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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.

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Overall

20 American IPA - New England (NEIPA) Reviewed

  Beer Brewery # Rate Avg. H.A.
Blueberry Chantilly - Phase Three Brewing Blueberry Chantilly Phase Three Brewing 1 5.04 0%
Contured View - Phase Three Brewing Contured View Phase Three Brewing 1 8.84 100%
Cosmic Fountain - Hop Butcher For The World Cosmic Fountain Hop Butcher For The World 1 9.18 100%
Dean Street - Riverlands Brewing Company Dean Street Riverlands Brewing Company 1 9.14 100%
Dese, Dem & Dose - Hop Butcher For The World Dese, Dem & Dose Hop Butcher For The World 1 9.03 100%
Dystopian Galaxy - Abomination Brewing Company Dystopian Galaxy Abomination Brewing Company 1 8.87 100%
Fractal Citra/Galaxy - Equilibrium Brewery Fractal Citra/Galaxy Equilibrium Brewery 1 8.23 0%
Gilded King - Riverlands Brewing Company Gilded King Riverlands Brewing Company 1 9.19 100%
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%
Preserved in Three Dimensions - Hop Butcher For The World Preserved in Three Dimensions Hop Butcher For The World 1 9.24 100%
Presto Change-o - Hop Butcher For The World Presto Change-o Hop Butcher For The World 1 9.16 100%

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