I poured a 12oz can into a goblet. There was no freshness date.
Appearance: Hazy body with an apricot or tangerine skin hue. Forms a small, white, foamy head which laces and retains well.
Smell: Citrus juice concentrate, strong pine notes, and a hint of spice rack character.
Taste: I always appreciate a solid IPA even if the recipe seems a bit
familiar. New England Brewing Sea Hag IPA isn’t all that unique in the
crowded market of American IPAs, but it’s a good one worth trying. It
has components of both coasts plus a little spicy finish which makes for
a satisfying beer.
Pale maltiness up front with some light honey character. A quick shift
to bitterness at the top of the swig with a dank citrusy flavor of juice
concentrate instead of crisp juice itself. The finish is even more
memorable; a sharp bite of dry bitterness along with a slight
garlic-like taste and a hint of pine on the aftertaste. I’ve experienced
all these flavor components individually, but rarely together, which
makes this an interesting and well-balanced brew.
Drinkability: I was extremely pleased by the ease with which New England
Brewing Sea Hag IPA went down. The mouthfeel is comfortable with a
fairly soft texture, but still lively enough to notice dull. The fact
it’s only 6.3% ABV is quite impressive as it seems to have the weight of
something bigger. It’s nice to drink a single IPA that’s so flavorful