Happy Sunday Funday ya’ll! For the first time in too long, the wife and I were able to take out the boat for a little bit of inshore action. While we didn’t crush it, we had bites all day and landed some nice flounder. Afterwards, I decided to pick up a 12 pack of craft beer. As I was looking at the selections I saw that Southern Tier offered a 15 pack with 5 different beers and 3 of each for the same price as a standard 12 pack. If you know me, I gotta ball on a budget so I was all over it. I haven’t had Southern Tier in forever so I’m looking forward to see how one of their hazy IPAs turns out.
Appearance: This is a much lighter yellow than I was expecting and it isn’t super hazy either. This is a departure for the norm for me with these styles.
Aroma: I’m getting a lot of grapefruit juice on the nose and not a ton else.
Taste: Just as the nose implied, it is very grapefruit forward but there isn’t any complexity behind it. Lake Shore Fog is very drinkable but rather bland in my opinion.
Mouthfeel: It is light and crisp which is surprising based on the 6.5% ABV.
Value: 15 beers for the price of 12 will always buff
Overall: As far as hazy IPAs go this is very underwhelming. While the taste is decent and it is, dare I say, crushable there isn’t anything that makes me want to have another if given a choice. I would give it a 5/10 as the drinkability and clean finish really helps lift it into the average category.
Until next time, tight lines and cheers!