Originally a draft only release, Lagunitas Brewing has released Hazy Memory IPA in 12oz cans as part of its 2019 OneHitter Series of beers. Once again Lagunitas has hit it out of the park with this hazy IPA!
Hazy Memory IPA is not too turbid like many other beers in this category, but is still unfiltered providing plenty of juicy notes known for a beer inspired from the trendy haze craze. Lagunitas uses about five pounds of hops per barrel, including turbid Loral 291, Hallertau Blanc, Galaxy, and Citra Hops.
The result is a beer that pours a nice dark straw yellow with perfect carbonation. Its hazy, but a more refined hazy. Yes, Lagunitas uses oats to build up this haze but there’s no gritty mouthfeel or aftertaste as one usually finds in other beers in this category.
Aromas of citrus and a tad bit of light pine hit the nose as mandarin, citrus, and passion fruit devour your tongue. If Hazy Memory IPA is 8% ABV, the beer hides it very well!
Hazy Memory IPA sits at 8% ABV and 55 IBUs and is available beginning this month in 12oz cans and on draft. Use the Lagunitas Beer Finder to assist in locating this OneHitter!
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.