New England Pale Ale | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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New England Pale AleNew England Pale Ale

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.51/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy bright yellow/amber with a large pillowy white head. Good retention and nice lacing. Aroma is faint, some citrus. Flavor is a little bolder than the nose with a touch of pineapple joining the lemon/lime citrus aroma. Feel is very light bodied, although carbonated well enough. Overall just okay, but the low ABV is likely to blame.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap that leaves good lacing

S: Some citrus and grassy hop notes up front along with a light bready maltiness

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the citrus and grassy hop notes and then picks up some floral notes and the bready maltiness. Finishes with lingering grassy notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid pale ale that is well balanced and very easy to drink. Worth a shot

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Photo of OatmattStout
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

mini version of the NE IPA. nice tropical nose with citrus.

cloudy yellow hazy appearance

Taste is very nice tropical fruit with a nice clean citrus finish that follows the nose.

Mouthfeel is very good for this one. lighter that an IPA and more sessionable but by no means a session IPA with hop water characteristics. A well done pale ale with a modern tropical dry hopped twist.

$10 for a 4 pack and easily crushable at 5.5% and quenching finish. will be buying this one often.

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Photo of benjaminsa
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good. Really fruity and crisp.

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Photo of JimKal
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

If you are a fan of Sam Adams NEIPA I think you will like this beer. For me it is definitely in the same taste family as that NEIPA.
Look: Pours a hazy gold with a generous head, again vey reminiscent of their NEIPA. As the head leaves thee is some lacing.
Smell:This is my standard rating on aroma as my aged oder receptors don't pick up a lot on any beer.
Taste: Again this is spot on for the NEIOA. Very low bitterness with faint tropical notes.
Feel: Low to medium in line with the lower ABV.
Overall: I like this beer. It is an easy drinker. SA is calling the a New England Pale Ale. Not at all similar to other pale ales in that there is, for me, no bitterness. This comes across as a very smooth, easy drinker.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz into IPA glass. Best By 4/2019.
Look is nice cloudy golden orange-ish hue. Smell is light orange citrus fruit and slight malt. Taste follows exactly after nose. Feel is pretty light and easy. Overall very nice for what it is and easy drink.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz. can served in my tulip nonic. Pours a dull, hazy orange with a loose, creamy, half inch, off-white head. Nose expresses hints of bitter/muted citrus and a hint of malt. There's also a bit of a tart/medicinal quality in the mix. Taste follows nose; however, it comes off a bit watery and the malt is a bit more forward. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with light acidity and an even carbonation. Overall, a decent offering. I found the NEIPA better; however, not a bad beer in a pinch.

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Photo of DaPan
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

New England Pale Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 9 ratings