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Judge's Review: 94 Rating - Hazy Boom by Garage Brewing Co.

November, 2020

Hazy Boom

Judges Rating: 
23 / 24
6 / 6
37 / 40
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Hazy Boom by Garage Brewing Co. was judged according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines, Category 21B, Specialty IPA: New England IPA.

The beer arrives displaying its cloudy, rich, straw/golden color with light orange hues and a large, frothy white head with long retention. The aroma is of fresh, fragrant hops providing notes of mango, pineapple, blueberry and melon accompanied by a mildly sweet bread malt and light stone fruit esters.

A bold hop bitterness coats the tongue as the mango, pineapple and white grapefruit hop flavors present themselves, all of which are supported by the lightly sweet bread malt. The balance rests squarely with the hops, particularly the bitterness, and the beer finishes quite dry. Body is medium-full with moderate carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

This beer would pair nicely with a sharp cheddar grilled cheese sandwich or a warm bowl of truffle fondue.