Dogfish Head Hazy-O IPA

Happy Sunday Funday ya’ll! Even though the weather outside is frightful (for Florida standards), I was still able to go on a great hike with the wife and dog! Also, I was able to revisit a brewery I had only been to once in Sideward Brewing with some great friends.

Let’s just say it was a beer heavy weekend, and I need something to cap it off with. I know you’re thinking, “Man this guy does a bunch of Dogfish Head reviews.”

Well, you’re not wrong. I’ve had 22 different DFH beers and because they are so widely distributed, I can almost always find a new release from them!

Appearance: Well, it’s hazy! The head is a long lasting, cream white and the body is a straw-gold color.

Aroma: This beer is brewed heavy on the oats and even has oat milk in it. Being said, the nose is all citrus hops like most NEIPAs. I’m getting a ton of fresh oranges and lemon grass.

Flavor: I found the oats! This has a very strong oat/malt backbone with the citrus hops hanging out in the background until the end where they come out full-force.

It is definitely a different take on a Hazy IPA and is getting close to being a “Milkshake” style IPA. For those of you who haven’t tried a “Milkshake IPA,” don’t knock it until you try it as there are some really good ones. However, the blend of the oat flavors, oat milk, and hops feels forced and not quite finished in this one.

Mouthfeel: Hazy-O sits very heavy on the palate and leaves a slick feeling afterwards. I wouldn’t recommend this after a day working in the heat or sitting on the beach.

Value: Prices are creeping up with this sixer coming in at $11.49, but it’s still cheaper than two beers at the bar!

Overall: This isn’t a bad beer, but it is definitely below average, so I’ll give it a 4/10. The flavors don’t really work together and it is a little heavier than I would’ve liked. It’s not bad by any stretch of the imagination, but if offered a choice, I would probably pass on this again.

Until next time, tight lines and cheers!

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