Mind Haze is a hazy IPA done the Firestone way, created after a full year of experimentation at our Propagator R&D brewhouse in Venice, California.
The beer has explosive hop aromas, a luscious texture and an unsurpassed shelf freshness setting it apart from other hazies.
Shelf stability is one of the many things John A. Paradiso, writer for at Hop Culture talks about in his article featuring Mind Haze. He says:
“Traditionally, most hyper-local IPAs aren’t considered “shelf-stable”; i.e., those juicy, mimosa-like fruit flavors will fade as the sixteen-ounce cans sit on a shelf. However, as bigger, more established breweries try their hands at hazy IPAs and ship them across the country to *gasp* sit on bottle shop shelves, they’ve figured out ways to make the haze last longer. Such is the beauty of Firestone Walker Mind Haze.”
Joining the Haze Craze
Paradiso continues the article with a brief history of Firestone’s success in brewing easy-drinking beers like Pivo Pils, Lager and Easy Jack as well as the enamored Vintage and Barrelworks series.
But, as beer drinker’s tastes have developed so has Firestone Walker. Paradiso explains:
“The brewery’s response to the haze craze of New England IPAs is twofold: Mind Haze and Flyjack. Mind Haze is the more straightforward, heavily hopped, decidedly New England IPA offering. Interestingly, Flyjack was released as a lighter, health-conscious alternative to the higher ABV, higher-calorie Mind Haze.”
— John A. Paradiso, Hop Culture
Mind Haze is very solid. In fact, I’d say it’s much better than many hazy IPAs we’ve had. It nails the aroma of a classic New England IPA and, while not particularly robust in the mouthfeel, it had a good flavor.
Mind Haze is a hazy IPA at 6.2% ABV, available wherever Firestone beers are sold. Use our Beer Finder to location Mind Haze closest to you.