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New Guy IPA - Atlantic Brewing Company

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New Guy IPANew Guy IPA

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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Atlantic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GarthDanielson on 09-16-2011

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.
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Ratings: 130 | Reviews: 39
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Photo of illpass78
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a pretty solid orange color. I got a huge blast of foam out of this one - I think the bottle may have been shaken. Some pretty good lacing on the way down.

Aroma: Smells of apricot, citrus, pine, hops, and lemon.

Taste: Taste follows the nose. There's also a touch of booze. Slightly more harsh than I had guessed.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: Pretty decent IPA with a traditional American IPA profile. I like that it's made with only one hop variety and one malt - it's very complex for having such a simple base. Not my favorite Atlantic beer - they make some really good ones, to be sure - but a solid IPA.

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Manly Men beer, found on tap at The Lion's Pride.

In a pint glass the beer was copper colored with a huge white head. There was a good deal of lace.

Outdoors, herbal aroma. Some citrus. A good amount of sweet malt.

Resinous pine taste. A little bit of grapefruit. Biscuity.

Hoppy and smooth. Nicely balanced.

I enjoyed this the most of any of the other Manly Men beers.

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Apperance: Golden amber in color with about one finger of white head.

Smell: Citrus, hops and pine notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of sweet citrus up front with a very bitter after taste.

Overall: Decent IPA. I would have this one again.

Photo of JohnFatAss
2.98/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Looks like an IPA.
Hazy orange color. Nice thick head.
Mild but sweet and fruity smell.
The beer is not balanced.
It does have some malt sweetness but it is overwhelmed by the earthy hops.
It has a bitter finish and a sour after taste.
This beer is just too harsh for my liking.

Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazed orange glow with a bright white head which fades a little quickly. Tons of pine and grapefruit on the nose with a touch of detectable malt. Thinner body. Tastes more like an english IPA really. Sweet bready and caramel malts followed by tons and tons of pine with a touch of grapefruit and that lingering earthy euro hop finish. (Tastes just like an IPA I homebrewed recently actually) Very clean finish with lingering bitterness. Touch of perceptible alcohol which is a bit of minus due to the low ABV. Nothing out of the ordinary but well brewed at least. Unique blend of English and American IPAs in my opinion. Not the first of its kind but it doesnt do a bad job. At the same time, theres nothing that makes this one special.

Photo of puboflyons
3.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on June 21, 2013.

The pour is a very murky, cloudy pale yellow, light amber with a small white fizzy head.

The aroma is subtle overall. There are biscuits and malts but there is a an earthy hop note that balances it all off quite well but does not take full command. It is the way I like my IPA's to smell.

The body is medium and rather astringent.

The taste is much like the aroma with a decent dose of biscuits and bread at first, some sweetness, and a slightly elevated earthy hop flavor. But again - not overpowering and actually well balanced.

This is an easy to drink, not in your face, IPA!

Photo of beerthulhu
2.27/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A: Dark orange, plastic fruit shine, vibrant shower of effervesce with a healthy protein haze. Buff toned marshmellow head of one finger with a spotted lace band.

S: Soft lemon flower, very weak, no complexity, some semi-dry oranges and pale grains, nothing to smell here move on.

T: Coarse, dirty lemon flowery rough bitterness. Coarse oranges, chalky herbal citrus, musky sage, again very rough around the edges leaving a particularly bad after taste of dirty citrus.

M: Chalky mouthful, high rate of carbonation, turns frothy and washy on long holds. Again coarse feel and bitterness doesn's sit well on the tongue, chalky citrus aftertaste.

O: Overall tries to be a mean and bitter beast, but just exposes its poor craftsmenship. Bitterly harsh, and not in a good way, dirty rough hopping, no flavor aspect, just a harsh bitter mess. I love my hops, particularly flavored forward ipa's, and i particularly like Columbus, which i later found out was utilized here, most likely all early contribution with no flavor or aroma addition. Not balanced, not smooth, no bottling date for confirmation and a reasonable drain pour. For a beer that highlights what columbus hops can be at thier finest look no further then Anderson Valleys Hop ottin, an exceptional example, this was a jaded ,plain jane, unbalanced and unworthy waste of good hops.

Photo of McBeerin
2/5  rDev -41.3%

Pours an amber color with off white lacing. Immediate taste is bitter with prominent piney notes. Thin on the palate relative to other IPAs. Finishes much the same way it started. It reminds me of an IPA I made recently, and I'm a terrible brewer. Skip it.

Photo of u2carew
3.89/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a finger thick head and settles to a thin lacing at the edge of the glass. Clear golden-orange body. Sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Pungent. Spruce. Some floral and citrus notes.
T) Bright, hoppy bite upfront that lingers all the way through and into the aftertaste. The malts poke through attempting to balance the profile but the hops still dominate. Orange. Grapefruit. Some rind notes.
M) Medium body. Dry. Tannic.
O) A well crafted IPA. I'd have another one.

Photo of smakawhat
3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A very bright white and fluffy head is produced quite nicely but only about two fingers deep, but manage to settle into a solid finger nicely. Body color is a hazy murky dull orange and brown amber, with not much else to see or say.

Nose is closed. A small earthy hop sense, lots of dirt and soil sensations. Let's see where this goes.

Palate hits with a very solid body, almost creamy. Bready malts hit with the finish and an nice pine bitter hop blast. Earthy quality comes out with a sense of drying slightly, and some toasty character. Good lingering hop finish, with a real good texture and feel.

Overall it's a different take on the American style it seems from other American IPAs, but it's certainly not terrible. I could have this again, but can't say I am craving it either.

Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy darker shade of yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin but dense off white head that hardly died down, leaving lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of earthy and spicy hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste of this beer is all about the hops and has notes of earthy and spicy flavors along with hints of citrus hops and grainy malts. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, somewhat crisp and a little chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: There's nothing overly special about this IPA but it does a pretty good job of having an interesting spectrum of aromas and flavors for a single hop beer.

Photo of mountdew1
3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a light golden amber with a 1/2 finger head. Head was a mix of large and small bubbles. Also had a fair amount of haze/sediment floating in the pour. Aroma was mostly hoppy, with a bit of herbal undertones. Taste was predominantly the bitter hops, with a small amount of oatmeal hiding in the back. Felt good in the mouth. Coated well and was nicely carbonated. Overall not bad. A solid IPA, but nothing outstanding.

Photo of Etan
3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.17/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - This one exploded with carbonation. A dense full inch of off white head atop of some hazy colored orange tint beer. Tons of microscopic floaties means extra B vitamins for me. yeah... not into that sort of thing.

S - Smell is very subdued with very little citrus or pine hops just gram cracker malt all the way.

T - Very average taste just mildly bittering hops (piney) with minimal balance of cracker like malts (kind of off putting) The pine does stick around for a bit so it's just OK.

M - Light to medium with passable flavors.

Overall not something to buy even on occasion this IPA is just drinkable to be a one and done.

Photo of gonzo000
3.21/5  rDev -5.9%

Smell was outstanding, but the beer has a musty taste. Better than average, but not quite good.

Photo of JG-90
3.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

bottle into chalice

A - pours 1" head, slowly dissipates, moderate lacing. cloudy amber/brown color

S - bread, hops, citrus

T - bready, hop bitterness, a little lemon/orange citrus, great amount of malt flavor just enough but not too much to overshadow other flavors

M - medium to full bodied

O - really like this beer. nothing that really stands out, but a solid all around IPA that is very drinkable

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Planning a honeymoon up coastal Maine, figured I'd brush up on my ME locals.

Gold with a swarthy white head. Stubborn retention thins and disperses a bit but sticks around for the whole glass and leaves a few dribbles of lace stuck to my glass.

Smells like Columbus. Catty, pine sap, spicy, wonderful Columbus. Neat that one hop can create complexity.

Bready malt and spicy, pine sap and grapefruit pith bitter hops. Tongue sticking hop residue. Packaging claims "we wanted to return to the IPA that was well hopped, but still balanced and smooth." It could pass for a hoppy pale ale but it's hoppy enough that I'm not disappointed.

One malt and one hop. Columbus and something bready I'd guess - English 2 row? Sometimes simpler is better.

Photo of cbutova
3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Poured into a goblet with a semi-hazy apricot orange body and a white head. The cap forms to about one finger in height. Head texture is frothy and creamy and a bubbly ring leaves small patches of lace.

S- To me it is one of the more balanced IPAs, dare I say New England style. I get caramel, fresh cracked cereal grains and yeast bread right off the bat. Some apple fruits and of course the hops. Hops lend citrus zest and floral notes.

T- Following the nose in many aspects. I get a lot of grainy hints like fresh cracked barley when I home brew, apple, white grape, light caramel and some sweetness. Hops lend pine, herbal, floral and citrus flavors.

MF- Light end consistency overall to the body with a fairly creamy feel. Carbonation at a high level as it fills the palate with a slight sting. Moderate bitterness in the finish.

Pretty balanced compared to most modern examples of this style. Not just a hop bomb but yeast and grain flavors come through pretty nicely and it all works out in the end.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.66/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin and spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Earthy hops, caramelized malts and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with some mildly sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a mild hops bitterness for the style comes in. The malt character is also light for the style and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a decent IPA to drink for a while.

Photo of jlindros
3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fluffy almost creamy but bubbly 1 finger head that fades semi slowly with some foamy lacing, over hazy sediment filled milky honey orange color.

Nose has some lighter hops, a bit grassy and earthy, hint of citrus and fruit, bit of an earthy yeast like almost saison earthiness, light stale hops, hint of sweet amber malts.

Taste starts with herbal hops, very herbal and vegetative, grassy, chewy, with a decent bitterness. It has the hop taste of a U.K. bitter, the kind I don't like, Hedgerow like hops I think. Some light sweet amber malts as a base. It almost gets vegetable oil feel. Finish is drier with a long quite bitter lingering, with more herbal earthy grassy hops and vegetal flavors, like decaying vegetables.

Mouth is med bodied, pretty good carb, but a slight oily feel.

Overall not my style, not a bad beer overall but the kind of hops I really don't like. More like U.K. style bitter

Photo of smcolw
4.33/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Large, slowly dissipating head. Leaves a dome as it recedes. Some spotty lace with chunks. The liquid is dirty gold and cloudy.

Pleasant floral aroma of fresh hops. Attractive and balanced for the style.

This is a solid IPA. Nothing extreme, but completely fits the profile. Starts with a pale malt flavor, but the spice of the hop comes in quickly and strongly. The aftertaste is peppery and long lasting. The body is moderate with a slightly elevated carbonation. I'd love to see this in a flight. I think it would score more highly in a blind tasting.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap into a pint glass, the beer is a hazy copper-gold coloring with a huge, foamy, light, off-white head that settles in around an inch and a half. The beer's aromas are a great dose of fresh, resinous hops all over the nose. Flavors are again hopcentric, with a fresh-hopped feel to it. Slight highlights of semisweet malt and citrus blend to help balance the palate. The beer is mid-bodied, yet cloying and slightly sticky in mouth, with a bitter and spiced hops aftertaste. The beer finishes smooth. Very green, with an overall fresh-hopped feel. Pretty damn good!

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a pint glass:

A: golden brown body gave a small white head appeared for less than twenty seconds.It showed little carbonation. Barely any lacing was shown.

S: based around the hops with some slight citrus notes. A bit of pine was combined with the malts.

T: some citrus in front of the hops with the pine notes taking more of a background.

M: medium with a smooth yet tingly sort of feel.

O: this was a pretty good beer. I would have it again.

Photo of johnnnniee
3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a medium copper color with a smallish white head that quickly dissipates leaving spotty lace on the sides. Smells of rancid popcorn with and earthy sulfury thing going on. Toffee and caramel maltiness. The flavor is bitter sweet and malty with caramel and burnt buttered popcorn making up most of the flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. I have a sensitivity to diacetyl and can spot it when others don't, this beer is has enough that it makes it unpleasant for me to drink.

Photo of stageseven
2.54/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle foamed over upon opening. I could not pour the beer into the glass all at once due to the foam, which takes 10 minutes or so to settle. The beer has a very rocky off-white head, and a hazy golden hue. The smell has a hop dominance with a little sweetness to it. There is some graininess as well. The taste is faint grain up front, followed by a substantial bitterness in the back of the mouth. There is little actual hop flavor, just an overbearing bitterness. In the mouth, the beer has a moderately thin body, and is way overcarbonated. I did not enjoy this beer at all. The malt flavor does not balance out the bitterness, and it does not have a good hop quality. Perhaps I got a bad batch, but the entire 6-pack I picked up had the same qualities.

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New Guy IPA from Atlantic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.