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Sea Hag IPA - New England Brewing Co.

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Sea Hag IPASea Hag IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,350 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,350
Reviews: 450
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 55
Gots: 199 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-24-2006

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Ratings: 1,350 | Reviews: 450
Photo of BrewRaider
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very solid and quaffable IPA. While brewed on the east coast, seems to have more of a west coast hop profile (a plus in my book).

Photo of Kraj30
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had a fresh can within a month.. super above average IPA..

Photo of InkedinRi
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good IPA.. Also very drinkable! They make some good beer at New England brewing

Photo of iconicchronicle
4.8/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

My goto IPA. It is one of my favorite beers ever. Great body and very smooth.

Photo of HoppedChef84
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Easy drinking with a great hop profile, the word crushable comes to mind.

Photo of mdelaney
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hoppy but not as smooth as I would like. But a great choice when it's on tap.

Photo of ale2thechief
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler @ nebco. Very solid ale.

Photo of GOBLIN
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sea Hag is one of those ipa's you either love or don't. Not bad overall. I can easily see why it would be a nice goto when available. But for me, I'm glad I got a can to try but I'll pass on it next time.

Photo of Nsinsigalli
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is my go to local IPA. Definately great crisp taste

Photo of Geaton
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice and balanced Aromatic ipa

Photo of jmlschlee
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A real sleeper! Never thought of trying it; sipped my friends and was hooked.

Photo of JamesStreet
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- pours a hazy, amber color with some cloudiness. Off-white head that wastes little time disappearing. Good lace
S- orange, grapefruit, lemon, some grassiness.
T- same citrus notes from the nose with some bready, cracker-like maltiness making it's presence known. Piney slickness as it goes down.
M- light crisp but still manages to coat the palate with a velvet-like sheen.
O- nice, easy-drinking IPA.

Photo of Word2BigBIrd
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A touch too bitter, but a solid brew

Photo of brewme
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ahh...not quite sure how "New England Brewing Co." makes any sense, whereas you cannot even get this beer in Mass. But I digress, a fine brew....

Photo of weiserr
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can poured into a pint glass. very cool design.

translucent copper and abundant foam. not surprising given the serving type. i didn't get much lacing or decent head retention, but the initial pour was nice.

smells of grapefruit, orange peel, caramel and earth.

surprisingly good taste from a can. a chewy essence of the smells come to life. forest tree sap with a bitter finish.

medium to full-bodied, slightly oily, and resiny.

new england brewing co. boasts, "drink it, it's good." they weren't kidding.

bartender, i'll have another.

Rating again (see above) after many years. Whether or not the rumors of a revamped recipe are true is irrelevant. Perhaps my palate changed. All I know is that I'm finding this to be a truly enjoyable IPA. IMHO, it tastes like a subdued version of Gandhi, which is high praise if you enjoy that one better. The Hag is in full effect featuring prominent floral notes up front, with a bit more subdued citrus qualities on the back end. Extremely balanced with plenty of olfactory sensory to satisfy the purist; hints of mango, peach, and vermilion orange. The thing I notice most is the complete balance, overall. While there are many rewarding features of the type of IPA that I crave, nothing overtakes the other to the detriment of the finished product. This is a f**king winner, my friends. Wow. Current BA score does not do it one bit of justice. Seek, drink, and enjoy. LARRRRRRGE!

Photo of YeastPriest
4.78/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I used to hate this beer but they changed the recipe to make it drier and hoppier bittering flavor and aroma now it is my most frequently consumed beer

Photo of GregJ
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Strong citrus and floral notes. Tastes of grapefruit, bready, pine resin. Light body and medium carbonation. Pine resin and sweet malts on the palate.

Photo of TJHartlett
4.69/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Just had my first can of Sea Hag in a couple of years. Was pleasantly surprised at the difference compared to my first taste two years ago. With the smell of Grapefruit, the right balance of bitterness, this version reminds me slightly of G-Bot but is MUCH EASIER to buy from my local store. this batch was canned two days ago so it doesn't get much fresher. NEBCO ROCKS!

Photo of Hopheadgou
4.55/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer has changed so many times and is constantly getting reformed. Compared to batches from 2013 this beer has changed drastically in a great way. Less malty sweetness than previous batches and more vibrant hop profile, juicy, more tropical notes and and sticky dank hop finish.

Photo of KidDoc
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer. For me it has a lot of the character of the Gandhi Bot but without the astringent bitterness on the back of the palate. I buy it whenever I can.

Photo of GriswoldR3
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Could be described as Ghandi bot light. Great go to for a CT brewed IPA.

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a golden orange color. a finger or two of a white foamy head forms and has strong retention. Leaves behind a strong lacing. perfectly clear and with a strong brightness.

Smell: lots of hops, mostly floral but also notes of citrus and some earthy spice. sizeable malt background with sweet crystal notes and some toastiness.

Taste: opens up with notes of hops. a light citrus, mixed with some earthy spice. Strong floral hops take over. on the backend there is a malty sweetness. mostly crystal but toasted grains are present too.

Mouthfeel: medium mouthfeel. refreshing quality. some lingering bitterness but not too overpowering.

Overall: a middle of the road tasty ipa. a good one to have around if you are in the area but nothing to go out of the way for.

Photo of dhatch22
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another great brew by New England

Photo of McSmack
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer gets a bad wrap. Kind of like Blind Pig to Pliny. Sea Hag is a great tasting beer and reminds me like a lighter version of Zombie Dust. Great Beer!

Photo of BruinsDude325
4.98/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of nebcos most user appreciated beers simply a great beer

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Sea Hag IPA from New England Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,350 ratings.