Hawkers Late To The Party Hazy IPA

Hazy IPA

It's not like Hawkers have shied away from the world of the IPA. Their core range has always featured one or two since they launched five years ago this month, they've released single hop IPAs, multiple IIPAs, hold the AIBA trophy for the world's best and also released one of the finest of 2019 (in the opinion of the Crafty team) in the shape of Tom Needs New Friends. But, as the title of this new release puts it, they've been late to the party when it comes to a hazy IPA.

Now that one has arrived, how does it stack up against the four million already on the market? Well, for one, it presents with a deeper hue than most; like their OG XPA or the aforementioned Tom, Late isn't afraid to eschew the contemporary lean towards the lean and back up the hops with some caramel maltiness. It has the effect of enhancing the sweeter side of the hops – ripe paw paw and juicy melons – and also rounding out the body. It's wrapped up in a bitterness that's deep and broad rather than fat and juicy, textural rather than aggressive, the result of which is an IPA in which you can wallow. Or, perhaps, gurgle.

James Smith

Published February 8, 2020

Hawkers Beer

167 Henty Street
VIC 3073


Tours by appointment only
Cellar door sales available

Gypsy Hub

More from Hawkers Beer

Hawkers Beer Recurring Dreams & Sour Cup
Hay IPA & Gose
7.0% & 5.0%
Hawkers Beer From Yeast To West
West Coast IPAs
Hawkers Tangent: Smokin' Aces, One For Yuzu & Vive Le Tini
Alcoholic Sparkling Beverage
Hawkers Beer Four Seasons: Summer West Coast IPA
West Coast IPA
Hawkers x Cloudwater Solar Eclipse & Lunar Eclipse
Hazy IPA & Imperial Stout
7.2% & 10.5%
Hawkers Passion Project
Passionfruit Gose
Hawkers Beer Trio Of Dips
West Cocast IPAs
Hawkers BBA Double Imperial Stout & BBA Imperial Smoked Stout
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts
14.0% & 11.9%
Hawkers Double White Stout & Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout 2023
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts
9.7% & 13.1%
Hawkers Beer Four Seasons: Winter West Coast TIPA
West Coast Triple IPA
Hawkers Beer Fashionably Punctual
West Coast IPAs
Hawkers Beer Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts Series 2023
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts
11.8% & 13.0%
Hawkers Beer Barrel Aged White Stout Series '23
Barrel-Aged White Stout Variants
Both 6.0%
Hawkers Beer Barleywine 2023
Hawkers Beer Oaty McOatface & Imperial Stout 2023
Oatmeal Milk Stout & Impieral Stout
8.0% & 10.5%
Hawkers Beer Gratuitous Flare
Dry-Hopped Fruit Sour
Hawkers Beer Old Chap, New Tricks
Modern British IPA
Hawkers Beer Sheer Terroir
West Coast IPAs
All 6.5%
Rover Merri Creek Middy
Mid-Strength Pale Ale
Hawkers Bottomless Pith, Read Between The Limes & Downside Up
Blood Orange IPA, Lime Berliner Weisse & Hazy DIPA
6.0% & 4.5% & 8.0%