New England Brewing Co.

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New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
American IPA
Ranked #26
Ranked #1,048
4.33 | pDev: 7.39%
Jan 08, 2023
Jan 30, 2013
Notes: A single hop IPA brewed with Mosaic hops which produce fantastic flavors of pineapple, mixed berries and passionfruit
IBU’s - 55
Kettle Hops – Mosaic Dry Hops - Mosaic
Malts - Pilsner, Vienna, Biscuit
Yeast - American Ale OG - 13.8
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Ratings by PrimeBeer:
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Rated by PrimeBeer from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

May 03, 2013
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.02 by socon67 from New York

Jan 08, 2023
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
great american ipa straight hop flavors
Jan 05, 2023
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz can from Beer Keep. Cloudy golden pour, thin foamy white head. Light citrusy aroma, fruity. Taste is bready, biscuity, fruity, hoppy, citrus zest . Clean and enjoyable.
Jan 02, 2023
Rated: 4.39 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Dec 19, 2022
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Reviewed by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Two fingers worth of crisp light khaki colored froth with really solid retention... Color is a translucent orangish amber... Nose is a bit subdued and is both slightly dank and slightly musky... Flavor profile is consistent with nose and displays lots of earthy character... Light to medium bodied... Fluffy and super smooth... Nice brew... Goes down easily sip after sip...
Dec 10, 2022
Rated: 4.2 by dblais from Massachusetts

Nov 23, 2022
Rated: 4.38 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Oct 10, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Jul 17, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by Holderness from Massachusetts

Jun 01, 2022
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Apr 04, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut

Mar 28, 2022
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Reviewed by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut

4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Original rating (11/16/18): L:4.25, S:4.5, T:5, F:4, O:4.5 = 4.64

Updated and reviewed: 12/05/21
Canned: 11/10/21

L: Pours a pale gold with a light haze. A vigorous pour results in a fine, white finger and a half. The retention is decent. After a few minutes the head has fallen to a 5mm ring round the circumference of the glass with the middle of the glass having a thin film with splotches of thicker head. This head is retained as the beer goes down leaving a thick webbed lacing.

S: Strong blueberry, stone fruit, fresh cut grass, distinct grainy malt, and notes of pineapple.

T: I get floral and grassy hops on the front after which I get blueberry and a light, soft, and supporting grainy malt sweetness in the middle. The back end is pineapple and bitter grapefruit with notes of pine and a light herbal dankness. The bitterness on the backend is not overpowering but really balances out the sweeter aspects.

F: The body here is a bit on the lighter side, but still pretty substantial. I would say a medium-light body having medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is a bit creamy on the front end but turning crisp and clean in the middle with the finish having a very nice dryness.

O: I've been drinking this beer since it was first released (I believe as a fat ten-er series beer.) Back in the day this was a revelation. I remember lines for growlers at the brewery. Not in my wildest dreams would I have ever hoped to have six packs in my local for $9.99. Suffice to say it still holds up in my opinion. The balance between the hops and the malt bill is amazing and it really lends itself to an easy drinking beer without sacrificing the "hit you in face with hops" aspect. As noted above it is only $9.99 per six pack and you really can't beat that from a quality to price calculation. Not only that but they are now pumping this out year round so over the last year and a half I have had some in my fridge more often than not. Finally, this is an amazing and fairly unique showcase of what can be done with the Mosaic hop. Many, if not most, single hop mosaic beers are citrus and grass dominated, but the 'naut is one of the few that I've found that has such intense blueberry aromas and flavors (the Super Supernaut takes this to the next level.) Highly recommended!
Dec 05, 2021
Rated: 3.89 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Nov 26, 2021
Rated: 4 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Nov 10, 2021
Rated: 4.43 by Holly1215 from Massachusetts

Jun 18, 2021
Rated: 3.87 by jlmontague from Connecticut

May 28, 2021
Rated: 4.44 by Alecmedeiros from Florida

May 17, 2021
Rated: 4.39 by Sellen from Connecticut

Mar 20, 2021
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Reviewed by musicsherlock from New York

4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
01/13/21 stamped on the bottom of the can
Reviewed 03/17/21

Two fingers of billowy, off-white head. Large bubbles that burst. Cloudy, cold-haze orange. Lacing like a doily.
Pines and pineapples on the nose
Great hop bitterness with enough malt backbone to hold up. Good to get away from the overly-sweet NEIPAs. Full flavor
Typical carbonation and appropriately cloying mouthfeel
Awesome IPA. Glad to get back to traditional IPAs again.
Facehugger up next
Mar 17, 2021
Rated: 4.46 by atvarelas21 from Connecticut

Mar 12, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by h4ger from Connecticut

Feb 01, 2021
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Rated by Urtravel from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L: beautiful golden yellow
S: very earthy upfront hoppiness
T: follows taste with a bitterly end
F: smooth medium bodied coating
O: very nice IPA
Oct 07, 2020
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Reviewed by Specialmick from Connecticut

4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Drinking from a Counter Weight glass (the irony)
Look... nice beer color with a slight haze
Smell...hoppy lemon dank yeast. a healthy smell pronounced
Taste.... bitter floral grassy with a good bite
Overall... I def want to try the super supernaut I am sure it is better with a little more stank on it...Very solid but I'm somewhat biased because I am not a fan of the session IPAs generally and have yet to have a session that was incredible....someday I hope to find one that is!!!! The search is not over
Aug 11, 2020
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Reviewed by eppie82 from Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Can, within a month of canning. Light yellow-amber, clear appearance with good amount of foam which lingers for a bit. This is what the NE IPAs were before they turned hazy. Citrusy, bright and floral with a bit of bitterness at the end, with a lighter feel that made them super easy to drink.
Aug 09, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by McSeal from Connecticut

Aug 07, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Joesapp from Connecticut

Jun 16, 2020
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Reviewed by woodchipper from Connecticut

3.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 16oz can stamped "Wolves run in packs BB 9/6/20" to a Nonic.
Fairly clear gold body with a 1-1/2" large bubble white head. Head fades during session, lacing is decent but not spectacular.
Mild grapefruit, mango and dankness on the nose.
The flavor seems like a bridge between East and West coast. A little tropical in the front, hoppy IBU hit for mid and finish. Alcohol is noticeable despite the 5.8% designation. Medium body with decent carbonation.
Respectable beer from a brewery that earned respect a long time ago (relatively speaking).
Jun 07, 2020
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Reviewed by matts2896 from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Far closer to transparent than opaque and closer to rust than new-age straw gold. Tastes and smells of blueberries, spring flowers, and a bit of sticky resin: a wonderful showcase of Mosaic hops with an old-school clean bitterness that brings hop and malt sweetness into balance. A short and sweet review for a simple beer that can either be contemplated or drunk by the 6-pack
Mar 12, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at New England Brewing Co in New Haven, CT.

This one pours a mostly clear dark orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like dry pine, berry sweetness, orange marmalade, and pineapple.

This is fairly old school, but done well. I don't always like Mosaic hops, but this is done well for me. It's got that typical pineapple and blueberry sweetness, along with just a hint of biscuity malt.

This is light bodied, pretty crisp, and very drinkable, with a nicely smooth and slightly creamy finish.

This is pretty clearly old school, and I definitely like it for that.
Mar 08, 2020
Rated: 3.85 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Mar 07, 2020
Rated: 4.3 by BidYouABrew from Washington

Feb 28, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Feb 23, 2020
Rated: 4 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Feb 15, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Jan 11, 2020
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz can, 10/17/19 stamped on the bottom.

The pour here shows about a fully hazed brew, a moderate light khaki cap, that leaves a thicker film, and extensive strands of fine lacing.

Tropical fruits on the nose that come forward are mango, and some melon.

This is a quite tasty and fresh tasting brew, more of the sniff follows onto the palate, with a bit more of grapefruit bite adding to the complexity and intrigue. Fresh cans of NEBCO's IPAs don't disappoint.
Nov 07, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by rorjets from Connecticut

Nov 04, 2019
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Reviewed by mnrider from Connecticut

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Canned: 9/05/19
Reviewed: 9/18/19

A: Pours a hazed golden amber color. Nice finger of thick creamy off white head. Great lacing with ok retention.

S: Strong fruity aroma. Sweet. Mango. Papaya. Bubblegum. Peach. A lot going on here for a single hop brew.

T/M: Not unlike the aroma. Orange and various juicy fruits. Hops have a slight bitterness. Floral and grassy at times. A little dank and earthy. Medium bodied and dry. Very good mouthfeel. Just the right amount of carbonation.

O: Excellent IPA. Enough bitterness and juiciness to please me. It’s impressive what can be created from a single hop variety.

Sep 27, 2019
Rated: 4.48 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Sep 19, 2019
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