Description:An assertive and hoppy west coast-style India Pale Ale.
Bright hop aromas and flavors fade to a brief, smooth malt undertone and a
clean, crisp, slightly bitter finish. This beer is brewed to bite you back! — Newburyport Brewing Random thoughts: This is the first beer I tasted from Newburyport Brewing. I picked it up during my trip to the the Beer Bloggers Conference in Boston earlier the summer.
The tasting:Deep golden orange in color, slightly hazy, with an
off-white head that dissipates very slowly. Aroma starts with sweet caramel and
has loads of juicy grapefruit and citrus. From the first sip, grapefruit and
piney hop flavors dominate. Underneath all the hops, lies a caramel and bready
malt backbone. Alcohol is not noticeable in aroma, but is present in taste.
Overall hop bitterness is high. Green Head IPA is medium bodied, has a
resinous, yet smooth mouth feel, and finishes with sweet caramel and long lingering
grapefruit hop bitterness.
Rating: 4 star. Really Good. I want this again! While not balanced, the malt backbone is solid and stands up
well against the strong hop flavors. These East Coast guys sure know how to
make a good West Coast IPA!