Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Halloween is near and the Sea Hag is here!!
So my favorite holiday, Halloween, is right around the corner and what better than to do a review with a beer named Sea Hag. Sea Hag, which comes in a can with a cool logo of a creepy ass lady, is brewed by New England Brewing Company out of Woodbridge, Connecticut. It is named after a ghost which is said to haunt a lighthouse in the town of New Haven, Connecticut. The story of the Sea Hag is a great and creepy story which you can read on the New England Brewing website. Here is blog that is devoted to the Sea Hag legend: http://seahag.wordpress.com/. Ok, enough talky talky, let's get on to the review!
Brewery: New England Brewing
Beer: Sea Hag IPA
Recommended Glassware: Pint Glass
Serving Type: Pint Glass
Appearance: This beer poured a nice amber color with a huge, foamy, off-white head. Great lacing which looked like a spider web.
Smell: The beer has a huge pine aroma from the hops which also give off a nice citrus and earth aroma. A caramel maltiness is present as well.
Taste: Once again the pine dominates in this IPA. Their is a nice balance between the caramel maltiness and the piney hops. A wonderful bitterness in the finish. Not as bitter as many IPAs that I have tasted but still good. Since I'm not a hopbomb fan I find it kind of nice.
Mouthfeel: A nice medium body with big carbonation.
Overall: A great offering from New England Brewing. This is a nice easy drinking beer that I wish we had access too down here in NOLA! The fact that it comes in cans makes it that much more appealing to us down here in the Big Easy. Why? More great beer to drink during Mardi Gras!