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  1. Bob
    May 9, 2020 @ 12:01 pm

    Alpine Nelson is definitely not a “hazy” style beer. Unfiltered yes, New England mimosa style hazy, no.

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    • GT Wharton
      May 9, 2020 @ 12:23 pm

      Hi Bob,

      Thanks for the comment. I don’t believe I call it “Hazy IPA” or “New England-style” at any point. If you read my review for Alpine Nelson (linked several times in the article), you’ll see that Alpine puts “hazy” in the official marketing language and the beer looks very hazy in the glass and it tastes similar to some hazy IPAs in overall sweetness and mouthfeel. It’s not a clear IPA by any means. It seems “hazy” has a strong connotation, so “cloudy” or “unfiltered” like you said is probably more apt. But that’s not how Alpine describes it.

      And by that logic, Mt. Nelson should not be described as “hazy” either as it has few traits in common with New England-style IPAs. It’s not sweet and far more bitter. The level of cloudiness in Mt. Nelson is similar if not less than Alpine Nelson. You can see the photos back to back.

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