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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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Style Examples - 1 to 50 (out of 917) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
India Pale AleGoose Island Beer Co.5.903.753,30486
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.7.503.892,20391
Brooklyn East India Pale AleBrooklyn Brewery6.903.621,95485
400 Pound MonkeyLeft Hand Brewing Company6.703.581,73490
Samuel Smith's India AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)5.003.681,53682
BlackheartThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub8.504.031,140-
Blind FaithMagic Hat Brewing Company6.203.551,09277
Traditional IPALong Trail Brewing Co.5.903.5995586
Shipyard IPAShipyard Brewing Co.5.803.2585375
India Pale AleYards Brewing Co.7.003.7777087
Highland Kashmir IPAHighland Brewing5.603.52669-
Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPABelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.103.7641-
Arcadia IPAArcadia Brewing Company6.003.49587-
HopFish IPAFlying Fish Brewing Company6.203.55580-
Lost Sailor India Pale AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.5.503.8656594
Wolaver's India Pale AleOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's6.503.5453088
India Pale AleMeantime Brewing Company Limited7.503.91513-
Alexander Keith's India Pale AleAlexander Keith's5.002.6347167
Cold Hop British-Style AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.803.81438-
Jaipur IPAThornbridge Brewery5.904.03398-
Bitter & TwistedHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.4.203.74382-
Sweet Child Of VineFulton Beer6.403.61378-
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic AleKiuchi Brewery7.003.8371-
Schlafly Export IPAThe Schlafly Tap Room7.203.73368-
Bad ElfRidgeway Brewing6.003.56363-
Certified Organic I.P.A.Eel River Brewing Co.7.203.2934864
Newcastle Winter IPAThe Caledonian Brewery Company Limited5.203.1833583
ImPaled AleMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.503.8132499
Shed IPAThe Shed Brewery6.003.59293-
Hopnotic India Pale AleCricket Hill Brewing Co.6.503.26291-
St. Peter's India Pale AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd4.903.39288-
Kennebunkport IPAFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub6.202.77268-
Green Man India Pale AleGreen Man Brewery6.003.7260-
Sea Dog Old East India Pale AleSea Dog Brewing Company6.203.3923777
Fuller's India Pale AleFuller Smith & Turner PLC4.903.9222795
Brew Free Or Die IPA21st Amendment Brewery7.003.84221-
Worthington's White ShieldMuseum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery5.603.72206-
Duke Of Wellington India Pale AleGranite City Food & Brewery5.203.29201-
Highland Imperial Kashmir IPAHighland Brewing10.203.91176-
Deuchars IPAThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.403.817496
Southampton Burton IPASouthampton Publick House6.503.49169-
McEwan's India Pale AleThe Caledonian Brewery Company Limited4.702.9316562
India Pale AleSt. George Brewing Company, The5.503.6716294
Naughty 90Toppling Goliath Brewing Company6.203.98158-
Burton Bridge Empire India Pale AleBurton Bridge Brewery7.503.5915890
Trinity IPATrinity Brewhouse7.003.61157-
McNeill's Dead Horse IPAMcNeill's Brewery5.703.6515397
Back Yard India Pale AleCooperstown Brewing Company6.103.4315080
Hops & RobbersDouble Trouble Brewing Co.5.703.48141-
Flagship IPACarolina Brewery5.903.53138-
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