Northeast IPA
Helton Brewing Company

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,881
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
90
Ranked #20,716
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 5.53%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
14
From:
Helton Brewing Company
 
Arizona, United States
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Rotating
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Gots
  3
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: It’s all about the haze. Brewed with wheat and barley to give a medium body and golden, cloudy appearance from the use of English yeast strain. Citra and Belma hops give the beer a tropical, orange and strawberry flavor for intense citrus notes and aroma. This beer is heavily dry-hopped.
50 IBU
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 14 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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jwc215 from Arizona

3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint can - Canned on 05/30/19:

Pours hazed yellow with a thin head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of tropical notes with a subtle touch of strawberry.

The taste is of tropical fruits, slight hint of strawberry. A bit more bitter than a typical New England style IPA, which this is going for, but has bitterness of an American IPA. It still has a NE IPA character overall. It is pretty juicy, a bit sharp.

A nice IPA - tropical fruit hop forward. Nothing particularly special, IMO, but it is good and worth checking out!

Jul 02, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

my first beer from these guys, i enjoyed it quite a lot. not as cloudy or thick as so many of these are, and with a really unique hop complexion. i am realizing how interesting belma hops are, the obvious unique one in here alongside the common and familiar citra, we all know what that one does, but the belma is what makes it interesting. it has aromas and flavors of fresh green tea, grassy and herbal, with berry qualities and a little sweet orange to it. in this case its minimally bitter and very fresh, but its also delicate to me, almost too delicate in this dosage to stand up to the sturdy grain base, which is dry and all, but has a pretty significant body and some cerealy flavor as well. i with it were a little lighter and cleaner, in service or a more robust belma hop profile, but overall, its hard not to love this one, it keeps me wanting more, and i like when a beer does that to me. mild bitterness at the end, good carbonation, orange tic tacs and lemongrass too, berry candy, but not sweet. really solid ipa from these guys, hope to try more of their stuff down the road!

Aug 13, 2018
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Gavage from New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy golden yellow in color with a 1" head that lingered around a while. Some lace developed.

Smell: tropical fruits and a hint of strawberry comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, orange, mango, pineapple, strawberry, and a moderate floral bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish. Long lasting tropical fruit tones here.

Overall: a pretty good beer that is tropical fruit centric. Easy to drink and worthy of a try.

Dec 25, 2017
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arizcards from Arizona

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had a pint at the brewery today for $6.00.

Beer was served a cloudy golden orange with a nice white head that dissipated quickly.

Nose was fresh squeezed juice, very nice!

Taste was orange and mango forward with a slight citrus rind finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly refreshing.

Overall a nice fragrant juicy IPA that is something i would have again.

Nov 25, 2017
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breadwinner from California

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A pretty solid riff on the New England IPA substyle, this certainly looks the part, big, pillowy head atop that textbook OJ-esque body, same color, just as opaque. Nose is quite nice too, good mix of that high fruitiness from the yeast + hop combo, tropical all over, with a light grassiness underneath. Palate follows the nose, dialed back bitterness, tropical and citrus juiciness, a bit of green, "hop bag" character. The body is good, certainly fuller than your typical leaned out West Coast IPA, though it still felt like it could've been a bit more (forgive the term) pillowy. Maybe picking at nits there, though, as overall this is, again, a pretty impressive take.

Jun 15, 2017
Northeast IPA from Helton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 14 ratings