So, your fundamental objection here is appearance? You object to your 'NE' style IPA to no longer be hazy/murky/turbid/opaque? I have homebrewed just one batch of the so called 'NE' style IPA (a clone of Trillium Galaxy Fort Point) but my last bottle was about 2.5 months old (from bottling day). Those last beers were still hazy/murky/turbid/opaque but the hop aroma was very significantly faded and the hop flavor was still pretty good but notably diminished. FWIW I make it a point to consume all of my hoppy beers (IPA. DIPA,...) by the 3 month mark regardless of substyle to mitigate hop fade issues. Cheers!