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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 Brewery8.303.883,23272
A Little Sumpin' WildLagunitas Brewing Company8.804.112,93291
Stone Cali-BelgiqueStone Brewing Co.6.903.992,559-
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA TripelBrasserie d'Achouffe9.004.212,23198
Green Flash Le FreakGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.204.021,966-
Chainbreaker White IPADeschutes Brewery5.603.651,58984
Tramp StampClown Shoes7.003.791,14270
Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPASierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.703.67942-
Belgo Belgian India Pale AleNew Belgium Brewing7.003.7682089
Bitter MonkAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.32806-
Urthel Hop-ItDe Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)9.503.93774-
De Ranke XX BitterBrouwerij De Ranke6.204.09764100
Galaxy White IPAAnchorage Brewing Company7.004.02744-
Poperings Hommel BierBrouwerij Van Eecke N.V.7.504.0567997
Live A Rich LifeThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub9.504.26664-
Terrapin Monk's RevengeTerrapin Beer Company9.603.8264980
Grumpy MonkBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.703.6161987
Allagash Hugh MaloneAllagash Brewing Company7.803.94604-
Muffin TopClown Shoes10.003.81557-
Duvel Tripel HopBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV9.504.2155791
Wildeman Farmhouse IPAFlying Dog Brewery7.503.754685
BedlamAle Asylum7.404.17534-
Saranac White IPAMatt Brewing Company6.003.7253286
Otter Creek Fresh SliceOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's5.503.6652684
Dernière VolontéBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel7.003.98513100
Gouden Carolus HopsinjoorBrouwerij Het Anker8.004.04506-
The Audacity Of HopsCambridge Brewing Company8.004.06486-
White HatterNew Holland Brewing Company5.503.58431-
Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company9.373.8441890
Troubadour MagmaBrouwerij De Musketiers9.003.92376-
Harpoon White IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall6.203.8237490
Sleight Of Hand - Beer Camp #94Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.7.703.7934690
Why Can't IBUStillwater Artisanal Ales5.703.85336-
Spacewalker American BelgoGreat Lakes Brewing Co.8.203.72320-
Triomphe Belgian IPABrewery Vivant6.503.7931892
New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPANew Holland Brewing Company5.073.7229387
HopusBrasserie Lefèbvre SA8.303.73284-
Linchpin White IPAGreen Flash Brewing Co.7.003.83282-
Foray Belgian Style IPADeschutes Brewery6.503.93276-
Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi AceBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV9.504.19256-
Conflux No. 2Deschutes Brewery7.303.9825576
Heavy Seas - RiptideHeavy Seas Beer7.253.7325389
Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 (Mosaic)Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV9.504.13238-
Kuhnhenn Simcoe SillyKuhnhenn Brewing Company9.003.8323176
Dominus Vobiscum LupulusMicrobrasserie Charlevoix10.004.25227-
Dubbel CannonHeavy Seas Beer7.253.7622289
Hoppy Daze IPACoronado Brewing Company9.003.77211-
Blue Point White IPABlue Point Brewing Company6.003.76201-
Hop God - Reserve Series Aged In French Oak Chardonnay BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company10.104.1119994
Belgian-Style Black IPA Beer Camp #94Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.7.703.83177-
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