New England IPA | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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New England IPANew England IPA
BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
489 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:
#12,322
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
489
pDev:
9.21%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
109
Trade:
0
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Photo of Nvrmind16
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NCSapiens
3.39/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Frankiefiggs
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I had some of the best NEIPA’S, this is ok.

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

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

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3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 5

Photo of aficionado224
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The way to preserve an India Pale Ale is to feature more alcohol or more hops or both. Most of the recent IPAs are heavy with hops which are excellent bacteria killers and fantastic preservatives and most of them are also higher in alcohol content which is also superb as a germ eradicator. I have enjoyed almost all of them and those with the huge quantities of hops are very tasty indeed and being the lover of the flavor of that flower I'm glad there are so many of them on the market. This one is not a very high hoppy brew but it is enjoyable and it qualifies as being an IPA. It is an ale I will buy again and I rank it as very good, in the top tier of brews.

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

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

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4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Pours a cloudy straw color with a nice head. Good citrus smell. Strong citrus taste, mostly like grapefruit. Lingers just long enough to want another swig! Great tasting, juicy IPA.

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.49/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of TrojanRB
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliant hazy gold with half a finger of creamy white head. Very nice looking beer.

Smells of tangerine and citrus. A little floral.

Taste is citrus with a bit of pine.

Doesn’t have the soft mouthfeel that is characteristic of the style, Has a bit more bite. Pleasing nonetheless.

I know the beer has gotten some hate...people say a large chain can’t make a NEIPA, it can’t be distributed nationally because of shelf life, etc etc. Don’t listen to the haters, drink and enjoy!

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New England IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 489 ratings