HAD 82: New England-Style IPA
It’s a style episode again, so what do we have this time? Why can’t I see through this? This isn’t a stout. I can smell the hops, and IPAs are suppose to be clear. Or are they. It’s time we focus on a new addition to the Brewers Association styles, and talk about the New England-style IPA. So get ready for some arguments about the words juicy and hazy, while we have a drink.
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New England IPA Tasting
Beer: Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA
Brewery: New Belgium Brewing
Beer Advocate Score: 3.9/5
Brewery’s description: Packed with bright tropical aromas and brilliant citrusy flavors, this unfiltered IPA wraps up with a pleasantly smooth finish.
WHAT WE’RE DRINKING:
Nothing interesting this time… Dasani Sparkling Strawberry Guava
Beer: Lo-Pitch Juicy IPA
Brewery: Hi- Wire
Style: NE IPA
Beer Advocate Score: 3.85/5
Brewery’s description: This thirst quenching, easy drinking IPA packs a bright citrus hop punch. Juicy American hops and a light malt bill make Lo-Pitch™ the perfect pairing for sandy shores, mountain tops, or your bestie’s birthday party.
Beer: Yoda Potato Strikes Back
Brewery: Listermann Brewing Company
Beer: Surf Wax
Style: IPA (Kinda Hazy)
Beer Advocate Score: 4.1 But 99 on Rate Beer
Brewery’s description: If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. But are you crazy enough? Show those guys that are inching their way on the freeways in their metal coffins that the human spirit is still alive. Mosaic. Citra. Centennial. Columbus. Lots of barley. Touch of wheat. The sea swallows the Sun. And who knows if it rises again. Vaya con dios.