My favorite Hazy IPA of 2020: 400 by Four Points Brewing

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I guess it’s that time of the year where we all start recapping our “favorite things” of 2020. If you follow our Instagram, you know we’ve recently been asking you to list some of your favorite beers from this past year.

Well, let ME take a moment, or I guess a few moments, to tell you about some of my favorite beers of 2020. This is going to be an on-going series over the next few days, but I wanted to start with the Hazy IPA, as that’s probably the most popular style that I drink.

And if there was one standout Hazy IPA this year, amongst a sea of never-ending haze, it was 400 by Four Points Brewing.

A perfect combination of Vic Secret and Lotus, this 7% ABV and extremely well-balanced hazy is full of juicy notes of “passionfruit, pineapple and orange creamsicle” (per the Four Points Untappd listing).

I love the juicy, fruity notes that I pick up in both the flavor and aroma of this beer. The perfect balance between flavors creates a harmony on your palette that makes you want to finish off the 4-pack in one sitting.

The first sip of the beer transports you to a chair on the beach, with a cold drink in hand and slight breeze forming around you. I’m not lying here; give 400 a try and I guarantee you’ll forget that you’re anywhere near Charleroi, PA (and you may even hear waves in the background). Put simply, this one is super juicy.

Along with a great flavor and aroma, 400 features and easy-to-remember name (400 is the street number of the brewery on Washington Street in Charleroi, PA) as well as amazing can art (done in-house by the owner Dave’s girlfriend, from what I understand).

A look at the 400 IPA can art. Photo courtesy of Four Points Brewing (Facebook)

A Double 400 variant was released recently as well, and while it was still terrific, failed to leave an impact on me like the original… and I still believe it should’ve been named 800 (get it?!)

Anyway, my point here is that 400 left an impact on me like no other hazy did in all of 2020, and, trust me, I drank quite a few delicious hazies over the last 365 days.

Rumor has it that this beer is expected to be a regular in the 4P rotation, so make sure you’re keeping an eye out for it when it drops again.

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Cheers, yinz!

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