Hazy State
Collective Arts Brewing

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,863
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
87
Ranked #24,839
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 10.16%
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
102
From:
Collective Arts Brewing
 
Ontario, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  16
SCORE
87
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.
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Sigmund from Norway

3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

473 ml can, as Collective Arts Hazy State DDH IPA. Hops are Citra, Amarillo & Centennial. ABV is 4.1%. From bestofbeers.dk . Hazy and very pale straw colour, moderate white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus and spruce. Fizzy and citric mouthfeel, light bodied. The flavour has moderate notes of citrus and tropical fruits, hints of spruce. The bitterness is too low.

Apr 04, 2021
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Prof_Al from Canada (ON)

3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy (of course) yellow with a tall head that dissipates quickly. The initial aroma is grassy with a bit of citrus. Funky, dank flavour (for me) with a lingering aftertaste.

Jan 19, 2021
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Act25 from New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

6th from brewer. 7th Ave/ParkSlope and WFM carry these.
a) Hazy apricot body large head, fast fade.
s) A bit too much orange but otherwise fresh, juicy, balanced fruit to hops.
t) Abandant for 4.1% - clearly a session IPA - well done, balanced.
f) Chalky, a bit thin, up there with solid sessions like BOAT.
o) Deserves a blind session IPA test.

Dec 11, 2020
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Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a gold colour, hazy but nowhere near as hazy as the name would suggest. The smell is citrus, tropical and bitter. The taste is that, but subdued, quite nicely done. Overall a decent NEIPA
Nov 8 2020

Nov 08, 2020
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xander10 from England

2.04/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Drank from a US Pint Can, weird sight to see in the UK for sure.
Look: It's a pale, and as it's name suggests, hazy beer, due to the fact I did not pour this out into a glass that is all I can say.
Smell: Smells refreshing and rather fruity, however not many of the classic malty or hoppy aromas that I prefer from a beer.
Taste: Fruit dominates the flavour of this beer, and doesn't have much noticeable bitterness or much beer like tastes to me at all, didn't enjoy the flavour at all.
Feel: Mouthfeel is smooth, which is better than many big brand beers.
Overall: Not my cup of tea, nor my pint of beer.

Aug 13, 2020
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1 PINT can
Served in a pint glass

This beer pours pale yellow and hazy. It is topped with a couple inches of off white head that leaves nice lacing.

Melon is the dominant aroma. Tropical fruit backs it up nicely.

Melon is up front. Hints of tropical and citrus fruit follow. There is very little if any bitterness.

Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel

It is a decent beer. It fails to standout in a crowded style of beer though. A single can was sufficient.

Aug 02, 2020
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A thanks to the captain of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of citrus, some tropical fruits. Taste is mild, pineapples, oranges, hardly any bitterness to speak of. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall it ain't bad, but it doesn't feel like I just drank an IPA.

Jul 06, 2020
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Captain69 from Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

from the first sip a knew this beer was going to be very enjoyable - great hop flavors , very smooth - great aftertaste - te hop combination - citra, amarilo & centennial makes this a top beer for me

May 27, 2020
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kookajamo from Delaware

3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I really should have checked the ABV before buying but its not an IPA if its 4.1%... this thing has about as much flavor as a dry hopped lacroix. Its smooth, its sessionable and certainly crushable, and for what it is it's done well, but when classified as a NEIPA I have to rate it as such -- and its a very mediocre NEIPA if that's what we're calling it. They packed a massive amount of flavor into something with such low ABV but when compared to the style its listed under it can't be rated more than mediocre.

Apr 24, 2020
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dd53grif from Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a minimal head that disappears quickly. Aroma is citrus. Tastes of orange and grapefruit. Lighter and less hazy than other NEIPAs.

Mar 12, 2020
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy light yellow with just a hint of orange, a short white head that fades a cap, lots of fine line lacing.

S - A pungent nose of hops, slightly floral, with a lot of juicy fruit, a bit of funkiness.

T - Comes across clean, crisp, lots of fruit on the tongue, grapefruit and orange, a bit of zest, and a mildly bitter finish.

M - Very light and clean for a NEIPA, the low ABV and lack of stickiness makes this one a real drinker.

O - A clever brew, joining hazy IPA to the session IPA to form a solid hybrid that delivers on the favorable aspects of both. Very good.

Mar 06, 2020
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Collective Arts Brewing "Hazy State"
1 Pint can coded "28 OCT 2019 09:12 HS" and sampled on 20 JAN 2020
$4.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's poured a very hazy straw gold body beneath an inch and a half of frothy white foam. Maybe I should say the head's about 38 millimeters tall since it's come out of Canada, eh? The aroma... oh, wait, let's see what's in here first... Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic and Centennial hops. OK, the aroma is lightly sweet, citrusy, berry-like, and peachy. It reminds me of a candy that i used to eat as a kid but I can't remember which one it was. It's not a bold aroma, but it's clearly there and quite pleasant. I'm getting some orange, and some citrus pith as well. Ahh, grapefruit and a touch of lime as well, so it's fairly complex if not really that bright. Moving on to the taste... it's not really that bright or full either. I'm getting everything I've listed for the aroma as well as some additional peach, melon, mango, and papaya, but at least at this stage in my tasting the lime, orange - which is actually more like tangerine, and a bit of piney resin are stepping forward. I'm a little disappointed in all honesty, it almost seems a little watery. I was expecting more, especially for a beer that's been "double dry hopped". It's fairly light in body as well. I'd call it light-medium, and gently crisp. That's nice, it's "crushable", but again, I was just expecting something more. What's the strength? Ahhh, just 4.1% alc./vol., that explains it all. I should have checked that first. In my mind it's not an IPA if it's not at least 5.0% abv. This to me is a hoppy pale ale. Let me explain that. A "session IPA" is labeled as such because although it's got a lower alcohol content it's still got a lot of hops to it, at least in the aroma. This doesn't really have that. Yes, I'll agree that it's hoppier than a standard American pale ale, but it's not that much further beyond what I'd normally expect, and I've certainly had APAs that were even hoppier! It's all semantics though, and just a tag, but I'm a little set to the side by it. SO, now that I know what it is, what do I think of it? Well I really like it. In fact, I love it - but I would've hated it if I thought it was an actual IPA with some alcohol to it. This would be a great summer beer for almost any occasion (beach, fishing boat, baseball game, hiking/camping, backyard BBQ, etc.). I'm going to score this hedonistically, forgetting about the "IPA" label.
Review #6,906

Jan 20, 2020
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Sud_Commander

4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another delightful offering from one of the best breweries in Canada. Very hard to find a session IPA with this much flavour. Heavy passionfruit, pineapple, a touch of candied fruit. Really bursting with citrus. A bit thin bodied, but to be expected from the low abv. Will happily return. Great summer beer, but fit for all seasons.

Dec 28, 2019
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BillBabbitt from Ohio

3.02/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Very pale straw color, with minimal head retention. Nice, citrus aroma, but remarkably bland taste for a double dry hopped IPA. For such a pricey beer, very disappointing.

Dec 27, 2019
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Lisamrod from New York

4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light yellow and hazy in appearance. Tropical smell. I smell pineapple. Taste is surprisingly full bodied and balanced with fruit and hop bitterness for this 4.1 percent DDHIPA. Taste is citrus and tropical. Overall I am very impressed.

Dec 24, 2019
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can: Poured a light yellow hazy/cloudy color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of juicy and dank hoppy notes with dry citrusy notes is quite enticing. Taste is a solid mix of juicy hops notes with some citrusy hops notes and a dry finish. Body is light with good carbonation. Enjoyable sessionable IPA.

Nov 10, 2019
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Jeffo from Netherlands

4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one from the LCBO this past summer

From a 473ml can into a pint glass
Hops: Citra, Amarillo and Centennial
DDH IPA

APPEARANCE: Pours out super cloudy and yields a two finger, looser looking, foamy white heat with decent retention. Muddy, opaque canary yellow with no carbonation evident. Super cloudy. A foamy head recedes to a foamy cap. Splotchy wisp remains leaving no real lacing down the glass. Looks quite authentic.

SMELL: Lots of tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, and that typical Vermont yeast. Fruity and yeasty. Very bold. Lovely.

TASTE: Tropical fruits with mango, passion fruit and yeasty notes up front. More tropical flavors and a slightly soapy character at the swallow, moving into a bold and persistent finish of passion fruit, mango, some soapy flavors, fruity yeast esters and a hint of bitterness.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Lighter on the palate, goes down fine and finishes very dry. A bit of soapy bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: One of the best low ABV IPAs out there. This has all the right stuff in all the right places, and brings all that good NEIPA stuff in a smaller package. One worth getting, and hopefully one they make again next summer. Perfect for the warm weather. Excellent. Cheers!

Oct 23, 2019
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dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

DATE: October 19, 2019... OCCASION: Undefeated Penn State goes against Michigan to cap a long, good day of sports with the boys... GLASSWARE: Hop Devil nonick... pours a healthy, bubbly, hazy, sallow yellow body whose life builds into its spongy, wispy head... turns splotchy afterward... bright lemon, grapefruit, crisp biscuit, minimal pine, light floral allure, and grass... as with many session ales, this lacks the punch in the aroma of a true IPA... this is thin and bubbly, yet unlike champagne, is oily and buzzing, hinting at its loaded hop profile... its fuzziness introduces the lemon, lime, grapefruit, and flowery flavors... the cracker may give away its sessionable intentions--too pronounced, perhaps, to appreciate the tartness wrought by the Citra and Mosaic... not much more to say--it's on par with Golden Road's but not better than Founders'...at 4.1%, a great way to drink all game long without paying the price, though it's still tough to tell it's an IPA, no matter how many times it's hopped or what the label says...

Oct 20, 2019
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beersampler6 from Michigan

3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Decent NE style IPA from a brewery that's new to me. Canned date 9/4/19. Pours a lighter yellow hazy color with some nice looking fluffy white head and small rings of sticky lingering lacing. Smells faintly of muddled sweet ripe fruity hops, malt, vanilla, floral and herbal hop notes and maybe a touch of dankness in the background. Taste follows the nose, good balance between the mild bitter hoppiness and sweeter malt backbone. Very light and crisp and even a little watery - would explain the very low ABV. Mild, smooth mouthfeel, a tiny bit sticky, good carbonation. An interesting "light" IPA.

Oct 16, 2019
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leaddog from Canada (AB)

4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a hazy peach with two fingers of frothy white head.

Smell - tropical and citrus hops, citrus and orange peel, peach, mango, hint of pineapple, papaya, bready malts, and earthy yeast.

Taste - tropical and citrus hops upfront. The citrus, orange peel, peach, mango, hint of pineapple, and papaya follow suit.The bready malts and earthy yeast finish the brew off.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes sticky with the hops and fruits lingering.

Overall - A highly sessionable NE IPA from the folks at Collective Arts. All flavours are spot on making this a must try. Another good find here in Cowtown!

Sep 28, 2019
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a goblet from draft at The Vine on July 10, 2019. Look is slightly hazy gold with a thin foamy head and some lingering lacing. Notes of citrus and tropical fruit. Smooth finish.

Sep 27, 2019
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Lucular from Maryland

3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Lures Bar & Grille. This is "hop water" done very well. Tons of juicy/citrus hop aroma and flavor with some malt flavor - but ultimately it is still too thin and watery.

Sep 27, 2019
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superspak from Ohio

3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Sep 16, 2019
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SSS from Canada (QC)

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
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

Sep 11, 2019
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Amendm from Rhode Island

3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Sep 02, 2019
Hazy State from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 102 ratings