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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

1,315 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,315
Reviews: 439
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 52
Gots: 179 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-24-2006

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Ratings: 1,315 | Reviews: 439
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can poured into a pint glass

A-Light orange tint with a decent biscuit head. Lacing follows the beer slowly.
S- First sniff punches you in the face with hops. Here come the tropical fruits, slight hint of malt comes in late.
T- Heavy citrus up front, like biting into a boozy grapefruit. Nice clean finish. Really enjoying this one.
M-Light, dry, sits really nicely, goes down easily.
O-Great IPA to drink all night. or all day. Lower alcohol content let's you kick back a few and stay in decent shape.

First beer from NEBC. Got some Gandhi-Bot up next, looking forward to it.

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Can > Pint Glass

A - pours a cloudy orange gold color, 1 finger of white foamy head, mild lacing.
S - Aroma is awesome, lots of bright vibrant tropical fruit, some bready malt, citrus zest.
T - Taste follows aroma close, but you get more on the malt, and the fruit fades faster than youd want, but still excellent.
M - Definitely dry, a tad chewy.
O - Great IPA, one I could easily drink all the time.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was served on cask in New Haven, CT.

Higher than average serving temperature, and lower than average carbonation which is typical for cask conditioned ales.

Golden amber in color and average cloudiness that you would expect in an ale, this one was a cask ale and may have been extra cloudy, but I didn't try side by side with a can. Head was minimal to nil, this is a cask ale and does not sport a generous amount of carbonation.

The smell is a good combination of hops and malt. Not over hopped or too malty, its extremely inviting.

Mouth feel is firm, but not thick, and not watery at all. The final gravity on this one is about perfect.

The taste is on par with the smell, hoppy, but not overly bitter, malty, but not over done, the balance of this beer is hard to beat, it tastes fantastic.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours like dehydrated piss with a creamy, slight off-white head of small sized bubbles that fizzle away a touch too quickly. In body the beer is golden yellow and clean of particles, but with a slight haze and opacity to it. On the nose, the beer smells of bitter, caramel pine needles. Big sticky resin mixes with bready caramel in an intriguing dance on the nostrils. A touch of dactyl might be present in the nose since the caramel does get a touch buttery. From the can the pine scent is much more resinous with a touch of dankness added. On the tongue, the beer is nicely bitter with a slightly warming sweetness that moves as you sip and balances the palate wrecking bitters nicely. The finish and aftertaste are surprisingly dry in comparison to the sweetness that is perceived during the sip. There is also a gentle acidity. In flavor the beer begins as pine pitch and bitter grapefruit. Medicinal bitters move in on the finish and aftertaste along with smooth, caramel bread. From the can, the caramel is more present in the middle of the sip and gives a nice balance to the beer. In the mouth, the beer feels medium in body with a middling carbonation and just a touch of astringency from the bitters. The mouthfeel is crisp with a touch of syrupiness. Overall, this is a solid IPA that I would love to have as a regular in my fridge. Great American IPA bitterness; this is not a super juicy or tropical IPA, it’s just classic bitters.

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Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with grapefruit and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid hop flavor but the smell is slightly better in my opinion.

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Sea Hag IPA from New England Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,315 ratings.