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817. Newburyport Brewing Melt Away

Newburyport Brewing Melt Away Session IPAIt seems like most breweries added a session IPA or session pale to their line up during 2015. Some were excellent and some just seemed like watered down versions of other beers. Some of my favorites include Rising Tide’s Maine Island Trail, Baby Genius & Diavoletto from Bissell Brothers.

Melt Away appears to be the newest can release from Newburyport Brewing adding a session beer to an already solid line up. This beer pours a slightly hazy pale orange with a solid white head, really nice looking beer. Aroma is abundant for a session beer with plenty of citrus and tropical hops. Taste follows with plenty of hop flavor on top of a light malt base. Slightly creamy and very little bitterness making this a super crushable session IPA.

This will definitely be added to the list of beers for my golf cooler next summer. 
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Cons:
Alcohol Content: 4.6% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewers Website: Newburyport Brewing
Brewers Description: A refreshing session IPA shining with Citra and Amarillo hops uniquely balanced by malt sweetness for a crisp, easy finish. A tasty way to kick back and melt away.

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589. Newburyport Brewing Pale Ale

Newburyport Pale AleMy third and final beer from Newburyport Brewing Company and I saved the best for last. As you all know I love my double IPAs but a good hoppy pale works well for an after work or with dinner beer.

Appearance is a super clear orange with a very thick off white head. Plenty of fresh citrus hops in the aroma, really appealing beer when poured into their can style glass. Taste is similar to the aroma with those citrus hops coming through but it is well balanced and only a slight bitterness.

This would be a great option for the golf course or the beach all summer long. 
Pros:
Well balanced and nicely hopped
Cons:
Alcohol Content: 5.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewers Website: Newburyport Brewing
Brewers Description: A well-balanced beer for smooth sailing. Refreshing, lightly carbonated and slightly citrus-y with a light toasted sweet malt finish. If you’re looking for a drinkable, flavorful ale, rope up to the bollards and enjoy.

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584. Newburyport Brewing Plum Island Belgian White

Newburyport Plum Island Belgian WhiteInteresting the three beers canned by Newburyport Brewing are a Pale Ale, an IPA and a Belgian White. Plum Island is the Belgian White and while it is a nice beer I judge all Belgian Whites against Allagash White which is hard to beat.

Nice looking beer with a slightly cloudy pale orange color and two finger white head. Aroma is what you would expect with some coriander, spice and Belgian yeast. Taste is solid with some nice peppery spice, a bit of clove and banana.

No question this is a solid second offering from Newburyport Brewing but it does not stand up to Allagash White which is the standard I compare all witbiers to. 
Pros:
Flavorful
Cons:
Alcohol Content: 5.4% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewers Website: Newburyport Brewing
Brewers Description: An unfiltered witbier with hints of citrus & coriander. This “partly cloudy” ale features slight citrus and spicy aromas complemented by mild sweet pilsner and wheat malt tastes. Our friends in Belgium would be proud of us.

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580. Newburyport Brewing Green Head IPA

Newburyport Green HeadTook my first trip to Newburyport Brewing last month, grabbed a growler and a mix 6-pack of their cans. They were in the process of putting these together while I was there and like many small breweries this is a manual process. Take apart 6-packs of their three individual beers and put them back together as mixed 6-packs with two each of their beers. Remember this next time you pick up a mix 6 or 12 pack at your local beer store, a lot of manual labor probably went into creating that for you.

Appearance is a bit darker than many IPAs and has a nice fluffy off white head. This leaves a significant amount of lacing on the glass making this a very appealing beer. Aroma had a nice mix of pine and floral hops with a nice sweet malt base. Taste was similar with a very nice balance of the various hops.  Letting it warm slightly really brought out more flavor. Overall I really enjoyed this beer but still think their Pale Ale is the best offering. 
Pros:
Well balanced and flavorful
Cons:
Alcohol Content: 7.2% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewers Website: Newburyport Brewing
Brewers 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!

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