Sea Mist IPA
Thimble Island Brewing Company

Sea Mist IPASea Mist IPA
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Thimble Island Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #2,736
Ranked #19,101
3.83 | pDev: 12.01%
Jun 04, 2022
Nov 06, 2018
Very Good
Sea Mist IPASea Mist IPA
Notes: Come aboard and enjoy our Misty IPA. This super juicy brew is bursting with Mosaic and Amarillo hops, giving an abundance of bright citrus and tropical flavors. Perfect for island adventures and shoreline excursions. One big sip and you might just feel a coastal breeze and sea mist in your face.
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Rated: 4.1 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut

Jun 04, 2022
Rated: 4.12 by Mctr234 from Rhode Island

Dec 30, 2021
Rated: 3.78 by Sellen from Connecticut

Dec 19, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by adamstef

Oct 21, 2021
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Reviewed by kalsarikannit from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A light-ish juicy NEIPA, with more bitterness than many.

The appearance is moderately hazy, similar to many NEIPA’s.

Smell promises extreme juiciness and citrus.

The taste doesn’t deliver as much of a dose of juiciness as you’d expect from the smell. It’s there, but tempered by an almost equal dose of classic IPA bitterness. The bitterness is not cloying or long-lasting and faded fairly quickly.

If you’re looking for an ultra-juicy NEIPA along the lines of Widowmaker Blue Comet, this isn’t it. But it you want a fairly even balance of some juiciness and citrus combined with equal amounts of classic IPA bitterness, then this should satisfy.
Jun 28, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Apr 19, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by ccryder from New York

Jan 01, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by dtd350 from Connecticut

Dec 15, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by Houlio_99 from Connecticut

Nov 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Tall can, without any canning date info.

Nice looking hazed up NEIPA kinda pour, leaves some tiny bubble lacing rising the glass.

Fruity and sweat nose, with some candied apricot coming thru.

Enjoyable ale, soft and smooth in the mouth, with notes of melon, pretty strong limes and a hint or resiny hops in the long finish. Well worth a try.
May 14, 2020
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Reviewed by J_Peter from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This offering seems to cause a debate between- is it an NEIPA or a good beer? The thing is both sides have a point. If you are trying NEIPAs and your friend is suffering from the bitterness, or aftertaste, just throw one of these their way. I really enjoy this to relax or eat with.
Mar 27, 2020
Rated: 3.77 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Jan 30, 2020
Rated: 3.53 by Hwy61x from Connecticut

Oct 08, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by GHow from Connecticut

Aug 16, 2019
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Reviewed by AirlessGOOSE from Connecticut

4.67/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Look: Nice golden color, good foam pouring into a glass. Nothing out of the ordinary but good for a double IPA.

Smell: The hops are first and foremost, with a really solid blend of hops upfront. I could honestly smell this instead of drinking and still be satisfied.

Taste: Really full, good hops flavor with a smooth aftertaste. The ABV is relatively high, so usually I'm ok with one pint for sipping across the night but honestly its really enjoyable in that sense. The hops are more nuanced so the taste isn't something to chug but rather appreciate.

Feel: Carbonation isn't enough to make an impact, but it's overall smooth and well balanced mouthfeel. A pleasure to drink.

Overall: Wonderful double IPA from Thimble Island, little pricey but not something I'd drink a ton of at once anyway. Definitely recommended for IPA fans if you get a chance to try it.
Jul 30, 2019
Rated: 3.17 by Toddwills00 from New Jersey

May 30, 2019
Rated: 3.84 by teamgalt from Massachusetts

May 12, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by bdiiorio from Connecticut

May 01, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Apr 26, 2019
Rated: 3.63 by rorjets from Connecticut

Apr 08, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by grahuba from Connecticut

Mar 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Fieceheart from Connecticut

3.01/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
There is very little happening here. Flavor is simplistic: grain, malt and some bitterness. But the hops are absent to my tastebuds. My cans are only a week old. Alcohol and sweetness. It has a pleasant grain/malt linger but thats the most interesting thing about it, sadly. Im not getting any of the pineapple or citrus others have described. I am, however, getting a bit of the “rubbing alcohol” flavor that one reviewer noted. This is a beer... but it is not much of an ipa and certainly not a true neipa. Im left disappointed by my first sampling of a Thimble island product.
Mar 09, 2019
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Rated by Izzo from New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
hoppy but not overly so, limited runs, great value, crushable
Feb 09, 2019
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Reviewed by mnrider from Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
1 pint can, 7 day’s fresh.

A: Pours a bright “misty” haz3d orange color. Half a finger of white head. No retention really with little lacing.

S: Some citric stuff. Pineapple. Not very aromatic.

T/M: Citric flavors. Grapefruit and such. Juicy. Some hop bitterness. Light floral and spice. Smooth and a little flat. The aftertaste is slightly metallic.

O: Good beer, but not a great example of the style. Still an easy juicy drinker.

Feb 09, 2019
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Reviewed by locoinc from Connecticut

4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Luxurious pour out of 16OZ can. Misty look, feel and name. Long thick head. A bit sweet, not hoppy, no bite, good body full in the mouth. Delicious beer.
Feb 01, 2019
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Reviewed by Samuel2879 from Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
New England IPA's are supposed to be hazy. This thing poured crystal clear. Maybe they are unaware that "NEIPA" is a style of beer, and you don't put "New England" in front of "India Pale Ale" just because it was brewed in New England.

Vastly disappointed in this beer.
Dec 30, 2018
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A: cloudy; deep gold in color; 1+ finger finely pored ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: quite aromatic; all pineapple;

T: a combination of pineapple and grapefruit from start to finish; the flavor is more like canned juice than fresh fruit; very mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: the flavor is not as complex as some other NEIPAs and the canned juice character is a bit of a downer, but this is still good;
Dec 29, 2018
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Rated by I_love_cold_beer from Connecticut

2.42/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
4 pack pint cans. This is terrible. Tastes like rubbing alcohol and a little juice. I don't know if I can choke down the other 3.
Dec 20, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Nov 06, 2018
Sea Mist IPA from Thimble Island Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 30 ratings