11 Parsecs Temple Archives -
Imperial Hazy Eye is a type of New England IPA (India Pale Ale) that stands out for its rich, hazy appearance and higher alcohol content compared to traditional IPAs. The haziness in the beer is attributed to the use of proteins and lipids derived from grains like wheat and oats, as well as yeast strains that don't settle at the bottom of the fermenter. This style showcases a softer, smoother mouthfeel and a juicier, hop-forward flavor profile than your average IPA.
The "Imperial" in the name reflects the increased alcohol content, typically ranging between 8-10% ABV. This elevated alcohol level is achieved by using a higher proportion of malted barley during the brewing process, which provides more fermentable sugars for the yeast to convert into alcohol. Imperial Hazy Eye often features strong tropical, citrus, and stone fruit flavors, with an emphasis on late-hop additions and dry-hopping to create a powerful, dank aroma without excessive bitterness. Although originally popularized in the northeastern United States, this delicious and potent style has gained a widespread following among beer enthusiasts worldwide.
Mentions on Podcast Episodes:
37. - (21 BBY) Clone Wars Season 2 Ep 22, Season 3 Eps 5 and 6 Tales of the Jedi Ep 3