Sea Hag IPA - New England Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Manoftyr:
2.73/5 rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Appearance-Pours a dirty/hazy tangerine into the glass, moderate head, decent retention.
Aroma-Grapefruit and lemongrassy aromas upfront, caramel malt makes its presence felt on the nose as well.
Taste-A little weak upfront with primary grassy flavors of noble hops, not what I look for in an IPA, the Cascade comes through somewhat but clashes with the noble hop flavors rather than melds, the caramel malt brings it together somewhat but this beer could definitely use some tweaking.
Mouthfeel-Medium-light and a little water, carbonation is mild as well.
Overall-I can see what this beer is trying to be and what the brewer was going for but it's just not executed all that well.
Serving type: can
08-09-2012 21:39:15 | More by Manoftyr
More User Reviews:
4.09/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
A: poured from the squealer to the Ghandi-bot tulip, the head kinda fluffs up to a finger and then died quickly to a 2 mm collar and a wispy white disk. No legs on swirl and a gold glowing translucent body.
S: Orangy/citrus/lemony notes backed with pleasant light malt and a hint of new-school-hops like mosaic, with that cumin/onion/garlic but very, very slight. Not overpowering in the least.
T: US-Tropical citrus, with a hint of childrens' aspirin backed with a very slight malt presence and a very citrusy, lemony hit. Light and delicate.
M: light/creamy up front followed by the lightest, most delicate and impossibly dry finish I have ever experienced. It is a velvety smooth swallow with a very slight lemony note.
O: Awesome and definitely a well crafted IPA. Try it for sure if you can.
Serving type: growler
07-18-2014 04:26:14 | More by Scrapss
4.04/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Sadly, New England Brewing doesn't distribute to MA anymore, I always enjoyed this OG canned IPA. Picked up a 6-pack while in Hartford this past weekend for a revisit.
Appearance - Hazy rusty orange color, soapy white head. Retains as a thick ring and patchy cap, no lace.
Smell - Orange, grapefruit and floral hop aromas dominate with some piny dank there as well. With warmth, some icing sugar there for malt, but mostly bout dem hops.
Taste - Oranges, grapefruit, piny, earthy, floral, bit o' dank for hops. Icing sugar and biscuity malts.
Mouthfeel - Good full body, nice swishy carbonation, fair amount of bitterness but pretty crushable nonetheless.
Overall - This one falls under the radar, still holds up nicely with today's IPA standards. Solid all around, good price for a 6-pack (paid $9.50). Will have to pick up more of this when in CT.
Serving type: can
07-15-2014 23:21:27 | More by Chico1985
Sea Hag IPA from New England Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 978 ratings.