Brewing the Perfect NEIPA: Tips for Crafting a Delicious New England IPA

Are you looking for a that is both flavorful and complex yet still easy to drink? If so, then the New England (NEIPA) may be the perfect beer for you. Characterized by intense tropical fruit aroma, smooth body and low bitterness, this style of beer has become increasingly popular in recent years.

The NEIPA is brewed using a specific strain of known as Conan. This strain is unique in that it leaves a haze in the beer that is expected in NEIPA's, but also creates a creamy mouthfeel. To further enhance the flavor, are added during and after fermentation, which is known as dry hopping. It's important to use only the freshest and highest quality hops when dry hopping to ensure the best results. The recommended amount of hops for 5 gallons of beer is 6-12 ounces.

Fermentis Safale S-04 is an excellent choice for those looking for an inexpensive and readily available dry yeast strain for teir NEIPA brews. It has characteristics similar to London III, making it a reliable workhorse for brewers.

Overall, a NEIPA can be quite rewarding with the right ingredients and techniques. With its intense aroma and fuller body compared to typical IPAs, this style of beer will surely satisfy any hop-head's cravings!

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What Type of Yeast Should Be Used for a New England IPA?

The yeast strain you choose for your NEIPA will be a key factor in the overall flavor and aroma of your beer. The most popular choice for this style is Fermentis Safale S-04, a reliable, readily available dry yeast strain with similar characteristics to London Ale III. It's an inexpensive option that will give you consistent results every time.

S-04 has a relatively low attenuation rate, meaning it will leave some residual sweetness in the beer, which may be desirable depending on your preference for NEIPA. It also has a high ester production rate and an optimum fermentation temperature of 18-21C (64-70F), making it great for achieving those fruity and citrusy flavors associted with the style. Additionally, S-04 ferments quickly and can reach full attenuation within three to five days of pitching.

In short, if you're looking for a reliable dry yeast strain to use for NEIPA, Fermentis Safale S-04 is an excellent choice! Its low attenuation rate and high ester production make it well suited to this style of beer, while its quick fermentation time means you won't have to wait long before you can enjoy your brew!

Exploring the Characteristics of New England IPA

A New England IPA (or NEIPA) is a style of American India Pale Ale that emphasizes hop aroma and flavour. It is characterized by a full body, low perceived bitterness, and intense tropical fruit notes derived from the heavy dry hopping process. This style of IPA is also known for its hazy appearance due to the high amount of suspended particulate matter that comes from the hops used in the brewing process. The result is an intensely aromatic and flavorful beer with a smooth finish.

What Does a New England IPA Taste Like?

A New England IPA should have a big, fruity aroma and flavour, but without the aggressive bitterness usually associated with IPAs. These beers tend to be quite hazy, with a smooth and creamy body. The hop profile is citrusy and tropical, with notes of melon, peach, pineapple, oranges and grapefruit. There is often a hint of sweetness that balances out the hop character. All in all, these beers are meant to be juicy, full of fruit flavours and aromas while still offering a pleasant hop presence.


In conclusion, a New England IPA is a unique and flavorful beer style with intense hop aroma, tropical fruit flavors, and a hazy appearance. For best results, the fermentation should be done with Safale S-04 yeast for reliable workhorse characteristics. Dry hopping is essential for great flavor and aroma, using 6 to 12 ounces of hops per 5 gallons. Conan yeast can be used to contribute to its creamy mouthfeel and haze production. With all of these elements combined, you have the components to make an outstanding NEIPA.

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.