Houston Haze
Spindletap Brewery

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From:
Spindletap Brewery
 
Texas, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #495
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,789
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 7.48%
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
127
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 03, 2022
Added:
Mar 18, 2017
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  23
SCORE
95
World-Class
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Notes: This double dry hopped IPA comes at you with a ton of fruit flavors. Guava, pineapple, & grapefruit are just some of the juicy/tropical notes coming from the Galaxy & Citra hops.
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Rated: 4.25 by TylerJ from Iowa

Aug 03, 2022
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Reviewed by texasAUtiger from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Such a balanced, refreshing Hazy IPA! Poured from the can with a massive 1-2 inch head. The fruitiness and hops are there, then the aftertaste is smooth, slightly spicy, but not dominating. Very nice lacing. One of my favorite Hazy IPAs ever!

Edit: I've had it from the tap as well as cans. I must admit that there has been some variation in quality across some of the 6 packs. Nothing crazy, but some have certainly been better than others.
Jul 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by hester7 from Texas

Mar 26, 2022
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Rated by obrike from Texas

4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Dank, resinous, pineapple explosion. Very good representation of the NE ipa style. A top Texas beer in my book.
Mar 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.54 by Napoli101 from Texas

Dec 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Beerage

4.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Best beer in texas. These guys know what they are doing. Amazing job. Water chemistry is top notch. Whatever yall are doing keep that "shit" up. The double hazies are wonderful. But for a constant beer drinker houston haze is where it is at ......... if you enjoy good beer that is.... not for the generic dumb dumb beers. Bud stella coors natty piss water.... plz drink better beer. Love all yall but just be responsible and drink better. Best local beer I've tasted. Any one rates this under a 4 I question their beer palate. Shame on them
Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.34 by jordanginsberg from Louisiana

Oct 16, 2021
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Reviewed by RootHouston from Texas

4.94/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Up until now, I'd say that this is literally the best hazy-style IPA that Texas has to offer.

Smell - Pure juice. Grapefruit and orange juice.
Taste - Sweet with the right amount of deeper citrus bite.
Mouthfeel - Thick and gushy. Don't expect a lot of bubbles here.

Drink, up.
Aug 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.17 by freddyvitols from Texas

Aug 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.53 by Samnem from Georgia

Aug 24, 2021
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Reviewed by ELS from Florida

2.6/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Drinking this beer on tap at the brewery. All my favorite hops (CMG) and looks really juicy, but disappointing. Smells good with grapefruit and some orange, but the taste is fair at best. Too much astringency from the hops. I like a nice hop bite, but this is harsh and not fruity. I don’t taste any distinctive Citra and Mosaic and the galaxy is hurting my palette. This is a muddled hop mess and it’s difficult to drink due to the abrasiveness. I don’t understand how this can be rated as high as it is. Maybe this is a bad batch or some flunky is brewing this beer after the premier brewers have stopped. Happens a lot.
Aug 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.16 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Jul 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.23 by animal69 from Louisiana

Jun 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Drms4You from Texas

4.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
I'm a GITM guy, but when I tried this it blew me away with it's dankness, it's juicy (but not OVER juiced) flavor.
$13 bucks for 6 instead of $13 for 4 is a pretty good trade off as well.

Not quite as smooth as Ghost, but this is one tasty brew.
Jun 04, 2021
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Rated by Thisbdoboy

4.9/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Really just enjoying this beer right now.
May 06, 2021
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very hazy pineapple color with a creamy white head, all citrus on the nose, with pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and guava most prominent.

The taste is led by the pineapple, with the grapefruit also prominent. A really well done NEIPA, IMHO.
Apr 23, 2021
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazed gold with 2 fingers of pearl colored head. Above average lacing and head retention

S: Citrus, papaya

T: Follows the nose, green melon and powdery dryness up front. Grapefruit, green melon and dryness as this warms. Finishes very dry with green melon and grapefruit

MF: Medium body,low carbonation
good balance

Good, not great flavor, the intense powderyness is a drawback to me
Mar 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.06 by Magery from Kentucky

Feb 27, 2021
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Rated by acycler01 from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I just loved this beer! Tasting it for the first time this evening.

Totally delicious smells wonderful and the first sip to the last.
Jan 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Dec 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.4 by phatsmackey from Texas

Dec 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.33 by Mortal_Wombat from Texas

Dec 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.98 by dielzubro from Texas

Nov 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.33 by T_Hass from Georgia

Oct 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by archero from Texas

Sep 05, 2020
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Reviewed by titty_mcbitty from Tennessee

4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Very hazy and opaque, bright gold in color, finger's worth of white head due to a gentle pour.

S: I'm not getting too much here but I don't have a great sense of smell. I can pick up some fruit juices maybe and some hops.

T: Mango, grapefruit, and peach - all ripe and bright. Great fruit cocktail taste. Pine, grassy, but soft.

M: Pretty light-weight but not thin. You get a small carb bite, yet it goes down silky smooth. Finishes with those grapefruit/grassy notes.

O: This is a lovely beer, especially for a year-round release. Very solid, and it stands out in my opinion.
Aug 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.16 by 10_bathrooms from Texas

Aug 25, 2020
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Reviewed by Manta200 from Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
12oz can courtesy of frijoless.
Very hazy, almost milky, deep gold. Nice white head which disappears quickly, even though it shows lots of carbonation when pouring. I am smelling mango. I am picking up some orange followed by a hoppy finish. Somewhat flat on mouthfeel.
Overall, quite enjoyable.
Aug 18, 2020
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Reviewed by bret27 from California

4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Fresh 12oz can courtesy of frijoless.
Looks like orange juice with nice head.
Smells like mango, pineapple, and OJ.
Tastes the same with some slight resiny bitter finish. Not very complex.
Somewhat thin Juicy mouthfeel.
Overall: solid neipa from this Texas brewery. Other reviews seem to second this. Recommended.
Aug 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.41 by acashk from Texas

Jul 22, 2020
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Rated by Hazed from Texas

4.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Fan friggin tastic. It’s a slightly more resinous electric jellyfish. Absolutely packed with flavor. Love it.
Jun 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.87 by sky50_17 from Texas

Jun 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.23 by Eddiehop from Texas

Jun 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by csfcmitchell from Texas

Jun 01, 2020
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Reviewed by JasonQKing from Texas

5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pour this can 90% into a glass, swirl what's left in the can around for 3 seconds then pour it into the glass for best taste.

Not cheap at 12.99 and I rarely spend that much on an IPA (especially at 7% abv)but DAMN this one is a pleasant surprise to the eyes nose and tastebuds. Not a big fan of this company's other flavors so much. THIS one is a masterpiece. Never change it!

Pours opaque. Nice and thick with sediment for an IPA. H-A-Z-E SUPREME!

VERY GOOD BEER!

ONE OF THE BEST IPA
May 14, 2020
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Reviewed by H-TownMcBuck from Texas

3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Nice, cloudy gold look. Strong aroma, grapefruit and danky. Flavor is rich, very hoppy with mango and grapefruit tones, finishes non-sweet, maybe even a little on the sour side. Carbonation is bubbly and medium overall body. Another well-done IPA by Spindletap. Would definitely recommend to those who enjoy IPA’s.
Apr 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Hooded from Texas

4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Notes from 4/10/2020.
Poured from a 12oz can into a Rastal nucleated Teku glass.
The body is a hazy pale yellow with .5in of white head. Retention is average leaving a thin island of foam. 3.25
The aroma is medium in strength and of grapefruit, peach, pineapple, and orange. 4.25
The taste is medium-high in strength with wavering back and forth flavors between orange and peach. Then grapefruit cooly dominates at the end followed by a moderately bitter finish that is long lasting. 4.5
The feel is medium-low in thickness, a little creamy, and has a medium-high level of astringency. It's very dry. 3.75
Overall, it's so easy to drink that I almost finished the glass halfway through my review. Oh, why the hell not? I’ll go ahead and open another can. 4.00
Apr 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.3 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Feb 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Mortarforker from Texas

Jan 26, 2020
Houston Haze from Spindletap Brewery
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 174 ratings