Sea Hag IPA - New England Brewing Co.
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Reviews by zeledonia:
3.59/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours a lightly hazy orange. One finger of white head, okay retention and nice lacing.
Smell is juicy citrusy and piney hops. Starts out with bright fruit (oranges!), which quickly gives way to a pine resinous burst. Some strong sweet caramel malts provide a supportive base. Really nice.
Taste is decent. It's got some chalky bitterness, some clean tones. There's just a touch of citrus peaking through. But mostly it's moderately bitter and kinda dull, chalky. Finishes like aspirin, dry and bitter on the sides of the tongue.
Feel is okay. Medium-bodied, watery at first. Then turns dry and lightly chalky. Not bad, but not my favorite.
A decent IPA. The bitterness is chalky and dry, moreso than I'd like. If those bright citrusy points could come through more, I'd be happier.
Serving type: can
02-25-2014 02:44:42 | More by zeledonia
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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
4.05/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
Serving type: can
07-07-2014 21:38:32 | More by Andrew041180
3.89/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
07-07-2014 05:23:50 | More by HamdenHector
Sea Hag IPA from New England Brewing Co.
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