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.
Right Near the Beach Obscurity Brewing and Craft Mead 7.71
Riwakamania Hop Butcher For The World 9.18
Ryed in the Clouds More Brewing Company 9.50
Shaky Shaky - Coffee Riverlands Brewing Company 9.27
Silt Riverlands Brewing Company 9.25
Skeleton Revival Riverlands Brewing Company 8.41
Skipping Rocks Riverlands Brewing Company 6.21
Snorkel Squad Hop Butcher For The World 9.00
Sock Puppet Party Obscurity Brewing and Craft Mead 8.60
Solidarity Black Lung Brewing Company 8.03
Squishy Gummy Noon Whistle Brewing 9.37
Summer Town Main & Mill Brewing Company 6.01