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.





39 American IPA - New England (NEIPA) Reviewed

  Beer Brewery # Rate Avg. H.A.
Vector Point - Phase Three Brewing Vector Point Phase Three Brewing 1 8.92 100%
Wishmaster - Brewery Vivant Wishmaster Brewery Vivant 1 7.21 0%
You Big Gummy - Noon Whistle Brewing You Big Gummy Noon Whistle Brewing 1 9.15 100%

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