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

25 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%
Boss Tweed - Old Nation Brewing Company Boss Tweed Old Nation Brewing Company 1 9.29 100%
Circumpolar Cherry Cyclone - Hop Butcher For The World Circumpolar Cherry Cyclone Hop Butcher For The World 1 7.69 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%
Crossed Paws - Riverlands Brewing Company Crossed Paws Riverlands Brewing Company 1 9.42 100%
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%

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