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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.5.903.834,13786
Harpoon IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.903.633,89390
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.7.503.912,71191
Brooklyn East India Pale AleBrooklyn Brewery6.903.652,35385
400 Pound MonkeyLeft Hand Brewing Company6.803.592,13590
Samuel Smith's India AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)5.003.711,81582
Blackheart3 Floyds Brewing Co.8.504.061,328-
Long Trail India Pale AleLong Trail Brewing Co.6.003.621,18386
Blind FaithMagic Hat Brewing Company6.203.651,18077
Shipyard Monkey Fist IPAShipyard Brewing Co.6.903.44973-
Shipyard Fuggles IPAShipyard Brewing Co.5.803.2995875
India Pale AleYards Brewing Co.7.003.8192087
Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPABelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.103.72771-
Highland Kashmir IPAHighland Brewing6.003.54769-
HopFish IPAFlying Fish Brewing Company6.203.58755-
Goose IPAGoose Island Beer Co.5.903.64725-
Lost Sailor India Pale AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.5.803.8869894
Arcadia IPAArcadia Brewing Company6.003.55668-
Wolaver's India Pale AleOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's6.503.5559688
Alexander Keith's India Pale AleAlexander Keith's5.002.659067
India Pale AleMeantime Brewing Company Limited7.503.92573-
Sweet Child Of VineFulton Beer6.403.5852886
Jaipur IPAThornbridge Brewery5.904.01490-
Cold Hop British-Style AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.803.81462-
Bitter & TwistedHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.4.203.74429-
Bad ElfRidgeway Brewing6.003.58425-
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic AleKiuchi Brewery7.003.8422-
Shed IPAThe Shed Brewery6.003.6241887
Guinness Nitro IPAGuinness Ltd.5.802.99412-
Green Man India Pale AleGreen Man Brewery6.203.6940891
I.P.A.Eel River Brewing Co.7.203.3338664
ImPaled AleMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.503.7936799
Newcastle Winter IPAHeineken Nederland B.V.5.203.2235383
St. Peter's India Pale AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd4.903.38324-
Naughty 90Toppling Goliath Brewing Company6.204.06321-
Hopnotic India Pale AleCricket Hill Brewing Co.6.503.29321-
Kennebunkport IPAFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub6.202.85316-
Fuller's India Pale AleFuller Smith & Turner PLC4.903.9228096
Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPAInnis & Gunn5.603.5277-
Sea Dog Old East India Pale AleSea Dog Brewing Company6.203.4125877
Worthington's White ShieldMuseum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery5.603.77246-
Duke Of Wellington India Pale AleGranite City Food & Brewery5.203.31237-
Southampton Burton IPASouthampton Publick House6.503.57210-
Deuchars IPAThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.403.8119995
McNeill's Dead Horse IPAMcNeill's Brewery5.703.6719197
Red Betty IPACentral City Brewers + Distillers6.503.82189-
Flagship IPACarolina Brewery5.903.57188-
Blitzkrieg Hops DIPANeshaminy Creek Brewing Company9.003.94187-
Highland Imperial Kashmir IPAHighland Brewing10.203.94186-
Trinity IPATrinity Brewhouse7.003.6182-
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