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Sea Hag IPA - New England Brewing Co.

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Sea Hag IPASea Hag IPA

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1,046 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,046
Reviews: 403
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 51
Gots: 86 | 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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Photo of mountdew1
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Poured a fairly light slighty hazy golden amber with a off 1/4 inch white foamy head. Constant streams of carbonation rose from the bottom all over the place. Primary smells were slightly piney hoppy. Bit of herbal undertones. Flavor started off subtle, then picked up a reasonable hoppy note. Felt thin in the mouth before becoming tingly on the tongue. A bit watery. Overall not bad, but a bit underwhelming.

mountdew1, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of Manoftyr
2.73/5  rDev -29.1%

Appearance-Pours a dirty/hazy tangerine into the glass, moderate head, decent retention.

Aroma-Grapefruit and lemongrassy aromas upfront, caramel malt makes its presence felt on the nose as well.

Taste-A little weak upfront with primary grassy flavors of noble hops, not what I look for in an IPA, the Cascade comes through somewhat but clashes with the noble hop flavors rather than melds, the caramel malt brings it together somewhat but this beer could definitely use some tweaking.

Mouthfeel-Medium-light and a little water, carbonation is mild as well.

Overall-I can see what this beer is trying to be and what the brewer was going for but it's just not executed all that well.

Manoftyr, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of gamanley
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

gamanley, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of Horbar
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Horbar, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of Schmuckles
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Schmuckles, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of davey101
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

12 oz can into a NEBCO pint glass.

A - Extremely hazy light amber body. Had some floating hop particles come out during the pour. Small off white head with decent lacing.

S - Rather Gandhi Bot like, but tamer. Lots of bitter juicy grapefruit and tropical fruits with a touch of pine. Light caramel malt backbone.

T - Juicy grapefruit and mango followed by a noticeable bready and caramel malt backbone that quickly gets overtaken by a strong bitterness. Fairly one dimensional but quite tasty. Mouth feel is on the light side of IPA's with decent carbonation.

O - Not the best IPA out there, but a really solid local choice. Gandhi Bot puts its too shame but this new recipe is a huge improvement over the Sea Hag of the past.

davey101, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of DustinGalvin
3/5  rDev -22.1%

DustinGalvin, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of Hopster2380
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Hopster2380, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of sukwonee
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%

A: 3 finger frothy head, orange color clear body.

S: Citrus, not much malt (all hops) but not bitter hops.

T: Not really bitter but hoppy. Citrus, lemon, grapefruit,

M: althought it's got good amount of carbonation, it seems a bit flat... maybe too watery.

O: decent IPA. I wouldn't seek for it but I enjoyed my can (it was included as an extra - thank you).

sukwonee, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of marcdalke
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

marcdalke, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of hmph
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%

Another Northeast beer received in trade with Robtobfest, thanks again.

A - ahhh I love an unfiltered hazy yellow trying its hardest to find brown, nice light head on top

S - citrus hops, grapefruit, very pronounced 'fresh' smell, a bit of sweetness on the end

T - really well done, grapefruit hops come through strong with only a slight sweetness and a dry cleanly light bitter finish

O - Really enjoyed this and would definitely be a fan of drinking of few on the regular. A good IPA with some nice strong fruity hope flavors and a good sweet malt compliment

hmph, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of alexgash
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%

12 oz. can.

Partly cloudy peachy gold body. Two fingers of thick, frothy, cottony white head. Great lacing. Fresh hop nose. Lots of pine, resin, pineapple, and some citrus. Sugary, cookieish malt underneath.

Toasted malts and citrus hop bitterness up front. Bitterness increases: minty, grassy, herbal. Slightly fruity malts with a hint of caramel. Dry, hoppy finish. Piny, herbal. Moderate body with a prickly feel. Could be creamier. Decent, solid, but it's no Fuzzy Baby Ducks!

alexgash, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of CHADMC3
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%

Pours an orangish yellow body beneath the generous off white head that is pretty dense and leaves a thin lacing atop the glass.

Aromas of citrus and pine float from the glass including grapefruit and orange as well as a touch of spice as it warms.

The flavor has a more pronounced woody hop presence resembling a spicy pine with citrus as well similar to the aroma.

Medium in body with above average carbonation and a crisp drying finish.

A just plain tasty IPA and another solid brew from nebco.

CHADMC3, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of bootdown21
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

bootdown21, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of RMoeNay
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

RMoeNay, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of ms11781
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ms11781, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of polishkaz
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

polishkaz, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of ExtraStout
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Had as a guest beer on tap at Willibrew.

Poured an unfiltered golden color with a white head. Very smooth and drinkable with a lower amount of IBU's than your average IPA.

It was very drinkable and I would love the chance to buy their offerings in MA. without having to drive 2 hrs. to do so.

ExtraStout, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of frosted33
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

frosted33, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of DanE
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%

12 oz. in a tulip glass.

A: Pours a hazy orange with a little amber in the fat of the glass. Like an apple juice mixed with a white grapefruit juice. 1/4" white head, disappates in a few minutes.

S: I personally love the smell. Definite grapefruit with a little sweet stone fruit back-end. I have to say the smell is very Plinyish. Maybe it's the nobles?

T: Dry, but a good dry. A lot of grapefruit and rind. Back end is stone fruit. Not as sweet as the smell suggests. I am a huge grapefruit fan, so i may be slightly biased.

M: Soooo refreshing. I think this is a great session beer for a hot day, if you can keep it cold. Great carbonation, and dryness makes you want even more.

Overall: A great IPA. Very refreshing. Enough ABV. I recommend to those that want a goto affordable, and fresh IPA if in the Tri-state.

DanE, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of jefftuck47
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

jefftuck47, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of n2185
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%

A: Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a finger of white head that fades into a thin ring with little lacing.

S: Pineapple up front with grapefruit and some resiny pine.

T: Grapefruit and resiny pine flavors are strongest with some earthy and grassy notes as well. It is moderately bitter.

M: Medium body and carbonation that accents the hops well.

O: A pretty decent IPA overall. Nothing great, but not bad at all. It's a little too bitter and lacking in complexity for me.

n2185, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of sailorastro
4/5  rDev +3.9%

sailorastro, May 19, 2012
Photo of MaChiNe
2/5  rDev -48.1%

MaChiNe, May 19, 2012
Photo of ericlitchfield
4/5  rDev +3.9%

ericlitchfield, May 16, 2012
Sea Hag IPA from New England Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,046 ratings.