When it comes to beer, 'hazy' is no longer just a word you might use to describe the way you feel after drinking a few pints.
It's also how craft beer connoisseurs refer to a style of Indian Pale Ale growing in popularity among Aussies, according to an annual poll.
Seven beers in the 'hazy' or New England IPA style - which began on the east coast of the US and is often likened to a cloudy fruit juice - are among 24 new drinks in the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers for 2017.
One of them, Hop Nation's 'Jedi Juice' New England IPA, has even made the top 10, settling in eighth place.
The number one spot, however, has gone to the 'XPA' American Pale Ale from Balter, a Gold Coast-based brewery part owned by surfing stars Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Josh Kerr and Bede Durbridge.
Co-founder of the GABS Hottest 100 Steve Jeffares says Balter's ownership has helped build support for the brand, which has operated for just under two years.
However he believes its XPA, an unofficial style suggesting the beer has a bigger profile than a typical pale ale, is undoubtedly a "very worthy winner".
"There's a lot of fruitiness in the beer, it's a very easy drinking beer," Mr Jeffares told AAP.
"A lot of critics would put it in their top three beers in Australia at the moment as well."
The 'Pacific Ale' Australian Pale Ale from Byron Bay-based Stone & Wood has come second place in the poll, which drew tens of thousands of votes.
The drink has topped the ranking three times since the GABS Hottest 100 began in 2008, as an ode to the more famous Triple J music poll, and consistently made the top three.
Mr Jeffares said it also seems apparent this year that Australian beer loves take notice when independently-owned breweries are purchased by big players.
Some major acquisitions in the past year have included NSW's 4 Pines and SA's Pirate Life being sold to the world's largest brewery AB InBev, while WA's Feral Brewing was purchased by Coca-Cola Amatil.
"I think there might be a couple of exceptions but most of them saw their beers drop from where they were in the poll last year," Mr Jeffares said.
In total, 71 per cent of the beers that made the list were produced by independent breweries.
THE TOP 10
1. 'XPA' American Pale Ale (Balter, QLD)
2. 'Pacific Ale' Australian Pale Ale (Stone & Wood, NSW)
3. 'Crankshaft' American IPA (BentSpoke, ACT)
4. 'Newtowner' Australian Pale Ale (Young Henrys, NSW)
5. 'Single Fin' International Pale Ale (Gage Roads, WA)
6. 'Mosaic' American IPA (Pirate Life, SA)
7. 'IPA' American IPA (Balter, QLD)
8. 'Jedi Juice' New England IPA (Hop Nation, VIC)
9. 'Beechworth Pale Ale' American Pale Ale (Bridge Road, VIC)
10. 'KRUSH!' American Pale Ale (KAIJU!, VIC)
Source: GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers