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 - 501 to 550 (out of 1069) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Boscos English-style India Pale AleBoscos Restaurant & Brewing Co. ? 4.061-
Plevna's Pale Ale (IPA)Koskipanimo Plevna4.603.271-
Cowaramup India Pale AleCowaramup Brewing Company ? 2.521-
IpallaCharlis Brygghus6.503.441-
Brutal HopsMicrocervecería Rothhammer (Handwerk Brewers Chile S.A.)7.2041-
Powerhouse IPAKeweenaw Brewing Company ? 3.681-
Las Llaves De San PedroCerveza Artesanal Las Llaves de San Pedro5.003.641-
Crate IPACrate Brewery5.803.271-
India Pale AleThe Pump Room6.203.11-
Isle Pale AleAxholme Brewing Company4.102.111-
India Pale Ale (Phipps NBC)Grainstore Brewery, The [Davis'es Brewing Co Ltd]4.202.881-
St. Glinglin HoublonBrasserie Artésienne6.003.681-
Bière De NoëlBrasserie Du Mont Salève7.2041-
VPAVale Brewery Company4.203.91-
Aussie IPAMorrissey Fox / Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn5.004.071-
White MagicDurham Brewery Ltd7.003.531-
Berlina IPACerveza Artesanal Berlina5.0051-
Prairie ShamanJunkyard Brewing Company7.604.111-
LoCo IPACorcoran Brewing Company6.404.141-
Alpha Sant CorneliCerveses Alpha SL6.402.831-
India AleBuffy's Brewery4.203.41-
Brass Hat IPAFlix Brewhouse7.403.211-
Grain India Pale AleGrain Brewery6.503.471-
Blue TopOld Dairy Brewery4.803.441-
PJ HarveyBrewPub København6.803.821-
Essington IPAMorton Brewery4.803.471-
Karavelle India Pale AleWhitaker & Vega Cervejaria7.5041-
Long White CloudTempest Brewing Company5.603.971-
Fat Cat IPAFat Cat Brewing Company6.403.211-
I.B.U.D. 59Sprague Farm & Brew Works7.503.551-
Beowulf India Pale AleBeowulf Brewing Company7.403.821-
Bighorn IPABarley Brothers Brewery & Grill ? 2.581-
Powder Keg India Brown Mad Bomber Brewing Company7.004.151-
Alchemist's AlePictish Brewing Company4.3041-
YPABreakwater Brewing6.603.51-
Black Eyed Pale AleArbor Ales6.5031-
New Delhi Freight TrainSnake River Brewing Company & Brewpub6.304.421-
IPAlquimiaMicrocerveceria Alquimia5.003.871-
India Pale AleGamla Slottskällans Bryggeri AB5.902.981-
Reunion 25 Collaboration BrewPike Pub & Brewery7.403.751-
Wild HopOld Dairy Brewery4.003.951-
The SessionBlacks Kinsale Craft Brewery3.503.751-
Lop LopBirrificio Dada5.402.971-
BleisBirrificio F.lli Trami5.403.331-
Cuma Long IPAThree Angels Brewing ? 2.381-
OddjobGoose Island Beer Co.5.804.121-
River Valley IPABerkshire Brewing Company Inc.5.504.221-
India Pale Ale Chinook Amarillo Nelson SauvinThe Kernel Brewery6.804.121-
VictoriaBirrificio Del Ducato3.503.751-
Nuclear ErrorNoble Ale Works5.303.841-
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