New Guy IPA | Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ

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New Guy IPANew Guy IPA

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Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ
Maine, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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 Daveā€”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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Photo of Etan
3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz extra sent to me by Valdieu. Thanks!

A: Pours a murky brass with a small white head.

S: Apricot and slight citrus, caramel malt and some Ringwood-like esters.

T: Mild citrus hop notes and a piney, oily bitterness, followed by bright grainy malt.

M: Medium-bodied with light carbonation.

O: Not undrinkable but not very good. This beer needs some fixing before it can be called a good IPA.

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Photo of jslot38
3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased from the source by my GF as part of a mix 6'er. A great gift to bring back from Bar Harbor.

12 oz bottle to pint glass.

Appearance: Little chill haze but not exactly cloudy orange amber body with a small white head barely covering the top.

Smell: Biscuit-y with some pine and a faint citrus in the background. Fairly mellow.

Taste: More of a hop presence versus the aroma. A traditional "east coast" IPA (though that distinction is not what it used to be). Pine and grassy hops interplay with a bready and grainy malt background. Solid bitterness but it seems to have a slight cardboard flavor unfortunately.

Mouthfeel: Hops bitterness is somewhat abrasive, but not overwhelming. This is an IPA after all.

Overall: A worthwhile IPA that falls a little short in the aroma and has a slight off flavor in the taste. Has a good drinkability though and some nice flavors. Has a good balance between hop bitterness / pine notes and bread / caramel malts.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Pours a hazy golden-orange. Creamy-looking eggshell white head sticks around for the duration. Thick collars of lacing cling to the glass.

S: Very dank and weed-like, toasted hemp seed, vegetation, grassy, slight pepper, guava, mango puree. Malt base is apparent and smells of toffee, toasted grain, and bread crust.

T: Lemon rind and lemon pulp with a biting bitterness. Toasted hemp seed and caraway seed. Pepper. Dried grass. Pine resin and notes of grapefruit flesh in the background. Oily. Guava and mango. Toasted grain and bread crust malt base. Finishes with toasted grain and lingering pine resin and grapefruit rind bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with a smooth and round mouthfeel. Creamy. Carbonation is sharp and lifting.

O: A respectable IPA. Very much in the east coast vein. Modestly bitter, but still balanced.

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Photo of woosterbill
3.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. No bottling date, but I bought it at the brewery less than two months ago.

A: Very slightly hazed light amber body under about an inch of tight white foam that leaves sticky lace. Pretty good.

S: Fairly aromatic but rather uninteresting, with a mixture of purely piney hops and rather homebrew-esque pale malt sweetness. Not bad at all, but no better than average.

T: A hint of malt sweetness right up front quickly gives way to spicy, resinous, piney hops. The hops carry through to the clean, moderately bitter finish. Long, piney aftertaste. Pretty nice.

M: Very frothy, ultra-carbonated. Hard to tell just how substantial the body is since it pretty much explodes into foam instantaneously. A bit much.

O: Rating to a 3 average, this is a solid 3. It's tasty, like I expect from an IPA, but it's nothing special for the style. Better than some other offerings from this brewery, and definitely worth a shot if you're in the area and crave some hops.


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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Planning a honeymoon up coastal Maine, figured I'd brush up on my ME locals.

Gold with a swarthy white head. Stubborn retention thins and disperses a bit but sticks around for the whole glass and leaves a few dribbles of lace stuck to my glass.

Smells like Columbus. Catty, pine sap, spicy, wonderful Columbus. Neat that one hop can create complexity.

Bready malt and spicy, pine sap and grapefruit pith bitter hops. Tongue sticking hop residue. Packaging claims "we wanted to return to the IPA that was well hopped, but still balanced and smooth." It could pass for a hoppy pale ale but it's hoppy enough that I'm not disappointed.

One malt and one hop. Columbus and something bready I'd guess - English 2 row? Sometimes simpler is better.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A very bright white and fluffy head is produced quite nicely but only about two fingers deep, but manage to settle into a solid finger nicely. Body color is a hazy murky dull orange and brown amber, with not much else to see or say.

Nose is closed. A small earthy hop sense, lots of dirt and soil sensations. Let's see where this goes.

Palate hits with a very solid body, almost creamy. Bready malts hit with the finish and an nice pine bitter hop blast. Earthy quality comes out with a sense of drying slightly, and some toasty character. Good lingering hop finish, with a real good texture and feel.

Overall it's a different take on the American style it seems from other American IPAs, but it's certainly not terrible. I could have this again, but can't say I am craving it either.

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Photo of mountdew1
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a light golden amber with a 1/2 finger head. Head was a mix of large and small bubbles. Also had a fair amount of haze/sediment floating in the pour. Aroma was mostly hoppy, with a bit of herbal undertones. Taste was predominantly the bitter hops, with a small amount of oatmeal hiding in the back. Felt good in the mouth. Coated well and was nicely carbonated. Overall not bad. A solid IPA, but nothing outstanding.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Apperance: Golden amber in color with about one finger of white head.

Smell: Citrus, hops and pine notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of sweet citrus up front with a very bitter after taste.

Overall: Decent IPA. I would have this one again.

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Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazed orange glow with a bright white head which fades a little quickly. Tons of pine and grapefruit on the nose with a touch of detectable malt. Thinner body. Tastes more like an english IPA really. Sweet bready and caramel malts followed by tons and tons of pine with a touch of grapefruit and that lingering earthy euro hop finish. (Tastes just like an IPA I homebrewed recently actually) Very clean finish with lingering bitterness. Touch of perceptible alcohol which is a bit of minus due to the low ABV. Nothing out of the ordinary but well brewed at least. Unique blend of English and American IPAs in my opinion. Not the first of its kind but it doesnt do a bad job. At the same time, theres nothing that makes this one special.

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Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a pint glass:

A: golden brown body gave a small white head appeared for less than twenty seconds.It showed little carbonation. Barely any lacing was shown.

S: based around the hops with some slight citrus notes. A bit of pine was combined with the malts.

T: some citrus in front of the hops with the pine notes taking more of a background.

M: medium with a smooth yet tingly sort of feel.

O: this was a pretty good beer. I would have it again.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Manly Men beer, found on tap at The Lion's Pride.

In a pint glass the beer was copper colored with a huge white head. There was a good deal of lace.

Outdoors, herbal aroma. Some citrus. A good amount of sweet malt.

Resinous pine taste. A little bit of grapefruit. Biscuity.

Hoppy and smooth. Nicely balanced.

I enjoyed this the most of any of the other Manly Men beers.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap into a pint glass, the beer is a hazy copper-gold coloring with a huge, foamy, light, off-white head that settles in around an inch and a half. The beer's aromas are a great dose of fresh, resinous hops all over the nose. Flavors are again hopcentric, with a fresh-hopped feel to it. Slight highlights of semisweet malt and citrus blend to help balance the palate. The beer is mid-bodied, yet cloying and slightly sticky in mouth, with a bitter and spiced hops aftertaste. The beer finishes smooth. Very green, with an overall fresh-hopped feel. Pretty damn good!

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