New England Brewing co ‘Minutemen’ IPA


imageMinutemen is a hazy NEIPA bursting with fresh squeezed hop goodness. You will get a thick hit of pineapple and orange juice thanks to a massive dry hopping of Citra and El Dorado hops. The finish is a smooth and creamy fruit punch.

Poured into a token Father’s Day goblet, we see a hazy dirty dishwater with an off white tightly packed creamy head with retains well leaving soapy residue on the glass. Can see plenty of CO2 bubbling away here. Initial aromas of juicy fruits like pineapple, orange, resiny pine, spice, and caramels. We could sniff this all day. First sip is interesting. It’s light bodied on the palate. Almost airy. The flavour profile is less than the nose, leaving a spice or tingle on the tongue and back palate. Nice and smooth though. Bitterness is restrained. Carbonation is low allowing for a decent mouthfeel. We get fruity flavours of citrus no doubt alongside caramel malts, resin, pine, doughy yeast but the overall package just glides down the gullet leaving you wanting another. We note an IBU of 50 and its impressive because it’s wrapped up nicely with the mid range malts and Alc vol of 6.5% which is almost imperceptible. Huge wall of lacing here on the glass. We note clumps of sediment on the bottom of the glass like glue. We are massive fans of IPAs and this is certainly a nice drop. Classic NEIPA style..fruity nose and restrained bitterness.