The Official Hazy IPA by Bell’s Brewery Inc.

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The Official Hazy IPA is an American IPA brewed in the New England Hazy IPA style. It was produced by Michigan-based Bell’s Brewery Inc. For the purposes of this craft beer review, the brew was served in an IPA glass from a 12 oz. can.

Packaging art for the Official Hazy IPA by Bell’s Brewery Inc.

Packaging art for the Official Hazy IPA by Bell’s Brewery Inc.

What You Need to Know

The Official Hazy IPA is an unfiltered IPA made from wheat malt and double dry-hopped with a blend of Mosaic, Citra, Azacca, Amarillo, and El Dorado varietals. The result is a complex palate of stone and tropical fruits with a dry finish and balanced bitterness. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.


The Official Hazy IPA pours an opaque marigold hue and is topped by an inch-thick cap of dense off-white foam. This hazy brew’s head shows fine retention and as it slowly withdraws, it leaves behind some sticky residue.

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The aroma pops with a mix of fruity and floral hops that can still be detected long after the pour.


The palate begins with a taste of bready malt that smoothly transitions to hoppy sweet burst of peach and tangerine. A cleansing tart squeeze of lemon citrus rounds out the tasting.

Label art for the Official Hazy IPA by Bell’s Brewery Inc.

Label art for the Official Hazy IPA by Bell’s Brewery Inc.


The feel is smooth throughout and its hoppiness imparts a lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue. The IPA has a medium body and matching carbonation.


The Official Hazy IPA certainly looks the part. The ale is rendered in a lovely golden hue and is topped by a lovely puff of heady foam. The aroma is fragrant, pleasant, and persistent; while the flavor and feel combine for what is a refreshing brew. As a New England style brew, it might not measure up to the freshest offerings from your local brewery, but otherwise, it’s a solid brew to have around. The bitterness isn’t too aggressive and would suit most palates. Certainly a solid brew in which to stock your fridge.

Recommended Pairings

Bell’s Brewery recommends the following food pairings with their Official Hazy IPA: Fennel, orange and arugula salad with bleu cheese; Miso soup with citrus pork belly; Pizza, garlic bread, roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, pickled fruits, grilled vegetables; and Sweets of white chocolate or ginger mango cake with a cream cheese frosting.

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