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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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Style Examples - 51 to 100 (out of 1171) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Hops & RobbersDouble Trouble Brewing Co.5.703.42183-
India Pale AleSt. George Brewing Company, The5.503.6818293
El Guapo IPAO'Connor Brewing Co.7.503.78179-
McEwan's India Pale AleThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.702.9217263
Burton Bridge Empire India Pale AleBurton Bridge Brewery7.503.5716790
GatecrasherTemperance Beer Co.6.603.84165-
St-Ambroise India Pale AleMcAuslan Brewing6.203.65162-
Railway City Dead Elephant AleRailway City Brewing Company6.803.51160-
Back Yard India Pale AleCooperstown Brewing Company6.103.4115780
India Pale AleDavidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery5.903.29155-
Old EmpireMarston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.5.703.38153-
Saratoga IPAMendocino Brewing Company7.003.51150-
Naughty TempleToppling Goliath Brewing Company7.204.27150-
Gold Stock AleNew England Brewing Co.6.504.31145-
Hopothesis IPAHopothesis Beer Company7.103.11143-
Dragonmead Crown Jewels India Pale AleDragonmead Microbrewery7.003.63143-
The Raj IPAFour Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery6.903.73142-
Golden IPALegend Brewing Co.7.003.32139-
Proper JobSt. Austell Brewery5.503.79136-
India Pale AleBass Brewers Limited6.003.47132-
Wells IPAWells & Young's Ltd5.002.92131-
Man BeerBull & Bush Brewery7.703.8412788
True Brit IPASummit Brewing Company6.403.65124-
Inlet IPA16 Mile Brewing Company6.103.48124-
Bengal LancerFuller Smith & Turner PLC5.003.86123-
Silverspot IPAPelican Pub & Brewery6.503.82117-
Fuller's Bengal Lancer (Bottle-Conditioned)Fuller Smith & Turner PLC5.303.84116-
BrutalRogue Ales6.203.84116-
IPARidgeway Brewing5.503.8115-
Sleeman IPA (46*)Sleeman Breweries Ltd.5.302.8711356
Meat WaveHalf Acre Beer Company6.503.63113-
Devil's Elbow IPAHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company5.703.86110-
Chaos TheoryBrewDog7.103.76109-
1800 Old English IPAMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery8.204.15107-
The King's English IPAGreene King / Morland Brewery6.003.36104-
Bunny & The BirdPipeworks Brewing Company9.004.11104-
Short's The Golden RuleShort's Brewing Company5.803.75103-
Nils Oscar India Pale Alethe Nils Oscar Company5.303.5398-
Kiss Off IPARound Guys Brewing Company6.303.6397-
Elm Street IPANatty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.5.803.7192-
Brewer's Alley India Pale AleBrewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery5.403.6490-
Greene King IPA Draught BitterGreene King / Morland Brewery3.603.428993
Geary's IPAD.L. Geary Brewing Company6.003.4488-
Williams JokerWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.5688-
10 Point India Pale AleLake of Bays Brewing Company6.003.548786
Quail Springs IPADeschutes Brewery6.003.898791
James Squire Stow Away India Pale AleMalt Shovel Brewery5.603.384-
Curmudgeon IPAGrand River Brewing6.503.6384-
Russell IP'eh!Russell Brewing Company6.503.698289
Circus City IPABig Top Brewing Company6.803.3579-
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