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 New England Style IPA
92 points
Cloudy old gold color. Aromas and flavors of orange seeds, kumquat, hints of cardamom, clove, and rye seed with a slightly chewy, lively, finely carbonated, bone-dry medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish that presents notes of almond skins and toasted baguette with herb butter. A solid NEIPA that’s balanced and approachable.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best New England Style IPA
Elmhurst Brewing Company Julius Squeezer American Style IPA
89 points
Opaque old gold color. Aromas and flavors of mango skins, rosemary, brazil nut, rubber, and tangerine peels with a supple, soft, spritzy, dry light body and a tingling, brisk finish that presents accents of underripe peach, cream of wheat, and marmalade. A hoppy, citrusy NEIPA with a malty backbone.
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.
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.
4 By 4 Brewing Company Parkside Pineapple New England Style IPA
85 points
Minutely hazy light gold color. Aromas of pineapple salsa and sweet mango with a satiny, lively, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a seamless, refreshing, medium-long pineapple upside down cake, citrus juice, and yeasty dinner rolls finish. Bold pineapple aromas and flavors make this one of the fruitiest, juiciest NEIPA’s.
Bangor Beer Company Juri New England IPA
85 points
Hazy old gold color. Aromas and flavors of fresh tangerines, green mango, hints of golden beets, and eucalyptus with a round, lively, finely carbonated, dry medium body and an effortless, complex, long finish with notes of green peppercorn, endive, and pine. A juicy, in-your-face NEIPA.
Vancouver Island Brewing Deadhead Land & Sea Brewing Collab Hazy IPA
85 points
Hazy and light gold in color, with bright aromas of green mango, wheat grass, and peach pastry. On the palate, orange-kissed green tea, radish, and key lime peel flavors smooth into a brisk and bold finish. An easy-drinking, hoppy, NEIPA.
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.