​​Hidden Secrets of the New England IPA

MBAA TQ https://doi.org/10.1094/TQ-55-4-1218-01 | VIEW ARTICLE
John Paul Maye and Robert Smith. S.S. Steiner, Inc., New York, NY 10065.
New England India Pale Ale (NEIPA), also known as hazy IPA or juicy IPA, is a relatively new beer style being brewed by craft breweries across the United States. These beers typically have massive hop aroma and flavor yet are not perceived as being very bitter. They can be incredibly hazy, and many impart fruity and juicy flavors. Twelve NEIPAs were analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography for various hop compounds, and several tests were conducted on the haze itself to determine what it is and is not. Experiments conducted on these beers exposed the hidden secrets of NEIPA. The results indicated that the vast majority of the haze is polyphenol-protein haze and that the haze can act as a carrier to more of the nonpolar hop compounds than are typically found in West Coast style IPA.

Keywords: New England IPA, NEIPA, Juicy, Hazy, Dry hopping