Sea Hag IPA
New England Brewing Co.

Sea Hag IPASea Hag IPA
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New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
American IPA
Ranked #1,700
Ranked #14,581
3.93 | pDev: 10.43%
May 29, 2023
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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Rated: 3.6 by BeerWasp from Germany

May 29, 2023
Rated: 3.59 by crobinso from Colorado

May 17, 2023
Rated: 4.14 by Tom_Hartlett from California

Apr 22, 2023
Rated: 3.93 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Mar 03, 2023
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
light hoppy ipa good drinking but nothing special
Jan 06, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Sep 23, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Sep 20, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by McSeal from Connecticut

Aug 26, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Jun 30, 2022
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.43 by Shantzak from Pennsylvania

Apr 26, 2022
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Apr 04, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by NRMeadmore from Connecticut

Feb 23, 2022
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Reviewed by dms from Connecticut

5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
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
Rated by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from Georgia

4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.21 by Vinylboy20 from New York

Dec 19, 2021
Rated: 3.87 by Mctr234 from Rhode Island

Dec 09, 2021
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Reviewed by OatmattStout from Connecticut

4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 3.75 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Sep 11, 2021
Rated: 4.09 by Schmaltz33 from California

Jul 25, 2021
Rated: 3.85 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Jul 22, 2021
Rated: 3.99 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Jun 07, 2021
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Reviewed by zachary_snackery from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Rated by tradershmulie from Connecticut

2.16/5  rDev -45%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
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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Reviewed by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.82 by ccryder from New York

Jan 01, 2021
Rated: 3.85 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Dec 25, 2020
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.51 by Robjm1987 from Connecticut

Mar 20, 2020
Rated: 3.4 by smaddock from Massachusetts

Jan 01, 2020
Rated: 4.23 by Hwy61x from Connecticut

Dec 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Ronl12 from Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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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Rated by RRB328 from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Enjoyed at Moe’s 11/15/19
Nov 15, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by t2grogan from Arizona

Nov 15, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Oct 22, 2019
Rated: 3.83 by ProNR from Florida

Oct 12, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Sep 16, 2019
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
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
Rated: 4.01 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Jul 26, 2019
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