The “haze craze” is sweeping (has swept?….will sweep?…hath sweepeth?) the nation and I finally decided to give this style a try. While I love clear beer, the hype behind this hazy style has piqued my interest. I decided to go “heavy” on the flaked oats to give that silky, full mouthfeel that everyone keeps talking about. In order to keep the bitterness low, but still have an explosion of hop flavor and aroma, there is only a 15 minute addition to the boil. All other hops are whirlpooled, added a few days into fermentation and keg hopped. This is my first attempt at brewing and tasting an NEIPA…and it turned out great. Well..I think so anyway. Tons of grapefruit and citrus from the hops with a restrained bitterness. Liz hates IPAs and she actually likes this beer!
It’s true….the NEIPA is an IPA for people who don’t like IPAs. Enjoy!