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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 rAvg Revs Bros
India Pale AleGoose Island Beer Co.5.903.743,72886
Harpoon IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.903.623,59290
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.7.503.882,43491
Brooklyn East India Pale AleBrooklyn Brewery6.903.622,11585
400 Pound MonkeyLeft Hand Brewing Company6.803.571,90990
Samuel Smith's India AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)5.003.671,66782
Blackheart3 Floyds Brewing Co.8.504.021,214-
Blind FaithMagic Hat Brewing Company6.203.541,12377
Long Trail India Pale AleLong Trail Brewing Co.6.003.581,08586
Shipyard IPAShipyard Brewing Co.5.803.2591175
India Pale AleYards Brewing Co.7.003.7783787
Highland Kashmir IPAHighland Brewing5.603.52712-
Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPABelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.103.67689-
HopFish IPAFlying Fish Brewing Company6.203.55671-
Arcadia IPAArcadia Brewing Company6.003.49625-
Lost Sailor India Pale AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.5.503.8461794
Wolaver's India Pale AleOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's6.503.5457088
India Pale AleMeantime Brewing Company Limited7.503.89542-
Alexander Keith's India Pale AleAlexander Keith's5.002.6451967
Sweet Child Of VineFulton Beer6.403.62448-
Cold Hop British-Style AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.803.8443-
Jaipur IPAThornbridge Brewery5.904.02440-
Schlafly Export IPAThe Schlafly Tap Room7.203.71418-
Bitter & TwistedHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.4.203.73401-
Bad ElfRidgeway Brewing6.003.55400-
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic AleKiuchi Brewery7.003.79395-
Certified Organic I.P.A.Eel River Brewing Co.7.203.2935964
Shed IPAThe Shed Brewery6.003.5835687
Newcastle Winter IPAHeineken Nederland B.V.5.203.1834383
ImPaled AleMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.503.7934399
Green Man India Pale AleGreen Man Brewery6.003.7316-
Hopnotic India Pale AleCricket Hill Brewing Co.6.503.27306-
St. Peter's India Pale AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd4.903.37302-
Kennebunkport IPAFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub6.202.79290-
Fuller's India Pale AleFuller Smith & Turner PLC4.903.9125496
Sea Dog Old East India Pale AleSea Dog Brewing Company6.203.3824877
Naughty 90Toppling Goliath Brewing Company6.203.95232-
Worthington's White ShieldMuseum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery5.603.71225-
Duke Of Wellington India Pale AleGranite City Food & Brewery5.203.29215-
Southampton Burton IPASouthampton Publick House6.503.49187-
Moving Parts The Ever Evolving IPA: Batch No. 2Victory Brewing Company6.403.66185-
Deuchars IPAThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.403.8118295
Highland Imperial Kashmir IPAHighland Brewing10.203.91182-
McNeill's Dead Horse IPAMcNeill's Brewery5.703.6517997
India Pale AleSt. George Brewing Company, The5.503.6617193
Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPAInnis & Gunn5.603.42171-
Trinity IPATrinity Brewhouse7.003.59168-
McEwan's India Pale AleThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.702.9316763
Burton Bridge Empire India Pale AleBurton Bridge Brewery7.503.5716490
Flagship IPACarolina Brewery5.903.54158-
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