When Mash Brewing joined the haze craze in 2017, they did it with something of a unique spin: a mid-strength New England IPA. This inspired iteration resolves the classic lack of body that plagues the lower ABV category, an issue the brewing world cheekily calls "donuts" – all upfront aroma and late bitterness with a big hole in the middle where the body should be.
Little NEIPA’s suspension not only creates a full mouthfeel that would be the envy of most mid-strengths but also allows the hop oils' peach and apricot characters to shine through the haze before building to a dry, chalky and mild bitter finish.
While the initial release was draught only – pouring at Mash venues and around Perth – its success soon guaranteed it a place in the brewery's core range. Not bad for a little NEIPA from the West Coast.
Published June 26, 2017 2017-06-26 00:00:00