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.5.903.743,97286
Harpoon IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.903.623,75090
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.7.503.882,58191
Brooklyn East India Pale AleBrooklyn Brewery6.903.632,23785
400 Pound MonkeyLeft Hand Brewing Company6.803.582,02090
Samuel Smith's India AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)5.003.671,73182
Blackheart3 Floyds Brewing Co.8.504.031,275-
Blind FaithMagic Hat Brewing Company6.203.541,14477
Long Trail India Pale AleLong Trail Brewing Co.6.003.591,12586
Shipyard Fuggles IPAShipyard Brewing Co.5.803.2593275
India Pale AleYards Brewing Co.7.003.7787587
Highland Kashmir IPAHighland Brewing5.603.52737-
Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPABelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.103.67726-
HopFish IPAFlying Fish Brewing Company6.203.55711-
Arcadia IPAArcadia Brewing Company6.003.5650-
Lost Sailor India Pale AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.5.503.8464594
Wolaver's India Pale AleOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's6.503.5558588
India Pale AleMeantime Brewing Company Limited7.503.89563-
Alexander Keith's India Pale AleAlexander Keith's5.002.6354967
Sweet Child Of VineFulton Beer6.403.62483-
Jaipur IPAThornbridge Brewery5.904.01466-
Cold Hop British-Style AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.803.79456-
Bitter & TwistedHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.4.203.72416-
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic AleKiuchi Brewery7.003.79411-
Bad ElfRidgeway Brewing6.003.55407-
Shed IPAThe Shed Brewery6.003.5837687
I.P.A.Eel River Brewing Co.7.203.2937564
Green Man India Pale AleGreen Man Brewery6.003.68350-
ImPaled AleMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.503.7935099
Newcastle Winter IPAHeineken Nederland B.V.5.203.1734783
St. Peter's India Pale AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd4.903.37313-
Hopnotic India Pale AleCricket Hill Brewing Co.6.503.27312-
Kennebunkport IPAFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub6.202.8306-
Fuller's India Pale AleFuller Smith & Turner PLC4.903.9126696
Sea Dog Old East India Pale AleSea Dog Brewing Company6.203.3825577
Naughty 90Toppling Goliath Brewing Company6.203.96245-
Worthington's White ShieldMuseum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery5.603.71235-
Duke Of Wellington India Pale AleGranite City Food & Brewery5.203.27231-
Moving Parts The Ever Evolving IPA: Batch No. 2Victory Brewing Company6.403.66227-
Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPAInnis & Gunn5.603.46221-
Southampton Burton IPASouthampton Publick House6.503.48198-
Deuchars IPAThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.403.818995
McNeill's Dead Horse IPAMcNeill's Brewery5.703.6718997
Highland Imperial Kashmir IPAHighland Brewing10.203.91185-
Trinity IPATrinity Brewhouse7.003.58178-
India Pale AleSt. George Brewing Company, The5.503.6617693
Flagship IPACarolina Brewery5.903.55173-
Hops & RobbersDouble Trouble Brewing Co.5.703.45170-
McEwan's India Pale AleThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.702.9316963
Red Betty IPACentral City Brewers + Distillers6.503.79166-
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