English India Pale Ale (IPA)

First brewed in England and exported for the British troops in India during the late 1700s. To withstand the voyage, IPA's were basically tweaked Pale Ales that were, in comparison, much more malty, boasted a higher alcohol content and were well-hopped, as hops are a natural preservative. Historians believe that an IPA was then watered down for the troops, while officers and the elite would savor the beer at full strength. The English IPA has a lower alcohol due to taxation over the decades. The leaner the brew the less amount of malt there is and less need for a strong hop presence which would easily put the brew out of balance. Some brewers have tried to recreate the origianl IPA with strengths close to 8-9% abv.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-6.5%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Goose IPAGoose Island Beer Co.5.903.795,19386
Harpoon IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.903.634,08490
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.7.503.92,83291
Brooklyn East India Pale AleBrooklyn Brewery6.903.652,46085
Samuel Smith's India AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)5.003.711,88382
Blackheart3 Floyds Brewing Co.8.504.061,346-
Long Trail India Pale AleLong Trail Brewing Co.6.003.621,21286
Blind FaithMagic Hat Brewing Company6.203.651,19477
Shipyard Monkey Fist IPAShipyard Brewing Co.6.903.451,035-
India Pale AleYards Brewing Co.7.003.8197587
Shipyard Fuggles IPAShipyard Brewing Co.5.803.2997275
HopFish IPAFlying Fish Brewing Company6.203.58822-
Guinness Nitro IPAGuinness Ltd.5.802.99753-
Lost Sailor India Pale AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.5.803.8872894
Arcadia IPAArcadia Brewing Company6.003.55694-
Alexander Keith's India Pale AleAlexander Keith's5.002.663467
India Pale AleMeantime Brewing Company Limited7.503.92590-
Sweet Child Of VineFulton Beer6.403.5856886
Jaipur IPAThornbridge Brewery5.904.01525-
Green Man India Pale AleGreen Man Brewery6.203.6848891
Cold Hop British-Style AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.803.81473-
Shed IPAThe Shed Brewery6.003.6345387
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic AleKiuchi Brewery7.003.8446-
Bad ElfRidgeway Brewing6.003.58433-
Naughty 90Toppling Goliath Brewing Company8.204.01400-
I.P.A.Eel River Brewing Co.7.203.3240064
ImPaled AleMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.503.7937899
Newcastle Winter IPAHeineken Nederland B.V.5.203.2235383
Kennebunkport IPAFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub6.202.84338-
St. Peter's India Pale AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd4.903.36335-
Hopnotic India Pale AleCricket Hill Brewing Co.6.503.29329-
Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPAInnis & Gunn5.603.52322-
Fuller's India Pale AleFuller Smith & Turner PLC4.903.9129996
Sea Dog Old East India Pale AleSea Dog Brewing Company6.203.4126277
Blitzkrieg Hops DIPANeshaminy Creek Brewing Company9.003.84260-
Worthington's White ShieldMuseum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery5.603.78256-
Duke Of Wellington India Pale AleGranite City Food & Brewery5.203.31245-
El Guapo Agave IPAO'Connor Brewing Co.7.503.81228-
German Style IPASierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.103.88223-
Southampton Burton IPASouthampton Publick House6.503.55222-
Deuchars IPAThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.403.821695
Red Betty IPACentral City Brewers + Distillers6.503.81207-
Flagship IPACarolina Brewery5.903.56207-
GatecrasherTemperance Beer Co.6.603.8619787
Hops & RobbersDouble Trouble Brewing Co.5.703.45196-
McNeill's Dead Horse IPAMcNeill's Brewery5.703.6719497
Trinity IPATrinity Brewhouse7.003.6189-
India Pale AleSt. George Brewing Company, The5.503.6718793
St-Ambroise India Pale AleMcAuslan Brewing6.203.65186-
Railway City Dead Elephant AleRailway City Brewing Company6.803.52181-
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