1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Newburyport Green Head IPA - Newburyport Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Newburyport Green Head IPANewburyport Green Head IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

381 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 381
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 15
Gots: 85 | 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:
Beer added by: johnnnniee on 04-29-2013

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (6) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Newburyport Green Head IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 381 | Reviews: 43 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Infiniteingest
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Generally: So, this Newburyport (MA) brewery came out of nowhere, and has right-near knocked my socks off. I drank their Pale Ale a few weeks ago (cans) and thought it was pretty dang delicious, and then we got this guy in the store and I had to take it home to see if it lived up to its proclamations (An Assertive and Hoppy West-Coast Style IPA), and it's sibling's successes. I'd like to add that their very unassuming packaging might encourage you to overlook their beer. Don't.

The Pour: Ruddy amber in color with a nice satiny head.

Face in the glass: Down right interesting. I get insistent, and beguiling chocolate malt notes, coupled with resinous and piney hops; there's a pleasing sour note in the background.

Temperature: It's perfect at 51 degrees--refreshing and expressive.

With Regard to Taste: Who knew Newburyport, MA would become home to some of the sickest IPAs I have had in the last few years. This is a beer made with conviction, insight, and love. An absolutely gorgeous balance of malt and hops--which is relatively rare in assertive IPAs that still taste like assertive IPAs--that delivers a food-loving dryness and a mind-altering 7.2%. This is an adult beer ISO of hop lovers and nuance seekers. Dang!

Epitoma: Given the price point, $9.99/6 pack at my shop, and the quality of this beer, I am going to have a hard time drinking anything else in the immediate future.

Note: Would pair very well with cocoa, sweet, and fatty.

Serving type: can

Photo of brianv26
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of TheRealPour
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of katalijne
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of dbkdev
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Boston_BB
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I found out about this beer when I saw it in the Virgin Atlantic Lounge at Logan Airport, Boston. Since I live neat Newburyport, I had to try it. Wow, was I surprised. Just a great, great beer. IPA is my favorite type of beer and usually go for Harpoon or sometimes Sierra Nevada Torpedo but this is my new favorite now.

I like the unfiltered look of their beer and will have to try their other types soon. The did a limited run of a barley wine but didnt have that available yesterday

I took a brewery tour yesterday while at their fall bash and was impressed with their facility. Most impressive is that they have a small canning machine.... unusual for a small, craft brewery as bottles are far easier to work with. It's not highly automated like you would see at a larger brewery but still an impressive start.

Photo of Resuin
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Dhamma73
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of snowmaggedon
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of PJK
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of SenorHops
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of mrz200
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Word has traveled quick about this new brewery, primarily due to their IPA offering. Bursting with hops, this west coast style IPA has quickly become a favorite. The hops are strong, this one actually goes down smoother and with plenty of flavor the colder it is, unlike other ales that need to be warmed up a bit (45-50) to get all the flavor out of it. It gets a little more bitter than flavorful as it warms up. Hop heads will dig this one.

One note on the brewery: their pale ale is like a simpler, and more bitter version of the IPA, and the Belgian White, while nice, is just simple. I hope these guys have more tricks up their sleeve because the only real keeper of their initial offering is the GreenHead.

Photo of verdict603
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of RIKIM
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of goldenM13
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of paresis
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of markgoodman10
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of _beelaker
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of collino
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Mikecap
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into my IPA glass.

Appearance: Poured a medium hazy golden orange with a large three finger foamy white head that fades to a nice lace on the sides of my IPA glass.

Smell: Citrus forward, tangerine, lemon and grapefruit followed by west coast hops. Pine, resin and grass. A bit of caramel malt and faint bubblegum. Solid smelling IPA.

Taste: Up front with sweet citrus, some lemon, grapefruit, tangerine and more tropical fruit. Good balance from the hops with a bunch of pine, grass, and earth. Good hop character characteristic of a West Coast IPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with decent carbonation and good hop bitterness. Creamy presence with a crisp finish.

Overall: This is a fantastic IPA from a relatively new brewery that I'm glad I got to try. Seek this out if you can!

Photo of ffejepoh
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Newburyport Green Head IPA from Newburyport Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.