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NEIPA - New England IPA

New England IPA style beers have a pale amber colour an ABV between 6% and 9% and a high bitterness

New England IPA characteristics

NEIPA or New England India Pale Ale is one of the more recent styles in the craft beer world. Its characterized by its hazy, turbid, even opaque appearance. Hop flavour is very high, and aromas are fruity and tropical. It has a smooth and juicy character. Compared to an American IPA, a NEIPA is more fruity, less bitter and much hazier.


NEIPA origins can be traced to the city of Vermont, in New England (USA). John Kimmich of The Alchemist—with his Heady Topper—and the brewery Hill Farmstead are credited to be the pioneers of this style, although John Kimmich doesn't seem to agree to it being a new style at all.