the weather of the session.
Thin white head sits on a hazy pale orange body. Dead is gone completely in 5 minute.
Nose is mild orange with a touch of malt.
Taste is also mild orange.
Not a great beer, but it is only 4.1%. Probably hard to pack much in there with that ABV.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

473 mL can from the LCBO; dated May 23 2019 and served slightly chilled. Looks like this is meant to be a replacement for their State of Mind, which I can only assume was lagging in sales. FWIW, of all the Collective Arts year-round offerings, SoM was the one I picked up the least, but there really aren't many session IPAs that I pick up on a regular basis.

Pours turbid and opaque with a yellow-apricot, OJ-like complexion; it's initially topped with one finger of bubbly, fizzy white foam that sizzles off in less than 90 seconds' time. A paper thin collar is all that remains, with no lacing at all - not exactly a looker, but the aroma steers the experience back on track. It smells of orange juice, white grapefruit, lemon and apricot, with lesser hints of melon and floral, resiny hops also coming through; slight acidity.

A fine dry-hopped session ale - flavourful for sure, though you can still tell it's a light beer. The DDH process has left this one with a discernible background hop acidity, which blends together with notes of grapefruit, lemon and orange citrus. A pithy, floral sort of bitterness joins in towards the back end of the sip, lasting through the finish and briefly into an acidic aftertaste that fades quickly. Medium-light in body - somewhat weightier than expected for 4.1%, but still feels a little light and slick on the palate. Yeah, tossing back a few of these on a hot patio would be an effortless exercise.

Final Grade: 4.02, an A-. Hazy State is pretty great stuff - along the lines of their recently released IPA No. 10, actually, although in this one's case the hoppiness has been dialled down to a comparatively conservative 7 or 8 (vs. #10's speaker-popping 10 or 11). Is this better than State of Mind? Maybe, maybe not - that's a matter of opinion. They're certainly different beers, but in terms of quality I'd say they're about even. Worth trying, but GLB's Sunnyside remains my go-to option in this pseudo-style.

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Photo of JRed
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy golden body with white bubbly head. Aroma of citrus, papaya, mango, pine, grass, mint. Tastes of citrus, pine, mango, grapefruit, medium bitterness. Very fruit forward. Leans toward heavy bodied.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours milky straw with a small, crackly, cask like head. The nose is full of peach, mango, tropical fruit hops - dank and enveloping. A big smack of peachy, orangey hops with herbal notes and white pepper bitterness in the taste. Medium to light bodied with creamy, light carbonation and plenty of hop cotton mouth. High bitterness and tropical fruit in the everlasting finish.

This is incredibly full bodied and flavor for it's strength. Dense waves of fresh juicy hops and plenty of bitterness throughout. Never watery. I highly recommend.

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Photo of Ghrymm
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 473ml can. Canned on April 24/2019
They did a good job on this on, a crazy wonderful nose and great tasting for a DDH.
For a low ABV Hazy they hit the nail on the head.

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Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy light pale yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high frothy white head that left a thick layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing coating the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of limes and lychee fruit are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of gooseberries and lychee fruit. No bitterness is present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down very easy and can be considered sessionable. It has a good amount of citrus and tropical flavors considering its light-bodied nature and low alcohol content. As such, it is very drinkable.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Jesterr44
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

These scores reflect what it is, rather than it's overall quality and flavour as per my beer preferences, which are the more full taste in an IPA the better. This is a definitely a session IPA with its 4.7% ABV, and as such does not pack the punch of a typical DDH IPA. But it has perhaps as much quality flavour as any session IPA I've had. I remember one session from Maine Brewing Co that was perhaps more full of flavour, but this one is more juicy fruit forward. Citrus (sharp orange, grapefruit), melon, etc. Very nice on tap at the brewery; lets see if I like it as much from the can at a later date.

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Photo of justintcoons
2.54/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

16 oz can poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance
Hazed-out, cloudy pale blonde. Short white head.

Nose
Papaya, lemon, orange, and dank.

Taste
Fruity Pebbles, papaya, lemonade, and orange zest. Light dank and pine. Slight caramel cream and oats maltiness.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, smooth, and crisp with only a hint of bitterness.

Overall
It's way too subtle. Not packing the flavor punch that a DDH should.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow color with a rocky and dense white foam head. Great head retention and lots of lacing.
The aroma opens citrusy with notes of orange juice, grapefruit and a touch of lemon. Soon, tropical fruit aromas kick in, with notes of mango and papaya.
The taste is juicy and fruity, albeit dry, with a fullness of flavor atypical for a session IPA. Flavors of grapefruit pulp, unripe oranges, light citrusy tartness, and a touch of dry pineapple. Not particularly bitter and with a mild piny and zesty spice. The finish evokes citrus rind and becomes increasingly dry.
Medium to light bodied with a soft and smooth mouthfeel and a lightly crisp carbonation.
This was fun to drink on a warm spring day on a Friday after work. It has a lot of flavor and character despite the low ABV, and the New England take on this “session” IPA adds a nice touch.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cloudy, yellow-orange body with soapy, one-finger head that slowly dies. Smell is floral hops with a very soapy, citric aroma that resembles dish soap to an extent. Thin, light, smooth, has a grainy, dirty feel to it with nominal bitterness and at times is earthy and dry, although clean finish. Not a bad beer but a little underwhelming to me.

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Photo of bobv
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can.
Canned 04/17/19.
Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch white head over a hazy golden body with some sticky lacing. Nose of citrus, slight dank pine, and slight tropical fruit. Taste of the pine at first and as it warms there is a bit of tropical fruit flavor (pineapple!) with a gentle citrus pith bitterness on the finish. Nice feel and overall, a surprisingly great little IPA at 4.1%. Cheers!

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

18oz pint on tap at jack Astor's in Burlington. Brand new release from Collective ARts that will apparently become a regular in their rotation.

Appearance - Super hazy pale golden straw color, leaning towards a murky white. A finger plus of white head sits on top and stays a while. Despite being lightly colored there is no chance of seeing anything clearly through this haze bomb.

Smell - Lots of citrus with orange and lemon most prevalent. A little melon too to keep things balanced. Very tropical and surprisingly aromatic for such a low ABV beer. That late hops additions have been well served here.

Taste - Pretty much like the nose with orange and lemon initially and a dose of sweet melon to keep things in check. Medium bitterness. Just enough depth that it's not hop water. I like this better than State of Mind.

Mouthfeel - Light crisp with above average carbonation. Juicy on the tongue with a dry finish.

Overall - Quite good and a welcome addition to the lineup. In my mind a little better than State of Mind which is CA's direct comparable. Try it especially if it's fresh like this sample was.

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Hazy State from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 44 ratings