Sea Hag IPA | New England Brewing Co.

Sea Hag IPASea Hag IPA
BA SCORE
3.93/5
1,709 Ratings
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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-24-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,485
Reviews:
473
Ratings:
1,709
pDev:
10.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
382
Trade:
6
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Photo of Mjmoney23
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of heymikew
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ericb1977
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Not sure about the long after taste

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Photo of Mike_Smelly
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Panda_Brew
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm going on record and saying this beer is all I've ever wanted in a beer. After a 5 year adventure in the beer world I've come out the other side and declared this king... I became so engulfed in craft beer a few years back that I began home brewing and even moved to Denver to immerse myself in that world, only to miss this old girl. It's the beer I've always chased after without realizing it, it's the standard I always strived for, it's the white whale I hadn't realized I'd left at port. I've been all over looking for the best beer and it was right where I started... this is the New Haven IPA - stands apart from New England Ipa and far away from East Coast. It's indescribable how simply great this beer is, and if you're reading this now looking at a sixer of it - stop thinking and buy it. Take it home and forget about all the hype you've heard about all the other false prophets out there, for I have had them all and can say first hand - what you have in your hand is nothing short of perfection.

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Photo of Packageguy
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Full disclosure, NEBCo is one of my favorites...I've been to the brewery many times...love their vibe and their insane lineup....lucky to live (almost) close enough to make the drive when they (rarely) offer can sales.
As for Sea Hag....well, it's the one I can get at my local packy (sometimes). I'd hate to call it old-school, because it's an innovator as far as the canned beer trend goes (which I prefer)...but it isn't necessarily as hazy as some of the newer IPAs...no matter, if you haven't had Sea Hag, then you don't know IPAs.
If Sea Hag were a person, she'd be the older broad at the end of the bar, who would absolutely rock your world.
As a beer, I like it's slightly darkish color (to me, a classic NEBCo look), and it's tight lacing.
And, of course, I drink it because it's good.

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Photo of Jstarr2517
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Hall22
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.51/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MDDMD
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Moestavern
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of allentownpaguy
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkiBum22
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

I've heard several people say that this is their "Go To" beer. If you were on a desert island and only had one beer to drink for the next 10 years, this would be it. Very drinkable. You won't get tired of it.

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Photo of mike22ne
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can to becher pint glass, the appearance was a burnt orange to dark copper color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a mild pace. Lace was there, strewn about and sticking slightly but then sliding at a fair pace as the beer continued to warm.
The aroma had a nice blend of soft sweet clean caramel malts brushing against some citrusy and piney hops. Moderate earthiness dedicated itself to the blend as it warmed.
The flavor leaned sweet blending the hops to the malts nicely and guiding this blend right on into a nice clean aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a great sessionability about it. Carbonation felt great. ABV felt as projected.
Overall, that "old school" type of AIPA that should be sought out by beer geeks in general. Of course, IPA lovers should give this one a go.

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Photo of baldy00
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coltron23
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Murph106157
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boccu
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours deep orange with a nice white one finger head. Fades quickly with nice lacing. Aroma of grass, hops and citrus. Taste follows the nose with Carmel and papaya. Very nice IPA. First one from New England brewery. Look forward to more from them.

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Sea Hag IPA from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1,709 ratings
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