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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

972 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 972
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 47
Gots: 70 | 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 soultrain:
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soultrain

New York

4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass.

A-Fantastic head, 1 1/2"+ orange tinted, sits atop an orange/amber beer. Slow and steady carbonation. Small specks float within: tiny hop particles. Excellent lacing all down the glass. Very, very appealing.
S-Nice hop aroma, fresh citrus and pine. Malts smell good, too: this is one fresh-ass beer.
T-This is great! Cascade hops rule here over the nobles, brisk on the tongue. Nice bitterness, not a hop-bomb, but a well made glass of hoppy freshness. I can't get over the fact that this beer came from a can. This was delicious even at room temp. Solid. Fresh. Wow.
M-Sea Hag has a nice body.
D-Are you kidding me? Session city.

CRUX: IMPRESSIVE STUFF, REGARDLESS OF THE CAN. If this was available near me it'd be a go-to beer; the DBF would be so loaded with it, I'd have to get an ADBF (auxillery designated beer fridge.) Best canned beer I've ever had. Nice job, NEB Co!

Thanks to Lagrin for the sample.

Serving type: can

08-03-2006 19:24:03 | More by soultrain
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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.

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Appearance - Hazy rusty orange color, soapy white head. Retains as a thick ring and patchy cap, no lace.

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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.

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Sea Hag IPA from New England Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 972 ratings.