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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 - 701 to 750 (out of 922) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Berlina IPACerveza Artesanal Berlina5.0051-
Fork & Brewer Welterweight IPAFork & Brewer4.503.51-
Prairie ShamanJunkyard Brewing Company7.604.151-
IPAHand Drawn Monkey Brewing Co.5.003.751-
Alpha Sant CorneliCerveses Alpha SL6.402.781-
India AleBuffy's Brewery4.203.411-
NormanBoneshaker Community Brewery7.103.481-
Big Wednesday IPAMurray's Craft Brewing Co.6.003.51-
PJ HarveyBrewPub København6.803.781-
Hop Yard India Pale AleTanglehead Brewing Company6.003.51-
San Telmo Fire IPABreoghan Brew Bar ? 41-
Essington IPAMorton Brewery4.803.481-
Two Wives Rye IPABellarine Brewing Co. ? 3.51-
Beowulf India Pale AleBeowulf Brewing Company7.403.851-
Fat Toad IPAGolden Bear Brewing Company6.303.751-
LudwigBatch Brewing Co.5.103.51-
Alchemist's AlePictish Brewing Company4.3041-
YPABreakwater Brewing6.603.51-
Black Eyed Pale AleArbor Ales6.5031-
IPAlquimiaMicrocerveceria Alquimia5.003.911-
India Pale AleGamla Slottskällans Bryggeri AB5.903.031-
Reunion 25 Collaboration BrewPike Pub & Brewery7.403.751-
Duchy Originals Organic India Pale AleWychwood Brewery Company Ltd5.004.251-
Wild HopOld Dairy Brewery4.003.951-
Bugger OffBlack Bottle Brewery8.003.251-
Lop LopBirrificio Dada5.402.981-
BleisBirrificio F.lli Trami5.403.351-
Queen Of SwedenAlpha State Beer7.503.751-
Padstow IPAPadstow Brewing Company4.803.251-
Northwest IPAThe Ship Inn5.203.281-
Blimey English IPATen Pin Brewing Co.6.7031-
Septimazo Tipo IPABogota Beer Company5.003.751-
4 Pines IPA4 Pines Brewing Company4.503.551-
Special IPARicklinger Landbrauerei "Zur Alten Försterei"5.503.51-
Martyr IPABishop Nick Limited5.0041-
Fox IPAThe Fox & Newt / The Burley Street Brewhouse5.203.751-
Classic I.P.A.Seven Bro7hers4.803.51-
Trade Winds IPAMorpeth Brewery & Beer Co.6.003.181-
Steel -N- Wood IPAWenonah Brewing Company ? 3.751-
CotxeresBirra 085.103.481-
East Kent AleBoxing Bear Brewing Company5.3041-
Cotxeres De SantsBirra 086.703.651-
Sweetwater IPASweetwater Brewing Company6.003.791-
Dick's Pale AleLighthouse Brewery5.003.751-
Copper AlePrancing Pony Brewery5.803.351-
HopscotchMaclay Inns Ltd.4.803.751-
DuseBirrificio Artigianale Acelum6.502.881-
Perfectly Good AleJasper Murdock’s Alehouse, Dining Room & Microbrewery (The Norwich Inn)6.414.51-
KlosterbrygAarhus Bryghus6.004.251-
Alexander Cask India Pale AleHealdsburg Beer Company6.354.51-
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