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New Guy IPA - Atlantic Brewing Company

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New Guy IPANew Guy IPA

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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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:
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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Photo of McBeerin
2/5  rDev -41.5%

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 Jslay013
2.06/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Wow, I love IPAs, but this just falls so short of the mark for my palate.

It looks good and the smell is decent, but the taste is way off for me. I am not sure of the hop profile, but to me, it tastes like an odd blend that isn't well balanced with the malt profile.

Overall, I am glad I just had a taste of this as I would have been severely disappointed if I have paid for a full glass.

Photo of Sanchezrox23
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of beerthulhu
2.26/5  rDev -33.9%
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 stageseven
2.45/5  rDev -28.4%
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.

Photo of d_brommer_nh
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of ESeab
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of Yallnumbskulls
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of alemiester
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of scotorum
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of maxhock
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of JohnFatAss
2.9/5  rDev -15.2%
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 -12.3%
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 GuyIncognito
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Dhamma73
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Phillyz
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of redfox405
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of taospowder
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Jason1337
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of dougfur
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a nice clear, kind of burnt-straw color, big head. Smell is beer like, but also a little like scotch. There is some hop presence, but it's mostly bittering hops and it's drowned out by this boozy, scotchy smell/taste. I would never pay money for this, but I've had worse beers.

Photo of farrago
3.01/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The head crests a little over a finger, off-white, some dimpling but evaporates too swiftly for you to really notice it, the lacing is thin yet does hold onto form broad sheets. The liquid is a rust orange, strong swirling storm of tiny bubbles within, at times they look like a fine sediment, overall looks slightly watery. While the nose has a malty foundation and cocoa, vanilla powder notes, there’s pronounced sourdough bread, quinine, sour lemon peels, iron flecks and lawn grass which stiffens it in your nostrils and closes it down some, not much fruit or other sweeter elements to balance these out. Full-bodied and on the heavy side, curiously based on visual inspection the carbonation is weak hence it doesn’t dance much on the palate. That same metallic bitterness persists here, amplified to distraction. To be fair, the cocoa and caramel also increases and you get a mix of indistinguishable white pit fruit. The citrus is a muddle of white grapefruit and lemon. Leafy without being harshly “green.” The overall dryness leaves your tongue desiccated by the end. Nothing really pleasant enough about it to entice you into finishing the bottle.

Photo of johnnnniee
3.03/5  rDev -11.4%
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 jslot38
3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased from the source by my GF as part of a mix 6'er. A great gift to bring back from Bar Harbor.

12 oz bottle to pint glass.

Appearance: Little chill haze but not exactly cloudy orange amber body with a small white head barely covering the top.

Smell: Biscuit-y with some pine and a faint citrus in the background. Fairly mellow.

Taste: More of a hop presence versus the aroma. A traditional "east coast" IPA (though that distinction is not what it used to be). Pine and grassy hops interplay with a bready and grainy malt background. Solid bitterness but it seems to have a slight cardboard flavor unfortunately.

Mouthfeel: Hops bitterness is somewhat abrasive, but not overwhelming. This is an IPA after all.

Overall: A worthwhile IPA that falls a little short in the aroma and has a slight off flavor in the taste. Has a good drinkability though and some nice flavors. Has a good balance between hop bitterness / pine notes and bread / caramel malts.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.15/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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New Guy IPA from Atlantic Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.