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English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Description:
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 893) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Old EmpireMarston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.5.703.38133-
Dragonmead Crown Jewels India Pale AleDragonmead Microbrewery7.003.62129-
Hopped On The High SeasCigar City Brewing7.004.01121-
India Pale AleBass Brewers Limited6.003.31119-
Railway City Dead Elephant AleRailway City Brewing Company6.803.55116-
Golden IPALegend Brewing Co.7.003.32113-
Wells IPAWells & Young's Ltd5.002.92111-
IPARidgeway Brewing5.503.8105-
Gold Stock AleNew England Brewing Co.6.504.33105-
Sleeman IPA (46*)Sleeman Breweries Ltd.5.302.8810456
Chaos TheoryBrewDog7.103.76104-
Short's The Golden RuleShort's Brewing Company5.803.76102-
Saratoga IPAMendocino Brewing Company7.003.42102-
Hopothesis IPAHopothesis Beer Company7.103.32100-
Bengal LancerFuller Smith & Turner PLC5.003.898-
Inlet IPA16 Mile Brewing Company6.103.4698-
The Raj IPAFour Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery6.903.7696-
Meat WaveHalf Acre Beer Company6.503.6193-
Man BeerBull & Bush Brewery7.703.8192-
1800 Old English IPAMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery8.204.0991-
Nils Oscar India Pale Alethe Nils Oscar Company5.303.5788-
St-Ambroise India Pale AleMcAuslan Brewing6.203.7187-
Quail Springs IPADeschutes Brewery6.003.888791
Williams JokerWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.685-
Fuller's Bengal Lancer (Bottle-Conditioned)Fuller Smith & Turner PLC5.303.8685-
Devil's Elbow IPAHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company5.703.983-
El Guapo IPAO'Connor Brewing Co.7.503.7883-
Old World India Pale AleBrewDog7.503.6982-
Greene King IPA Draught BitterGreene King / Morland Brewery3.603.428193
Proper JobSt. Austell Brewery5.503.980-
Another IPASummit Brewing Company5.603.697786
Lilja's Argosy IPASand Creek Brewing Company6.303.177-
Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPAInnis & Gunn5.603.4176-
Geary's IPAD.L. Geary Brewing Company6.003.2575-
Brewer's Alley India Pale AleBrewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery5.403.5675-
Trafalgar India Pale AleFreeminer Brewery Ltd.6.003.6573-
James Squire Stow Away India Pale AleMalt Shovel Brewery5.603.2873-
Curmudgeon IPAGrand River Brewing6.503.6673-
606 India Pale AlePaddock Wood Brewing Co.5.403.6871-
Silverspot IPAPelican Pub & Brewery6.503.6171-
Op & TopBrouwerij De Molen4.503.6969-
Bunny & The BirdPipeworks Brewing Company9.004.1769-
SonorousPipeworks Brewing Company9.004.2166-
Elm Street IPANatty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.5.803.5566-
IPA (India Pale Ale)Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom6.003.856684
Russell IP'eh!Russell Brewing Company6.503.626588
Tui East India Pale AleTui Brewery4.002.8365-
Saint Of Circumstance India Pale AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.5.703.7564-
Long Weekend India Pale AleBig Bay Brewing Co.5.503.3362-
Fuller's India Pale Ale (Bottle-Conditioned)Fuller Smith & Turner PLC5.303.8862-
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