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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.5.903.77285186
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.7.503.9192891
Brooklyn East India Pale AleBrooklyn Brewery6.903.63177485
400 Pound MonkeyLeft Hand Brewing Company6.703.58152090
Samuel Smith's India AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)5.003.68141682
Blind FaithMagic Hat Brewing Company6.203.56104377
BlackheartThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub8.504.06958-
Traditional IPALong Trail Brewing Co.5.903.684786
Shipyard IPAShipyard Brewing Co.5.803.2579375
India Pale AleYards Brewing Co.7.003.7968287
Highland Kashmir IPAHighland Brewing5.603.52609-
Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPABelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.103.7609-
Arcadia IPAArcadia Brewing Company6.003.5539-
HopFish IPAFlying Fish Brewing Company6.203.56498-
India Pale AleMeantime Brewing Company Limited7.503.92492-
Wolaver's India Pale AleOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's6.503.5448188
Lost Sailor India Pale AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.5.503.8947494
Alexander Keith's India Pale AleAlexander Keith's5.002.6541667
Cold Hop British-Style AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.803.81408-
Bitter & TwistedHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.4.203.74364-
Bad ElfRidgeway Brewing6.003.56355-
Jaipur IPAThornbridge Brewery5.904.04354-
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic AleKiuchi Brewery7.003.8342-
Newcastle Winter IPAThe Caledonian Brewery Company Limited5.203.1832883
Certified Organic I.P.A.Eel River Brewing Co.7.203.2932764
Sweet Child Of VineFulton Beer6.403.6318-
ImPaled AleMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.503.8130499
Schlafly Export IPAThe Schlafly Tap Room7.203.77294-
St. Peter's India Pale AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd4.903.39271-
Hopnotic India Pale AleCricket Hill Brewing Co.5.203.27260-
Kennebunkport IPAFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub6.202.76252-
Shed IPAThe Shed Brewery6.003.57238-
Sea Dog Old East India Pale AleSea Dog Brewing Company6.203.3822377
Fuller's India Pale AleFuller Smith & Turner PLC4.903.9221595
Green Man India Pale AleGreen Man Brewery6.003.71203-
Duke Of Wellington India Pale AleGranite City Food & Brewery5.203.29183-
Worthington's White ShieldMuseum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery5.603.75173-
Highland Imperial Kashmir IPAHighland Brewing10.203.91169-
McEwan's India Pale AleThe Caledonian Brewery Company Limited4.702.9316462
Deuchars IPAThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.403.8115896
India Pale AleSt. George Brewing Company, The5.503.6815594
Burton Bridge Empire India Pale AleBurton Bridge Brewery7.503.5915490
Back Yard India Pale AleCooperstown Brewing Company6.103.4314680
Southampton Burton IPASouthampton Publick House6.503.49144-
McNeill's Dead Horse IPAMcNeill's Brewery5.703.6714097
Trinity IPATrinity Brewhouse7.003.6138-
Dragonmead Crown Jewels India Pale AleDragonmead Microbrewery7.003.63127-
Old EmpireMarston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.5.703.38125-
Hops & RobbersDouble Trouble Brewing Co.5.703.47119-
Naughty 90Toppling Goliath Brewing Company6.203.94118-
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