Samuel Adams New England IPA
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams New England IPASamuel Adams New England IPA
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #2,779
Ranked #14,907
3.92 | pDev: 9.44%
Feb 16, 2022
Sep 17, 2017
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.

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

Galaxy, Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra, Cascade
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Rated: 3.4 by Spencer96 from Ohio

Feb 16, 2022
Rated: 3.73 by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from Georgia

Jan 19, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 02, 2021
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A dull golden colored brew with a generous just off-white notable head. How is this known? A 12 oz. can has been emptied into a clear pint glass. There seems to be a good hop/malt/yeast balance, at least according to the nose. Not as notable is the glass lacing. The taste is unspectacular and inoffensive. This is probably the safe route for a company that mass produces craft beers. The body is OK, but nothing to rave about. The hops are sufficiently subdued, so there's little bitterness. That aspect is most pronounced at the finish, when even mild NEIPAs allow for some hoppiness to shine. Of course, it's better than any mass produced commercial American lager. Unfortunately, it tastes like a mass produced American NEIPA.
Feb 20, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by GRhoads from Ohio

Feb 09, 2021
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Had a large draft serving at the MHT Sam Adams Meeting House on the morning of 9-19-20 for $9.79.

Beer was served a hazy golden orange with a very nice white head.

Nose had hints of citrus and tropical fruit.

Taste was really well balanced with a nice hop addition of orange, papaya and mango over a moderate malt base. Finished with minimal bitterness; 5/10 on my scale.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and fairly refreshing.

Overall a surprisingly nice NEIPA from a company that vowed never to brew IPA's!
Sep 19, 2020
Rated: 3.94 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland

Aug 24, 2020
Rated: 4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jul 20, 2020
Rated: 4.2 by Maltyhead from Massachusetts

Jul 07, 2020
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Rated by Sellen from Connecticut

3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Jun 24, 2020
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This style seems to have taken over recently. It is a very cloudy, hazy, dark-orange color. The head is huge and with great lace. The aroma is a bit fruity....grapefruit and melon. The taste is a bit spicy with hops, with continued fruit. Medium body.
Jun 07, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Jun 03, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by ScottyB515 from Ohio

May 23, 2020
Rated: 3.88 by MplsMill

May 21, 2020
Rated: 4 by evostudios12 from Florida

Apr 21, 2020
Rated: 3.92 by Jakem883 from Ohio

Apr 10, 2020
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: It pours hazy-yellow orange with a white head. Head retention is excellent.

Smell: It has a sweet aroma with some pineapple. There is some grainy sweetness behind it.

Taste: It has some tropical flavors with pineapple and grainy sweetness. There is some grainy sweetness with a bit of bread.

Feel: It has a creamy texture and mild bitterness.

Overall: The tropical fruit flavors are present throughout the taste with a smooth body.
Apr 05, 2020
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Rated by NHBeerSnob from New Hampshire

4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Well done NE IPA. Buy fresh and you won't be disappointed. 4pk 16oz. $7.99, good price
Mar 28, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by Fr33man from Maryland

Mar 27, 2020
Rated: 3.46 by chadopher from Texas

Mar 25, 2020
Samuel Adams New England IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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