Hazy Like A Fox
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,514
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #12,332
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 7.69%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
33
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Transient Artisan Ales
 
Michigan, United States
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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 33
Photo of superspak
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours very hazy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, berries, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/lightly earthy hops and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, berries, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Mild pine, citrus peel/zest, herbal, floral, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, berries, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/lightly earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Slight lingering resins through the glass. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.5%. Overall this is a delicious NEIPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/lightly earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish; great soft feel. Very juicy, vibrant, and lightly dank/earthy hops; with a perfectly balanced wheat/oat/malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with lingering dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. Probably not fresh, but still really impressive as it was.

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Photo of brureview
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really like the beers from this brewery.
Excellent cloudy golden color with a 4F head.
Fruity, pine aroma.
Smooth easy drinking mouth feel.
Interesting blend of fruit flavors. Pine, citrus, tropical, although none identifiable.
Hoppy,not overdone finish.
Excellent beer.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1 Pint can
Served in an oversized, stemless, wine glass

This beer pours a hazy, dull orange color topped with a couple inches of tan head that leaves some nice lacing.

I get light tropical fruit notes.

Much like the smell I get light tropical fruit and not much else.

Medium bodied with creamy mouthfeel

There is just not a lot going on here compared to other beer in this style. It is good but boring in an everexpanding style of beer.

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Photo of JordanPhraczek
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Soapy head that gets thicker as you go down the glass. Very nice head. Not sticky at all, this beer is well manufactured and has the taste of a week-old IPA (but no canning date?). It's clearly unfiltered, but clean and not sticky like some NEIPAs. This is a really strong offering from Michigan. I am drinking this in Cambridge, MA, and I don't regret buying it over the local hazies. Saw a review about this tasting like weinstephaner...not true. Definitely a pure pale ale. Well done considering it tastes so fresh and isn't sweet or off-putting in any way for a beer brewed so far away. Notable!

Not overly aromatic, but a nice break from some of the grassballs I've been drinking where everyone is just going for as unfiltered as possible and stanky (aka commercial-grade mosaic hops which have flooded the market recently). This is really easy drinking.

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Photo of strohme2
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 ounce sticker can, no date seen, poured into tulip.
Pours a hazy pale golden, hints of rose, with a fingers worth of fluffy white head. Tremendous lacing as I drink it down. Soft grapefruit, oj, pineapple and a bit of pine on the nose.
Grapefruit, pine, hay, floral notes, soft banana, citrus peel, pepper and dank finish. Pretty complex I’ve found. Soft mouthfeel is slightly thin and a lower carbonated body. Still fairly drinkable.
Unique hazy ipa, not the typical juicy ipa you find with the hazies but definitely worth a try.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into snifter. No date.

Creamy soapy white head of 3 fingers, big bright gold body, full o' juice.

Wonderful aromas of pine, soft malts, sarsaparilla/vanilla, orange candy, pineapple, melon, and OJ. Creamy pillowy yeast as well.

Flavor brings vanilla in a big way, and reminds me a lot of Weihenstephaner's Hefeweizen. Quite a bit of wet paper, clove and banana, peaches, blueberries, white pepper, and slight hop resins and pine.

Feel is almost like a whisper - here and gone, almost non existent, very watery, building up a pillowy feel very quickly and then darts off. Slight resins on the finish.

Overall the first taste was really great, but the more I drink it the more I'm starting to dislike it. The flavor is kind of fleeting, much like a 6 month old Hefeweizen.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color. The head is white, 1 finger, frothy head with great retention.
The nose is citrusy smelling from the hops. Grapefruit seems to be the aroma to me.
Taste - It has a nice grapefruit flavor. The hops aren't extremely strong, and is a bit mellow, but they are there and delicious.
The body is very creamy. It is full bodied.
Delicious hazy IPA. Well rounded.

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Photo of maximum12
3.72/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Single 16 oz. can picked up in the bottle shop around the corner from Trillium Fort Point in Boston, & drinking this instead because its cold. First taste of this brewery, as far as I recall.

The beer looks like the outside of a paper hotel cup because strangely, that’s what it’s (temporarily) housed in. I can’t see the bottom, so the ‘hazy’ part seems accurate. The nose is oranges & grapefruit, both sharp & overripe.

Hazy Like a Fox is strangely compelling. Less bitter than a class IPA & without the fruit basket of the typical NE IPA, it coasts along serenely in between. The fruitiness mirrors the nose, orange zest & grapefruit, but it’s sweeter, the bitterness muted. Floral hops round out the simplicity. Full & a touch heavy. Its strength is the ease with which it flows from cup to mouth to stomach & back out again.

Solid IPA, but nothing out of the ordinary.

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Photo of thebeers
3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange with more than three fingers of airy, yellow-tinted head. Spotty, soapy lacing.

Orange, root beer hard candy, tropical flowers, melon, white pepper and green pepper in the nose.

Light, earthy flavors with a yuzu-like citrus quality, a hint of honey, a little pine, a little dankness and a peppery finish.

Medium bodied with a strong prickliness in the feel.

Earthy citrus and hard candy qualities make this a really unique one. Not one I’m likely to come back to, but certainly worth a try.

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Photo of jlindros
3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No canning date, so lazy... Lazy like a fox!

Again over carbonated, tons of fizzy head, a little lacing, hazy but streaming bubbles, orange color

Nose citrus, grapefruit, again fairly light too, little doughy grainy malt, faint tropical I think, tangerine thing

Taste mild sweet doughy malt, fair hops citrus, tangerine, little grapefruit and papaya guava thing, lemony, generic fruity, little sticky finish

Mouth is med bod, lots of fizzy carb

Overall meh

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - pours hazy bright yellow with huge foamy white head of large bubbles and spotty lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Candied orange, pine, light lemon pledge aroma, really clean with a touch of malt.

Taste - Taste is not as sweet as the aroma let's on. Bitter citrus peel followed by floral hops, pretty earthy flavors.

Feel - Medium bodied carbonation is a little high with a dry finish.

Overall - Different flavors that I am used to in a NEIPA. no sweetness at all, lots of floral/earthy hops with a hint of bitterness.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on October 8, 2018. Not as hazy as I was expecting given the name. Floral hops and tropical fruit aromas and flavors.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - massive yellowish head atop a murky orange body.

S - grapefruit, pine, dank, candy. Smells very traditional.

T - definitely doesn’t taste traditional. Grapefruit candy, tropical fruits, blue cheese, orange slices. Only a hint of dank on the taste. Low bitterness. Low sweetness. No booziness.

F - medium body with average carb.

O - quite tasty. My first Transient brew!

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a murky golden orange with a two finger foamy white head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is mango, tangerine and papaya.

T - The taste is mango, passionfruit, tangerine, papaya and floral hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - Another solid ipa from Transient. The flavor is bright and juicy with just enough hop bite.

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Photo of Beerprotnasty
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best IPAs I've had juicy hazy full of flavor and under 7% not sure how they got so much depth in it. Thank you again transient for making another gem. Must try for sure.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A very hazy light orange color, sort of a cross between grapefruit juice and orange juice, propping up a sudsy off-white head. The nose is all dank citrus notes, notably grapefruit and tropical passion fruit.

The tropical ones are front and center on the taste, and there’s something like guava to reel this in just a bit, which actually works very well. This is another outstanding beer by a brewery that still manages to fly under the radar.

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Hazy Like A Fox from Transient Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 33 ratings