Category Archives: New England / Hazy IPA

O/O 50/50: Azacca/Citra

Brewery: O/O Brewing AB
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6.5%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) 50/50 Series: Azacca and Citra hops.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.77
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 20th November 2018 and with a best before date of 22nd May 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with a one finger white head that had pretty good retention and left some nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Apricot, yoghurt, milk candy and citrus rind.
Taste: Sweet, tropical fruit, apricot, pineapple, lactose, milk candy, slight bitterness, citrus rind.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Fruity milk candy sweetness was perhaps a bit too sweet for me. The light bitterness wasn’t enough to fully balance it out.

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Gweilo Nebulous DDH NEIPA

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 4.9%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: 25 IBUs. Limited Batch

Brewer Description: (from can) Nebulous is our first ever NEIPA. We’ve loaded it with Amarillo and Citra, followed up with a secondary dry hop of Citra cyro, to create a tropical juice bomb. A relatively low bitterness accentuates the explosion of pineapple and citrus.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.51
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 16th November 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw yellow colour with a big three finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy mandarin and orange rind, mandarin peel, lime and pineapple.
Taste: Citrusy, light to moderate bitterness, grapefruit, pineapple juice, orange with hints of herbal, pine and grass.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Although its quite citrusy, it’s not really ‘juicy’ when compared to some of the top NEIPAs that I’ve tried. The bitterness is not strong, but it does come through noticeably. This was just a bit too session like, and for their first NEIPA I was hoping for something with more body and with a stronger ABV.

Boundary Forever Ago

Brewery: Boundary Brewing Cooperative
Country: Northern Ireland
ABV: 6%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) Our take on a NE IPA. Murky, hazy, low bitterness and absolutely delicious.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.42
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 440ml can, with a best before date of 26th March 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with a one finger off white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Very citrusy, grapefruit rind, orange zest, melon, pine and hints of mango.
Taste: Bitter, citrusy, grapefruit rind, orange peel, pine, straw and grass with a hint of mango and a lasting citrus rind finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: It’s fruity, largely citrus, but I wouldn’t say that it was juicy, and the bitterness was also definitely stronger than I’d prefer in an NEIPA. It was still drinkable, but not what I’d expect from the top NEIPAs.

Pressure Drop Show Of Hands

Brewery: Pressure Drop Brewing
Country: England
ABV: 7%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Citra, Ekuanot and Mosaic. DDH @ 20g/L

Brewer Description: (from can) The New England style maximises the juicy character of the hops. Grain and yeast add layers of flavour that intensify the hops’ fruitiness.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.74
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 440ml can, packaged on 12th November 2018 and with a best before date of 12th March 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden yellow colour with a just under two finger white head that had decent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy mandarin, mandarin rind, orange zest with hints of mango and peach.
Taste: Bitter, orange zest, citrus rind and peel with a touch of mango.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Aroma is nice, and while taste is not bad and has some fruitiness to it, it is largely bitter, and probably too bitter for a NEIPA.

Cloudwater Red Lorry

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 6%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Autumn-Winter

Brewer Description: (from can) Red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellow lorry, red lolly, yellow lorry, led rolly, yellow lolly, rell rorry, lellow yolly, red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellow lorry, red lolly, yellow lorry, led rolly, yellow lolly, rell rorry, lellow yolly, red lorry, yellow lorry…

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.07
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 16th November 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden yellow orange colour with a just under two finger white head that had pretty good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Mango, melon, papaya, grapefruit rind and mandarin.
Taste: Sweet, quite juicy, melon, unripe cantaloupe, mango, orange juice and orange pith and rind.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: An easy to drink NEIPA. Less tropical and not quite as juicy as Yellow Lolly. The canned version seemed better than the when I tried it on draft. But of the two, my preference is Yellow Lolly.