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Sea Hag IPA - New England Brewing Co.

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Sea Hag IPASea Hag IPA

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very good

1,092 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,092
Reviews: 404
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 52
Gots: 100 | 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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4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Sea Hag IPA from New England Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,092 ratings.