Haze of the Dead
DESTIHL Brewery

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #857
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,869
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 7.43%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
65
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DESTIHL Brewery
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  4
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deceptively thin in appearance, lovely nose and downright delicious ... Taste of ABV is non-existent .. rarely do I try a new beer in the words "wow" escape my lips shortly thereafter ... I drink and rate new beers regularly (see prior 500 + reviews) ... This is one of the best I have tasted in quite some time ... Find it and drink it!!

Saturday at 11:16 PM
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mellonsm from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorites. An accidental pick-up that totally turned me forever toward the NE IPA. Light golden color. Really full, flavorful, and juicy aroma. Heavy on the citrus notes. Flavor in spades to match the aroma. Its got a really interesting malt balance with its use of wheat and oats. The hop flavoring is perfect very citrusy and bitter in all the right ways. Great mouthfeel. One of my favorite NE IPAs.

Oct 10, 2020
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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Haze of the Dead pours a bright, hazy yellow color, with a very small, but lacing head. Big juciy aroma, dry fruits, lots of tropical notes. Flavor is very dry, some tropical fruit notes, a little bit of pine, and a nice mellow bitter to mix with the mellow sweet. Good body and feel. Overall, very well made, lots of flavors, yet balanced.

Oct 06, 2020
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BigGold from Mississippi

4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had Haze of the Dead poured from pint can, bottom stamped "canned on 07/29/20," into nonic pint.

Although it looks a "classic" NEIPA, the combination of Citra, Simcoe and wheat is a nice changeup. Aroma is citrus off the poor, soon joined by Simcoe funk in an attention-grabbing creation. On drinking, it's citrusy, spicy and nicely bitter and drying in the finish.

Sep 26, 2020
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BlurryVisi0n from New York

4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass from the can.

Appearance: comes off ridiculously hazy gold color, can seem somewhat opaque because you can barely see through the glass that is how cloudy it is. White head which initially Rose about 7 mm off the body. Settles quick nice steady and even.

Smell: light floral orange zest aroma but it dissipates super quickly.

Taste: ridiculously smooth hops coming off a touch floral but offset with heavy Citrus juice which is a little bit sweet but enough malts to make this a true champion.

Mouth: has a better finish which is a bit dry, but super sticky with a soft carbonation.

Overall: next time I stop by the new beer spot I found I will definitely grab another four pack definitely satisfied my pallates above and beyond.

Sep 22, 2020
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Nass from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I like the can art, great use of color. I'm a deadhead & the pour is hazy golden yellow in the IPA snifter glass. The taste is oily pine resin, mild dank, mild peppery & citrus leading towards the finish. I dig what Destihl is doing with their hazy IPA's, good job. Cheers! A-

Sep 11, 2020
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DrBeergood from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy straw yellow with lots of head.

S: VERY fragrant. Many tropical notes and piney resinous hops.

T: Well done. Tastes fresh. 40-60 IBUs. It's citrusy and bitter like juice and peel. The piney flavor comes from the sheer amount of resinous hops. The flaked oats, wheat, and pils are apparent in the malt. This is a proper hazy.

F: Oily and heavyweight of course, but also easy to sip on.

O: Exceptional. Similiar to a Stone FearMovieLions.

Aug 22, 2020
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RedbirdRona from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This could be mistaken for orange juice in a glass with how orange and hazy it is. The taste and smell is combo of citrus and tropical fruit. At 8.5% abv this is very smooth and drinkable. The alcohol is hardly noticeable. Destihl is really doing some great things in Normal, Illinois deserves to start to see more exposure soon. If you like NEIPA's don't miss this one. Overall, all of the Deadhead IPA's from Destihl that I have tried have been awesome and I look forward to the next seasonal release.

Aug 18, 2020
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donspublic from Texas

4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from can into tulip, good 2 finger cream colored head, good retention and great lacing. Pale hazy orange in the glass, no floaties. Smell is in your nose juicy, mango, orange, pineapple, apricot and a slight underlying dankness. Taste is initially sweet apricot, pineapple and a shitload of tropical stuff going on. Sweetness and fruitiness runs through the sip with a very mild bitterness on the finish. Just enough to cut thru the sweetness and make you go back for more. There is a small lingering of alcohol on the back end, but minor. Very good drinking beer. I am not a big NEIPA, but like the build on this beer. Manages to pull enough bittness to enhance the drinkability.

Apr 17, 2019
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Czequershuus from Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy yellow with a solid head. The aroma is a bright combo of citrus and tropical fruit, with notes of tangerine, pineapple, passion fruit, melon, goldne apple, and just a bit of dank cannabis. The flavor starts with a mellow hit of pineapple, mango, and passionfruit, followed by tangerine mid palate, with kiwi and cannabis on the finish. The mouthfeel is soft with foamy fizz. Overall this is a well balanced, mellow beer, with solid bright tropical and bright citrus tones.

Mar 13, 2019
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a snifter from draft at Whole Foods Market on March 8, 2019. Brewed with large amounts of Citra and Simcoe hops. Malts include flaked oats, wheat and pils. Mid-haze with juicy fruit notes.

Mar 13, 2019
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ilikebeer03 from Texas

4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

only medium hazy. but that isn't really important. nose and taste hits all points for the NEIPA style, which they don't directly call it...rather a 'hazy double ipa'
anyway. no is a ton of mango, pine, pineapple, tropical fruit, citrus
taste follows. a ton of mango, pine, pineapple, tropical fruit, citrus

Mar 10, 2019
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CaptD from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very hazy. Wonderful smell of citrus. Maybe some pineapple and m mango? Doesn't feel like a DIPA. Hides alcohol well. Smooth from start to finish. On my list as a fav.

Mar 08, 2019
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Ronl12 from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz into IPA glass. Date is smeared 2 and something.
Look is semi clear yellow. Smell is tropical citrus pineapple and apricots. Taste follows. Feel is fairly light. Overall a good beer but not great. Hides alcohol well. Would drink again but not seek out.

Mar 01, 2019
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pale orange body, hazy with lots of bits, a nice fat, rocky white head, and line and fine bubbled lacing.

S - A punch of citrus hop notes, orange juice and grapefruit, a bit of pith, and a strong line of zest.

T - Follows the nose, with additional fruit notes of pineapple and mango, a grapefruit note in the middle, and a pithy note of bitterness in the finish, quiet but present nevertheless.

M - Moderate weight and a coating resin feel, a bit of dryness in the close, and a moderate build.

O - A beer that straddles, West Coast and NE IPA combine, and is better for it. Tasty and rewarding, a DIPA which delivers strong hops without being harshly bitter or too sweet or cloying. Very nice, as a result.

Feb 23, 2019
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MacBrewin from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy yellow. Smells of citrus and tropical fruit. Tastes of citrus and tropical fruit too. Medium full mouthfeel. Not my favorite hazy double ipa, but definitely a good representation of this style. The 8.5% abv makes it a bit on the sweet side.

Feb 21, 2019
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of pineapple, mango and orange. Sweet tropical fruit taste with a subtle bitterness and toasted caramel.

Feb 16, 2019
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 65 ratings