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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 1132) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Hops & RobbersDouble Trouble Brewing Co.5.703.42180-
Blitzkrieg Hops DIPANeshaminy Creek Brewing Company9.003.93176-
McEwan's India Pale AleThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.702.9217263
El Guapo IPAO'Connor Brewing Co.7.503.78170-
Burton Bridge Empire India Pale AleBurton Bridge Brewery7.503.5716790
St-Ambroise India Pale AleMcAuslan Brewing6.203.65158-
GatecrasherTemperance Beer Co.6.603.84158-
Back Yard India Pale AleCooperstown Brewing Company6.103.4115780
Railway City Dead Elephant AleRailway City Brewing Company6.803.51156-
India Pale AleDavidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery5.903.29153-
Old EmpireMarston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.5.703.39151-
Naughty TempleToppling Goliath Brewing Company7.204.27149-
Saratoga IPAMendocino Brewing Company7.003.51148-
Gold Stock AleNew England Brewing Co.6.504.31145-
Dragonmead Crown Jewels India Pale AleDragonmead Microbrewery7.003.63142-
Hopothesis IPAHopothesis Beer Company7.103.13140-
Golden IPALegend Brewing Co.7.003.32139-
The Raj IPAFour Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery6.903.72138-
India Pale AleBass Brewers Limited6.003.47132-
Proper JobSt. Austell Brewery5.503.79131-
Wells IPAWells & Young's Ltd5.002.92130-
Man BeerBull & Bush Brewery7.703.8512688
Bengal LancerFuller Smith & Turner PLC5.003.86120-
Inlet IPA16 Mile Brewing Company6.103.49120-
True Brit IPASummit Brewing Company6.403.68119-
Silverspot IPAPelican Pub & Brewery6.503.81116-
Fuller's Bengal Lancer (Bottle-Conditioned)Fuller Smith & Turner PLC5.303.83115-
IPARidgeway Brewing5.503.8115-
Meat WaveHalf Acre Beer Company6.503.63113-
Sleeman IPA (46*)Sleeman Breweries Ltd.5.302.8811156
Chaos TheoryBrewDog7.103.76109-
Devil's Elbow IPAHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company5.703.86108-
BrutalRogue Ales6.203.84108-
1800 Old English IPAMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery8.204.15106-
Bunny & The BirdPipeworks Brewing Company9.004.11104-
Short's The Golden RuleShort's Brewing Company5.803.75103-
The King's English IPAGreene King / Morland Brewery6.003.38100-
Nils Oscar India Pale Alethe Nils Oscar Company5.303.5398-
Kiss Off IPARound Guys Brewing Company6.303.6394-
Elm Street IPANatty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.5.803.7191-
Brewer's Alley India Pale AleBrewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery5.403.6489-
Greene King IPA Draught BitterGreene King / Morland Brewery3.603.428893
Geary's IPAD.L. Geary Brewing Company6.003.4488-
Williams JokerWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.5688-
Quail Springs IPADeschutes Brewery6.003.898791
James Squire Stow Away India Pale AleMalt Shovel Brewery5.603.384-
Curmudgeon IPAGrand River Brewing6.503.6384-
10 Point India Pale AleLake of Bays Brewing Company6.003.568186
Russell IP'eh!Russell Brewing Company6.503.688089
Lilja's Argosy IPASand Creek Brewing Company6.303.1278-
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