Hazy 8 Double IPA

Louisiana
United States
Hazy 8 Double IPA, Gnarly Barley Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

A Monumental Hazy Juicy DIPA with 8 layers of complexity. The fluffiness of this body is not to be outdone, with multiple layers including wheat, oats, and lactose making it one dense, pillowy foundation that lifts and accentuates the hop notes. We piled on the Nelson Sauvin for explosive tropicality, and nuanced white wine notes.

Profile

ABV: 
8.7%
Hops: 
Citra Cryo, Nelson Sauvin
Malts: 
Two row, Wheat, Oats
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Hazy 8 by Gnarley Barley Brewing is a Double Hazy IPA and is being evaluated as a Double IPA (category 22A in the 2021 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines).  The focus of the Double IPA style is hops, hops and more hops. Additionally, despite being a high-alcohol content style, Double IPAs are fairly drinkable and lack a heavy malty body, which are more typical traits of beers of these strengths.  Hazy IPAs are known for their juicy/tropical fruit/citrusy hop forward character, hazy appearance, and lighter-than-typical American IPA bitterness.  Hazy 8 was brewed with Citra Cryo and Nelson Sauvin hops and measures in at 8.7% abv.

Hazy 8 pours straw in color, is very hazy, and sports a small white head.  The aroma is prominent resiny and citrusy hops with a hint of dankness; no malt or esters are detected.  The flavor is moderate-strong resiny, piney, and citrusy hops with a hint of malt.  The beer finishes moderate-light in bitterness with a moderate citrusy and resiny hops.

Hazy 8 is a very good Hazy Double IPA.  The hops are prominent, the body smooth, and the finish subtly bitter.  The hop flavors are more aggressive than prototypical Hazy IPAs, so think West Coast hop philosophy (except the bitterness)  in a Hazy IPA.  Hopheads rejoice!

Brewery Introduction

Established in 2014, Gnarly Barley Brewing is located in a 14,000 square foot facility in Hammond, Louisiana and consists of a two-vessel 30bbl Brewhouse, one hot and one cold liquor tank, a 690bbl cellar and a whole lot of passion for craft beer. An open air taproom, known as the Gnar Bar,... Read More

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