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Monday, Dec 02, 2013 - Get to the Pint

New brew reviews: New English Brewing Co. Humbly Legit IPA

I drink it so you don't have to�you still probably should, though

By Ian Cheesman
humblylegit Heavent sent, no doubt.
The New English Brewing Company is best known for endeavoring to meld British brew styles with a West Coast sensibility. In general, I’ve found this manifested in New English's wares with well-crafted but milder takes on styles we're all familiar with. At least that’s how I felt until I tried the Humbly Legit IPA.

This cloudy amber brew is made with three different malts, including rye, giving it a peppery character and a light-to-moderate fullness. The hop bill produces a prominent flowery aroma that continues through the taste. This isn't some ode to moderation in all things, but rather a boisterous and bright IPA that is leaps and bounds beyond just a little legit.

Though it hardly attenuates flavor, at 7.5-percent ABV and 70 IBU this one delivers big character without being a surly bruiser of an IPA. You can sip on it and enjoy its IPA-ness while feeling welcomed back for more, as opposed to finishing it because you know you'll be simply unable to taste anything else. More importantly, it’s reminded me to never pigeonhole the creativity and style of a San Diego brewery.