Friday 3 December 2021

Deeds Brewing - Lazy Summer Hazy Days - Oat Cream IPA - Beer Review

Review Date: 2/12/2021
Brewery Name: Deeds Brewing (Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia)
Beer Name: Lazy Summer Hazy Days - Oat Cream IPA

Beer number 2 of our Beer Cartel Advent Calendar for 2021

Check out our full run down and review of the 2021 Beer Cartel Christmas Beer Advent Calendar

"We made it all the way through to summer after a long winter and spring, so like us you’ll be looking forward to those Lazy Summer Hazy Days.

We present a 7% Oat Cream IPA with generous amounts of Strata, Citra and Centennial from kettle additions through to the dry-hop. The floral aromas and fruit character from those are beautifully rounded off by Malted and Rolled Oats, and Lactose.

You work hard and deserve to relax. Why not reach out and grab a cold tinnie. You’ve earnt it! Kick back and enjoy the hoppy, smooth, balanced Lazy Summer Hazy Days.

Deeds brewed this beer specially for Beer Cartel’s Advent Calendar."

Deeds Brewing - Lazy Summer Hazy Days Oat Cream IPA Can


Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 7% (High Strength)

Label/Design: 6/10 - Simple design but nice, bright eye catching colours. Really cool that they included the dry hopping rate on the can as well.

Serving Style: Can - 375ml

Region of Origin: Pacific (Australia, New Zealand)

Style Family: IPA

Malts/Adjuncts: Oats (Malted & Rolled), Lactose, Unknown

Hops: Citra, Strata, Centennial

IBU's: Unknown

Deeds Brewing Lazy Summer Hazy Days Can Notes


Colour: Pale Gold


Brilliant Clear Slight Haze Hazy

Collar of Foam & Head Retention


(Up to 15 secs)

(15 - 60 secs) 

(more than 60 secs)

Foam Texture

N/A Thin Fluffy Mousse-Like

Carbonation (Visible)

None Slow Medium Fast-Rising Bubbles

The only way to tell it's not a tall glass of fruit juice is by the subtle layer of foam formed on top. Not able to see any bubbles through all the haze!

Alcohol Aroma

Not Detectable Mild Noticeable Strong Harsh


Esters Aroma: None
Phenols: None

Malt aroma was minimal and almost undetectable given the signifiant and overpowering hop presence

Flavour & Aftertaste

Alcohol Taste:

Not Detectable Mild Noticeable Strong Harsh

 (Surprising given the high alcohol content)

Hop Bitterness:

Restrained Moderate Aggressive Harsh

Malt Sweetness:

Low Medium High Cloying


Low Medium High


Light Bodied
Medium Bodied
(Light + Full)
Full Bodied
(Round, Rich & Creamy)

Palate Carbonation: 

Low Medium High


(Up to 15 seconds)
(15 to 60 seconds)
(More than 60 seconds)

Oxidative/Aged Qualities: None


Deeds Brewing - Lazy Summer Hazy Days Oat Cream IPA in the Craftd Alpha glass


Overall Impression: 9/10

Notes: Perhaps not as sweet as yesterdays Mountain Culture Oat Cream IPA but it's very similar in many of other ways. There seemed to be a little more depth of flavour with notes of spice sneaking through. Citra hops are one of our favourites but they really seem to dominate when mixed with other varieties like in this example. Carbonation in the mouth was quite high, but worked well. Alcohol taste is very well masked by the significant hop dosage.

After never having Oat Cream IPA's before, we're certainly a fan of them. The subtle hint of lactose really rounds out the flavours and gives a nice subtle sweetness to complement the sweet malt and hops.

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