Haze of the Dead
DESTIHL Brewery

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,255
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,849
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 5.8%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
42
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DESTIHL Brewery
 
Illinois, United States
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 42
Photo of donspublic
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.1/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
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

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Photo of CaptD
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of MacBrewin
4.43/5  rDev +7%
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.

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Photo of zeff80
4.1/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Haze of the Dead from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 42 ratings