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
5th DimensionThe Livery9.503.8615-
Agent ProvocateurBrasserie Craig Allan6.503.8515-
BelgoradoWynkoop Brewing Company6.703.6415-
Stone Enjoy AfterStone Brewing Co.7.004.0814-
Catty WompusDevils Backbone Brewing Company7.503.7314-
Gigantic: La FormidableBeau's All Natural Brewing Company6.903.8214-
Noblesse Extra OrdinaireBrouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar7.003.6514-
Willimantic Dyvil Hopyard IPAWillimantic Brewing Co.9.603.8412-
Death ValleyBrasseurs R.J.8.003.8112-
Over The EdgeBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.503.9512-
White HopsThree Taverns Craft Brewery6.503.9412-
Mill Street Belgian Cherry IPAMill Street Brew Pub7.003.4312-
ReliquaryPipeworks Brewing Company9.003.8412-
Raging FlemFeral Brewing Co.7.204.0211-
Emergent White IPABoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.103.511-
AnostekeLa Brasserie du Pays Flamand8.003.6611-
Sittin' On Hop Of The WorldSomerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)6.803.8111-
Hop Von Boorian Belgian IPAElliott Bay Brewing Co. ? 3.7710-
Butterfly FlashmobSolemn Oath Brewery7.004.0710-
Imperial French-Style AleLavery Brewing Company11.503.7610-
ExtaseBrouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar8.503.9510-
Green Flash Super FreakGreen Flash Brewing Co. ? 3.2510-
White FalconShort's Brewing Company5.303.510-
Catherine WheelBellwoods Brewery7.204.0210-
Belgoo LuppoBrasserie La Binchoise (Malterie des Remparts)6.503.7710-
Houblon RougeBoston Beer Works - Canal Street ? 3.4410-
FunkhausOxbow Brewing Company7.504.0810-
DerketoPipeworks Brewing Company10.004.1110-
Blue Reserve HommelbierBlue Mountain Brewery7.003.659-
CitranationNight Shift Brewing9.204.419-
Hop VerdommeBrouwerij Kerkom7.003.399-
Electric IndiaBrewDog6.503.639-
IntensifyGigantic Brewing Company8.103.89-
Ace IPAWingman Brewers7.103.149-
Belgian IPAIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant8.504.099-
Short's Dolly DaggerShort's Brewing Company7.403.949-
HopdraeckBrouwerij De Troch7.503.929-
Strubbe IPABrouwerij Strubbe7.903.02980
Robot Bastard!Spring House Brewing Company7.003.719-
Jack The RIPAIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant5.603.98-
WhitewallCrown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.6.203.568-
Pale DeathDouble Mountain Brewery & Taproom9.303.898-
The Belgian BarnyardIndie Ale House Brewing Company7.203.848-
Belgian Titan IPAGreat Divide Brewing Company ? 3.928-
IceyPAOskar Blues Grill & Brew7.003.648-
Big Star White IPAFour String Brewing Company7.003.688-
IPARiver North Brewery6.003.628-
OrionHorseheads Brewing Inc.6.903.937-
SnowblindFernie Brewing Co.7.903.657-
Brigand I.P.A.Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.6.503.357-
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