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Belgian IPA

Description:
Inspired by the American India Pale Ale (IPA) and Double IPA, more and more Belgian brewers are brewing hoppy pale colored ales for the US market (like Chouffe & Urthel), and there's been an increase of Belgian IPAs being brewed by American brewers. Generally, Belgian IPAs are considered too hoppy by Belgian beer drinkers.

Various malts are used, but the beers of the style are finished with Belgian yeast strains (bottle-conditioned) and the hops employed tend to be American. You'll generally find a cleaner bitterness vs. American styles, and a pronounced dry edge (very Belgian), often akin to an IPA crossed with a Belgian Tripel. Alcohol by volume is on the high side. Many examples are quite cloudy, and feature tight lacing, excellent retention, and fantastic billowy heads that mesmerize (thanks, in part, to the hops).

Belgian IPA is still very much a style in development.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 6.0-12.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA TripelBrasserie d'Achouffe9.004.21,14597
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPAFlying Dog Brewery8.303.991,10273
Stone Cali-BelgiqueStone Brewing Co.6.904.011,030-
A Little Sumpin' WildLagunitas Brewing Company8.804.193491
Green Flash Le FreakGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.204.03721-
Urthel Hop-ItDe Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)9.503.95540-
De Ranke XX BitterBrouwerij De Ranke6.204.1487100
Poperings Hommel BierBrouwerij Van Eecke N.V.7.504.0139695
Gouden Carolus HopsinjoorBrouwerij Het Anker8.004.06341-
Tramp StampClown Shoes7.003.94328-
Terrapin Monk's RevengeTerrapin Beer Company9.603.8232679
Dernière VolontéBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel7.003.97322100
Chainbreaker White IPADeschutes Brewery5.603.7731684
Allagash Hugh MaloneAllagash Brewing Company7.803.9260-
Bitter MonkAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.35228-
Galaxy White IPAAnchorage Brewing Company7.004.07214-
AccumulationNew Belgium Brewing6.203.721285
Belgo Belgian India Pale AleNew Belgium Brewing7.003.8719988
Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company9.373.8717390
Saranac White IPAMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.003.8115785
Troubadour MagmaBrouwerij De Musketiers9.003.86150-
HopusBrasserie Lefèbvre SA8.303.7150-
Muffin TopClown Shoes10.003.88146-
The Audacity Of HopsCambridge Brewing Company8.004.04143-
Live A Rich Life3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.504.24129-
BedlamAle Asylum7.404.17127-
Dominus Vobiscum LupulusMicrobrasserie Charlevoix10.004.27122-
Kuhnhenn Simcoe SillyKuhnhenn Brewing Company9.003.8411376
New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPANew Holland Brewing Company5.073.7710687
Gaspar AlePicobrouwerij Alvinne8.003.6110680
Otter Creek Fresh SliceOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's5.503.74105-
Triomphe Belgian IPABrewery Vivant6.503.8310290
MakeweightFurthermore Beer8.503.8997-
White HatterNew Holland Brewing Company5.503.6693-
Hoppy Daze IPACoronado Brewing Company9.003.8382-
HopAnomaly - Reserve Series Aged In French Oak Chardonnay BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company10.604.058194
Why Can't IBUStillwater Artisanal Ales5.703.9479-
RyevalryBear Republic Brewing Co.8.004.168-
Foray Belgian Style IPADeschutes Brewery6.503.9766-
Svea IPADe Struise Brouwers7.003.6463-
White Birch Hooksett AleWhite Birch Brewing7.703.962-
Harpoon White IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall6.2046190
Ignis Et FlammaDe Struise Brouwers7.003.9360-
Kuhnhenn AldebaranKuhnhenn Brewing Company10.254.0160-
Alvinne Extra RestyledPicobrouwerij Alvinne7.003.7758-
HopAnomalyNebraska Brewing Company9.303.8758-
Hop Master's Abbey Belgian-Style Double IPAHoppin' Frog Brewery8.503.8957-
Hop WranglerPeace Tree Brewing Co.6.253.856-
Crazy IvanBear Republic Brewing Co.7.303.8255-
Heavy Seas - RiptideHeavy Seas Beer7.253.765186
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