New England IPA | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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New England IPANew England IPA
BA SCORE
3.92/5
Very Good
579 Ratings
New England IPANew England IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hazy & Juicy

The slight sweetness is perfectly balanced by the pineapple and grapefruit hop character, without being overly bitter. Clocking in at 6.8% ABV and a low 35 IBUs, the unfiltered IPA provides a burst of fruited hop aroma and leaves drinkers wanting another sip. In comparison to West Coast style IPAs which have prominent hop bitterness and a light, dry mouthfeel, New England IPA’s are generally known for a juicy, luscious mouthfeel and opaque, hazy appearance - and are best enjoyed fresh.

MALT VARIETIES:
Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, white wheat, golden naked oats

HOP VARIETIES:
Galaxy, Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra, Cascade

Added by VelvetExtract on 09-17-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,645
Reviews:
174
Ratings:
579
pDev:
9.44%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
137
Trade:
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Photo of viking77
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It’s really good!

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Photo of dsa7783
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Blue Moon in Englewood. Pours a golden, hazy hue with moderate frothing. Rendolent aroma replete with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of okrent
3.12/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DBLTAP9
1/5  rDev -74.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer is more like a weak Belgian White. I had it served draft and immediately questioned if I was given the right beer. It has an obvious haze but not as pronounced as a "hef". The IBU's at 35 barely qualify it as a Pale Ale, let alone IPA. With the golden haze and minimal hops I would compare this to a Blue Moon without the clove. Will not buy again.

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Photo of illpass78
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pint can into a tulip.

Appearance: A hazy orange with a big white head.

Aroma: Pretty fruity and piney. Grapefruit, citrus.

Taste: Nice citrus notes. Hops. Fairly fruity, as advertised. Grapefruit, a little pineapple.

Mouthfeel: Prickly but enjoyable.

Overall: Solid IPA. Not the New Englandiest of New England IPAs, but a good effort.

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Photo of porters4life
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bshaw22
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrCruz23
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Ok Samuel....

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Decided to finally take a crack at this. Best by Jan 2019. Poured into Ploughshare glass.

Hazy appearance with slight light peeking through. Big fluffy cap almost looks like krausen. Lots of lace wrecking the glass.

Sweet candy-like aromas and flowery hops; slight orange juice, DMS, slight hop fading.

Flavor brings a soft fruity profile with a honey-like sweetness and some orange and cantaloupe. Slight passion fruit, floral hops, lingering sweetness, faint lemon rind.

Feel is soft and creamy. Nice acidic bite.

Overall pretty good. I don't think it tops SN's Hazy Little Thing, but it's definitely a close 2nd.

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Photo of Gaddabble
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brewtalthrone
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KensWorld
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mnrider
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

1 Pint Can, Best Buy March 2019

A: Pours a thick golden yellow with two fingers of white head. Leaves a thin but pretty thick layer of retention. Lacing is sticky and abundant. Great look.

S: Juicy. Citrus. Long lasting aroma. Some spice. A little dank. Not as aromatic as other offerings in this style, but what's there is nice.

T/M: More citrus and juicy flavors. A little pine and slight bitterness. Stone fruits. Flavors taste fresh. Smooth with enough crispness to make it pretty refreshing. Medium bodied. Aftertaste is a little dry with some lingering citrus.

O: Like many I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed this beer. A very good example of the style. Taste is nice and mouthfeel is even better. Easily worth a try.

Cheers!!

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Photo of AccipiterofBeer
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomasbeerus
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 12ozfan
3.29/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WJL2112
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of csnyder83
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MGibbons
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robebo44
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Amalak
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad at all and much better than I expected from Sam Adams.
Can dates best by less the a month from today, so probably not super fresh.
Nose is pineapple, peaches, a touch of malty sweetness.
Taste follows. Pineapple, peach, grapefruit, a touch of orange rind. Light bitterness and a low/medium malt backbone.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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New England IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 579 ratings