New England IPA | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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New England IPANew England IPA
BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
417 Ratings
New England IPANew England IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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:
#8,474
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
417
pDev:
8.7%
Bros Score:
3.96
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
89
Trade:
1
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Photo of bubseymour
4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid NEIPA but missing a little in the soft mouthfeel.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a teku

A- pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a two-finger foamy white head that has great retention and leaves lots of lacin gbehind

S- fruity hop aromas with notes of grapefruit zest, pineapple and mango. Bready toasted malt undertones

T- tropical and juicy up front with notes of pineapple, mango and melon. Mid-palate gives some zesty grapefruit notes. The finish is slightly toasted and malty and lingers of more tropical hops, low bitterness

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish, high drinkability

O- not the juice bomb of the most popular hazy IPA makers, but very refreshing and drinkable with low hop bitterness

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Photo of JLK7299
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I got a can of this from my old neighbor from Oswego. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had tropical fruit presence. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tropical fruit zeal. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

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Photo of Griphon
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wildbillpb
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of zwilliamson
3.51/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Now from the Boston Beer Company: a beer with 25% more pandering, 50% more marketing, and 100% more bandwagon.

But in all honesty, it's not a bad example of the NEIPA style. Shame the marketing department didn't come up with a more creative name. Paid just over $10 for a 4 pack. It's not the worst Sam Adams beer you can drink, but it's certainly not the best. A bit sweeter on the finish than other NE IPA's I've had, and the sweetness tends to linger on the palette between sips. Bought it out of curiosity, and while I probably wouldn't buy it again, it's a decent beer to drink while grilling.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

$10 (Including tax)/4-pack of 16 oz cans ($ 0.156/oz) from Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA. Reviewed 7/9/18.
Stamped on bottom of can “JUN 2018”. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand-washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.
Body – Yellow, hazy.
Head – Large (Seven cm, aggressive center pour), white, creamy, good retention, slowly diminishing to a five mm ring, a thick partial layer, and a wide, thick, complete ring.
Lacing – Other than the initial band remaining after head retraction, none.
First pour – Light yellow, hazy.
Aroma – 3 – Weak, tropical fruity.
Flavor – 4.25 - Begins slightly bitter, like an orange rind. The middle is less bitter with a weak orange flavor. It ends with a mild bitterness with an average hang time. No malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3.25 – Medium, between watery and creamy, lively carbonation.
Impression and summation - 3.5 – Begins as a very attractive beer with a large creamy head and a mild but pleasing aroma. The taste is also mild, being only slightly bitter and more reminiscent of an English mild ale. However, the slight citrus flavor and the total absence of malt flavor is a departure from the English mild. This is currently classed by BA as an American IPA but should shortly be changed to New England IPA. As such, it is typical of the style but not exceptional.

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Photo of jwat
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of theHopGoblin
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jprudhomme7
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adam36
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

New England IPA pours a hazy yellow color, with a big lacing head. Juicy and hoppy aroma. Flavor is fresh, juicy and hoppy. Good body and feel. Overall, a very good New England IPA.

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Budlum
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of foundersasap
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ri0
4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured 16oz can into snifter. The beer color is a beautiful hazy golden yellow. Produced a nice 2.5 finger white head, some nice lacing. Big aroma of pineapple, mango, and other tropical fruits, some citrus of grapefruit and lime. Very pungent tropical and citrus and subtle pineapple, passion fruit, lime flavor. The malts are very light and and the slightest bready notes to compliment the hops. Excellent carbonation with some bitterness lingers on the tongue and finishes dry. I must say this is well made and flavorful.

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Photo of huck99
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love this beer.

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Photo of MrUse
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of digitalflood
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VivaTheHate
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dkloubec
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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New England IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 417 ratings