Oskar Blues Brewery Announces Thick Haze New England-Style IPA

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,147) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Thick Haze is Not For Casual IPA Fans, or The Faint of Heart

    Longmont, Colo. (October 8, 2020) Oskar Blues Brewery introduces Thick Haze New England-Style IPA to their lineup of innovative canned craft beers. This wicked hazy IPA was developed in Oskar Blues taprooms in Colorado and North Carolina, and is now ready to be unleashed on shelves nationwide. Thick Haze New England-Style IPA is available on draft and in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans starting today.

    Thick Haze New England-Style IPA was born from pumping insane amounts of hops into an unfiltered, hand-crafted IPA. As it pours, a massively thick fog of hops fills the glass and you can see exactly what you’re getting yourself into. A giant hop-ness monster of a beer, Thick Haze IPA rolls onto the palate with intense flavors of pineapple, melon and mango. The big, tropical flavors emanate from Galaxy, Cashmere, Calypso and Eureka hops added during the dry-hopping process at an almost supernatural amplitude. Aftershocks of the hazy, hoppy hit to the face are citrus notes of grapefruit juice, tangerine and lemon peel.

    Oskar Blues Head Brewer Juice Drapeau is no stranger to the New England IPA style, as he hails from Maine where immoderate use of hops is the norm (or as Juice would say, “Hawps”).

    “We crafted Thick Haze to be the ultimate beast of a New England IPA - a full-blown freakout for hops,” said Drapeau. “We layered the hop profile to maximize all of the flavors we are diggin’ right now - tropical fruit, melon and citrus.”

    Find Thick Haze New England-Style IPA on draft and in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans now.


  2. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,361) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    I'm all over it as soon as Sober October is over
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  3. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Poo-Bah (2,548) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire

    Sounds good. Oskar Blues has definitely done well with their NEIPA's so I'm looking forward to trying this.
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  4. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (1,509) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado

    Yeah I'd be skeptical if the rest of the OB IPAs were average; they're not. They haven't missed with any of these yet. Definitely seeking out.
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