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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.5.903.743,79486
Harpoon IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.903.623,63290
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.7.503.892,45891
Brooklyn East India Pale AleBrooklyn Brewery6.903.622,13885
400 Pound MonkeyLeft Hand Brewing Company6.803.571,94790
Samuel Smith's India AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)5.003.671,69182
Blackheart3 Floyds Brewing Co.8.504.021,218-
Blind FaithMagic Hat Brewing Company6.203.541,12377
Long Trail India Pale AleLong Trail Brewing Co.6.003.581,09386
Shipyard IPAShipyard Brewing Co.5.803.2591575
India Pale AleYards Brewing Co.7.003.7684687
Highland Kashmir IPAHighland Brewing5.603.52719-
Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPABelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.6.103.67696-
HopFish IPAFlying Fish Brewing Company6.203.55681-
Arcadia IPAArcadia Brewing Company6.003.49636-
Lost Sailor India Pale AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.5.503.8463094
Wolaver's India Pale AleOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's6.503.5457388
India Pale AleMeantime Brewing Company Limited7.503.89545-
Alexander Keith's India Pale AleAlexander Keith's5.002.6452967
Sweet Child Of VineFulton Beer6.403.62453-
Jaipur IPAThornbridge Brewery5.904.01446-
Cold Hop British-Style AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.803.8445-
Schlafly Export IPAThe Schlafly Tap Room7.203.71418-
Bad ElfRidgeway Brewing6.003.55405-
Bitter & TwistedHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.4.203.72405-
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic AleKiuchi Brewery7.003.79400-
Certified Organic I.P.A.Eel River Brewing Co.7.203.2936564
Shed IPAThe Shed Brewery6.003.5835887
Newcastle Winter IPAHeineken Nederland B.V.5.203.1834583
ImPaled AleMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.503.7934499
Green Man India Pale AleGreen Man Brewery6.003.69321-
Hopnotic India Pale AleCricket Hill Brewing Co.6.503.27308-
St. Peter's India Pale AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd4.903.37305-
Kennebunkport IPAFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub6.202.79293-
Fuller's India Pale AleFuller Smith & Turner PLC4.903.9125696
Sea Dog Old East India Pale AleSea Dog Brewing Company6.203.3824877
Naughty 90Toppling Goliath Brewing Company6.203.96236-
Worthington's White ShieldMuseum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery5.603.71228-
Duke Of Wellington India Pale AleGranite City Food & Brewery5.203.29218-
Moving Parts The Ever Evolving IPA: Batch No. 2Victory Brewing Company6.403.67201-
Southampton Burton IPASouthampton Publick House6.503.48190-
Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPAInnis & Gunn5.603.43185-
Deuchars IPAThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.403.818495
Highland Imperial Kashmir IPAHighland Brewing10.203.91183-
McNeill's Dead Horse IPAMcNeill's Brewery5.703.6618297
Trinity IPATrinity Brewhouse7.003.57172-
India Pale AleSt. George Brewing Company, The5.503.6617193
McEwan's India Pale AleThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.702.9316863
Burton Bridge Empire India Pale AleBurton Bridge Brewery7.503.5716490
Hops & RobbersDouble Trouble Brewing Co.5.703.47161-
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