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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
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPAFlying Dog Brewery8.303.883,12272
A Little Sumpin' WildLagunitas Brewing Company8.804.122,83991
Stone Cali-BelgiqueStone Brewing Co.6.903.992,504-
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA TripelBrasserie d'Achouffe9.004.212,14598
Green Flash Le FreakGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.204.021,871-
Chainbreaker White IPADeschutes Brewery5.603.641,49084
Tramp StampClown Shoes7.003.81,08670
Detour Double India Pale AleUinta Brewing Company9.503.7893885
Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPASierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.703.68886-
Belgo Belgian India Pale AleNew Belgium Brewing7.003.7781389
Bitter MonkAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.32802-
Urthel Hop-ItDe Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)9.503.93760-
De Ranke XX BitterBrouwerij De Ranke6.204.09739100
Galaxy White IPAAnchorage Brewing Company7.004.02701-
Poperings Hommel BierBrouwerij Van Eecke N.V.7.504.0466797
Live A Rich LifeThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub9.504.27649-
Terrapin Monk's RevengeTerrapin Beer Company9.603.8363680
Grumpy MonkBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.703.660387
Allagash Hugh MaloneAllagash Brewing Company7.803.95561-
Wildeman Farmhouse IPAFlying Dog Brewery7.503.754485
Muffin TopClown Shoes10.003.81538-
Duvel Tripel HopBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV9.504.2153191
Saranac White IPAMatt Brewing Company6.003.7251586
Dernière VolontéBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel7.003.98502100
BedlamAle Asylum7.504.18500-
Gouden Carolus HopsinjoorBrouwerij Het Anker8.004.04498-
Otter Creek Fresh SliceOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's5.503.66495-
The Audacity Of HopsCambridge Brewing Company8.004.06451-
Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company9.373.8441490
White HatterNew Holland Brewing Company5.503.58397-
Harpoon White IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall6.203.8236690
Troubadour MagmaBrouwerij De Musketiers9.003.92355-
Sleight Of Hand - Beer Camp #94Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.7.703.7934590
Why Can't IBUStillwater Artisanal Ales5.703.87315-
Triomphe Belgian IPABrewery Vivant6.503.7930392
New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPANew Holland Brewing Company5.073.7328987
Linchpin White IPAGreen Flash Brewing Co.7.003.82280-
HopusBrasserie Lefèbvre SA8.303.72271-
Conflux No. 2Deschutes Brewery7.303.9925376
Spacewalker American BelgoGreat Lakes Brewing Co.8.203.68252-
Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi AceBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV9.504.19248-
Heavy Seas - RiptideHeavy Seas Beer7.253.7224489
Kuhnhenn Simcoe SillyKuhnhenn Brewing Company9.003.8322576
Dubbel CannonHeavy Seas Beer7.253.7622289
Dominus Vobiscum LupulusMicrobrasserie Charlevoix10.004.25215-
Hoppy Daze IPACoronado Brewing Company9.003.78202-
Hop God - Reserve Series Aged In French Oak Chardonnay BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company10.104.1219794
Blue Point White IPABlue Point Brewing Company6.003.77195-
Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 (Mosaic)Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV9.504.1175-
Belgian-Style Black IPA Beer Camp #94Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.7.703.83174-
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