Review – Moonbow Hazy IPA from Smog City

Smog City Brewing does a lot of IPAs and a lot of IPA series as well to keep hop lovers coming back to their Torrance brewery or their other L.A. locations. For 2024, their experimental series is Haze Craze and the # 1 is Moonbow.

Time to haze…

Moonbow pours a darker yellow color with a nice amount of haze to it without being too murky. Light overall tries to be a bit fluffy on the palate but has a bit of strength to it. First note that I get is apricot which is not the usual fruit one finds in a hazy. Getting a bit of green melon as well.

Spooky Review – Wretched from Ghost Town Brewing

There are a few breweries who have leaned into the realm of spookiness, one of which is Oakland’s Ghost Town Brewing. Time to get Wretched.

Pours a hazy light yellow color. Has the requisite softness on the palate. Getting an interesting combination of Concord grape and an earthy bitterness. Crawled out from underground as it were. There is a bit of a lemon underlaying the proceedings and I get that scratchy fuzzy mouthfeel at the end.


Replicant at the Arroyo Shell has a new IPA coming out with the not greatly appetizing name of Malformation Hazy IPA.  Good to see that they are having luck having un-named breweries work with them on this fun series of beers.

BiB 2

Weathered Souls Brewing Company have a Black Is Beautiful sequel coming  out this summer and it is a Hazy IPA which will benefit the NB2A (National Black Brewers Association) The label mock- up is below.  Hopefully we will see lots of breweries jumping on board for this initiative.


Bravery Brewing has a new hazy IPA from their rotating Desert Creatures Series out now, featuring a cute fuzzy little creature, Tarantula.

The spider hazy “showcases Amarillo, Citra, and Ekuanot hops. This beer is citrusy and hoppy which helps make it a great fit for spring!”