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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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Style Examples - 351 to 400 (out of 785) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
AfterlifeSelkirk Abbey Brewing Company5.753.846-
Theory And PracticeDC Brau Brewing Co.9.003.976-
St. AlphaManayunk Brewery and Restaurant8.5046-
Birth Of AceLost Rhino Brewing Company8.203.796-
HoplaDe 7de Hemel7.503.996-
Galaxy Belgian IPABarren Hill Tavern & Brewery7.103.826-
SatelliteFlix Brewhouse6.203.696-
La Frappiste Grand Cru 2011Brasserie Des Garrigues7.503.36-
DryadalisMike Hess Brewing - Miramar8.203.666-
Trein WrakTrack 7 Brewing Co.7.803.966-
Cowboy Meets FarmerWestbrook Brewing Co.6.203.976-
Black Oak / Sawdust City / Charlevoix How Do You Say Monkey In Latin?Black Oak Brewing Co.6.803.676-
Belgian IPANorth Brewing Company6.103.696-
Brussels HopsWest Sixth Brewing Company7.003.626-
Fifth DimensionThe Livery9.0046-
Mysterioso #16Kane Brewing Company6.304.036-
Ringmaster's Belgian IPAHi-Wire Brewing ? 3.866-
CatnipWandering Star Brewing Company7.103.496-
Doctor's Orders PlasmaDoctor's Orders Brewing7.603.726-
Madamoiselle Aramis IPABrasserie Du Mont Salève6.003.716-
Shiny Penny Belgian IPATownsite Brewing8.504.216-
Rebel LocalBrouwers Verzet8.503.716-
Cuvée Houblonnée III - IPA BelgeÀ La Fût7.203.616-
Fleur Du DiableBroue Pub Brouhaha6.003.486-
Amarillo Belgian IPABarren Hill Tavern & Brewery6.803.786-
Professor HopsOdd13 Brewing6.923.996-
Maya PremiereUne Année10.503.926-
Hop ConfessionChurch Brew Works8.804.215-
Papa IpaBrasserie de la Senne7.203.65-
Zijden KousenNaughty Brewing Co.8.203.755-
Faux PasOnion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.6.503.935-
Humulus BelgicusBarrier Brewing Company5.903.655-
Hop MagicJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House ? 3.745-
A Stranger In The Alps, French IPABrewery Vivant5.604.055-
Mayflower Belgian IPAMayflower Brewing Company8.003.615-
Sans Frontière (White Wine Barrel Aged)To Øl7.003.65-
Cali-Belgique Aged In Red Wine BarrelsStone Brewing Co. ? 3.755-
Belgian IPAShort's Brewing Company6.003.945-
Eleven IPASweet Mullets Brewing Co.9.003.135-
Le Freak - Kaffir LimeGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.2045-
Springtime In The GalaxyTighthead Brewing Company7.503.865-
Big Ten IPAOtto's Pub and Brewery10.004.025-
Belgian IPAGood Nature Farm Brewery & Tap Room8.003.715-
Gompers Belgian Wheat IPAHaymarket Pub & Brewery7.003.515-
This Machine IPAMarshall Brewing Company7.804.035-
An American Werewolf In BelgiumHopDog BeerWorks6.504.125-
Belgian IPAGreenport Harbor Brewing Company ? 3.795-
Hagenbeck Belgian IPACheeky Monkey Brewery5.803.195-
Woolly Bugger Belgian IPAThe Gamble Mill Restaurant & Microbrewery10.503.885-
Blind Pig Belgo-American IPAThe Blind Pig Brewery7.403.665-
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