I'm browsing through Brewers Friend recipes, specifically looking at NEIPAs.
With a few exceptions they are mostly 60min(+) boils even though they don't have bittering additions at the start of the boil (as-per the low-bitterness of the style). The first hop addition tends to be at the whirlpool, or towards the end of the boil (e.g. 60min boil with first hops @ 10min).
Why would you boil a beer like this for that long? Is it just to raise the OG?