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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

1,185 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,185
Reviews: 414
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 51
Gots: 117 | FT: 4
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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4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I'm flabbergasted reading other reviews of this beer. Perhaps something has changed recently, but this is a world class IPA. It's better than Sculpin, better than Flower Power, better than Perpetual... Remember folks, it's not a DIPA. It's 6%abv...
Pours a light orangy color, a bit hazy, with some floaties and a nice creamy head. The smell is not overwhelming, but nice; all citrusy/piney hops. The taste though... one of the few beers where the smell does not prepare you for the level of hop flavor! It's well balanced, with a terrific and classic hop profile. Plenty juicy! Mouthfeel is great. It has body, well carbonated...I'll say it again; WORLD CLASS!

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3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can leaving a 1 inch white head that leaves streaky foam bubbles on the side of the glass. Deep gold color that is cloudy.
-Smell isn't great - strong fruit and wood in a musty way(grapefruit/pine stand out)
-Tastes dry and bitter from the hops with a medium coating on the palate that leaves a dryness throughout mouth

Overall: compared to Gandhi Bot, Supernaut and the Saison which i've tried and loved from NEBCO - there is almost no reason for me to buy this one again.. The others are absolutely killer

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Golden/orange colored body with a very slight haze. Transparent enough to see some bubbles and sediment through the body. White head that lingers around as a ring of bubbles.

S- Soapy and citrus hops come through in a big way along with some pine.

T- Big hop flavors come through in the way of pine and herbal flavors. Hints of citrus and lime come through as well.

M- Medium carbonation with a crisp bite. Medium bodied and drinkable.

O- A solid IPA offering. Great option if you want a few.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

New England Brewing Co. - Sea Hag IPA

Another courtesy of Hendry, if it wasn't for him I wouldn't get to branch out this fast, props man!

Look - Pours a darker caramel brown, hazy with a good sized soapy head that dissipated quickly and leaves behind sticky lacing. Negligible carbonation.

Smell - Malty and bready but with a tart apple hoppy citrus bite. The tart creates a mouth-watering experience. Light in the aroma, good for a hot Summer day.

Taste - Smooth hints of vanilla in the malt and blended with citrus, nice and crisp. A great refreshing and thirst-quenching brew with a tart apple finish, but a slight bit on the thin side.

Mouthfeel - Mouthfeel is slight piney hop bitter. Quick drinkable. Slight booziness but not bad at all.

Overall - Solid brew with unique malt characteristics and a bitter hop finish. The only qualms I have with this brew is that it is categorized as an IPA, but it lacks the stones to be an IPA. This is a great brew, but I would say if they called it an APA or a Pale Ale, it would be more fitting.

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4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy apricot hue with a white one finger head, relatively aggressive carbonation, good lacing.

Nose is sweet malts, little in the way of hop assault though they reside in the background.

Taste is malty and sweet, minimal hop presence,yet not unpleasant.

Mouthfeel is medium and the malty sweetness rests atop the palate with nothing in the way of bitterness to counteract.

Overall the quality is good for the dollar ($10 six pack of 12 oz cans), but not my cup of tea in the way of a hop infusion. Drinkable and overall pleasant, but nothing I would go out of my way to find: Vermont beers hath spoiled me once again.

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Sea Hag IPA from New England Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,185 ratings.