Sea Hag IPA
New England Brewing Co.

Sea Hag IPASea Hag IPA
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New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #1,816
Ranked #14,603
3.93 | pDev: 10.43%
Thursday at 11:55 PM
Feb 24, 2006
Very Good
Sea Hag IPASea Hag IPA
Notes: An American style IPA brewed with a blend of hops from the pacific northwest that produce an aroma of citrus and fruit with a balanced malt character finishing with a crisp floral finish

IBU’s - 65
Kettle Hops - Columbus, Centennial, Amarillo & Citra Dry Hops - Amarillo, Centennial, Citra, Simcoe & Columbus

Malt - Pilsner, Munich, Crystal Malt

Yeast - American Ale OG - 14.2
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3.75 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Thursday at 11:55 PM
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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is hazy amber yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin collar around the edge and some specks of bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose - orange and grapefruit seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste follows the smell, but has additional notes of floral and herbal hops along with underlying caramel malts. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a classic IPA and the taste has a nice balance between the malts and hops.

Serving type: can

Jun 19, 2022
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4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

A: Pours a golden orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves good lacing

S: A mix of citrus, pine, and lighter floral and grassy tones

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the citrus and pine and then picks up some grassy and floral undertones along with some caramel maltiness. Moderate bitterness. Finishes with lingering citrus and pine

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid IPA that is super easy to drink. Very well balanced. Worth checking out

Jun 05, 2022
4.43 by Shantzak from Pennsylvania on Apr 26, 2022
5 by doctorgary from New York on Apr 04, 2022
4.23 by NRMeadmore from Connecticut on Feb 23, 2022
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5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by dms from Connecticut

Look, every great brewery has its flagship beer. Treehouse has Julius, NEBCo has Sea Hag. Alchemist -> Heady . . . the list goes on. If we are being honest, everything else from these aforementioned breweries is sort of a derivative thereof (I know ... I know ... I'm not talking about stouts). If you made a time capsule and wanted to include some Northeast region IPAs you would certainly include a Sea Hag. It's simply a modern classic at this point. Not too much of anything. I wander outward all the time trying this and that from here or there - more juice, more hazy, more thick, more citrus, more piney, more more. But then I stroll back home, like to an old friend. Sea Hag pretty much captures the style of a West Coast IPA evolved a bit and made here in Connecticut. Beers don't get better than this. They get different. My fridge is full of all kinds of stuff right now. But there is always a 6 of Sea Hag in there. Always.

Jan 20, 2022
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from Georgia

The first truly great ipa I tried, and from 15 minutes away from where I lived. My go to at the tapas restaurant that never carded me with my dad.

Jan 19, 2022
4.21 by Vinylboy20 from New York on Dec 19, 2021
3.87 by Mctr234 from Rhode Island on Dec 09, 2021
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4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by OatmattStout from Connecticut

Can't believe I have never reviewed sea hag. I have been drinking for 15 years and live 10 minutes from the brewery. It is a classic west coast style IPA. Really nice hop bill that is bracingly bitter and citrus and floral all at the same time.
What really makes this beer such an classic is that the body is light and not syrupy and carmely like many american IPA's. The pilsner malt makes it so crushable and quenching. Not to say it has no body just not that over sweet malt that make many beers like Sierra Celebration have and are to heavy to drink more than one maybe two. (love celebration BTW just not a session beer).

You can see the brewery from the merritt parkway RT 15 in New Haven / Woodbridge CT. Easy on, easy off. Def stop. They make so many consistently great beers. Maybe stay for one in the brewery bar and eat some good food from one of the trucks. cheers

Dec 04, 2021
3.75 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Sep 11, 2021
4.09 by Schmaltz33 from California on Jul 25, 2021
3.85 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on Jul 22, 2021
3.99 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania on Jun 07, 2021
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4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zachary_snackery from Massachusetts

A classic. As a precursor to the NEIPA genre, it holds up incredibly well in today’s landscape. Drinks more like a west coast IPA, with a bracing bitterness and pronounced spice in the flavor profile, but with aromatics that don’t quit. Picked up a sixer upon returning to New Haven, and it still tastes like home.

Jun 03, 2021
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2.16/5  rDev -45%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
by tradershmulie from Connecticut

This is why I don't understand IPA's. Supposed to be decent. Tastes awful to me.
Like squeezed grapefruit and water and some slight alcohol.


Jun 03, 2021
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4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut

Can dated: 12/31/20

L: Pours a pale amber with good clarity. A vigorous pour results in a fine, off-white two and a half finger head that is quite pillowy. After about 6 to 7 minutes it has settled down to a 3mm ring around the perimeter of the glass and a lesser layer of head on the interior that is retained for the remainder of the glass. The head leaves a good bit of spotty lacing as the beer goes down.

S: I get citrus (grapefruit), a bit of pine, sweet caramel malt, less prominent biscuity malt, and just a hint of some floral character.

T: For me the taste follows the nose pretty closely. I get grapefruit and a bit of citrus pith on the front supported in the mid palate by sweet caramel malt, a bit of biscuity malt, and pine. The back end is piney and a bit floral with some earthy notes mixing with grapefruit rind bitterness. The finish has a nice bitterness and a very, very light earthy spiciness.

F: The Hag has a medium body with a medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is nice and crisp with a nice dry finish.

O: The O.G. of Connecticut IPAs is still one of the best in my opinion. It has an amazing balance and complexity that is only surpassed by it's value ($9.99 a sixer). If you live in CT, you can find this in most liquor stores and supermarkets and it is rarely more than a month old and if it is that doesn't matter. The shelf stability of this beer is amazing. Is this the best beer out there? No, but it is an amazing, consistent, and easily available beer that will never let you down. Did I mention the value? Highly recommended!

Jan 23, 2021
3.82 by ccryder from New York on Jan 01, 2021
3.85 by strengthdoc from Connecticut on Dec 25, 2020
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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of citrus, grapefruit, pine and toasted caramel. Sweet citrusy bite with piney notes and a caramel finish.

Jul 04, 2020
4.51 by Robjm1987 from Connecticut on Mar 20, 2020
3.4 by smaddock from Massachusetts on Jan 01, 2020
4.23 by Hwy61x from Connecticut on Dec 16, 2019
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3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Ronl12 from Massachusetts

16 oz can into IPA glass. Dated 11/7/19.
Look is nice hazy orange. Smell is light tropical fruit. Taste is citrus with orange up fron and a little bite at the end. Feel is fairly light. Overall a nice IPA that I would drink again.

Nov 20, 2019
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3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RRB328 from Massachusetts

Enjoyed at Moe’s 11/15/19

Nov 15, 2019
3.75 by t2grogan from Arizona on Nov 15, 2019
3.94 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Oct 22, 2019
3.83 by ProNR from Florida on Oct 12, 2019
3.94 by chrishiker1409 from New York on Sep 16, 2019
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3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by DefenCorps from Oregon

Canned July 1.

A clear copper with a dense off white head with excellent retention and lacing this looks great. The nose is dominated with pine, spruce, orange peel and grapefruit. A mild caramel note is present. The palate opens bitter, pungent, resiny and with a touch of garlic. Pine, spruce and grapefruit peel are noticeable. Quite bitter. The mid palate has caramel, a little floral character and some toffee. Drying, bitter on the finish, this beer is medium light in body and moderately carbonated. Decent.

Aug 19, 2019
4.01 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts on Jul 26, 2019
4.21 by WoolEnthusiast from Connecticut on May 26, 2019
4.16 by uhWoah from Connecticut on May 18, 2019
3.75 by Soloveitchik from New York on May 12, 2019
4.04 by Bitburger from Vermont on Apr 19, 2019
4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Mar 21, 2019
3.71 by hoppyhoppy from Pennsylvania on Feb 13, 2019
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3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Izzo from New York

one of the hoppiest ipa's ive ever had, not my style, bitter as hell, if you like bitter hops you’ll enjoy

Feb 10, 2019
3.99 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island on Jan 25, 2019
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