New England IPA | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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New England IPANew England IPA
BA SCORE
3.93/5
Very Good
539 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:
#12,135
Reviews:
163
Ratings:
539
pDev:
8.91%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
125
Trade:
0
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Photo of beersampler6
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow this was actually quite good and surprised me. Pours a slightly hazy orange-yellow color with loads of fluffy white head and some spotty lingering lacing. Smells very nice, good combination of bitter citrus zest, herbal and piney hops. Tastes similarly, along with some caramel and a great malt backbone. I taste a lot of grapefruit, pineapple and lemon. Smooth mild mouthfeel with just a hint of creaminess. Fantastic carbonation. A nice and juicy NE-style IPA. Well done!

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Photo of Winter48
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueShepard19
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbexphys
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kpr8rh8r
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dakin
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wildman62
4.84/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

SAMs NE IPA has become my go-to New England IPA, very consistent batch to batch, has great color and excellent nose and so easy to enjoy. They set the bar high with this release! Slightly Hazy and yes Juicy is a great way to describe the flavor. Never bitter or overhopped! Again one of my favorites for this style of IPA.

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ajdemma
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PMakowski
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 Oz Can poured into glass
Look - Hazy orange color with a very thick white head and lots of lacing
Smell - Very aromatic, tremendous fruit profile of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and sweet grass.
Taste - Very sweet and juicy. It's not very bitter but the balance is decent. Similar flavor profile as the aroma. A little creamy and smooth. It's only medium-low carbonation, extremely drinkable for an IPA.

Overall, I was impressed, i had high hopes though because it was expensive. A very good take on the style, not the best perhaps but i could drink this everyday. Grade is an A

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BCB76
2.96/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DaPan
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FLima
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is quite fresh assuming they give 6 months shelf life.
Hazy orange color with a thick three finger head with great retention and leaving strong laces.
Nice aroma with predominant notes of fresh orange juice, stone fruit, passion fruit and mango.
Flavor with notes of ginger, pine, dank and spicy hops, oranges and tangerines, lemongrass, a bit of mango, pineapple, melon, lychees and passion fruit. Dry and bitter aftertaste. Gladly, it feels much hoppier than its 35 IBUs.
Medium velvety body with appropriate carbonation.
Pleasant surprise. I was expecting a generic IPA trying to mimic a NEIPA, but this is faithful to the “style”. Sure, it does not deviate much from the book, but it is very well executed. Dank, somewhat spicy and initially more citrusy than tropical. Than it inverts the equation as it warms up. Excellent cost benefit.

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

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chebode2
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XanaduBarnes
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of icemanls4
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HalfFull
3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a pint glass. Best buy date(I think?) of January 2019 so should be fairly fresh. Pour is hazy but not murky, POG in color and with a decent cap of foam, which lingers fairly well as well.

Decent hop aroma, touch of oat character though somewhat subdued for the style overall. Taste follows with a pleasant mouth feel, not too juicy, and with some hop spice notes on the finish. Light touch of bitterness on the finish.

Overall a decent stab at the style. Not swinging for the fences here but that is fitting as for the brewery, and maintains some mainstream IPA character vs. a full on juice attack. Better than many for a style that a few nail, but many fail.

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Photo of Octoberist
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RustaMahala
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Surprisingly excellent for this once Craft Beer maker. I really enjoy this beer. They are onboard with the cloudy IPA craze too. Delicious.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, date stamped NOV 2018, maybe a little old for the style, but we'll see. Drank from the can, but a big juicy aroma permeates out of the can upon opening - a closer sniff reveals citrusy orange and passion fruit with some melon. For flavor, more melon and stone fruit, passion fruit, grapefruit, and some lemon-lime. Creamy yet tangy and resinous body, moderate bitter finish. This was good, but I will be looking for a fresher one if I get it again.

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Photo of PuffySAJ
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoshuaShort13
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks almost like cloudy orange juice. Smells like pineapple with a orange zest. Tastes of grapefruit up front then followed by pineapple. Not much bitterness going on. Goes down smooth and thin. Its a good intro ipa

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New England IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 539 ratings