Release New Belgium Haze IPA

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  1. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,297) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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  2. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,297) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Is this not what SA was going to do? They wanted to get a juicy hazy IPA to mass market, don't recall it happening....
     
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  3. BeerseAnyone

    BeerseAnyone Initiate (42) Oct 5, 2017 Ohio

    Bought a sixer last night. $9.99 and in bottles. It's boo-boo
     
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  4. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,297) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    That good huh.:wink:
     
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  5. BeerseAnyone

    BeerseAnyone Initiate (42) Oct 5, 2017 Ohio

    It tastes like a 5% session WCIPA to my palate
     
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  6. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (318) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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  7. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (429) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts

    the Hefe yeast will give it a unique profile — most of the prototypes (and copycats) are using English strains which produce esters that combined w/citrus forward hops create the signature overripe tropical fruit character.
     
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  8. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,297) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    I saw they got it out locally but never saw it go beyond that. A little ways back they talked about putting out a juicy IPA to sort of cash in to help their drop in sales. I never saw that pan out.
    I am not sure these mass beers will hold up to the quality of the good ones
     
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  9. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (318) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Yeah, I think this is the beer that will be nationally distributed.
     
  10. Subcontrabass

    Subcontrabass Initiate (58) Jun 21, 2014 North Carolina

    Out in NC this week. It's okay.
     
  11. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,620) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I just got back from my local retail beer distributor and they had stacks of the Sierra Nevada Hazy IPA:
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    So I suppose that means there two of the bigger distributing breweries have jumped on the Cloudy IPA train.

    I had the SN Hazy Little Things on draft at the Mills River, NC taproom a month or so ago. I thought it was a nice beer. It was not a so called 'NE' style IPA to my palate - not a soft enough mouthfeel.

    I suppose one of these days I need to buy a 6-pack of the SN and New Belgium Hazy IPA beers. I wonder how well these mass distributed Cloudy IPAs will hold up from a beer stability perspective?

    Cheers!

    P.S. I picked up a 6-pack of Lagunitas Willettized Coffee Stout in case you were wondering.

    @SierraTerence
     
  12. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,297) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    I will check out both beers for sure. I am curious if the lack of soft mouthfeel is going to be the standout for a lot of folks and cause some feedback on the beer. That is the one characteristic I really enjoy with a solid NEIPA, it has that distinct feel.

    Willettized is a great beer, I enjoyed them and have a few I want to sit on just to enjoy later in spring.
     
  13. SierraTerence

    SierraTerence Initiate (138) Mar 14, 2007 California

    I might have to do a side-by-side as well. :slight_smile:
     
  14. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (642) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Where did you get the Lagunitas? Still not seeing it.

    Enjoy
     
  15. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,620) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I purchased it at Kunda (King of Prussia) but I read a post earlier today that it is at the King of Prussia Wegmans as well.

    Cheers!
     
  16. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,620) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    That side-by-side tasting would be an excellent discussion for a New Beer Sunday thread.

    Cheers!
     
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  17. sagescrubber

    sagescrubber Initiate (55) Mar 17, 2015 California

    Even better, they want to trademark that witless cliche-on-arrival name.
     
  18. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (642) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Too far away , need to check around here again.

    Enjoy
     
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  19. The_Kriek_Freak

    The_Kriek_Freak Poo-Bah (1,872) Aug 18, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Bella Vista just got some if you live near downtown.
     
  20. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (642) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Thanks......I am down there every so often so I can stop over. Should see it here if its in KOP and downtown.

    Enjoy
     
  21. darklord2011

    darklord2011 Initiate (142) Nov 18, 2011 Indiana

    I bought this last weekend and really enjoyed it. Especially at $9.99/six. Might be my new go to every day beer.
     
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  22. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (318) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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    The Holiday Haze in the snowpack was quite a let down. Nothing stood out, was bland all around.
     
  23. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,620) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Yes, an economical price is a benefit.

    Unfortunately for my the Sierra Nevada prices are often higher in Pennsylvania as compared to other states (e.g., I can buy Sierra Nevada beers cheaper in Delaware but that is a 1.5 hour round-trip for me).

    The other issue I often experience is that Sierra Nevada beers are often old (> 150 days old) at my local retail stores.

    The one benefit of this specific brand is that since it was just released I know that these specific beers are not old. Whether that will be the situation 1 year from now, not likely if past history is a predictor here.

    Cheers!
     
  24. DJturnstile

    DJturnstile Initiate (57) Sep 2, 2015 California
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    Ugh...once New Belgium does it you know the trend has jumped the shark. I LOVE that my local breweries in northern CA are experimenting with the style now and some are getting pretty close, but NB should learn how to make good beer in general first before trying out a hazy one.
     
  25. tylerstubs

    tylerstubs Initiate (139) May 14, 2015 Colorado



    Dude, New Belgium makes very good beer. They helped push craft beer to where it is today. Their sour program pushed boundaries and changed how people think about beer brewed with wild yeast.

    I think they're a little bit lost right now with where to take the brand, but they no means don't know how to brew beer.
     
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  26. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,207) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado

    It's cool to bash NB, you can't taste the rare.
     
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