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American Ales: American IPA - New England (NEIPA)

Fruity and tropical accentuated by the yeast esters. Malt character limited and neutral - toast, wheat or honey cereal character. Mouth meal is soft, silky, chewy that is more full bodied - commonly linked to oatmeal stout because of the use of flaked malts. Finishes wet and juicy. Moderate bitterness.

History

The style was invented in the Northeast Untied States, specifically Vermont sometime around/after 2010. Heady Topper from Alchemy Brewing is considered to be the first example of the style.

Look

The style is highlighted with by a straw to yellow appearance, sometimes tending towards orange. Hazy with many examples opaque, creating low visibility from particulate in suspension. Foam is white, stiff, large bubble and rocky as it slowly recedes.

Aroma

Taste

Mouthfeel

Overall

5 American IPA - New England (NEIPA) Reviewed

  Beer Brewery # Rate Avg. H.A.
Hop Nawi - Energy City Brewing Hop Nawi Energy City Brewing 2 8.43 100%
Milkshake Nawi - Pineapple - Energy City Brewing Milkshake Nawi - Pineapple Energy City Brewing 1 8.61 100%
Ryed in the Clouds - More Brewing Company Ryed in the Clouds More Brewing Company 1 9.50 100%
Squishy Gummy - Noon Whistle Brewing Squishy Gummy Noon Whistle Brewing 1 9.37 100%
Wishmaster - Brewery Vivant Wishmaster Brewery Vivant 1 7.21 0%
ABV Range
  • 6.0% - 9.0%%
IBU Range
  • 25 – 60
SRM Range
  • 3 - 7
Original Gravity Range
  • 1.060 – 1.085
Final Gravity Range
  • 3 - 7