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Beer – #1053 – Misfit – Haring

Misfit Brewing Haring. A White IPA! The third in a 3 beer series, and it’s a been a while coming I had the other two back in February 2019.  If you ar keen they are here: Misfit Brewing – Warhol  and  Misfit Brewing – Basiquat 

a cultural icon

Haring is presented in a 330m bottle, a beer of 6% ABV, making it some 1.6 standard drink units and around 180 calories a serve size.

Misfit Haring White IPA is a IPA – White Brewed by: Misfit Brewing Co who are in  Auckland, New Zealand

Hairy Man with a Haring beer

Here’s to Keith Haring; a cultural icon whose artistic stylings combined playful illustrations with poignant and controversial cultural commentary.

A true master in blending unfamiliar territories, his work depicted how serious issues can be lively, with fresh colour and vivid imagery.

This White IPA is a fitting tribute to his legacy; blending the citrus and tropical notes of an IPA, with the refreshing and spicy presence of the Belgian Wit

It’s the Beer Jerk beer of the week!


So, What could possibly go wrong?

I don’t think I’ve seen a beer this bright and golden for quite a while, it really is bright, and looks startling in the glass, with a lovely crisp white head that looks persistent and ready to stay.

The aroma is much of a generic beer thing, but it settles back into a sweeter note, but it’s not yelling out of anything.

I poured the last millimetre and the beer clouded up, and became hazy bright orange. Still looks amaze!

The taste is intriguing, its a soft beer but with a dry finish that isn’t expected and if I could I’d raise that single eyebrow. I’ll frown instead.

I’m not sure what to make a beer that’s so obviously sweet up front but then seems to veer off course.

You can’t get by alone on good looks and that’s al this really has to keep you interested, and so like the other beers in this series it is a case of what might have been.

This is pretty much “just a beer’ and there really isn’t a to more to say.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 of its things from the thing. It’s a great idea, and a lovely story to go with it, but the beer isn’t really up to the mark, and it then relies on the quirky story to carry it, say for many Keith Haring isn’t top of mind, and the beer is left foundering somewhat.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? the Beer Jerk Beer Cub, it’s the beer of the week.
  • Am I enjoying it? It’s ok but it’s just another beer really
  • Would I have another? Not so much
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? No, unless it was a pop art Keith Haring festive, which isn’t likely is it?

Music for this:  The latest album by Elbow – Giants of All Sizes – which I brought on release on Vinyl – but it is on Spotify 


India Pale Ale gets its name and unique style from British brewers who were making beer for export to India. This style has an intense hop flavor which was used to preserve the beer for the long voyage. India Pale Ale has a golden to copper color with a medium maltiness and body. The aroma is moderate to very strong. IPAs work especially well at cutting the heat of chili, vindaloo or Sichuan cuisine.


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