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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 902) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Old EmpireMarston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.5.703.4137-
Hopped On The High SeasCigar City Brewing7.003.99135-
Dragonmead Crown Jewels India Pale AleDragonmead Microbrewery7.003.63133-
Railway City Dead Elephant AleRailway City Brewing Company6.803.55132-
India Pale AleDavidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery5.903.16132-
India Pale AleBass Brewers Limited6.003.3125-
Golden IPALegend Brewing Co.7.003.33124-
Hopothesis IPAHopothesis Beer Company7.103.3116-
The Raj IPAFour Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery6.903.74115-
Wells IPAWells & Young's Ltd5.002.92115-
Gold Stock AleNew England Brewing Co.6.504.32114-
Saratoga IPAMendocino Brewing Company7.003.41112-
St-Ambroise India Pale AleMcAuslan Brewing6.203.68111-
IPARidgeway Brewing5.503.78108-
Chaos TheoryBrewDog7.103.76107-
Bengal LancerFuller Smith & Turner PLC5.003.8107-
Red Betty IPACentral City Brewing6.503.79106-
Sleeman IPA (46*)Sleeman Breweries Ltd.5.302.8810657
Inlet IPA16 Mile Brewing Company6.103.44106-
Short's The Golden RuleShort's Brewing Company5.803.74103-
Man BeerBull & Bush Brewery7.703.8102-
Fuller's Bengal Lancer (Bottle-Conditioned)Fuller Smith & Turner PLC5.303.84101-
El Guapo IPAO'Connor Brewing Co.7.503.77101-
Proper JobSt. Austell Brewery5.503.8899-
1800 Old English IPAMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery8.204.0996-
Bunny & The BirdPipeworks Brewing Company9.004.1396-
Devil's Elbow IPAHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company5.703.8994-
Meat WaveHalf Acre Beer Company6.503.6194-
Moving Parts The Ever Evolving IPA: Batch No. 2Victory Brewing Company6.403.6993-
Nils Oscar India Pale Alethe Nils Oscar Company5.303.5692-
GatecrasherTemperance Beer Co.6.603.989-
Quail Springs IPADeschutes Brewery6.003.888791
Williams JokerWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.686-
Geary's IPAD.L. Geary Brewing Company6.003.2785-
Silverspot IPAPelican Pub & Brewery6.503.6285-
Greene King IPA Draught BitterGreene King / Morland Brewery3.603.458394
Brewer's Alley India Pale AleBrewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery5.403.5482-
James Squire Stow Away India Pale AleMalt Shovel Brewery5.603.2779-
Lilja's Argosy IPASand Creek Brewing Company6.303.1178-
Op & TopBrouwerij De Molen4.503.6977-
Elm Street IPANatty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.5.803.5777-
Curmudgeon IPAGrand River Brewing6.503.6675-
Kiss Off IPARound Guys Brewing Company6.303.5274-
Trafalgar India Pale AleFreeminer Brewery Ltd.6.003.6573-
606 India Pale AlePaddock Wood Brewing Co.5.403.6872-
SonorousPipeworks Brewing Company9.004.271-
Big Rock India Pale AleBig Rock Brewery5.002.9371-
Russell IP'eh!Russell Brewing Company6.503.647089
Buffalo IPAFlying Bison Brewing Company6.403.3366-
Fuller's India Pale Ale (Bottle-Conditioned)Fuller Smith & Turner PLC5.303.8866-
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