Sea Hag IPA | New England Brewing Co.

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Sea Hag IPASea Hag IPA
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3.93/5
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Sea Hag IPASea Hag IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
newenglandbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Sea Hag 10 Year Anniversary IPA

Sea Hag IPA is one of the first craft brewed American India Pale Ales to be packaged in cans. Hand made with 3 malts and a generous amount of hops throughout the brewing process lends a crisp finish and a big floral aroma. Drink it. It's good!

Columbus, Centennial, Amarillo and Citra

65 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-24-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,918
Reviews:
482
Ratings:
1,742
pDev:
10.43%
 
 
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Photo of keithmurray
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Hazy golden body with white head

Smell - Grapefruit and Nectarine

Taste - Nectarine and Grapefruit, bit of pine

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, medium carbonation, citrus upfront, bitterness on the back end

Overall - decent IPA, worth a try

Price Point - $1.99/12 oz can

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Photo of puboflyons
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. can dated 08/29/18. Sampled on September 3, 2018.

It pours a light amber tone with a slight haze or unfiltered appearance under a modest white foamy head that fades.

Pleasant inviting aroma of breaded malts, toffee, and floral characters, Decently balanced on the nose.

Light to medium body.

In many respects this is a traditional IPA with a well-balanced character of sweet bready malts and floral hops. It ends clean and crisp. Easy drinking and not over the top with hops.

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Photo of epoole3
4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Classic and modern IPA, not only dependable, but satisfying and full of flavor. This beer’s reputation and drinkability will withstand the shifting tastes of IPA drinkers to come.

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Photo of Canalfisher22
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ovaltine
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden color with a substantial off-white head. Resiny hops with abundant citrus notes, too, on the nose.

The citrus notes are more prominent on the taste, and there’s a very nice malt component, too. Just a really well-executed IPA, IMHO.

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Photo of unclekeith
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kpjohnson53
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Refreshing, hops forward IPA. My go to beer when in Connecticut.

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Photo of dcotom
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured cold from a 12-ounce can into a stemless wine glass. Canned 7/11/18. Hazy amber color, with a two-finger white head that left behind some spotty lacing as it settled to a thick cap.. Nicely balanced on the aroma and palate. Big hit of pine and spruce on the nose at first, almost like a Christmas tree in a glass. The light caramelly malt then comes to the fore, along with a little orange, grapefruit, citrus zest, and a sweet floral overtone. Pleasant bitterness, a medium mouthfeel, and a mostly dry and slightly astringent finish round out the profile. Overall, a very good and highly drinkable beer.

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Photo of TylerJ
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is citrus and pine. The taste matches the nose.

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Photo of samhandwich
4.52/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andrew8626
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz can poured into a speigelau ipa glass canned on 4/24

A: big Soapy white head with big bubbles that laces the glass nicely as it recedes. Body is a light amber burnished gold with just a slight haziness.

S: lots of grapefruit and tangerine interlaced with melon and lemon and grass with a solid light caramel malt running throughout.

T: a lot less flavor than the nose would suggest. Everything is very muted. Light bits of orange tangerine with very light melon and a little maltiness.

M: medium bodied decent carbonation nice body for an IPA.

O: This is an odd beer, it’s like everything was dialed down to 0 in the flavor but the nose absolutely pops. Actually the more I drink it the more I’m enjoying it. It’s a nice beer.

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Photo of Pete9094
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid, straightforward IPA. Super clean.

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Photo of Momma_Knapp
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Classic IPA that is tasty time and time again. A must have in anyone’s beer fridge.

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Photo of Moir1994CT
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very solid local IPA , is it the best no from CT but definitely top 10 id say. Has a great strong flavor but not overbearing, a heavier beer but doesnt fill you up like a full meal. Worth a try if your a fan of smooth IPA's.

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Photo of AnthonyNice
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Faceam
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ljbonadonna92
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sissacot
3.27/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of M4CDO
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mjco04
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VoxRationis
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from a 12 oz (354 ml) can into a conical pint glass; production date 12/26/2017.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, light copper color with robust head formation (>1 inch), strong retention, and solid lacing. Solid means rings and rings of foamy lace all the way down.
S: Aromas of (grapefruit) citrus and pine blend nicely with the caramel maltiness. Has a clean, "walking in a winter woods" quality.
T: The taste follows the nose to a degree: caramel and piney bitterness seem a little more outsized compared to the nose, but offset each other well. Drinks extremely well with a clean finish.
M: Medium bodied with excellent retention of carbonation.
O: This is really a well designed and eminently drinkable American IPA. Somewhat ironically not a NEIPA, but who can quibble when the flavor is that good.

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Sea Hag IPA from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1,742 ratings