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English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Description:
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 950) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Old EmpireMarston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.5.703.38134-
Dragonmead Crown Jewels India Pale AleDragonmead Microbrewery7.003.63133-
Hopped On The High SeasCigar City Brewing7.003.98131-
India Pale AleDavidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery5.903.16126-
Railway City Dead Elephant AleRailway City Brewing Company6.803.55124-
India Pale AleBass Brewers Limited6.003.31124-
Golden IPALegend Brewing Co.7.003.34121-
Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPAInnis & Gunn5.603.41120-
Wells IPAWells & Young's Ltd5.002.92115-
Gold Stock AleNew England Brewing Co.6.504.32113-
Hopothesis IPAHopothesis Beer Company7.103.3111-
The Raj IPAFour Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery6.903.74109-
Saratoga IPAMendocino Brewing Company7.003.41109-
Sleeman IPA (46*)Sleeman Breweries Ltd.5.302.8810656
IPARidgeway Brewing5.503.79106-
Chaos TheoryBrewDog7.103.76105-
Bengal LancerFuller Smith & Turner PLC5.003.81105-
Inlet IPA16 Mile Brewing Company6.103.44105-
Short's The Golden RuleShort's Brewing Company5.803.76102-
St-Ambroise India Pale AleMcAuslan Brewing6.203.69101-
Man BeerBull & Bush Brewery7.703.8198-
Fuller's Bengal Lancer (Bottle-Conditioned)Fuller Smith & Turner PLC5.303.8394-
El Guapo IPAO'Connor Brewing Co.7.503.7894-
Devil's Elbow IPAHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company5.703.8993-
1800 Old English IPAMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery8.204.0993-
Meat WaveHalf Acre Beer Company6.503.6193-
Proper JobSt. Austell Brewery5.503.8992-
Bunny & The BirdPipeworks Brewing Company9.004.1492-
Nils Oscar India Pale Alethe Nils Oscar Company5.303.5791-
Quail Springs IPADeschutes Brewery6.003.888791
Old World India Pale AleBrewDog7.503.7286-
Red Betty IPACentral City Brewing6.503.7685-
Williams JokerWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.685-
Geary's IPAD.L. Geary Brewing Company6.003.2682-
Greene King IPA Draught BitterGreene King / Morland Brewery3.603.428193
Silverspot IPAPelican Pub & Brewery6.503.6281-
Brewer's Alley India Pale AleBrewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery5.403.5580-
Another IPASummit Brewing Company5.603.658086
James Squire Stow Away India Pale AleMalt Shovel Brewery5.603.2778-
Lilja's Argosy IPASand Creek Brewing Company6.303.1178-
Elm Street IPANatty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.5.803.5777-
GatecrasherTemperance Beer Co.6.603.8974-
Trafalgar India Pale AleFreeminer Brewery Ltd.6.003.6573-
Curmudgeon IPAGrand River Brewing6.503.6673-
606 India Pale AlePaddock Wood Brewing Co.5.403.6872-
Op & TopBrouwerij De Molen4.503.772-
SonorousPipeworks Brewing Company9.004.271-
Russell IP'eh!Russell Brewing Company6.503.647088
Big Rock India Pale AleBig Rock Brewery5.002.9269-
Kiss Off IPARound Guys Brewing Company6.303.5267-
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