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New Guy IPA - Atlantic Brewing Company

New Guy IPANew Guy IPA

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%


Brewed by:
Atlantic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
With the recent explosion of over-the-top hopped IPAs, we wanted to return to an India Pale Ale that was well-hopped, but still balanced and smooth. Our brewers wanted to name it after one of our hardworking staffers, so we decided to name it after Dave—the new guy. This beer is made with one hundred percent Columbus hops and only one malt, yielding a nice earthy tone and spicy flavors. Columbus hops have a citrusy profile, which is more subtle than that found in most IPAs.

(Beer added by: GarthDanielson on 09-16-2011)
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Reviews by Etan:
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz extra sent to me by Valdieu. Thanks!

A: Pours a murky brass with a small white head.

S: Apricot and slight citrus, caramel malt and some Ringwood-like esters.

T: Mild citrus hop notes and a piney, oily bitterness, followed by bright grainy malt.

M: Medium-bodied with light carbonation.

O: Not undrinkable but not very good. This beer needs some fixing before it can be called a good IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 05:37:02 | More by Etan
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New Guy IPA from Atlantic Brewing Company
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