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  1. Kenneth R Hausser
    November 29, 2017 @ 8:42 pm

    Does anybody know of breweries in Nashville that serves these?

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  2. Krrn
    November 27, 2017 @ 4:24 am

    I love this article. I live in Boston and regularly stop at Trillium because it is a quick in and out (albeit overpriced) but usually minimal line. I refuse to stand in line at Treehouse and will continue to bash it. The place is literally open 3 days a week and every day is over an hour wait. Not to mention the drive from Boston anyways. They are creating fake hype over constantly canning the same beer. I still have yet to try it! Literally never seen Treehouse in a store or a restaurant. I see Trillium on tap all over town. IMO, there are more versatile breweries in the area serving more beers than just 100 diff types of a hazy IPA.

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  3. Rick
    August 30, 2017 @ 7:56 am

    I’m sorry but I find the article a little wrongheaded. If you don’t like a style don’t drink it. Why spend time inventing reasons to hate on it?
    Hating on a beer for any other reason than poor quality is, in my humble opinion, a waste of time. For example, I fail to see why dealing with switching in bottles should affect your feelings about a particular style of beer. That’s silly!

    Also, hating on a beer because it’s popular is just plain “amateur hour.” Does that mean you will dislike any beer that it’s popularity makes it hard to get? That doesn’t make sense, does it?

    FWIW I do enjoy your articles in general. I’m just not goin’ there with ya on this one. Cheers!

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  4. Unbottling - Citralush - Rocky Mountain Brew Review
    August 28, 2017 @ 9:35 am

    […] heads. As with every new trend, there are those that fight back against it. Some of those differing opinions can be valid. Y’all remember the kerfuffle over black IPAs (aka Cascadian dark ales)? […]

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  5. Chris H
    July 21, 2017 @ 10:25 am

    Let me just say, I brew a lot and work at a bar with 61 taps, and let me tell you, making a really hazy drinkable IPA is much harder than making a run of the mill clear IPA. Making clear beer really isn’t that hard to be honest. Look at brewers like Omnipollo, they are pushing the envelope of what can be done, and it tastes amazing.

    What really surprises me about the hatred towards this style of beer, is that craft beer drinkers have no problem drinking a 13,5% bourbon barrel aged imperial stout with coffee, vanilla, oak and chillies, but when their beer is a bit hazy, they go on a rant. You would think people would be more open minded, but I guess some aren’t. But let me tell you, these types of beers sell out, almost as soon as we can get them on tap. So hate them as much as you like, they are here to stay for some time.

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  6. Doug
    June 20, 2017 @ 10:35 am

    I think the most important issue a person might have with hazy IPAs went unmentioned. As with any beer, it’s taste.

    (Flaws were mentioned, but in the form of packaging issues like chucks and hops.)

    The few examples I’ve had on the west coast have had a yeasty/hop bite, something I would think is inevitable when using a yeast that doesn’t flocculate plus lots of hops, that I find unpleasant.

    By “yeasty/hop bite” I mean a sharp, tickle the back of your throat kind of thing, that you would get if you were to take a sip of any sludgy, bottom of the fermenter sample of IPA. It’s yeast covered in hop oils (that’s​ one thing hop oil does to yeast, it covers them).

    And while I personally love low bitterness, extra flavor IPAs, having yeast in solution doesn’t cause that, and, in the examples I’ve had, it only reduces drinkability.

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  7. Patrick
    June 15, 2017 @ 11:10 am

    What drove me nuts about the style when it first came out, and what continues to drive me nuts about it is, to get cans of its examples, you typically have to go stand in a line at a brewery on a Saturday morning, or some random weekday, wasting a work vacation day. That’s what pisses me off, the whole “rarity” culture that has come to surround these beers. I want to be able to drop by the brewery and grab a 4-pack from the cooler, whenever. They are perfectly enjoyable beers that I’d drink more often if I could. At some point, the crazed hype surrounding these beers has to die way down, right?

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  8. Thornrbidgerob
    May 26, 2017 @ 2:23 am

    Dan,

    This is a great article and some very valid points. You see in from both sides of the table.

    Good work.

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  9. Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Set to Release 9th Anniversary Hazy IPA • thefullpint.com
    May 16, 2017 @ 10:48 am

    […] READ: 10 Reasons Why Brewers and Drinkers Hate On Hazy IPA […]

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  10. Kelly C.
    May 10, 2017 @ 10:01 am

    Well done Dan! I get that there is so much stress for brewers to be even more innovative, yet also at the end of the day actually make a profit. Personally, I’m not a big fan of this style, however I can appreciate it when it’s made well. I do think it’s a style that is here to stay for a while, but like Red IPAs and Cascadian Dark Ales/ Black IPAS will diminish over time. Also, I have a theory that with the weather continuing to get warmer across the world, drier finished IPAs will continue to be king.

    People will always want something hoppy, but IPAs will continue to be innovated.

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  11. Brian
    May 8, 2017 @ 3:51 am

    The number one reason why there is so much hate for style is that it is an extremely dumbed down style. It is essentially the “number two vaue meal” of beer. There has been a MASSIVE increase in the number of craft beer drinkers over the five years. By definition, these people are new to craft beer. What’s the latest and greatest “best style evah!” beer that these people drink? An “IPA” that has no bitterness. Has a very soft mouthfeel and as many citrusy/”juic” flavors in it to make it as simple on the palate as possible. It’s a noob beer for a massive wave of noobs. Now, all of that said, personally… I don’t think any of that makes them inherently “bad” at all. I have no problem hitting a McDonalds drivethru myself from tine to time but at the same time, I call fast foor, “fast food”. As for the “haze bros”, you have to just ignore them and hope they and their palates mature. 99% of them are, as mentioned above, noobs to craft beer who feel like they now belong to a “thing” and they’ll defend it like it’s family. Really? Accusing people of “butthurt” or trashing an article because it describes a very real situation? Really? What are these people, 12 year olds? Grow up noobs.

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  12. Flossmoor Station Brewing 2017 Wooden Hell Release Details • thefullpint.com
    April 25, 2017 @ 5:47 pm

    […] READ: 10 Reasons Why Brewers and Drinkers Hate On Hazy IPA […]

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  13. Episode 175 - That Barleywine Life | The Craft Beercast
    April 20, 2017 @ 4:02 pm

    […] Some valid points also some nonsense […]

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  14. Roheeeelio
    March 31, 2017 @ 7:13 pm

    Week shelf life at best…this article could maybe have passed 6months ago…c’mon man!

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  15. Dan
    March 31, 2017 @ 1:28 pm

    Hi,
    This is the author here. I love hazy IPAs, not sure how you gather otherwise. Check out our instagram, @thefullpint, you’ll see what love these style beers.

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  16. Chris
    March 31, 2017 @ 1:25 pm

    Well.. the author is definitely not a fan of hazy IPA’s.. we get it. But don’t try to spread your butt hurt and make it seem like everyone hates the style for the opinionated reasons you listed.

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  17. Mario
    March 31, 2017 @ 12:55 pm

    Don’t listen to these morons, Danny. Good article.

    Hey, nimrods, the title of the article is “10 Reasons Why Brewers and Drinkers Hate On Hazy IPA.” What did you expect, a goddamned hazy IPA love letter???

    I like some hazy IPAs as much as the next guy, but the lines are crazy (I won’t do it), the beers are usually ugly AF, and the mouthfeel screams anything but beer. They taste great a lot of times, but the issues raised here are spot on.

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  18. Denny Gmur
    March 31, 2017 @ 11:28 am

    I like this article. It catalogs all the reasons I have hated on murky IPAs. I bought a six pack of Reuben’s Crush and enjoyed the heck out of it, and at $16 a six-pack it’s just not an everyday beer. So am I a hypocrite? Yep, but I’m still not going out of my way to buy the murk. I’ve mostly been curious as to what all the brouhaha was all about. I am still an old-school clear, bitter IPA guy. BeeTeeDubs, English IPA after WWII took a steep downturn in gravity to end up in the 4-5% ABV range. Not until American small independent brewers revived the style (Worthington White Shield notwithstanding) at the higher gravity did some British small independent brewers take note.

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  19. Bri
    March 31, 2017 @ 6:31 am

    Complaining about haze is a bit asinine. Complaining about floaties is another story altogether. Trillium has been a serious offender. After a month or more many of their brews will exhibit giant brown or grey chunks in the bottom of the glass. While it doesn’t seem to be affecting the taste, it’s not appetizing.

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  20. Kyle
    March 31, 2017 @ 5:59 am

    I agree with Matt above; this is an absurdly stupid article. The writer makes his disdain for hazy IPAs known in the first paragraph and it gets worse from there. Granted, this is a blog and you can write whatever you want, and truthfully, you make a couple of valid points (the ridiculousness of the long lines, some brewers throw in flour) but the rest of this article just feels like the writer has an axe to grind. Get over it and yourself.

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  21. Ken
    March 31, 2017 @ 4:54 am

    Yup, totally pathetic article. All I get from it is “waaaaahhhh, I don’t like good beer and I’m gonna come up with stupid reasons why it’s not good.”

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  22. Garin Frost
    March 30, 2017 @ 7:34 pm

    On item #5 your more off-base than you know. Although your spot on with reference to the demand for cans, the small guys are certainly not “printing money”, in fact quite the opposite. Cheers.

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  23. Amanda
    March 30, 2017 @ 6:08 pm

    @andy,
    Pure project, mikkeller, resident, and modern times!

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  24. Andy
    March 30, 2017 @ 2:38 pm

    Wow, I didn’t even know this was a thing. Any brewers in San Diego making good “hazy” IPA? 🙂

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  25. matt
    March 30, 2017 @ 2:38 pm

    This is an absurdly stupid article. Beer nerds who cry about hazy IPAs need to get another hobby.

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