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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 - 51 to 100 (out of 884) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Heavy Seas - RiptideHeavy Seas Beer7.253.765086
't Smisje IPA+Brouwerij Smisje10.003.9446-
MinxGoose Island Beer Co.8.003.9843-
Piraat Triple HopBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.503.924390
Valeir ExtraBrouwerij Contreras6.503.864290
Burly Belgo India Pale AleNorth Peak Brewing Company6.504.114294
Shark PantsDe Struise Brouwers9.003.9538-
Harpoon The Long ThawHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall6.203.8737-
GlaucusPipeworks Brewing Company8.004.1336-
Blue Point White IPABlue Point Brewing Company6.003.9436-
Whiplash White IPASweetWater Brewing Company6.203.7636-
Bitter TruthBrouwerij Het Alternatief10.003.935-
West Side Belgian-Style IPAHarriet Brewing6.504.1534-
American-Belgo Style IPARock Art Brewery7.503.7334-
UprisingIron Fist Brewing Company12.003.8533-
Tier De GardeSouthern Tier Brewing Company8.10433-
Ontario Coast IPAThree Heads Brewing7.503.8732-
Tree Bucket Double IPABrewery Vivant9.304.023286
Moving Parts The Ever Evolving IPA: Batch No. 3Victory Brewing Company6.604.0331-
Brainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale AleEpic Brewing Company6.30430-
Buffalo Belgian BitterBrouwerij Van den Bossche8.503.6528-
Blackball Belgian IPAKarl Strauss Brewing Company8.504.022894
Hail Mary Belgian-Style IPACathedral Square Brewery7.003.492883
Duvel Tripel Hop 2015 (Equinox)Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV9.504.0627-
Fleur De BelgiqueIthaca Beer Company7.503.842687
Houblonium P38Bullfrog Brewery8.003.9725-
Thai Style White IPAUpslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill6.503.792585
Bourbon DIPAHardywood Park Craft Brewery9.404.124-
ThoprockBoom Island Brewing Company8.003.7223-
Belle-FleurBrouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar6.003.8723-
Sans FrontièreTo Øl7.003.8723-
Belgo HoptologistKnee Deep Brewing Company9.003.9823-
Allagash Prince TuesdayAllagash Brewing Company8.104.072290
IPA BelgeBrasserie Dunham6.503.722-
Electric Unicorn White IPAPhillips Brewing Company6.503.6921-
Naughty Girl Blonde India Pale AleNew Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House6.003.712193
Cicada Belgian Style IPAYards Brewing Co.8.503.62187
Hoppenberg Uncertainty PrincipleRiver North Brewery9.003.952190
Belgian IPASixpoint Brewery6.004.1420-
InfidelSelkirk Abbey Brewing Company8.204.120-
Pan Galactic Gargle BlasterShort's Brewing Company7.503.9419-
Lakewood Hop TrappLakewood Brewing Company6.403.6618-
White CapHinterland Brewery Restaurant4.203.6818-
Stone Enjoy AfterStone Brewing Co.7.004.0417-
Buffalo Hump 1840Freetail Brewing Company6.303.9617-
Great Lakes Audrey HopburnGreat Lakes Brewery6.203.9216-
Catty WompusDevils Backbone Brewing Company7.503.7616-
A Night In BrusselsThree Taverns Craft Brewery7.503.916-
Illumination (Farmhouse IPA)Enlightenment Ales6.804.0816-
Peak Organic Hop BlancPeak Organic Brewing Company6.403.7315-
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