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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

954 Ratings
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Ratings: 954
Reviews: 398
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 45
Gots: 62 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-23-2011 17:47:28 | More by rjacobs6
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-23-2011 09:05:40 | More by shawnp
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-21-2011 23:39:56 | More by Burt
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-21-2011 18:47:08 | More by Rochefort10nh
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-20-2011 17:51:32 | More by DoctorB2B
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New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-17-2011 01:42:24 | More by virinow
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2011 23:30:52 | More by Bilco
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2011 22:36:51 | More by phorestfreak
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2011 04:19:32 | More by JAHMUR
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-15-2011 04:06:26 | More by HopStoopid120
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-15-2011 03:12:35 | More by bpfrush
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2011 03:02:40 | More by Exiled
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2011 02:22:40 | More by Yabev15
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

11-14-2011 22:42:01 | More by halfshell
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-14-2011 22:11:25 | More by dennho
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-14-2011 20:30:03 | More by BelgianDip
Photo of inlimbo77


3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into an Alchemist pint. No canning date is present.

A: Pours a light yellow orange fairly clear color. 1/4 bright white head. Carbonation streaming off the bottom of the glass. Some sticking lacing on the swirl.

S: I get lots of pine and citrus notes. Even on the can opening. There is some nice sweet malts too. It smells really nice.

T: Nice easy drinking IPA. Nice crisp bitterness on the tip of the tongue. It continues to the middle of the mouth where the malts (carmel) meet. Maybe a bit off balanced with hops dominating but I like that. You get the pine that you take from the nose. Clean finish.

M: Light to medium. Sessionable.

O: I'd have to go B to B+ on this one. It's a really nice little IPA, but there are obviously better ones out there. Ghandi Bot trumps this big time.

Serving type: can

10-17-2011 20:39:01 | More by inlimbo77
Photo of mdfb79

New York

3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 09/09/11 notes. Had on tap at Picco's in Boston, MA. Served ina pint glass.

a - Pours a dark murky orange color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, fruity malts, and bready malts. More malts than I was expecting.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, fruity malts, bready malts, and biscuit. Again, more malts than expecting, though the citrus hops are there.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty decent IPA from NEBCO. More malty than hoppy, but good none the less. Worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2011 20:08:00 | More by mdfb79
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New Jersey

2.95/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I poured this into a tapered pilsner glass from a can. There was a pretty decent amount of foam from the pour (about three fingers).

The beer looks fine. It is a little darker yellow with some haziness.

The smell is pretty minimal, the taste as well. There is some hopping. I got floral and citrus.
The bitterness on the end is excessive compared to the hopping.

I really wasn't a fan of this beer.

Serving type: can

09-24-2011 23:54:45 | More by ummswimmin
Photo of philbe311


3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Two full fingers worth of crisp slightly creamy tightly packed partially rocky off-white colored head... Modest retention that gives way to a full lacing that is a tad thicker around the collar... A moderate haze... The color is a slightly pale gold... A mix of carbonation with sluggish smaller bubbles and speedier medium sized bubbles... A slight bit of lacing clings to the glass...

S - Very light sweet citrus notes to start... This is quickly joined by a slightly sweet malty base... An abundance of rich bready malts and caramel... Is that apple juice mixed in as well???

T - Biscuit... Crust... Some light graham cracker... A touch of caramel... Some faint noble hops... Rather simple and straight-forward...

M - Medium bodied... Ultra smooth to start... There is some brisk carbonation... Finishes a touch on the dry side... Smooth and interesting throughout...

D - A rock solid American IPA... Nothing remarkable, but solidly average... Not a hop bomb by any stretch but rather an exercise in balance and drinkability...

Serving type: can

09-09-2011 01:32:23 | More by philbe311
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New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a shaker pint glass at Delaneys in New Haven, right down the road from NEBCO.

Light copper with white foam. Lots of sticky lacing. Piney smell, and grassy.

Firm hoppy bitter balanced around a lighter malt. Lingering bitter, but in a balanced taste.

Very good IPA, tasty beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2011 20:03:40 | More by KTCamm
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New Jersey

2.83/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz, poured into a pint glass in the man cave.

I'm watching the LSU-Oregon game, so I figured, why not have my self a beer or two? It's five o' clock somewhere, and it's well past five o' clock in my current location. Get your drink on!

A: Light in color, like gold, but cloudy. Minimal head produced, wheat in color, doesn't last even a minute. On to the smell.

S: Oregon just scored to take the lead. Doesn't have anything to do with the smell, but I'm rolling. I'm hoping that I have a cold (I don't), 'cause I'm not getting much out of this. Weak piny hoppiness, and not much else.

T: Eww. As a kid, I was once made to wash out my mouth with soap, as will happen if you are a school kid taught by Germans in the early 70's. That's the first sensation I get from this beer. Thanks a lot, Frau Koeninger. What follows is a hoppiness, more piny than fruity to me. This beer plays strictly offense, as I'm not tasting any maltiness at all.

M: Doesn't make my palate happy, to say the least; light-bodied, good carbonation, but now I can't get Frau Koeninger out of my head. Bitter as all get out, to say the least.

O: I can officially say now that I've had a beer from Connecticut. I'm hoping there are much better representatives from the state.

Serving type: can

09-04-2011 01:45:44 | More by bogus564
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4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on cask at New York Pizza and Pasta Co. in Plainfield, CT.

This beer poured a beautiful dark amber, with a nice, off white/slight cream colored head. Not much carbonation to speak of, but then again, that is to be expected with cask.

Smell - Hops, hops and beautiful hops. This beer had a very nice citrus/piney aroma to it that was very welcoming.

Taste - I wanna say this is a slightly weaker version of Ghandi-Bot...their signature flavor is there, but in a lesser form - which is not to be taken lightly either. lots of flavor to be had in this brew.

Mouthfeel - medium for sure. Not watery or thin. Just the way an IPA should be.

Overall - This is another solid offering from NEB. I can't wait to have more.

Serving type: cask

08-26-2011 23:20:05 | More by Genuine
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New York

3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours orange with a thick white foam and a cloudy swirl in the glass. The lacing is a thick pattern of rings in the pint glass.

S - A grapefruit and mango medley of aroma. Similar to a Del Monte fruit cocktail.

T - A bit unbalanced. The hoppiness seemed misplaced with the citrus flavor. At one point it felt overhopped and so dominant the other flavors were lost.

M - Plenty of refreshing flavors, and despite the blast of hops at the end it was nice on a hot day.

O - There are other IPA's much better. Was surprised that I didn't like this as I love Ghandi-Bot, which ironically is very well balanced as a DIPA.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2011 12:06:41 | More by socon67
Photo of ActonBrewer


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

A - golden or pale yellow, thin white head.

S – little bit of citrus hop aroma. Doesn't give any indicaton of what your going to taste.

T – strong citrus and piney notes from the cascade hops. decent malt flavors, but not any sort of balance. much better as it warms up.

M – fairly light body, decent carbonation.

O – Excellent smooth IPA. Not an IPA for the hop freaks, but definitely a more reasonable representation of the style. Very refreshing to find an IPA that has some balance.

served from a can into a 4 oz tasting glass

Serving type: can

08-16-2011 02:54:31 | More by ActonBrewer
Sea Hag IPA from New England Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 954 ratings.