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What is a New England IPA?

What is a New England IPA?

New England IPAs are beers that are purposely brewed cloudy or hazy by using a high proportion of unmalted grains like flaked wheat, flaked oats and flaked barley. They use tropical new world hops rather than your classic citrus and pine forward hops that west coast IPAs use. They have very low bitterness and utilise different hopping methods which help give the beer a tropical juciness. The yeast that is used is often ester producing so this helps with the fruit forward profile. Generally, the types of yeast used derive from English Ale strains.

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What is a Double IPA?

What is a Double IPA?

Before we can understand what a Double IPA is we should first take a look at the History Of the Imperial IPA.

History of The Imperial IPA

The first double IPA seems to have been brewed by Vinnie Cilurzo (Owner of Russian River) back in June of 1994 for the now closed Blind Pig Brewery of Temecula, California. This was followed two years later with Rogue releasing I2PA in 1996 and Stone followed two years later with their 2nd Anniversary IPA in 1998. It first appeared under its own category at the Great American Beer Festival in 2003.

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History of the NZ IPA

History of the NZ IPA

First and foremost, New Zealand IPAs are made at least, in part with New Zealand hops. They are similar to American west coast IPAs although where they differ is they are usually more balanced than American IPAs and the bitterness is usually less pronounced.

What is an American IPA?

What is an American IPA?

What was once the standard-bearer for the IPA style has now become a sub-style on its own. While West Coast IPAs typically describe standard American IPAs in that they are almost always crystal clear, an orangey golden color, and provide piney, resiny and dank hop flavours.
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