Boston Beer Company's New England IPA
So I stumbled across the New England IPA from Sam Adams the other day, and I just had to give it a try. The 'Haze Craze' is in full force, and it seems nearly every brewery is trying their hand at the New England / North Eastern Style IPA. Boston Beer Company is no different with their release of Sam Adams New England IPA.
I was somewhat skeptical at first, but I had to give it a try as it is one of the few NEIPAs that you can find in your local grocery store--at least where I am here in the southern United States.
All in all, it was not a bad beer. The brew looked and smelled just like a NEIPA, boasting a hazy golden color along with citrus and tropical hop aromas. Those aromas manifested in the same flavors, coupled with a slight grassiness post-taste. I can't say that the degree of hop flavor was as intense as one might get from an NEIPA at a local craft brewery, but for a NEIPA that I can pick up in the grocery store, it was definitely not bad.