About New England Style IPA

About New England Style IPA
New England Style IPAs, often abbreviated to NEIPA, are juicy, hazy American Style IPAs with intensely fruity, floral, hoppy flavors. They differ from other American Style IPAs in their unfiltered haze that can be attributed to dry-hopping, the use of high-protein grains, certain yeasts, among other brew choices. NEIPAs are currently enjoying huge popularity and drinkers are buying cans of the cloudy, juicy style in droves.

Top Picks for New England Style IPA

City Lights Brewing Co. Hazy IPA
96 points
Hazy pale old gold color. Aromas and flavors of pear syrup, fresh mango slices, apricot jam, and coriander with a soft, effervescent, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length finish with accents of Hawaiian roll, navel orange zest, and ripe pineapple finish. Everything you want in a New England Syle IPA; juicy, tropical, and instantly appetizing.
Lift Bridge Beer Company Juice-Z NE IPA
95 points
Cloudy golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of tropical fruit soufflé, honeyed grapefruit, and dried herbs with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a polished, compelling, medium-long finish that exhibits nuances of French fruit custard tart, clementine, and corn pudding finish. A thoroughly satisfying and well poised New England IPA that is just plain delicious.
Reuben’s Brews Reubens Crush Hazy IPA
93 points
Hazy light gold color. Fruity, citrusy aromas and flavors of orange and grapefruit marmalades on raisin toast, yuzu and kaffir limes, and white plum with a velvety, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long finish revealing suggestions of watercress with tangerine segments, honeyed radish, and lemon custard finish. A solid hazy IPA that delivers the juicy goods; brunch IPA.
Samuel Adams New England IPA
92 points
Hazy golden yellow color. Attractive aromas and flavors of muddled citrus peels and grilled bread with herb butter with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, long finish with notes of honey roasted tropical fruits, radicchio and Swiss chard, hint of lemon pepper, and honeyed yams finish. A delicious, balanced, and effortlessly drinkable juicy IPA that will be a great introduction to the style.
Short Fuse Brewing Co. Loosey Juicy New England Style IPA
90 points
Dull hazy old gold color. Attractive aromas and flavors of grilled citrus, grapefruit marmalade on sourdough toast, hint of mint cream, and pine cone with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long finish imparting notes of papaya mango custard, peppered greens, and spiced yams and squash finish. A very tasty and well balanced juicy styled IPA.
Revolver Brewing Hop Device Hazy IPA
88 points
Hazy pale light gold color. Aromas of fresh chives, dried grass/borderline cannabis, black pepper, and savory/sesame with a soft, effervescent, fruity medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length wheat thins crackers, lemon seeds, and underripe stonefruit finish. A fruity, juicy NEIPA sure to please fans of the style.
Sweetwater Brewing Co. Hatchery Series #5 New England Style IPA
88 points
Hazy gold color. Fruity aromas and flavors of orange and papaya juices and tapioca with a velvety, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, captivating, medium-long finish with notes of candied grapefruit peel, concentrated orange juice, and radicchio finish. A juicy but dry New England Style IPA with a balanced approach to bitter; a great summer pairing.
Vancouver Island Brewing Broken Islands Hazy IPA
87 points
Cloudy pale light gold color. Aromas of glazed lemon bar, papaya, pine sap, and crushed aspirin with a soft, spritzy, fruity medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-length orange pith, biscotti, toasted Hawaiian bread, and minty/eucalyptus finish. A New England IPA that delivers on the style with juicy fruit flavors and low bitterness.
Hopster’s Brewing Comet Citra NE IPA
85 points
Cloudy old gold color. Aromas of dried mango, pineapple chutney, lemon balm, orange drink, and dried apricot with a silky, bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, relaxed clementine zest, water cracker, and basil finish. A solid NIPA with piles of citrus and tropical aromas.
Hopster’s Brewing Comet Mosiac NE IPA
85 points
Hazy golden amber color. Floral aromas of valencia orange marmalade, bechamel, fresh tobacco, cracked peppercorns, and fine soap with a satiny, vibrant, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length wildflowers finish. A zingy IPA with floral high notes.