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Herevana – Deep Creek – Lupulin Effect NEIPA

Deep Creek Lupulin Effect NEIPA. This one, well this one was a beer that took it up a notch, I remember a taste that was a bit like lilac or lavender. Even though I know it’s not that. Initially as a Dipa in 2016 then as a NEIPA in 2017, it’s changed, mostly for the better

I first had this 5 years ago, and it was a big beer then. Things have moved on a pace since then I wonder if I’m still going to feel the same now.

Deep Creek Brewing Co make the Deep Creek Lupulin Effect Double IPA – which they do in Auckland, 🇳🇿, New Zealand, in the style that is of an IPA – Hazy / New England (NEIPA)  with an ABV of  6.5% – this is 2.3 standard drinks in NZ.

I’ve got two cheeses on my plate, it’s going to be a great afternoon. I’ve mowed the lawn and did some pointless chores. There’s still more to do.

That is such a lovely aroma, fresh bright hoppy bursting out.

Wow that’s really hazy and bright orange, better than I remember. I can’e resist mentioning the head on this, it’s big and white and full. That is such a nice aroma in the glass.

Quite a serious bitterness in this, and with such lovely accompaniment of some rich tropical notes, the lower kind, like guava, mango, make this seem a lot richer and fuller. There’s an immense lingering and I confess a burp.

This was clever back then, it’s still clever now, it is both a bit edgy and differnt and yet easy and accessible and easy going, the bitterness never overpowers and the fruits never push too hard, there’s a lovely balance and reward in this.

I quite like it.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 9 on the arbitrary number scale. I can’t think of anything bad other than I only have the one, and that makes me feel bad as I’d really like another.

Music : Time Itself – Chidren Colide – Children Collide are an Australian indie rock band from Melbourne, Australia.

Herevana beers are those I drink at home, I’m not at some beer festival, like, for instance, Beervana, but am just in my kitchen, usually, dining room table, sometimes, or outside, occasionally, where I can take an average picture and write in real time about the beer that I’ve invested in, both in a monetary and emotional way.

Philip himself.

Our latest Lupulin Effect project creation. A cloudy East Coast New England style IPA, with a smooth mouthfeel, mild bitterness and fruity tropical hop flavours.

Our first Hazy ever that we brewed, this was one of our Lupulin Effect project creations. 

A hazy East Coast New England style IPA, with a smooth mouthfeel, mild bitterness and fruity tropical hop flavours.

Hops have been shown to help in relaxation, called the Lupulin Effect, when consumed in moderation. Chill, Drink, and Chill…

Brewers Notes

IPA – Hazy / New England (NEIPA)

The “New England India Pale Ale” (NEIPA), also known as “Hazy IPA” , “Juicy IPA” or “North-East IPA”, is an American IPA with intense fruit flavors and aromas, a soft body, and smooth mouthfeel, and often opaque with substantial haze. Less perceived bitterness than traditional IPAs but always massively hop forward on the aromatic side. This emphasis on late hopping, especially dry hopping, with hops with tropical fruit qualities lends the specific ‘juicy’ character for which this style is known. Appearance ranges from hazy, often opaque, straw to yellow and sometimes with an orange hue. The juicy effect refers to an impression of fruit juice or ripe fruit, not actual additive. Haziness comes from the dry hopping regime, starch haze, set pectins, or other techniques but not suspended yeast. Compared to American IPA, the NEIPA has a fuller, softer mouthfeel, a more fruit-forward late hop expression, a more restrained perceived bitterness balance and a hazier appearance. The style also includes the “Oat Cream IPA”, made using lactose and oats to impart a smooth and creamy texture. “Session” variants are generally closer-related to the base substyle and should be listed with them.

IIPA DIPA – Imperial / Double IPA

The “Imperial India Pale Ale (IIPA)”, or “Double IPA (DIPA)”, is an intensely hoppy, fairly strong pale ale without the big, rich, complex maltiness and residual sweetness and body of an American Barley Wine. The term “Double / Imperial” is arbitrary and simply implies a stronger version of an IPA, generally based around the standard American IPA with 8.0 to 9.5% ABV. Bigger than either an English or American IPA in both alcohol strength and overall hop level (bittering and finish). Less malty, lower body, less rich and a greater overall hop intensity than an American Barleywine. Color ranges from golden to light orange-copper although many substyles exist, each having their own color tone. These other Imperial IPA substyles generally are closer-related to their base IPA substyle and should be listed with them, if the substyle is listed. The style also includes the “Triple IPA (IIIPA / TIPA)” and “Quad IPA”, a massively hoppy beer of at least 9.5% ABV with outrageous amounts of hop flavor, malt flavor, alcohol and bitterness, without the big maltiness balance of an American barleywine. The Triple IPA may be similar to a Double IPA in hop character, but is differentiated from the style by a thick, syrupy body accented by intense hop resins that make it a heavy sipping beer

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