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.


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.


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.

  • ABV: 6.3%-7.5%
  • ABW: 5.0%-6.0%
  • IBU: 25 – 60
  • Color (SRM): 3-7
  • Color (EBC): 6-14
  • Original Gravity: 1.060-1.070
  • Original Gravity °P: 14.7-17.1
  • Final Gravity: 1.008-1.020
  • Final Gravity °P: 2-5

54 American IPA - New England (NEIPA) Reviewed

Beer Brewery Rate Avg.
DDH Filter Wave Phase Three Brewing 7.40
Dean Street Riverlands Brewing Company 9.14
Dese, Dem & Dose Hop Butcher For The World 9.03
Dystopian Galaxy Abomination Brewing Company 8.87
Elf Boots Penrose Brewing Company 6.97
Extinction Event- Galaxy, Strata, & Medusa Confluence Brewing Company 7.43
Focal Point Vermont Style IPA Point Ybel Brewing Company 7.99
Fractal Citra/Galaxy Equilibrium Brewery 8.23
Gilded King Riverlands Brewing Company 9.19
Goofy Boots Penrose Brewing Company 7.64
Gummypalooza Noon Whistle Brewing 7.35
Hop Nawi Energy City Brewing 8.43