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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

1,148 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,148
Reviews: 409
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 51
Gots: 108 | 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 +3.4%

fthegiants, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

ShaneDorsey, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

OldCrustacean79, Mar 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

zbodnar1, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of scotorum
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another recent acquisition from IPA specialist BigStein88, who traded for it with someone in Connecticut.

Poured from the 12 oz, can into a Harpoon IPA glass.

a: Nearly clear dark gold or amber with a huge three inch tall white head which receded to thin surface foam and patchy lacing.

s: Pretty intense citrus.

t; First impression is the mouthfeel is a bit watery, but then all is redeemed by a good strong hit of citrusy hops over the initially seemingly light malt base. No tongue bitterness lingers much, but overall bitterness in the mouth is the main aftertaste.

m; Light to moderate. More body as it warms.

o: An excellent, very easy-drinking IPA. I'd definitely buy this if it were available whrere I live, and I'm hopeful that it may be eventually now that New England Brewing has opened a new, larger facility. However I hear that the new capacity is expected to barely satisfy local demand down in Connecticut.

scotorum, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

HumanParaquat, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

grahuba, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

dbkdev, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

firedwarftj, Feb 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jwps214, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of zeledonia
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazy orange. One finger of white head, okay retention and nice lacing.

Smell is juicy citrusy and piney hops. Starts out with bright fruit (oranges!), which quickly gives way to a pine resinous burst. Some strong sweet caramel malts provide a supportive base. Really nice.

Taste is decent. It's got some chalky bitterness, some clean tones. There's just a touch of citrus peaking through. But mostly it's moderately bitter and kinda dull, chalky. Finishes like aspirin, dry and bitter on the sides of the tongue.

Feel is okay. Medium-bodied, watery at first. Then turns dry and lightly chalky. Not bad, but not my favorite.

A decent IPA. The bitterness is chalky and dry, moreso than I'd like. If those bright citrusy points could come through more, I'd be happier.

zeledonia, Feb 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Auror, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Vogey77, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Kcman91, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Twig2848, Feb 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

wtighe03, Feb 21, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty as a picture with a resounding head and deep orange body.

The pungent nose knows few boundaries but leaves room for some citrus and grain to play.

The blending of bitter and sweet is the key here. Smooth and palatable, but has the flavor to make a difference. Let's go with citrus, orange peel, apricot, malt, "itty-bitty" vanilla and tannin.

A lighter body leads to a disappearing act, so yo better get yerself another.

stephens101, Feb 21, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a hazy golden amber with a tight white head. Nose is light, pine and apricot hops, light backbone of malt caramel and fresh grain. Taste is more grain, slightly more crust. Taste is more sticky pine, a touch stale, with light notes if apricot and peach skin. Body and carbonation are light with a fairly dry finish.

cpetrone84, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

jayrutgers, Feb 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

jaywes754, Feb 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

abkayak, Feb 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Beersnake1, Feb 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Whimpers, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

xdtfx, Feb 16, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can

A: Hazy strawish-yellow. Nice head retention

S: Grapefruit, citrus, malt.

T: By far the best aspect of the beer. Based off the nose, I didn't expect much. Wow was I wrong. Explosive hop flavors carrying citrus and grapefruit throughout your senses. Very well balanced at the end.

M: Medium-bodied. Slight bitterness, but nicely balanced by malt.

O: Very good representation of the AIPA. Cant get this in NY or RI, but I make sure to pick up a few 6's when I drive through CT, especially when I cant find Gbot. NEBCO has been killing it lately.

BoardwalkBock, Feb 15, 2014
Sea Hag IPA from New England Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,148 ratings.