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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
86
very good

948 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 948
Reviews: 397
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 45
Gots: 61 | FT: 5
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-24-2006)
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Reviews by mechamifune:
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mechamifune

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a tulip glass.

Nice slight orange color and a light white head. Carbonation is somewhat evident in the lacing but it looks a little more "sticky" than "fizzy".

Smell is pretty straightforward, notes of what I guess I would best call tropical fruits with the obvious hops. Nothing wrong here, but its not particularly powerful and I can't say i'm taking particular enjoyment in just smelling this like I do with some of my favorite IPA's.

Taste is pleasant.... tropical fruit and sweetness upfront with a nice subtle bitter finish. No sense of alcohol and the notes stay pretty consistant throughout.

Moutfeel is a little more syrupy than I would like. Still relatively drinkable, but I think if this beer felt a little more crisp it would raise it up a level. As a whole though it still finishes pretty smooth.

If I could give this one a 3.75 I would. This one is a notch above middle of the road as far as IPA's go. Not a hop bomb (usually my preference) but not overly malty for the style. Worth trying, but I'm not sure I'd make a point of buying it again, just because there are so many great examples of the style out there and easy to get.

Serving type: can

04-03-2011 01:25:42 | More by mechamifune
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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden orange into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Creamy head recedes rather more quickly than I expected and forms a thin film up top. Spotty lacing. Lots of rapidly-streaming visible carbonation.

S - Absolute dynamite and clearly what turned out to be my favorite part of the beer. Great hop intensity. Floral/Tropical aromas with a bit of sweetness.

T - Follows the nose, although the sweetness is a bit more pronounced here. Something like candy. The hops are still dominant. A fairly firm bitterness comes in on the back end.

M - The one major weak spot for me. I love a good medium+ bodied IPA. It would be a stretch to call this light/medium. It is very thin and even a little slick. Finishes clean and slightly dry.

O - Nice beer, if difficult to rank across the various categories. If I had regular access to this I would buy it, but not terribly frequently.

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A: slight haze; honey colored; 1 finger white head that receded to a thin cap; moderate lacing;

S: all tropical fruit;

T: tropical fruit is still there, but with pine added in; finish is all pine and moderately bitter;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: as a local IPA, this is one of my go-tos; very enjoyable;

Serving type: on-tap

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Sea Hag IPA from New England Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 948 ratings.