Sea Hag IPA | New England Brewing Co.

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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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-24-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,698
Reviews:
471
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.94%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
381
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 1,698 |  Reviews: 471
Photo of Mateo2699
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Medium orange hue, nice a frothy head. Great lacing. Notes of caramel and grassiness, subtle hop aroma with a sweet malt background. Taste matches the aroma. Slightly too malty for my tastes, but the hop profile balances it out slightly. Pretty good.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timtac
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikey440
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of h0wdy
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Look- A soft pour left a plentiful amount of a foamy white head to it with an orange with a hint of brown body.
Smell- Leaves my nose full of citrus smells.
Taste- A lot of pine with subdued traces of citrus, this is ironic because of the smell being a Dr. Jekyll to this Mr. Hyde taste.
Feeling - After leaving it in my mouth for a moment the alcohol is felt with a slight tickle in it. But after swallowing the sip the kick is minimal.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhavs
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fresh can poured into fluted snifter.

Orange/amber, slightly hazy, thick foamy white head.

A bit of citrus aroma and some crackery malt. Earthy, grassy, pine.

Bit of malt sweetness, lemon rind, grapefruit, grassy, bitterness bites the tongue a bit.

Makes a foamy beer. All pours ended up foamy from multiple cans/people. Moderate carbonation and medium body.

Overall a nice brew, good because its available easily and reasonably priced.

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Photo of DoreenAndDave
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is a slightly hazy amber. Nice ivory head. Aroma is assertive fir, with some biscuit and orange hints. Taste more or less follows the nose. Some malt up front quickly gives way to a pleasantly bitter hop finish with fir and orange rind. The mouthfeel is good. It's nicely carbonated with a dry finish. Overall, not over-the-top, but a really solid IPA.

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Photo of davefromct
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregf51
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucnifter
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beernooph
4.42/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SeaHagCT
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LittleJohn73
3.02/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can

Pours foggy hazy gold with a frothy white foam head. Smells like bready caramelized malts, floral grass, red grapefruit, tangerine, papaya, sweet guava, with earthy herbal resinous pine. Tastes like butterscotch, caramel malts, floral grass, grapefruit, tangerine, papaya, guava, with bitter earthy herbal resinous pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and slick with moderate carbonation. Overall a nice IPA.

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Photo of MadMax29
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregSemenza
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RDefieux
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dzman
3.1/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is available just about everywhere in Connecticut. The color is a hazy orange and smells like a bit of citrus although not overpowering. I detect a small aftertaste. Not too heavy on the tongue. The colder it is the less you don't noticed the hops. At room temperature I like it better. I prefer that heavy hops taste. This is mild but still enjoyable.

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Photo of mlefebvre7
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NoYouDidnt
3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark orange color with 1 finger head that lingers a while. Aroma- sticky pine and some citrus fruity aromas. Some grapefruit and orange and a lemon pledge. Taste- has more of a spicy herbaceous hop presence here. Some considerable bitterness in the back end. Mouthfeel- coated tingling. Overall the taste is not what I am looking for in my ipas.

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Photo of EFMarkley
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of speeder757
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sea Hag IPA from New England Brewing Co.
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,698 ratings.
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