New Guy IPA
Atlantic Brewing Company - Town Hill / Mainely Meat BBQ

New Guy IPANew Guy IPA
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Atlantic Brewing Company - Town Hill / Mainely Meat BBQ
Maine, United States
American IPA
Ranked #3,864
Ranked #28,596
3.45 | pDev: 12.75%
Jul 08, 2021
Sep 16, 2011
New Guy IPANew Guy IPA
Notes: With the recent explosion of over-the-top hopped IPAs, we wanted to return to an India Pale Ale that was well-hopped, but still balanced and smooth. Our brewers wanted to name it after one of our hardworking staffers, so we decided to name it after Dave—the new guy. This beer is made with one hundred percent Columbus hops and only one malt, yielding a nice earthy tone and spicy flavors. Columbus hops have a citrusy profile, which is more subtle than that found in most IPAs.
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Rated: 3.65 by KrissyKat6 from New York

Jul 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the bottle it pours a clear amber color with visible carbonation. A well retaining thumbnail length head yields lacing.

Classic IPA aromas of bright citrusy notes of grapefruit and candied oranges. Herbal aromas of pine and grass and earthy bitterness. For the malt aroma I detect notes of cracker, however, I also detect a spiciness that perhaps suggests rye.

As with the aroma, the flavors are rife with classic IPA qualities. A neutral cracker malt backbone, as well as a touch of caramel, is balanced by an assertive resiny bitterness. Notes of grapefruit rind, orange pith, peach, sharp pine and grassy spices. The finish is dry, crisp, resiny and bitter. Medium bodied and moderately carbonated.

Tasted like a West Coast IPA all the way. Grapefruit, pine and bitterness; totally worked for me. Not sure why it’s rated low.
Aug 26, 2020
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Reviewed by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.18/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pub glass.

Look is a slightly hazy yellow orange with a full white head.

Aroma is toasted malt with a clear herbal hop note.

Taste is second wave bright bitter herbal hop note.

So good.
Aug 03, 2020
Rated: 3.66 by PJCarnell from Massachusetts

Nov 04, 2019
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I'm trying a bottle of this beer that I bought back from vacation whilst in Bangor/Bar Harbor. It poured a hazy orangish with thin white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had bitter hop notes. The taste was bitter leaning through the drink with pine finish. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a decent beer.
Sep 05, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Sep 25, 2018
Rated: 3.44 by Supergenou from Canada (QC)

Jul 30, 2018
Rated: 3.65 by kdivers from New Hampshire

Jun 04, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Nov 08, 2017
Rated: 3.29 by stephenjmoore from Maryland

Oct 14, 2017
Rated: 3.6 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Sep 14, 2017
Rated: 3.67 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Aug 29, 2017
Rated: 3.69 by brewnme from Maine

Jul 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
The appearance is a golden brown body gave a small white head appeared for less than twenty seconds. It showed little carbonation. Barely any lacing was shown. The smell was based around the hops with some slight citrus notes. A bit of pine was combined with the malts. The taste has some citrus in front of the hops with the pine notes taking more of a background. The palate is basically a medium with a smooth yet tingly sort of feel. Overall, this was a pretty good beer. I would have it again.
Jun 11, 2017
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Reviewed by GtBoros from Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Nice herby after taste with real ch go bitterness light and crisp as usual. Definite complexity that makes it a head above other IPAS. drank last nite in bar harbor 2017
Jun 09, 2017
Rated: 3.47 by Klister from Maine

Jun 09, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by grahuba from Connecticut

Apr 13, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Mar 26, 2017
Rated: 3.69 by Mikexw from New York

Aug 28, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by ChipChaight from New York

Aug 22, 2016
Rated: 3.38 by cuvtcuv from Florida

Jul 04, 2016
Rated: 3.71 by gratefulbeerhead from Indiana

Jun 27, 2016
Rated: 3 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Apr 17, 2016
Rated: 3.03 by JBudraux from Massachusetts

Mar 20, 2016
Rated: 3.44 by DinoBlueShoes from Maine

Feb 29, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by mtkeenan3 from Massachusetts

Feb 15, 2016
Rated: 3.61 by Dwinslow15 from Massachusetts

Jan 22, 2016
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Rated by macleodad from Maine

3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Good IPA. Different flavor. Almost tastes tart.
Nov 03, 2015
Rated: 3.78 by mmmbeerNY from New York

Oct 07, 2015
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Reviewed by FFreak from Vermont

3.81/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On tap at the Looking Glass restaurant in Bar Harbor, ME. A somewhat standard pale ale look to this - clear, light copper/amber, thin white head. Nice hops in the aroma - some citrus. Taste is good, nice balance of hoppy bitterness and malt sweetness, with a slight hop aroma/flavor. Mouth is medium-thin, on the dry side, refreshing. Overall, a solid pale ale.
Sep 29, 2015
Rated: 3.21 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Sep 18, 2015
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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Pours an orange-amber color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a decent cap

S: Piney and earthy notes up front with a caramel malt backbone

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the pine and earthy notes with a moderate-high bitterness and then goes into a lightly sweet caramel maltiness that hardly tames the bitterness. Finishes with lingering earthy notes, light caramel sweetness, and lingering bitterness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Fairly raw bitterness almost singles this one out. The malt does a decent job at balancing, but it could do much better. In other words, it's very Columbus-y and could use a little fleshing out. Definitely old-school IPA, though, so try it out if you're into those
Aug 20, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by Fitzy01 from Maine

Jul 25, 2015
Rated: 3.62 by aknalley from Texas

Jul 23, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by ChrisL24481 from New Hampshire

Jul 21, 2015
Rated: 3.76 by ContentmentDIPA from Vermont

Jul 20, 2015
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Rated by AndrewMichael from Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
12 oz bottle, poured into a basic glass. A great, well balanced IPA.
Jul 17, 2015
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Rated by Whitey_from_Remedy from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
The "pop rocks" of pale ales
Jul 11, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by xtonytx from Connecticut

Jul 10, 2015
Rated: 3.33 by coombski from Maine

Jul 04, 2015
New Guy IPA from Atlantic Brewing Company - Town Hill / Mainely Meat BBQ
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 175 ratings