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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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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Flagship IPACarolina Brewery5.903.54160-
Back Yard India Pale AleCooperstown Brewing Company6.103.4115280
Old EmpireMarston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.5.703.4143-
Dragonmead Crown Jewels India Pale AleDragonmead Microbrewery7.003.6140-
Railway City Dead Elephant AleRailway City Brewing Company6.803.55139-
India Pale AleDavidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery5.903.13139-
Gold Stock AleNew England Brewing Co.6.504.28138-
Red Betty IPACentral City Brewing6.503.8135-
Golden IPALegend Brewing Co.7.003.34132-
India Pale AleBass Brewers Limited6.003.29128-
St-Ambroise India Pale AleMcAuslan Brewing6.203.69126-
Saratoga IPAMendocino Brewing Company7.003.43125-
The Raj IPAFour Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery6.903.72123-
Hopothesis IPAHopothesis Beer Company7.103.3123-
Wells IPAWells & Young's Ltd5.002.92121-
GatecrasherTemperance Beer Co.6.603.88118-
Proper JobSt. Austell Brewery5.503.86113-
Bengal LancerFuller Smith & Turner PLC5.003.79112-
Inlet IPA16 Mile Brewing Company6.103.44110-
Chaos TheoryBrewDog7.103.75109-
IPARidgeway Brewing5.503.77109-
Man BeerBull & Bush Brewery7.703.81108-
El Guapo IPAO'Connor Brewing Co.7.503.77108-
Sleeman IPA (46*)Sleeman Breweries Ltd.5.302.8810756
Short's The Golden RuleShort's Brewing Company5.803.73103-
Fuller's Bengal Lancer (Bottle-Conditioned)Fuller Smith & Turner PLC5.303.84103-
Bunny & The BirdPipeworks Brewing Company9.004.13100-
Devil's Elbow IPAHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company5.703.8898-
1800 Old English IPAMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery8.204.0898-
Nils Oscar India Pale Alethe Nils Oscar Company5.303.5496-
Silverspot IPAPelican Pub & Brewery6.503.6595-
Meat WaveHalf Acre Beer Company6.503.6194-
Quail Springs IPADeschutes Brewery6.003.878791
Williams JokerWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.686-
True Brit IPASummit Brewing Company6.403.5686-
Greene King IPA Draught BitterGreene King / Morland Brewery3.603.448493
Geary's IPAD.L. Geary Brewing Company6.003.2684-
Brewer's Alley India Pale AleBrewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery5.403.5484-
Kiss Off IPARound Guys Brewing Company6.303.5382-
James Squire Stow Away India Pale AleMalt Shovel Brewery5.603.2781-
Elm Street IPANatty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.5.803.5780-
Lilja's Argosy IPASand Creek Brewing Company6.303.1179-
Curmudgeon IPAGrand River Brewing6.503.6575-
Big Rock India Pale AleBig Rock Brewery5.002.9475-
Russell IP'eh!Russell Brewing Company6.503.657489
Trafalgar India Pale AleFreeminer Brewery Ltd.6.003.6573-
606 India Pale AlePaddock Wood Brewing Co.5.403.6773-
Fuller's India Pale Ale (Bottle-Conditioned)Fuller Smith & Turner PLC5.303.8868-
Buffalo IPAFlying Bison Brewing Company6.403.3367-
Long Weekend India Pale AleBig Bay Brewing Co.5.503.3167-
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