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Newburyport Pale Ale | Newburyport Brewing Company

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Newburyport Pale AleNewburyport Pale Ale
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Newburyport Pale AleNewburyport Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Newburyport Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 05-06-2013

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4.56/5  rDev +24.9%

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4.48/5  rDev +22.7%

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4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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Photo of irrevjim
4.17/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a very pretty hazy golden, orange in the middle, straw towards the outside of the glass. 3/4" head that leaves quickly but leaves lacing.
smell of lightly toasted bread, medium light malt,yeast, tangy hoppy note.
taste, pale malt, perfect compliment of hops
medium light body, medium carbonation
how does mediocrity earn a 4.25? sometimes you just want a perfect, simple pale ale and this is right on the nose

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Photo of jlindros
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another new brewery from MA, neat. Also yay cans.

Pours a nice creamy 1 finger fluffy looking head that fades at a med pace, nice bubbly lacing, very hazy peach colored, a bit too hazy overall.

Nose brings some nice hops, a bit tropical fruit like guava and mango, bit of citrusy tangerine, hint of pith and a light grassy floral hop, with a light malt base little cracker grainy sweet like malt, light reddish crystal malt, hint of grapefruit comes the more I nose.

Taste starts with the fluffy sweet malt, a little reddish sweet crystal malt and hint caramel, little cracker too, with more sweetness overall than I expected but not too much. Then hops, not a lot of bitterness but a nice fruity hop character, more light tropical fruit, very light this time, with hint of grapefruit, mango, and tangerine citrus, little pith. Hops turn a little earthy and hint spicy with the fruity flavors, bit of tree fruit too. Finish is drier, nice med bitterness coming through a cooling effect like a peppermint kinda thing, with light spicy earthy hops, hint citrus, little mint, little tangerine and grapefruit pith lingering.

Mouth is med to slightly fuller bod, decent fluffy carb.

Overall not bad, a nice take on an APA, good hop profile, nice malt balance, bit on the sweet side but still within range, hops are nice on the nose, turn a little more IPA like on the flavor but still nice, drinkable, tasty, and comes in a can. Hooray beer!

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4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can, no date. Poured into a shaker pint.

A: Slightly hazy, color is golden orange. Head was about three fingers, off white and creamy. Nice lacing and retention.

S: Orange peel, citrusy, a bit juicy and tropical as well. Toasty, bready malt hangs out in the back.

T: Very juicy hop flavor, mango and slightly sweetened orange flavors. A bit resinous in flavor as well, orange peel, grapefruit pith, backed by a sturdy malt foundation. Nice bitter kick for an APA though.

M: Medium feel, carbonation is smooth. Feels just a bit slick and oily.

O: Very nice stuff, very surprised how much I liked this. Glad I snagged a sixer and will definitely grab this and other Newburyport Brewing Co offerings in the future. My only gripe is that the can was not dated.

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4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Seems like a promising new local brewery with cans, not a bad thing at all.

A- Poured from the can into a tulip for reviewing purposes. The beer is revealed as having a honey orange body with a decent amount of haziness to it. A creamy white head forms to about one finger and retains decently. Frothy ring leaves spots and webs of lace around the glass.

S- Some nice fruity hops up front in the nose with notes of stone fruit, mango and citrus. Solid backing to this with light hints of caramel cracked grain sweetness, biscuit and some yeast bread. Hop forward but certainly not dominant.

T- A lot more opens up here with the hops as compared to the aroma. Hops are still the main flavor but just slightly. A nice floral character here as well as the fruits, tropical and citrus zest mentioned above. Toasted, light caramel, grainy and biscuit malt characters support the hops as well as a yeast bread hint.

MF- Medium-light bodied with a silky texture throughout. Carbonation is on the high side but works nicely with the flavors present. Fair amount of bitterness in the finish.

Pretty happy with this one in all aspects. Nice fresh hops with a more than sufficient malt and yeast base.

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4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Comes in a can but poured out a small amount into a RedHook Double shot glass. It was a hazy amber color with off white head.

All other attributes were judged from the can.

S: Pine and floral hops. A hint of sweet and tangy grapefruit.

T: Similar to the smell. Pine is a little dank. Surprising amount of hops. Also getting an earthy hop character.

M: On the lighter side of a medium body and a little sticky. Medium carbonation.

O: Very sessionable and what I would like to see out of more pales. A pale ale that doesn't hold back. Nice aroma and flavor, respectable ABV, but more drinkable than an IPA. I'm proud to say these guys are from my home state and I hope they have major success.

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4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewery on 10-18-13 served in a pintglass
Also includes notes from 11-28-13, can > sensory pils glass

A - Hazy gold one finger of foamy head, light lacing.
S - Outstanding aroma, juicy clementine, some pear, pineapple, pale malt.
T - Taste doesnt really highlight those good fruity notes as well, but you get them in front, then a light biscuit and pale malt, mild floral bitterness.
M - Clean and light, a little chewy.
O - Great pale ale, NBPT is a really solid brewery, I hope they get to expand and distribute out of state so I can have their beers more often.

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4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On draft at Paddy's in West Newton MA. 4 pints so I really field-tested (and enjoyed!) this one. Similar taste profile of their celebrated Greenhead IPA. hoppy, maybe a tad more balanced. A well-crafted brew.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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