One Hazy Summer
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

One Hazy SummerOne Hazy Summer
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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,680
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #31,563
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 6.7%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
52
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Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
 
Massachusetts, United States
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One Hazy SummerOne Hazy Summer
Notes: Intense aromas of citrus, berry, and tropical fruit in a hazy Summer pale ale. We don’t need any excuses to celebrate One Hazy Summer. Open, and enjoy!
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 52
Reviews by EMV:
Photo of EMV
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed golden pour with fluffy white head. Nice lacing.

S: Light citrus and tropicals.

T.F: Follows the nose. Modest flavor... light citrus and fruit. Fairly simple... modest bitterness. Light grain bill. Well carbonated. Light bodied.

O: An easy drinking low ABV NE style IPA. Pretty average... somewhat light on flavor but at least not unpleasant. Crushable... forgettable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mugman8
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a six at Total Wine. Great summer beer. Pour is cloudy golden with a big pillowy head and ample lacing. Taste is fruity with some interesting sour hops notes and a crisp finish. i will be buying more of these.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PMakowski
4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 Oz bottle poured into glass
Look - hazy of course, yellow-orange color. Medium foam head with some glass lacing
Smell - juicy and tropical -- pineapple, papaya, mango, and sweet biscuit.
Taste - Harpoon has a house flavor for it's beers, you either like it or don't. I like it and this is along the same lines as their IPA. Rich ripe tropical fruit, mainly pineapple. Fairly strong hit of malt. Finish is dry and crisp and a little bitter but the total bitterness is not very apparent. It's a sweet sugary offering. Carbonation is medium-high. Body medium-light.

Overall, it's fairly average for a summer pale ale. It has a good amount of flavor but nothing that really surprises. It's just a good tropical summer beer. Nothing more, nothing less. I like their mango beer significantly more. Grade is an A-

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Photo of woodychandler
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

OMFG! I just recently put this bottle in my reefer to cool, planning it as a follow-up to two (2) other Harpoon beers, albeit in CANs. I had no idea that this one is also in CANS! I'm gonna have to see if I CAN find one before the Summer's end. 8=O

From the Bottle: "Est. 1986"; "Intense aromas of citrus, berry, and tropical fruit in a hazy Summer pale ale."; "We don't need any excuses to celebrate One Hazy Summer. Open, and enjoy!"; "Est. 1986"; "Summer"; "Juicy*Vibrant*Soft New England Pale Ale"; "38 IBUs"; "Dear ______, I can't make it to ________. I'm ________ to miss it, but I have a _________ that I need to ________ and just can't get away. I hope to make it up to you _________ - beers are on me. Sincerely, _________ "; "It's One Hazy Summer. Fill in the blanks, open, and enjoy."; "Employee Owned".

Seeing "Hazy" on the bottle in combination with its designation as "New England" inspired me to do some serious in-bottle agitation to get any lees off of the punt & back into suspension before Pop!ping the cap. I then allowed it some calming time before proceeding since I am not into beer fountains. Once accomplished, an aggro C-Line pour netted me just over two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head that quickly dissipated in the face of today's heat & humidity. 8=( Color was a deeply-hazy/lightly-cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Poor for the style (APA), since clarity is usually a trademark. Nose was very tropical fruity, but when held up to the standard-bearer of SNPA, it really did not measure up. It was marginally within spec for the style, but it was not my cuppa. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste had a muted tropical fruitiness & although I shake my head in disbelief that I am saying it, I would have preferred that they had gone with a full-on NEIPA instead of this reduced nonsense. It would have really been disappointing if I had truly been expecting an APA. This did not really measure up, neither in terms of style nor my personal taste. Finish was semi-dry, but it just was not really an APA. YMMV.

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Photo of redsoxjim
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of swierczt
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prost76
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dakin
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alexc11
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On my New England kick. Welcome to Vermont. This one is pretty straight forward. Pours a hazy yellow colour with medium head that maintains a thin foam. Tropical aroma and taste (mostly pineapple and mango I sense). Not too bitter. Light and nice tasting.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a hazy amber with a nice large white head that sticks around for a bit. In the nose, it is citrus. In the mouth, it is pineappley citrus and malt. Refreshing!

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Photo of mojohawk21
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zotzot
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drinking from a 12oz. bottle out of a pint beer glass.
Tan-orange color, medium opaque, thought not really cloudy.
Thin filmy head.
Tangy smell.
Taste has a nice tang, with fruity overtones. Not at all bitter - so really a pale ale and not an IPA.
Refreshing for a hot summer afternoon, but no real depth or interest.

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Photo of probert
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smb71481
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RC_Saunders
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden yellow color. Has a distinct smell about it that I’ve picked up on various big brewers. May sound weird but if you know then you know....somewhat tropical flavors along with mild bitterness. Over all a crushable beer. I really liked it

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Photo of M4CDO
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heddar33
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrBeergood
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smells hoppy and tropical. I drank this beer fast. It's chuggable and light bodied. Mango and papaya are without a doubt present.

People love this stuff, especially if you can present a fresh can in the right season.

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Photo of seakayak
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Iski100
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Heftklammer
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One Hazy Summer from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 52 ratings