A lot of the supermarket ones are quite disappointing. The Brewdog/Cloudwater collaboration is probably my favourite of the supermarket ones.Mick you are probably right about that. Only way to find out is try o e I guess. Lidl has got a Scottish craft beer week on. I'll pop down and give one a go
NEIPA’s I find can be highly enjoyable and can serve as a nice contrast to West Coast IPA’s and similar in having a lot of hop flavour with out being excessively bitter. But yes I agree they still taste like beer (my sister not a fan of beers first comment on trying one was it’s now awful but still too beery for her).Am I missing something here? There have been numerous responses to this thread with people saying they dislike or avoid NEIPAs because they like their beer to taste like beer? Every single NEIPA I’ve had has tasted like beer.
You shouldn’t confuse fruitiness from hops for “not tasting like beer”. I don’t have a problem with people not liking NEIPA because it’s too hoppy, the mouthfeel is too much or it’s not balanced enough or something but I’m confused as to how they don’t taste of beer.
You've made my point better than I could - the market has become so saturated with the style that there are too many poor or mediocre beers on the shelves. As you say, it's a bit of an issue when it's £5 plus for a can, and you never know what you're going to get. I even had a bad one from LHG recently - oxidised and massive hop burn.My biggest issue with them is the same issue I hae had in the past with IPAs and any other beer that becomes the latest trend, I.e. the large number of awful beers sold at premium prices. If I buy a typical IPA it’s maybe £2, maybe £3 at most, I’ve rarely seen NEIPA below £5 and am increasingly unwilling to try NEIPAS from new breweries tending to stick to the same ones (Verdent, Cloudwater, LHG) who while relatively expensive I know I will get something decent from.