New England-style IPAs are all the rage these days. Juicy, hazy, and thick, not exactly what one would expect in an IPA. This craze actually started back in 2004 when the Brewmaster of The Alchemist decided not to filter or pasteurize his new IPA, Heady Topper. This left a hazy product with a thick mouthfeel and intense hop flavor without relative bitterness. It took a long time to catch on, like 10+ years, but now the New England IPA is beginning to get the recognition it deserves.