Category Archives: New England / Hazy IPA

8 Wired Juice Control

Brewery: 8 Wired Brewing Co.
Country: New Zealand
ABV: 6.2%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Hazy IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) Lose yourself for a minute to the dance of juicy hops, sweet grains and tropical yeast. Let self control fade away to juice control with this gloriously hopped hazy IPA.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.36
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.2

Intro: A 440ml can with a best before date of 23rd January 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Quite weak, but there’s lemon zest, pear, pineapple, tea, pine with a light floral character.
Taste: Mild flavours, citrus rind, zest, tea, grass, pine with hints of mango. Finish is lightly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Aroma and taste were really quite weak. There were hints of juice, but that’s about it, just a hint. Flavours and aroma just weren’t strong enough.

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Toppling Goliath Fire, Skulls & Money

Brewery: Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 7.2%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: 50 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from can) Inspired by a trip to the west coast, designed to capture the wild spirit of adventure and brewed to be enjoyed with friends. This rich IPA is for those with wanderlust in their hearts and fire in their eyes. Join our Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy & Nelson hops on a journey to the bottom of your glass.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.44
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 3rd January 2019 and with a best by date of 3rd May 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had great retention and left nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Citrus rind, grapefruit peel, pineapple, mango, peach, orange and a dash of onion.
Taste: Light to moderate bitterness, grapefruit, citrus zest, light sweetness, mango, peach, apricot and a touch of dank pine.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Very nice and balanced NEIPA with a touch of West Coast in it. Just really great and easy to drink.

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.

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.