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At True Story Brewing Co. we spend countlesss hours discussing what makes the Best Neipa Beer.

NEIPA beer, short for New England India Pale Ale, has become a standout style in the craft beer scene. Renowned for its hazy appearance and juicy, fruit-forward flavors, NEIPA beer offers a refreshing departure from traditional IPAs. Whether you’re a craft beer aficionado or just beginning your journey, NEIPA beer provides a flavorful experience that’s worth diving into.

What Sets NEIPA Beer Apart?

NEIPA beer distinguishes itself with several unique characteristics. Unlike the clear and bitter profile of traditional IPAs, NEIPA beer is known for its cloudy appearance and smooth, creamy mouthfeel. This signature haze results from specific yeast strains and dry hopping techniques that leave behind proteins and other compounds, contributing to its rich texture.

The flavor profile of NEIPA beer is another key attraction. Packed with tropical fruit notes such as mango, pineapple, and citrus, NEIPA beer offers a refreshing and aromatic taste experience. The bitterness is generally lower compared to other IPAs, allowing the juicy and fruity flavors to take center stage.

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The Ingredients and Brewing Process

The unique qualities of NEIPA beer come from its distinct ingredients and brewing process. Brewers use a combination of malt, oats, and wheat to achieve the hazy appearance and smooth texture. The hops used in NEIPA beer are typically added late in the brewing process or during fermentation, a technique known as dry hopping. This method enhances the beer’s aroma and flavor without adding too much bitterness.

Yeast also plays a critical role in creating the characteristic haze and mouthfeel of NEIPA beer. The specific strains used can influence the beer’s final appearance and taste, making each brew slightly different and exciting to explore.

Tasting and Pairing NEIPA Beer

Tasting NEIPA beer is an experience in itself. The first sip usually reveals a burst of tropical fruit flavors, followed by a subtle bitterness that balances the sweetness. The creamy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation make it a satisfying drink from start to finish.

When it comes to food pairings, NEIPA beer’s versatility shines. It pairs wonderfully with spicy foods, grilled meats, and even fruity desserts. The beer’s fruity and hoppy notes can complement a variety of dishes, enhancing the overall dining experience.

NEIPA beer is a testament to the innovation and creativity in the craft beer industry. Its hazy appearance, juicy flavors, and smooth texture make it a must-try for beer lovers. To experience the best of NEIPA beer, check out our selection of beers in our craft beer shop or pop down to our brewery for one of our open days to give some a taste!

Mixed Case

True Story Brewing Co. | Intro 12 Pack

Taste a varied selection of our delicious beers from juicy, hazy pales & neipas to fruited sours, this 12 pack contains a mix of our core range plus a selection of our freshest special edition beers.