Lake Haze
Big Lake Brewing

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,826
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #30,824
Avg:
3.72 | pDev: 13.44%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
18
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Big Lake Brewing
 
Michigan, United States
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88
Very Good
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 18
Photo of buschbeer
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1 PINT can
Served in a pint glass

This beer pours pale yellow with a slight haze. It is topped with a few inches of off white head that leaves great lacing.

The smell has pine and grapefruit along with citrus aromas.

The taste is pretty much like the aroma. It starts out with citrus. I taste grapefruit and pine, but they are mild and not super bitter.

Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel

This is a decent hazy IPA. There is nothing to make it stand out, but it is a solid beer and not bad at all.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - pours slightly hazy straw color with nice white head that settles to a thin film. Spotty lacing.

Aroma - Grapefruit and citrus peel, floral hops, little bit of orange and tangerine.

Taste - Floral hops dominate followed by grapefruit and grassy notes. Great wheat showing up with a touch of tangerine on the finish.

Feel - Medium bodied nice carbonation slightly dry finish.

Overall - Well done IPA not sure it hits the NEIPA mark but it is solid none the less. Nice flavors well balanced.

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Photo of 98green
3.16/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks the part, but it stops there. Slightly juice smell. Taste is a mess. All wheat and some other sharp acrid note. I can’t get past the nasty grain build to taste the hops. This is one and done for sure. Not coming back for more

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Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass; no can dating, but is a recent release. Pours fairly hazy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, light pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol for 5.5%. Overall this is an excellent NEIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish, never overly aggressive. Great balance of juicy/dank Citra/Mosaic hop complexity; nice pale/wheat malt backbone, with no residual sweetness. A bit more bitter/drying than expected, but definitely a very enjoyable and well made attempt at the style.

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Lake Haze from Big Lake Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 18 ratings