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Newburyport Green Head IPA - Newburyport Brewing Company

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very good

317 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 317
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 12
Gots: 53 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: johnnnniee on 04-29-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

mirish72, Aug 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

ant880, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of cbutova
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fresh on the local shelves = perfect time to review a new IPA.

A- Poured from the can into a tulip for reviewing purposes. The beer is amber bodied with just a slight haze to it. White foam builds up on the beer to pretty much one finger high. Head retention is decent and a silky ring leaves a few webs of lace.

S- Assertive and hoppy as the label states with a citrus, tropical fruit and floral hop profile up front in the aroma. Some malty cracked grain sweetness in the background but the hops make up most of the smell.

T- A good blend of hops up front with pine, citrus zest, tropical and stone fruits and floral notes coming to mind. Orange peel, grapefruit, apricot, pine needles, peach all come to mind at points. These hoppy flavors are balanced pretty well and none of them really dominates, pine and citrus just a bit more prominent IMO. Beyond the hops is yeast bread, light caramel sweetness and fresh cracked grain hints.

MF- Light-moderately thick body with a nice creamy texture. Carbonation is medium-high and helps bring out those volatile hop flavors and aromas. Moderate bitterness throughout.

This beer brings a lot of different hop flavors to the table but they all balance out and create a nice overall feel here. One of the better local IPAs I have had lately, especially in the lower-end of the craft price range. Cans are nice too.

cbutova, Aug 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

harsley, Aug 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Yehuda, Aug 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

DomingoOrtiz, Aug 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

halfshell, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

kevgod, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of BogleHill
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6-pack from Julios. Pours out a hazy medium amber color. Big frothy head. Lots of spice in the aroma. Flavor is super hoppy. Layers of grapefruit and burnt rubber, with just enough sweetness. Lingering bitter grapefruit finish. Nice to see a Mass. brewer finally making an IPA worthy of this discussion! I've also had this on draft at Sunset Grill. good to see it being distributed.

BogleHill, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Massbmx, Jul 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

geocool, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Screper, Jul 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Auror, Jul 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

DonFrap, Jul 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

AJ01923, Jul 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

morningthief, Jul 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Norica, Jul 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

jongullotti, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

cdmillard, Jul 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

PatGreer, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of WanderingFool
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Green Head pours a hazy amber color with a big, frothy head on top. The foam dissolves slowly leaving behind a coating of lace on the glass.

The aroma has subtle notes of pine and orange citrus. Some tropical fruit and caramel malt is also present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is creamy with mild carbonation. The flavor is nicely balanced between orange citrus, pine and caramel malt. In the background there's some biscuit and a touch of tropical fruit. It finishes moderately bitter with lingering citrus flavors.

This is a well balanced beer that's very easy to drink. Could use a bit more hop aroma and flavor for my taste.

WanderingFool, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

IcemanCometh, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of jwheeler85
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Deep orange apricot. Normal to slightly more than normal head.

S- Mostly citrusy hops with a tiny bit of piney hop punching through. Pretty well balanced

T- 10 minutes out of the fridge it's a good mix of fruity and piney hops that are draped over a medium malt body. Excellent balancing bitterness that dares you to take another sip. Very difficult to actually break down the individual flavors because everything is so well blended. Definitely fruity and flavorful!

M- Medium carbonation, medium body. As to be expected from New England IPAs

O- I was really pleasantly surprised by this one. I see so many new MA breweries now that are just kind of whatever. IPA is an easy style to brew and everybody and their mom makes an IPA these days, so it's refreshing when I find a brewery that makes something a notch above the rest. Absolutely worth picking up a 6pk to try out!

jwheeler85, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

JoshDrop, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

sdaly3, Jun 28, 2013
Newburyport Green Head IPA from Newburyport Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.