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Newburyport Pale Ale - Newburyport Brewing Company

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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Newburyport Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 05-06-2013)
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4.11/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another new brewery from MA, neat. Also yay cans.

Pours a nice creamy 1 finger fluffy looking head that fades at a med pace, nice bubbly lacing, very hazy peach colored, a bit too hazy overall.

Nose brings some nice hops, a bit tropical fruit like guava and mango, bit of citrusy tangerine, hint of pith and a light grassy floral hop, with a light malt base little cracker grainy sweet like malt, light reddish crystal malt, hint of grapefruit comes the more I nose.

Taste starts with the fluffy sweet malt, a little reddish sweet crystal malt and hint caramel, little cracker too, with more sweetness overall than I expected but not too much. Then hops, not a lot of bitterness but a nice fruity hop character, more light tropical fruit, very light this time, with hint of grapefruit, mango, and tangerine citrus, little pith. Hops turn a little earthy and hint spicy with the fruity flavors, bit of tree fruit too. Finish is drier, nice med bitterness coming through a cooling effect like a peppermint kinda thing, with light spicy earthy hops, hint citrus, little mint, little tangerine and grapefruit pith lingering.

Mouth is med to slightly fuller bod, decent fluffy carb.

Overall not bad, a nice take on an APA, good hop profile, nice malt balance, bit on the sweet side but still within range, hops are nice on the nose, turn a little more IPA like on the flavor but still nice, drinkable, tasty, and comes in a can. Hooray beer!

jlindros, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Dools9
4.11/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can, no date. Poured into a shaker pint.

A: Slightly hazy, color is golden orange. Head was about three fingers, off white and creamy. Nice lacing and retention.

S: Orange peel, citrusy, a bit juicy and tropical as well. Toasty, bready malt hangs out in the back.

T: Very juicy hop flavor, mango and slightly sweetened orange flavors. A bit resinous in flavor as well, orange peel, grapefruit pith, backed by a sturdy malt foundation. Nice bitter kick for an APA though.

M: Medium feel, carbonation is smooth. Feels just a bit slick and oily.

O: Very nice stuff, very surprised how much I liked this. Glad I snagged a sixer and will definitely grab this and other Newburyport Brewing Co offerings in the future. My only gripe is that the can was not dated.

Dools9, Jul 05, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Seems like a promising new local brewery with cans, not a bad thing at all.

A- Poured from the can into a tulip for reviewing purposes. The beer is revealed as having a honey orange body with a decent amount of haziness to it. A creamy white head forms to about one finger and retains decently. Frothy ring leaves spots and webs of lace around the glass.

S- Some nice fruity hops up front in the nose with notes of stone fruit, mango and citrus. Solid backing to this with light hints of caramel cracked grain sweetness, biscuit and some yeast bread. Hop forward but certainly not dominant.

T- A lot more opens up here with the hops as compared to the aroma. Hops are still the main flavor but just slightly. A nice floral character here as well as the fruits, tropical and citrus zest mentioned above. Toasted, light caramel, grainy and biscuit malt characters support the hops as well as a yeast bread hint.

MF- Medium-light bodied with a silky texture throughout. Carbonation is on the high side but works nicely with the flavors present. Fair amount of bitterness in the finish.

Pretty happy with this one in all aspects. Nice fresh hops with a more than sufficient malt and yeast base.

cbutova, Aug 16, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a mildly murky, toasted orange color. Large, thick head. Head is doughy and dense. It refuses to die down as well. Random lacing.

S-Balanced nose. Floral and candied citrus hops. Softer grains along with a sweet, toasty maltiness. The nose is actually for a relatively lower ABV brew.

T-The flavor is plenty hoppy and plenty bitter. Bright grassy hops mix with florals and citrus. The sweetened bready malts are full and long on the tongue. Finishes grassy and toasty. Loads of flavor here. Impressed.

M-Dry, high bitterness for an APA. Very drinkable with awesome, tight bubbles. Sessionable.

O/D-Impressive first offering from these guys. A hop-forward APA in a can is definitely something I can see myself buying again.

VelvetExtract, May 07, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Comes in a can but poured out a small amount into a RedHook Double shot glass. It was a hazy amber color with off white head.

All other attributes were judged from the can.

S: Pine and floral hops. A hint of sweet and tangy grapefruit.

T: Similar to the smell. Pine is a little dank. Surprising amount of hops. Also getting an earthy hop character.

M: On the lighter side of a medium body and a little sticky. Medium carbonation.

O: Very sessionable and what I would like to see out of more pales. A pale ale that doesn't hold back. Nice aroma and flavor, respectable ABV, but more drinkable than an IPA. I'm proud to say these guys are from my home state and I hope they have major success.

mpedara429, May 29, 2013
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Newburyport Pale Ale from Newburyport Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.