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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 805) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Flagship IPACarolina Brewery5.903.51118-
Railway City Dead Elephant AleRailway City Brewing Company6.803.55111-
Golden IPALegend Brewing Co.7.003.32109-
India Pale AleBass Brewers Limited6.003.28108-
Wells IPAWells & Young's Ltd5.002.91106-
Hopped On The High SeasCigar City Brewing7.004.02106-
IPARidgeway Brewing5.503.79102-
Sleeman IPA (46*)Sleeman Breweries Ltd.5.302.8910156
Short's The Golden RuleShort's Brewing Company5.803.76101-
Chaos TheoryBrewDog7.103.77101-
Meat WaveHalf Acre Beer Company6.503.6193-
Saratoga IPAMendocino Brewing Company7.003.4390-
The Raj IPAFour Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery6.903.7688-
Inlet IPA16 Mile Brewing Company6.103.4888-
Bengal LancerFuller Smith & Turner PLC5.003.7888-
Quail Springs IPADeschutes Brewery6.003.888791
Nils Oscar India Pale Alethe Nils Oscar Company5.303.5787-
Hopothesis IPAHopothesis Beer Company7.103.3387-
1800 Old English IPAMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery8.204.0786-
Williams JokerWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.685-
Man BeerBull & Bush Brewery7.703.883-
St-Ambroise India Pale AleMcAuslan Brewing6.203.780-
Greene King IPA Draught BitterGreene King / Morland Brewery3.603.427993
Devil's Elbow IPAHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company5.703.8979-
Fuller's Bengal Lancer (Bottle-Conditioned)Fuller Smith & Turner PLC5.303.8478-
Lilja's Argosy IPASand Creek Brewing Company6.303.176-
Proper JobSt. Austell Brewery5.503.8975-
Another IPASummit Brewing Company5.603.687586
Old World India Pale AleBrewDog7.503.6674-
Trafalgar India Pale AleFreeminer Brewery Ltd.6.003.6573-
Curmudgeon IPAGrand River Brewing6.503.6672-
James Squire India Pale AleMalt Shovel Brewery5.603.2870-
Gold Stock AleNew England Brewing Co.6.504.3870-
606 India Pale AlePaddock Wood Brewing Co.5.403.6967-
El Guapo IPAO'Connor Brewing Co.7.503.7966-
Russell IP'eh!Russell Brewing Company6.503.626588
Op & TopBrouwerij De Molen4.503.6965-
Brewer's Alley India Pale AleBrewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery5.403.5865-
Saint Of Circumstance India Pale AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.5.703.7463-
IPA (India Pale Ale)Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom6.003.856384
Geary's IPAD.L. Geary Brewing Company6.003.2963-
Greene King IPA Export StrengthGreene King / Morland Brewery5.003.2561-
Fiddler's Green India Pale AleFiddler's Green Brewing Company ? 3.4660-
Long Weekend India Pale AleBig Bay Brewing Co.5.503.3359-
SonorousPipeworks Brewing Company9.004.2657-
Tui East India Pale AleTui Brewery4.002.8456-
Silverspot IPAPelican Pub & Brewery6.503.6456-
MajesticPipeworks Brewing Company7.004.0155-
Fuller's India Pale Ale (Bottle-Conditioned)Fuller Smith & Turner PLC5.303.8855-
Big Rock India Pale AleBig Rock Brewery5.002.9455-
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