Sweetwater H.A.Z.Y. IPA

Review Date 4/11/2021  By John Staradumsky

Oh! Oh! Look what I got! Two dollar gas station can! I just love two dollar gas station cans. I mean, you’re at the gas station anyway, so why not check out the beer section? This time around, I got a pint can of Sweetwater H.A.Z.Y. IPA-and for just two bucks! How do you like that? But wait, doesn’t Sweetwater already have a hazy IPA?

Of course they do! I count at least the following that they call “hazy”.

Dank Tank Fresh Sticky Nuggs Hazy Imperial IPA

Trainwreck Hazy Double IPA

Hatchery Series 5 NE IPA

Hazy Commitment IPA

Wait what? That’s only four (five with H.A.Z.Y. IPA). Most breweries have at least 42. OK, that said I am sure they have more than that, and here’s what they say about H.A.Z.Y. IPA.

We endowed this straight up juice bomb with a double dry hop of Mosaic, Citra, El Dorado and Azacca for a blast of mango, stone fruit, lime and pine. It’s not a mirage, but a tasty refreshing oasis in your pursuit of haziness.

Malt Bill: 2 Row, Wheat, Oats

Hops: Mosaic, Citra, El Dorado, Azacca

Dry Hop: Mosaic, Citra, El Dorado, Azacca, Simcoe

Sweetwater H.A.Z.Y. IPA has an alcohol content of 6.2% by volume with 45 IBUs. I paid $2 for my pint can, which works out to about 13 cents an ounce. That’s less than the 14 cents an ounce ($9.99 total) you will pay for a six pack at Total Wine. If you really like the beer, you can get a 12-pack of cans for $14.99, a very good deal, about 10 cents an ounce. My can is stamped 06/24/21, the suggested best by date.

Sweetwater H.A.Z.Y. IPA pours to a hazy yellow orange color with a thick fluffy white head and a dynamite nose of orange pulp and zest. Taking a sip, the beer is medium in body and super juicy, with orange and mango notes, grapefruit zest and a hint of pine. I love the long lasting minty-herbal-grassy bitter finish kiss, too

Super juicy, super groovy juice bomb it is! Would I buy it again? I already did, at the very next trip to the gas station.

And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, Canned