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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 Brewery8.303.9272672
A Little Sumpin' WildLagunitas Brewing Company8.804.11267691
Stone Cali-BelgiqueStone Brewing Co.6.9042238-
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA TripelBrasserie d'Achouffe9.004.21198698
Piraat AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.504.06174395
Green Flash Le FreakGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.204.031627-
Chainbreaker White IPADeschutes Brewery5.603.64116184
Tramp StampClown Shoes7.003.8389670
Belgo Belgian India Pale AleNew Belgium Brewing7.003.7778589
Bitter MonkAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.33731-
Urthel Hop-ItDe Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)9.503.94721-
De Ranke XX BitterBrouwerij De Ranke6.204.1674100
Poperings Hommel BierBrouwerij Van Eecke N.V.7.504.0462097
Terrapin Monk's RevengeTerrapin Beer Company9.603.8460380
Galaxy White IPAAnchorage Brewing Company7.004.03598-
Grumpy MonkBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.703.6254087
Wildeman Farmhouse IPAFlying Dog Brewery7.503.752685
Allagash Hugh MaloneAllagash Brewing Company7.803.95526-
Live A Rich LifeThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub8.704.29512-
Gouden Carolus HopsinjoorBrouwerij Het Anker8.004.04476-
Saranac White IPAMatt Brewing Company6.003.7547186
Duvel Tripel HopBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV9.504.2147091
Muffin TopClown Shoes10.003.82448-
Dernière VolontéBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel7.003.98448100
Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPASierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.703.73398-
Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company9.373.8538290
The Audacity Of HopsCambridge Brewing Company8.004.06381-
BedlamAle Asylum7.504.19375-
Sleight Of Hand - Beer Camp #94Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.7.703.7934390
Harpoon White IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall6.203.8332890
Troubadour MagmaBrouwerij De Musketiers9.003.92307-
White HatterNew Holland Brewing Company5.503.57275-
New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPANew Holland Brewing Company5.073.7427487
Triomphe Belgian IPABrewery Vivant6.503.7826392
Linchpin White IPAGreen Flash Brewing Co.7.003.83256-
Conflux No. 2Deschutes Brewery7.303.9925076
HopusBrasserie Lefèbvre SA8.303.72238-
Why Can't IBUStillwater Artisanal Ales5.703.91221-
Dubbel CannonHeavy Seas Beer7.253.7521589
Kuhnhenn Simcoe SillyKuhnhenn Brewing Company9.003.8321476
Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi AceBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV9.504.19203-
Dominus Vobiscum LupulusMicrobrasserie Charlevoix10.004.26199-
Blue Point White IPABlue Point Brewing Company6.003.78186-
Hop God - Reserve Series Aged In French Oak Chardonnay BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company10.104.1117894
Hoppy Daze IPACoronado Brewing Company9.003.8163-
GlaucusPipeworks Brewing Company8.004.09152-
Hop WranglerPeace Tree Brewing Co.6.253.64148-
Belgian-Style Black IPA Beer Camp #94Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.7.703.84148-
MinxGoose Island Beer Co.8.003.93144-
Gaspar AlePicobrouwerij Alvinne8.003.6313980
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