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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

978 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 978
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 47
Gots: 71 | FT: 6
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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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cans bought at Hegedorn's Market in Webster, NY.

Pours a hazy, sediment-filled orange into the glass. Tons of floaties in this one. 1 inch head, strong lacing.

Smells like grapefruit, grass, and pine. Some other indistinct fruit flavors.

Tastes resinous, and dry. Very bitter pine flavors. Some slight fruit flavors pull through, mainly grapefruit.

Crisp mouthfeel, and crisp carbonation. A very dry beer, due to the lack of a strong malt backbone.

Not on par with some of NEBCO's other hoppy offerings, due to the somewhat astringent bitterness. It is however very tasty, and a good price point as well.

Serving type: can

09-01-2013 23:27:22 | More by GreesyFizeek
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AGust82

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-31-2013 01:50:30 | More by AGust82
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StrangerTides

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-30-2013 01:47:21 | More by StrangerTides
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-28-2013 23:02:49 | More by Sarge3130
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mrebeka

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-26-2013 03:16:02 | More by mrebeka
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-24-2013 15:49:09 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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BeerRollups

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-24-2013 15:06:33 | More by BeerRollups
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-22-2013 20:34:31 | More by ZEB89
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-22-2013 13:46:01 | More by jwat
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-21-2013 00:16:16 | More by SuomiHobbit
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dunix

Vermont

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-20-2013 18:58:30 | More by dunix
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-20-2013 02:45:17 | More by Texasfan549
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whatsgoody

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-19-2013 00:17:20 | More by whatsgoody
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BTVflatlander

Vermont

4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served from the can into a Citizen Cider snifter.

A: Cloudy orange, very attractive and pretty spot-on for an American IPA.

S: Surprisingly little aroma. What does come through is rather malt-heavy. Quite unusual.

T: This is one of the strangest IPAs I've ever had. The bitterness of this single IPA is more overwhelming than most DIPAs I can ever recall. There is a bit of pine and citrus hops, respectively, in addition to a significant amount of detectable malt--too much for my taste.

M: Well done for an AIPA.

O: I had mixed expectations coming into this review. I love NEBCo. and that is not entirely due to the fact that I love Gandhi Bot and the brewery is less than 10 miles from my house. The quality beers they produce is, to me, unthinkable for a CT-based brewery. Many of their beers are, in my opinion, up there with some of the more reputed breweries of today--Hill Farmstead is chief among them. Thus, in that regard, NEBCo is flying a bit under the radar. Yet, Sea Hag is still not what I look for in an AIPA. It is most definitely not bad, and is in any case worth a try if you like IPAs. Yet, for me, it's just a bit too bitter and a bit too malty for my own IPA tastes. If you don't mind this, you very well may enjoy the hell out of this beer. Thus, despite the fact that I won't be buying any more cans of Sea Hag, I can't bear to rate it any more poorly than I have because it is undoubtedly a solid beer from the boys in Woodbridge. I'll be heading over tomorrow bright and early for some Gandhi Bot.

Update (8/21): To my dismay, the very afternoon after I first tried Hag from the can, I went to the brewery intent on bringing some Gandhi back to VT only to find out that they had run out. Disappointed, I figured I'd try Hag on tap to see if it was any different fresh. I must say, I really like fresh Hag in comparison to canned Hag. They're not THAT different, admittedly, but if you have the option to grab a growler as opposed to a sixer, I'd recommend going with the growler. I'm raising my review as a result of this experience.

Serving type: can

08-18-2013 20:09:19 | More by BTVflatlander
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-17-2013 21:28:48 | More by BRYeleJR
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jrep21pr

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-17-2013 13:10:30 | More by jrep21pr
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Thishops4u

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-16-2013 14:39:38 | More by Thishops4u
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ipc2000

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-14-2013 04:01:56 | More by ipc2000
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vonnegut21

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-13-2013 14:41:16 | More by vonnegut21
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1Sundown2C

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-11-2013 22:50:24 | More by 1Sundown2C
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seanchai

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-11-2013 09:28:25 | More by seanchai
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frankthetank86

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-09-2013 17:49:49 | More by frankthetank86
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sirsteve42

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-09-2013 17:28:25 | More by sirsteve42
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MrDave

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-08-2013 14:06:25 | More by MrDave
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klawburke

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-06-2013 13:25:03 | More by klawburke
Sea Hag IPA from New England Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 978 ratings.