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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Style Examples - 251 to 300 (out of 864) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Belgian IPATwo Roads Brewing Company7.003.642-
Belgian ConspiracyBristol Beer Factory7.503.792-
Angry & WitStone Brewing Co.6.903.642-
Faux PasOnion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.6.503.672-
Le TigreO'so Brewing Company & Tap House6.003.732-
Ambassador Am-BelgoDESTIHL Brewery6.603.52-
Broke Spoke Belgian Session IPAWest Sixth Brewing Company4.503.732-
Birth Of AceLost Rhino Brewing Company8.204.122-
Opus HumulusFour Quarters Brewing Co.3.904.032-
Ghost - White IPA3 Stars Brewing Company5.903.652-
Brett Mikkels IPASurly Brewing Company7.504.332-
XReserve 04-2014Saucony Creek Brewing Company7.503.882-
Volcelest Biere De PrintempsBrasserie De La Vallée De Chevreuse4.704.682-
Bizon IPAPizza Port Solana Beach ? 4.122-
Préaris IPA - No Hops No GloryDe Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)7.703.812-
Meer KoebelBuffalo Bayou Brewing Co ? 4.242-
OxymoronicMartha's Exchange7.503.742-
Belgian IPAFunkwerks ? 4.132-
White IPAThe Lucky Monk5.203.942-
Dead RingerHalf Pints Brewing Company ? 3.72-
Yeah Bye, EarthLogboat Brewing Co.6.604.162-
Able I.P.A.Cambridge Brewing Company7.003.952-
Shacklands Farmhouse IPAShacklands Brewing Company7.203.792-
Springtime In The GalaxyTighthead Brewing Company7.503.892-
Beaucoup D'HoublonBuckeye Brewing Company8.004.232-
FoySchilling Beer Co.7.004.462-
La Suprise Houblon IPARock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery7.094.162-
TenaciousThomas Hooker Brewing Company6.503.782-
Zero GravityRocket Brewing Co.6.804.222-
WilfordWit's End Brewing Company7.003.982-
White WolfWild Wolf Brewing Company5.003.892-
Thoprock WetBoom Island Brewing Company8.003.892-
Summer In PainMiddle Brow Beer Co.6.503.692-
SinistraDave's BrewFarm8.004.312-
Bad Attitude Mad SaisonBirrificio Ticinese12.004.032-
Hopus Primeur 2014Brasserie Lefèbvre SA8.303.992-
Two Prong Belgian Double IPAHaw River Farmhouse Ales8.404.132-
MosaicnationNight Shift Brewing8.004.362-
Georgia BelgiqueMoon River Brewing Company ? 3.352-
Beast ModeBeyond the Pale Brewing Company8.803.672-
Trigger HoppyPizza Port Solana Beach7.404.232-
Monkey Dancing On A Razor BladeSlapShot Brewing Co.8.503.972-
Waffle StomperBurley Oak Brewery7.504.022-
QueboidHardknott Brewery8.003.612-
First Coast IPABrutopia Brewery9.503.842-
Belgo Tripel DIPARock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery9.614.422-
Catnip Belgian XPAWandering Star Brewing Company6.804.12-
Rich's BrewNinkasi Brewing Company8.103.742-
Lake Effect / DryHop Shot A Man In SimcoeLake Effect Brewing Co.7.504.042-
Belgian Dip IPATool Shed Brewing6.303.712-
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