Deadhead IPA Series: Drivin' That Haze

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IPA - New England
Ranked #1,844
Ranked #16,705
4.02 | pDev: 6.47%
Illinois, United States
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy light golden color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention is good. Lacing is excellent. Somewhat sweet aroma with pineapple and tangerine. Piney resin in the background. Bigger piney spruce taste with a pineapple and mild tangerine sweetness in the background. More medium bodied with moderate to heavy carbonation.

Jun 21, 2020
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garymuchow from Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm a sucker for this series.
Pale and cloudy from the get-go (pour). Also big foamy head prevents full glass pour without a wait. Nice fruit aroma without a fruit overload or cornucopia. Sweet fruit with just a bit of mellowing factors, slight astringency and pulpy notes. I like this. More pleasant and enjoyable than a fruit basket. No real amber in the color. Just a pale dull dried hay look. And cloudy.
Smooth feel and nice body with the girth and stickiness (not very much, but just enough). Smooth taste too. Hoppy flavor, similar to the aroma. Nothing overdone. Nice blending with a very soft bitterness that lays nicely and helps cut any sweetness or excess fruit.
This is nicely done. The other reason I'm a sucker for this series. They are good beers.

Jun 14, 2020
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Roguer from Georgia

3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good head production; decent retention. Light lemon yellow and hazy body, translucent.

Super dank nose, with little else managing to present, other than some leafy green herbs. It's a bit one-note; touches of lemon and grapefruit.

Up front on the palate, there are tones of juicy pineapple, light lemon and orange, and melon, but halfway through the sip the pungent dankness takes over with a fierceness.

Smooth presentation on the palate; lively, medium bodied, decent sting.

This is a very well crafted beer, but the dankness is overbearing for my personal tastes. Those who love a hint of pot smoke in their beer should love it.

May 31, 2020
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Poured out a hazy, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of bubbly foam. It smelled of mango, pineapple and guava. Sweet tropical fruit zing and bite with smooth caramel undertones. Mild hoppy bitterness.

May 31, 2020
Deadhead IPA Series: Drivin' That Haze from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 20 ratings