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Belgian IPA

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 Brewery8.303.883,16072
A Little Sumpin' WildLagunitas Brewing Company8.804.112,86691
Stone Cali-BelgiqueStone Brewing Co.6.903.992,525-
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA TripelBrasserie d'Achouffe9.004.212,17498
Green Flash Le FreakGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.204.021,897-
Chainbreaker White IPADeschutes Brewery5.603.641,51984
Tramp StampClown Shoes7.003.791,11170
Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPASierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.703.68911-
Belgo Belgian India Pale AleNew Belgium Brewing7.003.7681889
Bitter MonkAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.32802-
Urthel Hop-ItDe Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)9.503.93765-
De Ranke XX BitterBrouwerij De Ranke6.204.09747100
Galaxy White IPAAnchorage Brewing Company7.004.02719-
Poperings Hommel BierBrouwerij Van Eecke N.V.7.504.0566997
Live A Rich LifeThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub9.504.26658-
Terrapin Monk's RevengeTerrapin Beer Company9.603.8264380
Grumpy MonkBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.703.660887
Allagash Hugh MaloneAllagash Brewing Company7.803.94568-
Muffin TopClown Shoes10.003.81549-
Wildeman Farmhouse IPAFlying Dog Brewery7.503.754585
Duvel Tripel HopBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV9.504.254091
Saranac White IPAMatt Brewing Company6.003.7252586
Otter Creek Fresh SliceOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's5.503.6650984
BedlamAle Asylum7.504.18509-
Dernière VolontéBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel7.003.98504100
Gouden Carolus HopsinjoorBrouwerij Het Anker8.004.04502-
The Audacity Of HopsCambridge Brewing Company8.004.06463-
Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company9.373.8441590
White HatterNew Holland Brewing Company5.503.57412-
Harpoon White IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall6.203.8236990
Troubadour MagmaBrouwerij De Musketiers9.003.92364-
Sleight Of Hand - Beer Camp #94Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.7.703.7934590
Why Can't IBUStillwater Artisanal Ales5.703.87325-
Triomphe Belgian IPABrewery Vivant6.503.7930992
New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPANew Holland Brewing Company5.073.7329187
Spacewalker American BelgoGreat Lakes Brewing Co.8.203.71284-
Linchpin White IPAGreen Flash Brewing Co.7.003.83282-
HopusBrasserie Lefèbvre SA8.303.72276-
Conflux No. 2Deschutes Brewery7.303.9925376
Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi AceBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV9.504.2249-
Heavy Seas - RiptideHeavy Seas Beer7.253.7324989
Kuhnhenn Simcoe SillyKuhnhenn Brewing Company9.003.8322676
Foray Belgian Style IPADeschutes Brewery6.503.94224-
Dubbel CannonHeavy Seas Beer7.253.7622289
Dominus Vobiscum LupulusMicrobrasserie Charlevoix10.004.25220-
Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 (Mosaic)Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV9.504.12206-
Hoppy Daze IPACoronado Brewing Company9.003.78205-
Blue Point White IPABlue Point Brewing Company6.003.76201-
Hop God - Reserve Series Aged In French Oak Chardonnay BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company10.104.1219894
Belgian-Style Black IPA Beer Camp #94Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.7.703.83174-
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