Newburyport Green Head IPA - Newburyport Brewing Company

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Newburyport Green Head IPANewburyport Green Head IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

352 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 13
Gots: 67 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Newburyport Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: johnnnniee on 04-29-2013)
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Photo of bccrosley
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/18/14 Re-reviewing now that they tweaked the recipe, very good, solid ipa

Photo of Schmuckles
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of comradekyle
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of u2carew
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can
A) Pours with a two finger head that settles to a thin, creamy lacing on the top. Dark bronze color. Hazy body. Sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Piney. Orange.
T) Hop bite up front that sticks all the way through. Slight peppery notes. Spruce. Grapefruit. Subtle caramel and buttery notes in the mix but not as pronounced as the hops.
M) Medium body. Tannic. Crisp carbonation at first then has a creamy finish.
O) A well done IPA. Definitely West Coast influenced. I'd have another one.

Photo of Andrew041180
2.78/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - The beer arrived with a finger's worth of dense head. The beer is an absolutely gorgeous burnt orange, with a fairly thick haziness to it. The head recedes slowly and leaves thick lacing on the glass.

S - Honestly not much here. Something of a murky smell.

T - Not good. It tastes like bitter pond water to me. Very murky, with pronounced bitterness. I can even taste the alcohol. At 7.2% it's not exactly a light weight, but I don't typically taste the alcohol at this level.

M - Medium bodied with a bit of a thrill on the tongue and a nice resinous feel. Unfortunately I did not like the flavor, so this wasn't necessarily a good thing for me.

O - This beer is all over the map, which may be expected from a new brewery. That said, I won't be seeking this one out in the future. I would try other beers from these guys, because it seems to be brewed well, I just didn't find this interpretation of an IPA very appealing.

Photo of rusty3335
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of jamesb7
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of jlordi12
1.75/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.23/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Very slight chill haze on a rich copper color. Head is off-white and drops to a tiny cap. Some notches and splotches of lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Big caramel malt over some sweet bready notes. Hops run a bit floral with some herbal notes. Sweet with a slight hop spiciness. Caramelized and cooked. Some esters add apple and a minor hint of oxidation. Nice and clean.

Taste: Spicy and floral hop. Sweet caramel malt. Biscuit. Some herbal and earthy elements as well. Lingering bitterness on the back of the sip. Nice balance between the cooked sweet caramel malt and the earthy spicy hops. Some light toasted elements.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Relatively clean finish.

Overall: A fitting take on the town.

Good, not great. Like Newburyport, it's good every so often, but loses it's novelty quickly. Eight that said, it's a solid drinking IPA with bonus points for the can format.

Photo of alamode
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yay cans!

Big creamy head stops perfectly at the top of my Portsmouth tulip glass, hitting a bit more than 2 fingers, then fades semi slowly with nice lacing, good retention, a hazy bright tangerine orange color with rosy hue.

NOse starts with musty hop resin, some citrus but not a ton, with a bit of a tangerine and light clementine citrus aroma, hint of tropical fruit and juicy hop aroma, as well as a bit of that fresh musty pungent hop that even brings a hint of pine and spiciness, and a mild sweet aromatic malty pop underneath.

Taste starts a bit malty surprisingly, a slight creamy toasty reddish malt with hint of caramel. That quickly gives way to the layers of hops. The hops come on slightly spicy and piney at first, with more resin but light resin, and a musty light dankness. Then into citrus, a candied orange peel effect with touch of orange zest and citrus juice, then it gets quite pithy, a bit of a grapefruit rind like flavor, more tangerine and hint of tropical fruit juice, and finally back into a mild spicy quality with hint of pine resin. There is a bit of sweetness that matches the slight hint of booze well. Finish dries a bit and lingers with the spicy hop, more resin and pine, and a light candied orange peel citrus too, touch of sticky malt.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bod, nice fluffy carb.

Overall quite nice, a nice hoppy IPA with good hop profile, nice malt balance esp for the slight touch of alcohol and fair overall bitterness, but still drinkable. Tasty, esp for a can of IPA that is a bit more easy to get than something like Heady Topper, but becoming a bit more difficult over time.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of dubdrop
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of mikefour77
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of cjs61679
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of tripdout
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of JohnnyB
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of scxcrunner
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of bostonryan
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a tumbler pint, the beer is a dark, hazy, ruby-copper coloring with a frothy, filmy, clingy, off-white head that starts a towering inch and a half and slowly settles into a surface coating. Aromas of wet, sticky pine resin, grass, hints of pineapple and tropical fruit, and some rich caramel notes in the background. Very wet, dynamic nose. Flavors of roast caramel forward, with a bitter, resin laced follow-up. Grapefruit, pineapple, and mango blend to provide sweetness towards the middle, and there is a blast of bitterness at the end of the palate. Bitter and resin rich aftertaste, with a bolt of malt sweetness to balance. Robust mouthfeel, with some oily characteristics around the edges. The finish is dry, bitter, with a resiny linger. Solid beer, and a great West Coast style IPA.

Photo of DerekMorgan
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of rockrob
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of zahara15
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Newburyport Green Head IPA from Newburyport Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.