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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 Brewery8.303.873,57272
A Little Sumpin' WildLagunitas Brewing Company8.804.113,49091
Stone Cali-BelgiqueStone Brewing Co.6.903.982,94885
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA TripelBrasserie d'Achouffe9.004.212,44697
Green Flash Le FreakGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.204.022,192-
Chainbreaker White IPADeschutes Brewery5.603.651,86484
AccumulationNew Belgium Brewing6.203.71,54382
Tramp StampClown Shoes7.003.781,26570
Belgo Belgian India Pale AleNew Belgium Brewing7.003.7784188
Galaxy White IPAAnchorage Brewing Company7.004.03836-
De Ranke XX BitterBrouwerij De Ranke6.204.07831100
Bitter MonkAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.32825-
Urthel Hop-ItDe Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)9.503.92823-
Live A Rich Life3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.504.25787-
Poperings Hommel BierBrouwerij Van Eecke N.V.7.504.0472695
Allagash Hugh MaloneAllagash Brewing Company7.803.95699-
Terrapin Monk's RevengeTerrapin Beer Company9.603.8167079
Muffin TopClown Shoes10.003.81630-
BedlamAle Asylum7.404.15622-
Otter Creek Fresh SliceOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's5.503.6760584
The Audacity Of HopsCambridge Brewing Company8.004.05576-
Dernière VolontéBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel7.003.99559100
Wildeman Farmhouse IPAFlying Dog Brewery7.503.755585
Saranac White IPAMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.003.7155285
Gouden Carolus HopsinjoorBrouwerij Het Anker8.004.04534-
White HatterNew Holland Brewing Company5.503.59496-
Troubadour MagmaBrouwerij De Musketiers9.003.93436-
Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company9.373.8343390
Why Can't IBUStillwater Artisanal Ales5.703.84414-
Harpoon White IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall6.203.8239290
Triomphe Belgian IPABrewery Vivant6.503.7838592
Spacewalker American BelgoGreat Lakes Brewing Co.8.203.72368-
Foray Belgian Style IPADeschutes Brewery6.503.92365-
HopusBrasserie Lefèbvre SA8.303.72317-
New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPANew Holland Brewing Company5.073.7229887
Whiplash White IPASweetWater Brewing Company6.203.79281-
Harpoon The Long ThawHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall6.203.66271-
Heavy Seas - RiptideHeavy Seas Beer7.253.7227089
Kuhnhenn Simcoe SillyKuhnhenn Brewing Company9.003.8224376
Dominus Vobiscum LupulusMicrobrasserie Charlevoix10.004.23238-
HopAnomaly - Reserve Series Aged In French Oak Chardonnay BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company10.604.122394
Blue Point White IPABlue Point Brewing Company6.003.76218-
Hoppy Daze IPACoronado Brewing Company9.003.78218-
Tree Bucket Double IPABrewery Vivant9.304.0321688
Piraat Triple HopBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.503.94204-
Bourbon DIPAHardywood Park Craft Brewery9.403.96199-
Hop WranglerPeace Tree Brewing Co.6.253.63189-
Brainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale AleEpic Brewing Company6.303.83185-
Pan Galactic Gargle BlasterShort's Brewing Company7.504.11180-
GlaucusPipeworks Brewing Company8.004.09174-
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