The taste of a beer usually comes from four ingredients, yeast, water, malt and hop. Additionally, beer quality also depends on the quality of hops, yeast quality, yeast kind, etc....
The beloved subgenre of India Pale Ale type is the undisputed champion among beer crafters.
The nascent style called New England IPA relies on tangy, fruity hops to achieve a juice-like soft mouthfeel flavouring beer.
The yeast strain used plays a crucial role in maximising the character of juiciness and a smooth body.
Yeast selections play a vital role in preparing the best quality NEIPAs that differ from traditional American IPA.
The fruity esters derived from Yeasts help contribute to the juice flavour profile most significant in NEIPA.
This is also the reason NEIPAs are also known as “juicy,” “hazy,” “juice bombs” because they smell, look, and taste like squeezed orange juice.
These yeast strains are also appropriate for beer styles such as Brown Ales, Imperial Stouts, NEIPAs, Pale Ales, Red Ales, Stouts, West Coast IPAs.
Here are Five Best New England-style IPAs (NEIPAs) that you should try:
Ommegang Neon Rainbows
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The second vibrant of Ommegang’s New England-style double IPA beer attains its full spectrum of hop flavour and aroma through London ale yeast.
The Neon Neon Rainbows is brewed with 2-row barley and flaked oats, and hopped with Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, Topaz, and Centennial varieties. Offers ABV at 6.7% with 45 IBU.
The enchanting and vibrant haziness comes from the availability of the liquid yeast strain giving a unique unfiltered, irresistibly juicy, and gentle warming sensation on the palate.
Lord Hobo Glorious
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This American Pale Ale yeast strain-based NEIPA beer pours a hazy orange flavour. It is a perfect dose of Galaxy-hops delivering bursts to the tasting buds with a punch of fruits like pineapple, grapefruit, and a dank woodsy piney hop aroma.
The IPA achieves its aromatic representation lent to mostly by hops with a gentle grainy, malt character. The American pale ale yeast elevates the clean, aggressive, hazy, light straw coloured appearance topped by the creamy and lasting white head. This English style yeast is the backbone of beers ranging from IPAs to Stouts.
Weldwerks Juicy Bits
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Juicy Bits from WeldWerks Brewing Co. features colossal citrus beer gets its tropical fruit hop characters from the London Ale III yeast strain. To get the dry-hop addition of Mosaic, El Dorado hops, and Citra flavour, ale yeast is pitched and fermented at approximately 67°F (19°C) for 2–3 days, then allow the temperature to rise slowly to 73°F (23°C) by the end of fermentation to ensure full attenuation.
The result is the mouthfeel chemistry of water and higher protein malts. The end leaves a beer reminiscent of lime juice with extra tangy pulp giving it the name; Juicy Bits.
The drink’s taste will surprise you. It has abundant tropical and citrus fruits. Unlike other hazy IPAs, the pine resin content hits your taste buds almost immediately. It can be paired perfectly with ripe mango, pineapple, guava, and tangerine.
Cigar City Fancy Papers
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Cigar City’s Hazy India Pale Ale is nothing you have tasted before. It is the top-most quality brew called “Fancy Papers,.” The fruit-forward Hazy IPA entices IPA lovers with its Strata, Sabro, and Idaho 7 hops composition.
Leaves an excellent, subtly sweet, full-mouthed, slight malt, and little hop bite flavour on the palate. The smell of fresh summer flowers gives a complex but subtle sweet bread malt touch.
The drink offers an immediate punch to the nose of freshly cut grass and tangerine complemented by white wine grape and bread-like aroma.
The flavours of lime leaf, guava, melon sit harmoniously on the palate when paired with Sauvignon blanc. The bready malt flavours enhance the flavours.
Elysian Full Contact
The medium-bodied Imperial Yeast Hazy IPA by Elysian called Full Contact is a bold hazy beer that is certain to give you an unforgeable taste.
The beer is brewed with 2-row malt, malted wheat, unmalted wheat, Centennial, Simcoe, Strata, and other hops as ingredients.
The advertising is surprisingly menacing. There is a mysterious-looking character painted on the Beer Can, pointing at the drinker and holding a brain in the left hand.
Cloaked in a semi-translucent haze, the hazy IPA beer offers an otherworldly fragrance. The beer imposes a presence that beckons the drinker to come closer.
And as they do, their sense of smell hits a tangent of peachy flavours. The Contact Haze has a touch of tangerine, fresh honey, vanilla cream soda zest that gives a nice kick to the bittersweet hop finish.
Popularly known as Hazy IPA, New England Style IPA is a beer style that gives an intense flavour of fruits and aroma.
The soft body and smooth mouthfeel style offer juicy effects with the impression of fruits like peach, pineapple, lime, etc. The NEIPA beer style offers a fuller, more fruit-forward ester profile compared to other American IPA styles.
Unlike traditional IPA styles, New England IPA (NEIPA) is a more hop-dominant style.
The style also includes other session variants, which are generally closer to the base substyle and are often listed with New England IPA.