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Newburyport Green Head IPA | Newburyport Brewing Company

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Newburyport Green Head IPANewburyport Green Head IPA
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Brewed by:
Newburyport Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by johnnnniee on 04-29-2013

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Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a clear amber with a half finger of head that dissipates to a thin cap with traces of lacing. Aroma of citrus and malt. Taste of pine and bread with a nice bitterness in the tail. Well balanced.

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Photo of mickyge
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

poured cloudy amber with a foamy head, laces all the way down the glass. Nice piney smell and a smooth mouth feel. Has that bitter taste dry finish I like in a IPA. almost has a DIPA feel and taste. I really liked it and could definitely drink a couple, wish it came 16 oz. Hides the7.2 % well.

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Photo of zkane98
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip from can
A:amber color thats very hazy with a 1.5 finger creamy white head
S: piny with a little bit of citrus and breadyness
T: Very piny throught but a little breadiness at the end a very good amount of bitterness
M: Medium body very smooth with a nice dry finish

Overall, this is a very tasty beer, bitter and dry but with a great all around flavor.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasting notes from October 22nd, 2015
Had on-tap@ Quahog Republic in Falmouth, MA

Appearance - Served up in a pint glass, this brew is hazy and a dull shade of orange with a half finger's width of off-white head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of surface suds. The lace is a pattern of broken webs across the sides of the glass.

Smell - Strong citrus aroma with lesser bread and caramel undertones.

Taste - Grapefruit hop bomb. Hints of floral and woody hop character. Malts are subdued, but peaks through mid-taste with a hint of caramel and lightly toasted bread. Super pithy finish that wipes out all other traces of flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall - It's been awhile since I've had a beer attack my tongue with ruthless bitterness like this, and I have a very high lupulin threshold; i.e. this thing is very aggressively hopped. If you're in the mood for a pure hop bomb, this will fit the bill.

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Photo of Tracs
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Amber beer with tan head. Starts thick and settles quickly. Moderate lacing. S: piny resin. T: rich and thick. Lots of malt and bitter hops. M: viscous smooth and thick. Ample carbonation O: excellent resin-y IPA. Not sure why it isn't rates higher. Not a super fruity floral NE IPA but really dense and flavorful.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.36/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Darker Amber color and hazy with a thick beige head.

Smell: Light hops and citrus.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and pine notes with a hint of citrus.

Overall: It looked a lot stronger than it was, but still a good IPA.

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Photo of MarkLinton1
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful golden honey color with nice slightly tan one inch head. Very nice and interesting structure with perfect balance of malts and hops. Earthy pine and citrus flavor. On the edge of a double IPA, yet very smooth finish. First beer on my first trip to Boston. I'm off to a great start.

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Photo of Deingeist
3.26/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is a heavy handed IPA. It tastes more like a double IPA due to the malt characteristics and sheer IBUs.

I will have one on occasion because it packs a punch and can be sipped slowly.

It's not a bad beer, but IPAs abound and to make a truly exceptional IPA is not easy these days.

The bottom line is that NBPT brewing company has set out to make decent beers for the average dude in a can, not make any revolutions in the IPA world. They've done a pretty good job of making and selling lots of beer. But I'd say stick with the Pale Ale if you want to drink NBPT Brew Co beers.

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Photo of brureview
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a reddish orange color in a Spiegelau glass with a 4F head. Nice looking beer.
The aroma is not very strong: earthy and piney.
The initial MF is very carbonated.

Definitely an approach to a West Coast IPA. Excellent citrus with a zesty, hoppy, finish.

Warming makes the flavors more expansive. There is more pine in the aroma, and the bitterness is stronger.

Overall, an excellent IPA. I have enjoyed a number of beers from the brewery. They are an up and coming MA brewery.

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Photo of Mikerri6
4.98/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wow. What an amazing beer. Took us by surprise. Had it on tap at a small restaurant in Boston. Great hops profile. Vey smooth. Low bitterness. Well balanced.

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Photo of billybob
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours a golden honey color one finger head held very well and a light spotty lace. strong aromas of fruit and pine. light fruit and pine taste balance well with the hops. mouthfeel and carbonation on the light side overall very good also like that it comes in a can.

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Photo of EZE123
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This is one of the best go to IPA's. The smell is what gets me everytime, the floral hoppy sent reels you right in. I punctured a can by accident and the beer sprayed everywhere and my apartment smelled amazing.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a snifter glass

A- pours a hazy deep Amber color with an orange hue, foamy head reduces to a thin film, no lacing

S- citrus hop forward with aromas of tangerine and grapefruit peel, some piney notes, clean sweet malt underneath

T- lots of orange citrus hop flavor up front with a big blast of tangerine peel that continues into the mid palate, light pine & lemon, clean finish with a hint of mint on the linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a fancy mouthfeel and a creamy finish

O- pure citrus hops throughout with a big tangerine emphasis, very good

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Photo of SABERG
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can dated 12/08 into an imperial pint glass.
A - Mahogany in color, translucent, and carbonated well, a thin cap covers in off white style.
S - A light roast malt base, a wonderful piney, element. the slightest hint of papaya, and grapefruit.
T - Initial bitterness fades quickly, a smooth sweet malt backbone supports the rest of the experience.
M - Medium in body, a quick roll across the palate, leaves a delicate trace. Finish is slightly sweet.
O - A well crafted and executed IPA .
Cheers all

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Photo of Nordicsk8er
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Green Head IPA is quite assertive in terms of both malt and hop flavor. Poured from a can into a pint glass this brew highlights a slightly hazy orange hue and a fluffy white head. The hop flavor to me is more on the pink grapefruit end of things as opposed to, say, piney or herbal. The malt sweetness is more pronounced than a lot of other IPAs. Mouthfeel is creamy and slightly sticky, with thick white lacing remaining long after this is done. This is a fine, well-crafted, fresh-tasting ale that I especially enjoy with spicy foods (yellow Thai curry and chili with jalapenos for example).

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Photo of REEK
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Living in close proximity of the brewery, I decided to try the beer after it was recommended by a local liquor store employee.

Good color, citrus and a small hint of pine is what I primarily tasted. Slight malt tone.

I would recommend this beer to people who are looking for a well balanced east-coast IPA.

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Photo of jneiswender
4.91/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into an IPA glass from a cold 12 ounce can.

Nice off white foam with an old gold and opaque body.

smells juicy, mango, some pine and faint cereal

full flavor, pine then mango, lemon, and some booze finish

well carbonated

great beer. probably the best I've had from them. I would highly recommend.

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Photo of MikeTheVine
4.55/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look: A very deep amber that has a cloudy orange hue. The head is white and very thin.

Smell: Very perfumey nose... Lemon, Pine, Floral... and I'll say it... almost a manure scent... like driving past a farm... maybe that's just me...

Taste: Very sharp bitters that really come and go quite pleasantly. The hops really shine bright here. Very floral/citrusy west coast style IPA, with very subtle toasted malt characteristics.

Feel: Fine... yet elegant carbonation. Medium bodied and a extremely smooth finish.

Overall: Simply put... will buy again.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.25/5  rDev +9%

From the 12 fl. oz. can. Sampled on November 23, 2014

Slightly cloudy orange-amber pour with a tremendous white foamy head.

Those floral hops are very notable on the nose along with the toasted biscuit character. It is what I might expect.

The body is medium and smooth.

The taste has an abundance of floral hops mixed in with those biscuit malts. I drink so many beers that have similar characteristics and this one is similar to Wachusetts Larry and others, but I really enjoyed it nonetheless.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. can served in a shaker pint. Pours a copper colored hue with a slight haze to the clarity and a tight, one inch, cream-colored head. Head eventually settles into a fluffy, quarter inch head with delicate, textured swaths of lacing revealed as the brew recedes. Nose expresses earthy/herbal notes with a light citrus quality interspersed. Taste follows nose with a pleasant malty backbone and a light, herbal/medicinal bitterness that lingers between quaffs. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an even carbonation and a slight acidity. Overall, a very drinkable IPA. I'm very impressed with this beer as a year round offering. Well worth your time.

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Photo of brentk56
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber colored liquid from the can; a two inch head sticks nicely and leaves a few squiggles behind

Smell: Rather balanced aromatics with some caramel and stone fruit tones that are offset but the piney, dank elements

Taste: Caramel and stone fruit on the front, with the dank, piney hops building, in the middle; increasingly bitter, after the swallow, with an aggressive finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: An amped up version of their APA, but not something I would consider a West Coast IPA; good for what it is

Thanks, Ljudsignal, for the opportunity

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Photo of Florida9
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Darker shade of copper orange in color. Forms a large fluffy light tan colored head. Excellent retention. Moderate lacing. Aroma is old-school American IPA. Earthy pine with a touch of resin. Taste is more of the same. Lots of pine and earthy hops. Moderate to strong astringent bitterness. Good stuff.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer seems in the West Coast vein, but lacks the depth of the better of those beers. The pour has a nice sustaining head, maybe a slight bit darker than pale, but not outrageously do.

I had trouble with the nose at the bar, not sure if that's the environment or the beer. Strangely with a swirl I get bubblegum more than anything, and that is not representative if the taste at all, so I'll go with a mediocre rating by default.

The taste is a mix mostly grapefruit in front, pine quickly taking over I back bitter-forward IPA. I get a generic grain underneath, and the carbonation adds some feel to what seems otherwise single-dimensional beer.

I gave this some higher ratings on the fact that, for and IPA, it does present an unmistakeable hop profile. It isn't at all a session IPA in a mask, either. It's a fairly decent representation of a very (and solely) hoppy beer, which just doesn't impress me given the IPA choices out there.

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Photo of popery
3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to jlindros. Pours a nice medium brown-ish amber. It's cloudy and inviting. The head is off-white and large. Very good retention and good lacing. Kinda boring floral hoppiness on a caramel malt backbone with a bit of toasty sweetness to it. Honeysuckle, mint, light grapefruit, pine. Some bubblegum in that sweetness. Malt character is stronger than I like. Taste has restrained sweetness but again a bit too much malt flavor for me. A good deal of lightly toasted sugar. Bitterness is a touch bland but at a nice level. Nice yeasty bitter note throughout the beer, though it leaves an underwhelming finish. A touch vegetal. I'm not a big fan of the interaction between the dry-ish caramel malt and floral-citric hops. Carbonation is a bit higher than normal. Somewhat creamy. Light hop oiliness. Almost too light for the malt character. This seems like a well made beer, but it doesn't quite sit right with me.

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Photo of DudleyRose
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Goldenrod unfiltered pour with nice head. Hop forward aroma, citrus and mango. Balanced. Great hop aroma and taste balanced by strong malt backbone. An outstanding IPA with a bite, as the can says, tempered by the malt, which gives it a touch of sweetness and nice body.

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Newburyport Green Head IPA from Newburyport Brewing Company
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