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English India Pale Ale (IPA)

First brewed in England and exported for the British troops in India during the late 1700s. To withstand the voyage, IPA's were basically tweaked Pale Ales that were, in comparison, much more malty, boasted a higher alcohol content and were well-hopped, as hops are a natural preservative. Historians believe that an IPA was then watered down for the troops, while officers and the elite would savor the beer at full strength. The English IPA has a lower alcohol due to taxation over the decades. The leaner the brew the less amount of malt there is and less need for a strong hop presence which would easily put the brew out of balance. Some brewers have tried to recreate the origianl IPA with strengths close to 8-9% abv.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-6.5%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
India Pale AleGoose Island Beer Co.5.903.834,09186
Harpoon IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.903.633,84490
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.7.503.912,67691
Brooklyn East India Pale AleBrooklyn Brewery6.903.652,32585
400 Pound MonkeyLeft Hand Brewing Company6.803.582,10090
Samuel Smith's India AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)5.003.711,77682
Blackheart3 Floyds Brewing Co.8.504.061,322-
Blind FaithMagic Hat Brewing Company6.203.651,17777
Long Trail India Pale AleLong Trail Brewing Co.6.003.621,16986
Shipyard Monkey Fist IPAShipyard Brewing Co.6.903.43951-
Shipyard Fuggles IPAShipyard Brewing Co.5.803.2995075
India Pale AleYards Brewing Co.7.003.8191487
Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPABelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.103.72764-
Highland Kashmir IPAHighland Brewing5.603.54760-
HopFish IPAFlying Fish Brewing Company6.203.59741-
Lost Sailor India Pale AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.5.503.8868594
Arcadia IPAArcadia Brewing Company6.003.55662-
Goose IPAGoose Island Beer Co.5.903.63608-
Wolaver's India Pale AleOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's6.503.5559588
Alexander Keith's India Pale AleAlexander Keith's5.002.658467
India Pale AleMeantime Brewing Company Limited7.503.92570-
Sweet Child Of VineFulton Beer6.403.5951786
Jaipur IPAThornbridge Brewery5.904.01487-
Cold Hop British-Style AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.803.81462-
Bitter & TwistedHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.4.203.74427-
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic AleKiuchi Brewery7.003.8419-
Bad ElfRidgeway Brewing6.003.59411-
Shed IPAThe Shed Brewery6.003.6140287
Green Man India Pale AleGreen Man Brewery6.203.6939591
I.P.A.Eel River Brewing Co.7.203.3238264
ImPaled AleMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.503.7936499
Newcastle Winter IPAHeineken Nederland B.V.5.203.2335183
St. Peter's India Pale AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd4.903.38323-
Hopnotic India Pale AleCricket Hill Brewing Co.6.503.29317-
Kennebunkport IPAFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub6.202.85315-
Naughty 90Toppling Goliath Brewing Company6.204.07295-
Fuller's India Pale AleFuller Smith & Turner PLC4.903.9227696
Sea Dog Old East India Pale AleSea Dog Brewing Company6.203.4125777
Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPAInnis & Gunn5.603.49254-
Worthington's White ShieldMuseum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery5.603.78245-
Duke Of Wellington India Pale AleGranite City Food & Brewery5.203.31235-
Guinness Nitro IPAGuinness Ltd.5.803.12217-
Southampton Burton IPASouthampton Publick House6.503.58207-
Deuchars IPAThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.403.8119795
McNeill's Dead Horse IPAMcNeill's Brewery5.703.6719197
Highland Imperial Kashmir IPAHighland Brewing10.203.94185-
Flagship IPACarolina Brewery5.903.57184-
Red Betty IPACentral City Brewers + Distillers6.503.83183-
Trinity IPATrinity Brewhouse7.003.6182-
India Pale AleSt. George Brewing Company, The5.503.6818293
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