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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 936) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Hops & RobbersDouble Trouble Brewing Co.5.703.48156-
Back Yard India Pale AleCooperstown Brewing Company6.103.4115280
Old EmpireMarston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.5.703.39140-
Railway City Dead Elephant AleRailway City Brewing Company6.803.55137-
Dragonmead Crown Jewels India Pale AleDragonmead Microbrewery7.003.61137-
India Pale AleDavidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery5.903.13136-
Golden IPALegend Brewing Co.7.003.34130-
India Pale AleBass Brewers Limited6.003.3127-
Red Betty IPACentral City Brewing6.503.8126-
Saratoga IPAMendocino Brewing Company7.003.42123-
St-Ambroise India Pale AleMcAuslan Brewing6.203.69123-
The Raj IPAFour Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery6.903.72120-
Hopothesis IPAHopothesis Beer Company7.103.3119-
Wells IPAWells & Young's Ltd5.002.92119-
Gold Stock AleNew England Brewing Co.6.504.32115-
Proper JobSt. Austell Brewery5.503.87110-
IPARidgeway Brewing5.503.78109-
Bengal LancerFuller Smith & Turner PLC5.003.8109-
Chaos TheoryBrewDog7.103.76108-
Inlet IPA16 Mile Brewing Company6.103.44108-
Sleeman IPA (46*)Sleeman Breweries Ltd.5.302.8810756
El Guapo IPAO'Connor Brewing Co.7.503.77106-
GatecrasherTemperance Beer Co.6.603.89106-
Man BeerBull & Bush Brewery7.703.8105-
Short's The Golden RuleShort's Brewing Company5.803.74103-
Fuller's Bengal Lancer (Bottle-Conditioned)Fuller Smith & Turner PLC5.303.85102-
1800 Old English IPAMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery8.204.0898-
Bunny & The BirdPipeworks Brewing Company9.004.1398-
Devil's Elbow IPAHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company5.703.8896-
Nils Oscar India Pale Alethe Nils Oscar Company5.303.5496-
Meat WaveHalf Acre Beer Company6.503.6194-
Silverspot IPAPelican Pub & Brewery6.503.6593-
Quail Springs IPADeschutes Brewery6.003.888791
Williams JokerWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.686-
Geary's IPAD.L. Geary Brewing Company6.003.2785-
Greene King IPA Draught BitterGreene King / Morland Brewery3.603.458393
Kiss Off IPARound Guys Brewing Company6.303.5382-
Brewer's Alley India Pale AleBrewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery5.403.5482-
True Brit IPASummit Brewing Company6.403.5582-
James Squire Stow Away India Pale AleMalt Shovel Brewery5.603.2781-
Lilja's Argosy IPASand Creek Brewing Company6.303.1179-
Op & TopBrouwerij De Molen4.503.6778-
Elm Street IPANatty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.5.803.5778-
Curmudgeon IPAGrand River Brewing6.503.6675-
Trafalgar India Pale AleFreeminer Brewery Ltd.6.003.6573-
606 India Pale AlePaddock Wood Brewing Co.5.403.6773-
Big Rock India Pale AleBig Rock Brewery5.002.9373-
Russell IP'eh!Russell Brewing Company6.503.647188
Buffalo IPAFlying Bison Brewing Company6.403.3367-
Fuller's India Pale Ale (Bottle-Conditioned)Fuller Smith & Turner PLC5.303.8867-
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