Sea Hag IPA - New England Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jamie2dope:
4.38/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I drink a lot of India Pale Ales; usually when im at the liquor store, I get at least one example of the style, so as a result sometimes they can become a bit monotonous. To see this one in a can was interesting, so i figured ide give it a whirl. When i first poured it, the head was good looking, but I was not impressed by the color. After bringing it up to the light however, it shone a beautiful reddish color, with the head sticking to the sides of the glass. Aroma consisted of sweet grapefruit, tangerine and some faint caramel. Upon tasting, more citrics notes came up, grapefruit and pineapple come to mind. Hops were oily and resonant, but not necessarily bitter. Body was medium I would say, and mighty drinkable in light of the fact that it is so tasty. This is one of the best ipas ive had in a long time,. I had it on tap once, and enjoyed it, but to be honest having it out of the can is just as good, if not better. Im really glad to see this brewery in Massachusetts. This will be a brew I will be returning to soon. Cheers
Serving type: can
03-28-2007 03:26:35 | More by jamie2dope
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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
3.85/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Served from can into a highball glass (I had it at a hotel...)
A - Pale yellow body with notable haza. A fizzy off-white head forms on top and dissipates quickly.
S - Very floral and grassy. I pick up dandelion and slight tangerine.
T - Similar to the flowery nose, but a bit more orange and lemon flavors pop up. The malt has some cracker characteristics with a hint of sweetness. Otherwise a fairly dry-tasting IPA. A semi-bitter finish.
M - Light to medium body with a somewhat dry mouthfeel. The carbonation is middle of the road, which fits the style.
O - A good, but not great, IPA. The floral nature of the hops is refreshing, but doesn't really invite you back for another sip all that much. But worth a try, for sure!
Serving type: can
07-11-2014 11:39:50 | More by hail_seitan
Sea Hag IPA from New England Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 969 ratings.