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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 Avg Hads > Bros
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPAFlying Dog Brewery8.303.953,84873
A Little Sumpin' WildLagunitas Brewing Company8.804.13,53491
Stone Cali-Belgique IPAStone Brewing Co.6.903.993,353-
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA TripelBrasserie d'Achouffe9.004.22,61897
Green Flash Le FreakGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.204.032,358-
Chainbreaker White IPADeschutes Brewery5.503.752,10184
AccumulationNew Belgium Brewing6.203.751,82685
Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPASierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.703.761,188-
Bitter MonkAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.35990-
De Ranke XX BitterBrouwerij De Ranke6.204.08910100
Galaxy White IPAAnchorage Brewing Company7.004.05908-
Live A Rich Life3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.504.23887-
Urthel Hop-ItDe Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)9.503.93851-
Belgo Belgian India Pale AleNew Belgium Brewing7.003.8284488
Allagash Hugh MaloneAllagash Brewing Company7.803.93800-
Poperings Hommel BierBrouwerij Van Eecke N.V.7.504.0277695
Otter Creek Fresh SliceOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's5.503.71770-
BedlamAle Asylum7.404.15700-
Grumpy MonkBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.703.6569986
Muffin TopClown Shoes10.003.87698-
Terrapin Monk's RevengeTerrapin Beer Company9.603.8267779
The Audacity Of HopsCambridge Brewing Company8.004.04617-
Dernière VolontéBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!7.003.99597100
White HatterNew Holland Brewing Company5.503.63579-
Gouden Carolus HopsinjoorBrouwerij Het Anker8.004.05577-
Saranac White IPAMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.003.7656085
Troubadour MagmaBrouwerij De Musketiers9.003.89489-
Why Can't IBUStillwater Artisanal Ales5.703.88487-
Foray Belgian Style IPADeschutes Brewery6.503.94468-
Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company9.373.8746890
Triomphe Belgian IPABrewery Vivant6.503.8443390
Harpoon White IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall6.203.9440690
Whiplash White IPASweetWater Brewing Company6.303.8359-
HopusBrasserie Lefèbvre SA8.303.7340-
Piraat Triple HopBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.503.9432590
Harpoon The Long ThawHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall6.203.83320-
Wasatch GhostRider White IPAUtah Brewers Cooperative6.003.72309-
New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPANew Holland Brewing Company5.073.7530187
Tree Bucket Double IPABrewery Vivant9.304.0127286
Dominus Vobiscum LupulusMicrobrasserie Charlevoix10.004.25266-
HopAnomaly - Reserve Series Aged In French Oak Chardonnay BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company10.604.126194
GlaucusPipeworks Brewing Company6.204.09260-
Kuhnhenn Simcoe SillyKuhnhenn Brewing Company9.003.8425176
Blue Point White IPABlue Point Brewing Company6.003.88238-
Game Of Thrones: Seven KingdomsBrewery Ommegang6.903.99229-
Hoppy Daze IPACoronado Brewing Company9.003.81219-
Tropical BitchFlying Dog Brewery8.003.8821884
Brainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale AleEpic Brewing Company6.303.94216-
Pan Galactic Gargle BlasterShort's Brewing Company8.404210-
Bourbon DIPAHardywood Park Craft Brewery9.404.07206-
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