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Sea Hag IPA - New England Brewing Co.

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Sea Hag IPASea Hag IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,286 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,286
Reviews: 436
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 53
Gots: 168 | FT: 8
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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4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: poured from the squealer to the Ghandi-bot tulip, the head kinda fluffs up to a finger and then died quickly to a 2 mm collar and a wispy white disk. No legs on swirl and a gold glowing translucent body.

S: Orangy/citrus/lemony notes backed with pleasant light malt and a hint of new-school-hops like mosaic, with that cumin/onion/garlic but very, very slight. Not overpowering in the least.

T: US-Tropical citrus, with a hint of childrens' aspirin backed with a very slight malt presence and a very citrusy, lemony hit. Light and delicate.

M: light/creamy up front followed by the lightest, most delicate and impossibly dry finish I have ever experienced. It is a velvety smooth swallow with a very slight lemony note.

O: Awesome and definitely a well crafted IPA. Try it for sure if you can.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sadly, New England Brewing doesn't distribute to MA anymore, I always enjoyed this OG canned IPA. Picked up a 6-pack while in Hartford this past weekend for a revisit.

Appearance - Hazy rusty orange color, soapy white head. Retains as a thick ring and patchy cap, no lace.

Smell - Orange, grapefruit and floral hop aromas dominate with some piny dank there as well. With warmth, some icing sugar there for malt, but mostly bout dem hops.

Taste - Oranges, grapefruit, piny, earthy, floral, bit o' dank for hops. Icing sugar and biscuity malts.

Mouthfeel - Good full body, nice swishy carbonation, fair amount of bitterness but pretty crushable nonetheless.

Overall - This one falls under the radar, still holds up nicely with today's IPA standards. Solid all around, good price for a 6-pack (paid $9.50). Will have to pick up more of this when in CT.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.57/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from can into a highball glass (I had it at a hotel...)

A - Pale yellow body with notable haza. A fizzy off-white head forms on top and dissipates quickly.

S - Very floral and grassy. I pick up dandelion and slight tangerine.

T - Similar to the flowery nose, but a bit more orange and lemon flavors pop up. The malt has some cracker characteristics with a hint of sweetness. Otherwise a fairly dry-tasting IPA. A semi-bitter finish.

M - Light to medium body with a somewhat dry mouthfeel. The carbonation is middle of the road, which fits the style.

O - A good, but not great, IPA. The floral nature of the hops is refreshing, but doesn't really invite you back for another sip all that much. But worth a try, for sure!

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4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden orange into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Creamy head recedes rather more quickly than I expected and forms a thin film up top. Spotty lacing. Lots of rapidly-streaming visible carbonation.

S - Absolute dynamite and clearly what turned out to be my favorite part of the beer. Great hop intensity. Floral/Tropical aromas with a bit of sweetness.

T - Follows the nose, although the sweetness is a bit more pronounced here. Something like candy. The hops are still dominant. A fairly firm bitterness comes in on the back end.

M - The one major weak spot for me. I love a good medium+ bodied IPA. It would be a stretch to call this light/medium. It is very thin and even a little slick. Finishes clean and slightly dry.

O - Nice beer, if difficult to rank across the various categories. If I had regular access to this I would buy it, but not terribly frequently.

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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: slight haze; honey colored; 1 finger white head that receded to a thin cap; moderate lacing;

S: all tropical fruit;

T: tropical fruit is still there, but with pine added in; finish is all pine and moderately bitter;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: as a local IPA, this is one of my go-tos; very enjoyable;

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Sea Hag IPA from New England Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,286 ratings.