When Hazy Met Sally | Mikkeller Brewing San Diego

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When Hazy Met SallyWhen Hazy Met Sally
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When Hazy Met SallyWhen Hazy Met Sally

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Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
California, United States

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
N.E. style TIPA with a cloudy, deep straw appearance. Dried apricot, mandarin orange, and papaya on the nose. It has a very big body with glances of melon including cantaloupe, that lead into a tickle of guava on the end. The finish has a rounding bite from the higher ABV.

Added by superspak on 02-19-2018

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of jroof1
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, almost murky dark orange wth fine, soapy head.

Smell is tropical with notes if mango, pineapple, oranges and a hint of vanilla.

Taste is very mango forwrd and pretty damn boozy. As it settles and warms a bit, it becomes fruitier and notes of apricots and melon appear. Still, a bit too boozy for me.

Mothfeel is full and soft, well carbonated.

Overall, a nice, if a bit boozy triple IPA, with great mouthfeel.

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Photo of safaricook
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 1 pint can with a Julian canned on date of 18066, meaning that it was canned on 7th March 2018, ‘I’ll have what she’s having’. Poured into a tumbler glass.

Appearance: A hazy dark orange colour with a slightly less than two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.

Aroma: Over ripe mango, guava, light citrus, dankness, lactose, yoghurt.

Taste: Sweet, mango, apricot, light citrus bitterness, dank, resin, grass with some light alcohol booziness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate to low carbonation.

Overall: This was ok with good tropical fruit aroma and flavours, but the combination of sweetness and light booze together, just wasn’t the best for me.

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Photo of metter98
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy dark yellow in color. It poured with a finger and a half high frothy white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles covering most of the surface, a narrow collar, and lots of lacy rings of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of cantaloupe melon, guava and papaya are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of stone fruits along with hints of guava and papaya. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and coats your mouth. There is a moderate amount of carbonation and no crispness is detectable.
O: This beer is exceptionally easy to drink considering the 10% abv as there are only faint hints of alcohol in the taste.

Serving type: can

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Photo of baklo
3.21/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ice_Cream_And_IPAs
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an extremely murky dark golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate burnt orange + copper colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thick film covering a little more than 50% of the surface of the beer surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of juicy tropical/mango, tropical/papaya, tropical/guava, citrus/grapefruit, citrus/orange, and stone fruit/apricot hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of caramel + biscuit malts with a moderate amount of honey + caramel sweetness. Hints of sweet booziness towards the finish.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of caramel + biscuit malts with a moderate amount of honey + caramel sweetness. That is followed by just shy of strong flavors of juicy tropical/mango, tropical/papaya, tropical/guava, citrus/grapefruit, citrus/orange, and stone fruit/apricot hops which impart minimal amounts of bitterness which fade almost instantly leaving a lingering fruity hop presence.

M: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Slick with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with very well hidden alcohol considering this is a Triple IPA and has a 10% ABV. Really enjoyable with a great hop flavor and aroma and the expected balancing malty sweetness.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16oz can into 20oz Sauvin glass. Canning date is in the Julian format, and seemingly incomplete, otherwise I would use online converter.

Look: Dark yellow in color, and oh my, extremely murky and hazy in appearance. Judging by the look alone, it looks like a heavy beer. I got a nice 3/4" frothy head that formed. As I drink the beer, it leaves loads of residual lacing on the glass which is a plus.

Smell: Smells pretty fantastic. Citrus fruits, like grapefruit and orange or present, along with some tropical fruit scents like papaya, mango, and guava. I get some lemongrass, pineapple, nectarine and apricot as well on the nose, maybe some peach. A floral scent is present in the beer, but in the background. Hop presence is noted, but not as strong as you would think from a TIPA. Great smelling IMO.

Taste: Taste is also fantastic. I get that typical citrus fruit flavor, bursting with orange, grapefruit and lemon, but I get a nice complexity which comes from the hops in a more herbal/earthy form. The taste bounces back and fourth between hoppy, fruity, hoppy, then fruity, with a crips bitter finish. I like the earthy and floral notes in the taste as well. The beer has a nice bitter finish, and incredibly smooth again considering it's a TIPA. Can't detect the 10ABV at all. Dangerously good and easy drinking.

Feel: Medium in body, and medium-heavy in weight. Beer has a nice viscosity to it. Carbonation is low to moderate, which seems to change slightly sip to sip. Very easy drinking TIPA.

Overall: At first I gave it a 4.25 overall, but as I sit here writing this review, I become more and more impressed with it. The fruit flavor really bursts as I continue to drink this fine brew, and it complements the hop profile nicely. I am very impressed with the San Diego Mikkeller crew for making a delicious, and fine quality Triple IPA. Might be one of my favorite Triples yet. I am very glad I bought a 4 pack of these. As always, I am grateful to have tried this magnificent brew, and I highly recommend it. Very smooth and easy drinking for a TIPA, and stays true to the hazy style. Also nice having a 10ABV triple. Plus, the name is awesome. Cheers!

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hop_God
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

When Hazy Met Sally from Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 13 ratings