Newburyport Green Head IPA | Newburyport Brewing Company

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Newburyport Green Head IPANewburyport Green Head IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Newburyport Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
nbptbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by johnnnniee on 04-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
565
Reviews:
59
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.85%
 
 
Wants:
27
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For Trade:
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Reviews by jimlin:
Photo of jimlin
2.94/5  rDev -24%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured an darker than anticipated, given the "West Coast style IPA" marketing on the can (when I think WCIPA, I think Sculpin' or Racer5). Not much of a head despite the pour I gave it. Extremely cloudy.

Aroma was nice, pine, citrus, grassy. VERY similar to the aroma I perceived from their Pale Ale I had a couple weeks ago.

Pretty bitter IPA. A little metallic hop bite which I get from some beers... I presume it's from a particular hop variety and not a defect. And my "metallic" may be something different to others. Malt stands up ok. While aroma and hop flavor are there, the bitterness dominates.

Medium mouthfeel. A little slick.

I didn't have their Pale Ale to do a side by side, but this SURE reminded me of their pale ale, just a bit more bitter. (I thought their Pale was pretty bitter for an APA.) Makes me wonder why, when you are a new brewery, and you are opening up with 3 year round beers, would you want two to be so similar? The third is a Belgian white.

This IPA seemed like a slightly bigger version of their Pale Ale, building off the same basic ingredients. Just baffled why they wouldn't change up the hop profile (maybe go more dank) and/or grain bill more to differentiate their two hoppy beers.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Darker Amber color and hazy with a thick beige head.

Smell: Light hops and citrus.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and pine notes with a hint of citrus.

Overall: It looked a lot stronger than it was, but still a good IPA.

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Photo of Mikerri6
4.98/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wow. What an amazing beer. Took us by surprise. Had it on tap at a small restaurant in Boston. Great hops profile. Vey smooth. Low bitterness. Well balanced.

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Photo of jviveney
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of irrevjim
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmellTheGluv
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Jcorn
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of billmckibben
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Billolick
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ccurrid
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of geno_boss
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of butters_mcgee
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Anderson91
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of JustinTauscher
2.51/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Photo of lambpasty
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of klcallahan13
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Brewhaski13
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Guess2814
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good beer.. Might be higher rated.. I need to have it more times to have a definitive judgement on it.. But I like what I'm tasting ..

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Photo of racer2k
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Newburyport Green Head IPA from Newburyport Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 565 ratings.
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