Foggy Geezer
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #244
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,740
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 7.28%
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
361
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SCORE
92
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden yellow with a somewhat thin off-white head. Smells heavy of citrus, grapefruit, malt-backbone. Taste follows the nose, super balanced brew. Full-bodied, high carbonation, crisp, biting. Really well done IPA.

May 28, 2021
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Piercan from Wisconsin

4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Color is hazy gold.
Nose is a nice blend of citrusy hops and some pine, on a backdrop of tropical fruits (Mango for sure, Passion Fruit maybe and a touch of Lychee?) Taste is pleasurably fruity-hoppy. Love it!
Mouthfeel somewhat light-bodied with velvety bitterness, but at the end of the day, Foggy Geezer is a truly outstanding Hazy/Juicy American IPA, that will bring sunshine into your glass, and dreams of the Tropics, on a warm summer day.
◇ A collaboration of two geniuses: "3 Floyds" of Indiana, USA, and Danish "Mikkeller", of København.◇

May 18, 2021
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defunksta from North Dakota

3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2021:
Appearance: Pours a semi-hazy (~50%), medium orange color with a moderately foamy head. SRM of 8. (3.75)

Aroma: Strong and rich orange citrus, lemon, pineapple, mango aromas. Slight peach and strawberry aromas. Mostly rich orange, peach, some tropical and strawberry to support. Big, rich, and sweet (3.75)

Flavor: The flavor follows the nose, with big and wet orange, peach, wet pineapple, strawberry flavors. Big and wet. But also a rather strong bitterness here. No match for the candied and fruity malts here though that allow it to lean sweet. (3.75)

Feel: Big, rich, and sweet. Low to moderate carbonation. Hides the alcohol well. No appreciable malt sweetness behind the sweet fruit.

Compared to New Belgium Higher Plane Hazy IPA 11/8/20: Pours a slightly clearer color. More rich and juicy tropical fruit. Less green coconut, lime, and green plant.

Compared to Sierra Nevada's Hazy Little Thing 12/1/20: Pours a similar, but slightly lighter and hazier color. Extremely similar aromas. If we're pulling hairs, more wet peach/pineapple/lemon sweetness. Less orange citrus. Slightly heavier and sweeter. Extremely similar though.
5/12/21: More juicy/sweet orange. Less tart lemon citrus. Sweeter and juicier.

Compared to New Belgium's Captain Dynamite IPA 2/28/21: Pours a lighter color with a cleaner head. More rich, big and sweet aromas/flavors of orange, peach, tropical, and pineapple fruit. Less zesty and airy orange/lemon/pineapple. Bigger and sweeter.

Compared to Samuel Adams Wicked Hazy 3/11/21: Pours a darker, clearer color. More orange citrus, pine, and tropical flavors. Less sweet peach and flower. Lighter and less resinous. Less creamy and smooth. More pine and bitterness with a stronger carbonation, and a crisper bite.

Compared to Deschutes' Fresh Haze 3/15/21: Pours a lighter, clearer color. Similar, but stronger aromas/flavors. More sweet tropical flavors and juicier. Possibly more orange juice and less peach.

Compared to Lagunitas Little Sumpin Hazy 4/1/21: Pours a slightly lighter color, clearer. Stronger and more citrusy aromas. More orange, pineapple, strawberry. Less mandarine orange and tropical fruit sweetness. Juicier, crispier, with more flavor. Winner: Foggy Geezer

Compared to Surly's Moving Pictures Juicy IPA 4/16/21: Slightly darker pour. More grapefruit citrus on the nose. Less sweet, juicy, and resinous flavors. Lighter and cleaner overall.

Compared to Sweetwater H.A.Z.Y IPA 4/30/21: Pours a darker, clearer color. Stronger an sweeter orange citrus and and pineapple. Bigger, heavier, an sweeter. Less juicy and crisp.

Compared to Super Cluster 5/5/21: Pours a lighter color. Has orange, but more peach, tropical and strawberry. Less orange and pine.

Compared to Lake Time Haze of our Lives 5/19/21: Pours a lighter color. More strawberry, tropical fruit, and peach flavors. Less orange and citrus flavors. More dank bitterness. Less pine. More resinous with less haze and juice.

Compared to Insight Brewing's Hop Drop IPA 6/8/21: Pours a clearer color. Milder aromas and flavors. More smooth orange, and smooth tropical flavors. Less biting orange, pineapple, and herbal/hop burn bitterness. A stronger malt body.

Overall: A nice rich and juicy IPA. Tons of sweet ORANGE, PEACH, with some STRAWBERRY, LEMON, and light MANGO to support but it hides the alcohol well with nearly no alcohol bite. Not even sure if it is considered hazy given the sweetness. It also has quite a strong bitterness for being a "hazy IPA". Not surprised it would seem similar to SN Hazy Little Thing. It would be a denser and more bitter version of a NEIPA. Still, strong but pleasant, juicy citrus and tropical flavors. (Final Rating: 3.85)
*Compare next to Sweet Waters Hazy*

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Prehistoric first Review in 2018:
Poured from a 12oz can at 45 degrees,

Look: Pours a hazy, lighter orange color with a moderate foamy head.
Smell: Aroma is your classic citrus, tropical melon, and stonefruit.
Taste: The flavor is fruity, full of citrus and tropical melon. There is orange, pineapple, tropical melon, with a hint of stonefruit with the black tea and earthy undertones. Classic flavors of your simcoe or mosaic hop variety. However, to point out there may be a hint of cinnamon. Strong bitter finish.
Feel: The beer is well carbonated with a crisp, and non-oily mouthfeel.
Overall: It's foggy, but surprisingly bitter. Definitely not a New England style. More of a balanced IPA. It has the popular mosaic/simcoe dank tropical flavors with quite a bit of bitterness on the end.

Mar 01, 2021
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osheamatth from New York

4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light yellowish orange appearance with very little haze. Perfect ring lacing. Some earthy pine hitting the fruit but not getting a ton off of it. More of that but prominent in the flavor profile. It goes back to that lemony, orange like in the look which is odd as you would think it would play off of the nose.

Jan 15, 2021
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Cdriver0414 from Kentucky

4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look- a light orange haze that gets darker at the top
Smell- very fruit forward with hints of mango,papaya,peach,with a touch of floral darkness
Taste- a light drinking iPa with the taste of sweet fruit with a slightly stro ger than normal for a hazy bitterness on the back end
Feel- light and floral
Overall- a very solid hoice if you enjoy fruity light drinking ipas

Nov 21, 2020
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Treyliff from West Virginia

3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours a slightly hazy orange color with a one-finger foamy white head that has great retention

S- smells of orange citrusy hops up front with some marmalade aromas. Undertones of floral hops and slightly bready malt

T- pithy orange and grapefruit zest up front, followed by some floral and piney hop undertones. Mid-palate gives some slightly sweet malt before finishing with notes of orange marmalade

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a slightly creamy finish

O- solid citrus forward ipa with good drinkability

Oct 15, 2020
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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper color, with a small long lasting, lacing head. Sweet yet mellow aroma. Flavor is bright, some dry fruit, nice subtle bitterness. Good body and feel. Overall, very tasty full of flavor.

Jul 27, 2020
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Crowheadhopper from New York

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought this as a 4 pack on Block Island, june 6,2020. , can dated 4/20. Quite surprised by this .very juicy and hoppy, a nice change considering how every can states it's the best NEIPA or hazy ipa out there. This beer actually delivers.

Jul 09, 2020
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CLUELESS from Alabama

4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A little heady (foamy) that disappates slowly, but the taste, feel and smell are fantastic. I'll be consuming more of this one when I find it available.

Dec 31, 2019
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Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3.3/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

CAN: courtesy of Katelynn and Vince - thanks! 12 fl oz pull-tab painted all black with white font. Packaged 09/04/19.

"Hazy IPA." Brewed by Summit Brewing Company (ostensibly under the supervision of Warpigs). 70 IBU.

APPEARANCE: Less turbid than most so-called hazy IPAs, but it's the same pale copper hue observed in many. Head is a frothy white. ~6 minute retention. Rings of lacing cling to the sides of the glass as it recedes.

AROMA: Fresh floral hop aromatics are big here. Tangerine citrus. Pale malt. Citrus pulp. Fragrant vague fruitiness.

Citrusy and floral would be my bottom line descriptors, but its freshness elevates that simple tried and true aroma, helping promise a remarkable IPA.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, refreshing, coating, well-carbonated, medium-bodied.

Hop profile is enjoyable and mellow but not horribly interesting, fresh, or pungent. Floral hop flavours and citrusy hops (tangerine, orange). Pale malts lend this its simplistic foundation. It just tastes very hum-ho generic, lacking anything to distinguish it from the average Joe IPAs it shares shelves with.

There are no overt balance issues, off-flavours, or other problems - it just isn't that notable in the contemporary IPA landscape. You've got to bring more to the table to stand out in 2019.

OVERALL: It's not a bad brew by any stretch, but it's not an extraordinary one. A competent IPA that happens to have some turbidity, but its hop profile is a shrug and it won't dazzle discerning drinkers.

C+ (3.15) / ABOVE AVERAGE

***
11/28/19 can:

B- / WORTHY

Nov 08, 2019
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MaltMartyr from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Impressed with features, but the nose is a bit less bold than the other aspects. It's not as heavy as some IPA hazies, but the 3 Floyd collaboration is noticeable. The best features are feel, then the taste, but hops make it a juicy competitor that is not too far into overdrive into the bitter end. A balanced hazy worthy of another 6 or more.

Nov 03, 2019
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farrago from New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Creamy off-white head, crests about two fingers, excellent retention, lacing streaks are short but stick well. The haze falls short of full opacity but hard to call it translucent though, deep orange rust in hue, lots of visible bubbles. Lively nose of grapefruit pith, dried pineapple, papaya fruit, tobacco resin, tar, a light doughiness, and solid amount of herbal dankness round it out, the latter lasts longer than all else. The creamy mouth feel prevents heaviness, not much prickle to the carbonation. Juicier here with an elevation in the pink grapefruit, mandarin orange citrus. Likewise, there’s a touch more dampness to the pineapple, mango, apple fruit, yet hard to call it a fruit-forward beer. The hops fresher here, adds needed snap and bite. Tacky dryness permeates the finish, shortening it. Feels like it was tempted to make a bigger splash then dialed it back at the last moment. Just falls short of well balanced.

Aug 24, 2019
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Davedrinkinbeer from Indiana

4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beer has a date of 7/17/19 package date. Poured into a Taxman tulip glass, with a 1" head that slowly dissipates, and has a hazy gold color. Beer looks good poured, that's for sure.

Smell is citrus, and plenty of hops. Taste is citrus, yeast, and slowly builds on citrus-tasting hops to a strong bitter hop taste at the end. Hops linger in the aftertaste, but beer is blended ok, well carbonated, and not dry in the finish. Beer feels a little soapy but not overly so.

I think I will hold on to the other beers and let them condition more before re-trying. I believe that after a month the beer's bitter ending will mellow and will enhance the citrus hops more. Overall a good IPA, very good for those that like the bitter hops. I personally enjoy the citrusy hops taste myself.

Aug 16, 2019
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DefenCorps from Oregon

3.49/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from Bridge Liquors in Newport

A mildly hazy orange with a dense, white head with good retention and lacing, this beer glows. The nose is a blend of orange, crushed aspirin and doughy sweetness. A mild caramel note is present. Candied grapefruit and a little chalk is present as well. The palate opens moderately juicy with orange, grapefruit, a little pine and some candied citrus. Mildly chalky with a mildly gritty feel. Mild sweetness is present as well. Medium light in body and softly carbonated, there's some pine and grapefruit peel bitterness that lingers on in the finish. Decent.

Aug 15, 2019
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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light gold, slightly opaque, solid soapy head.

Bready, slightly dank, herbal, with grapefruit and white grape. Quite mild.

Flavor follows, with restrained burst of citrus and grapefruit pith, followed by grassy, biscuity, and piney notes. Semi-sweet and semi-bitter finish.

Soft body and medium mouthfeel. Easy sipper.

Aug 14, 2019
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Timothy O'Toole's. Hazy orange. Smells of a variety of hop notes. Grapefruit, tropical fruit, some pine. Tastes a little sweeter. Grapefruit hops. Tropical fruit. Mild bitterness, but it lasts. Good.

Jun 23, 2019
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cardfan212 from Minnesota

3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a shaker pint.

Look - A cloudy light golden amber with a massive fluffy white head. Some carbonation bubbles but nothing too active.

Smell - Lemon-lime soda, orange juice, the rye chips out of Chex Mix. Smells like the first wisps of summer coming, a Memorial Day cookout and the final demise of winter.

Taste - Squirt soda, saltine crackers, the essence of green beans. Light and friendly, despite the dark and foreboding can.

Feel - Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. This sits well on the tongue. I like it.

Overall - Bought it for the beautiful can and the Sabbath references, stayed for the tasty beer. I'm not too familiar with NE IPAs, so I don't know how genuine of a hazy this is, but I greatly enjoy this one.

Jun 20, 2019
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can dated 4/14/19 purchased from Woodman's in LaCrosse, WI. Poured into sleigh bell chalice.

Deep hazy gold with a tall fluffy head of 3 fingers, receding gradually to 1, with the lace traveling just a cm above the head.

Aroma is perfect for a New England IPA, in my opinion. It's a wonderful exquisite balance of dank and fruity, neither overpowering the other. Cantaloupe, pineapple, honeydew, tangerine, pomelo, pine, slight must, and herbs.

Flavor is a bit more herbal and bitter than the nose, and less fruity, but still absolutely delicious. Huge dank melon (if that's a thing). Followed by deep woodsy herbs (dill, thyme, sage), wet mushroom, grapefruit, tangerine, and slight alcohol heat. Pine on the finish.

Feel is creamy and smooth with a sharp prickly carbonation and a dank finish with moderate warming alcohol. Slight resins hang on at the tail end.

Overall a very impressive effort from Mikeller and 3F. Would buy again.

Jun 06, 2019
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DMarlinJ from Michigan

4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Normally I say taste is what sets the mark to rate a beer but I rated overall higher because this is so especially drinkable. My pallet doesn't tire because it has no lingering aftertaste, clean finish. Bitterness is up front and doesn't cling. The taste is well balanced just not very complex. Overall I wouldn't get tired of drinking this and it was priced right. Not as cloudy as I expected from the description but the head and lace was great at first pour. Looking forward to having another. Cheers

Nov 27, 2018
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale golden yellow, thin white lacing. Nose is strong on resin and citrus. Flavor brings the fruit forward. Bitter and dry finish. A well designed hop forward IPA. Yum.

Oct 23, 2018
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NRajtarski from Minnesota

4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beer was poured from a can into a pint glass. The canned on date was 8/5/2018.
Right off the bat the aromas of the beer were strong stone fruit and orange.
This beer is hazy and I'm not surprised as I cannot see through the beer, it looks like a glass of orange juice maybe a bit lighter.
The taste is exactly what it smells like, stone fruit and orange with a very small bit of sweetness.
This is a very nice NE IPA and the aromas and taste open up as the beer warms up.

Oct 07, 2018
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Jmatz from Illinois

3.37/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Hop heads gathered in their masses!

Pours a light golden amber, thick creamy head and completely hazy and opaque. Just beautiful.

Smells, hop forward, tropical, juicy.

Tastes, citrus, tropical, minimal piney-ness, nice bitterness on finish. Crisp, refreshing, but still with some boozy warmth. Very good.

By the way, do not make a mistake and drink this out of the can, it absolutely needs to be poured.

This is a good one. Might like it even more than the Lazurite.

Sep 28, 2018
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jzubz from Indiana

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Drink Fresh!

Poured slightly aggressively into a HopCulture TeKu, this American/Hazy IPA collab between Warpigs and Three Floyd’s pours a hazy, light golden liquid nectar with a frothy 3 finger head that settles nicely into a soft, half-finger head with minimal lacing down the walls of the glass.

A full nose of bright citrusy hops is balanced by a light-weight malt. Apricot and stone fruits jump forward on the nose with a small yet discernible bit of musk that opens into an appetizingly dank brew. Tropical notes are definitely hanging around also.

The flavors on the palate are similar to the nose, though far more impactful and pleasantly explosive. They roll over the tongue and unfurl. A slight chew of peach, predominated by citrus and an ever-so-slight touch of pine on the tongue warms into a not-overly-bitter pale ale backbone

At ~6.8% ABV, this drinks relatively light, but is just about a perfect mid-weight IPA. Appealing to hazy band wagoners, those new to the style, and traditional hopheads alike. This beer seems borderline sessionable in weight, but packs sufficient booziness to hold its own and make sure you know what your drinking is quality ale.

Pour this into a nice tulip or TeKu and enjoy fresh! Cheers

Sep 25, 2018
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Wilcox39 from Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Effervescent and light. Wheat beer look/hazy. Not too heavy on the hop notes. Well balanced. Just right. For a guy who is sick and tired of IPAs this one is great!

Sep 12, 2018
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SSS from Canada (QC)

4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-Bright yet hazy yellow with a nice pronounced head that lingers
S-Fruit and sweet candy upfront aroma with a layer of dank and citrus hop character underneath
M-Medium body with a fullness that is nice, carbonation is medium high and lends a peppery effervescence on the tongue
T-Really well balanced bitter-sweet level with a crisp finish that is pleasant. There is a spice that remains around the gums in an aftertaste type of way
O-Great beer, nuff said, go try it!

Aug 19, 2018
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