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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
India Pale AleGoose Island Beer Co.5.903.824,26686
Harpoon IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.903.634,02490
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.7.503.912,79791
Brooklyn East India Pale AleBrooklyn Brewery6.903.652,43285
Samuel Smith's India AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)5.003.711,86382
Blackheart3 Floyds Brewing Co.8.504.061,342-
Long Trail India Pale AleLong Trail Brewing Co.6.003.621,20686
Blind FaithMagic Hat Brewing Company6.203.651,18777
Goose IPAGoose Island Beer Co.5.903.621,031-
Shipyard Monkey Fist IPAShipyard Brewing Co.6.903.451,016-
Shipyard Fuggles IPAShipyard Brewing Co.5.803.2997075
India Pale AleYards Brewing Co.7.003.8196087
HopFish IPAFlying Fish Brewing Company6.203.57791-
Lost Sailor India Pale AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.5.803.8871994
Arcadia IPAArcadia Brewing Company6.003.55687-
Alexander Keith's India Pale AleAlexander Keith's5.002.6162867
Wolaver's India Pale AleOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's6.503.5560088
India Pale AleMeantime Brewing Company Limited7.503.92587-
Sweet Child Of VineFulton Beer6.403.5855086
Jaipur IPAThornbridge Brewery5.904.01516-
Green Man India Pale AleGreen Man Brewery6.203.6947591
Cold Hop British-Style AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.803.81469-
Shed IPAThe Shed Brewery6.003.6244387
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic AleKiuchi Brewery7.003.8440-
Bad ElfRidgeway Brewing6.003.58428-
I.P.A.Eel River Brewing Co.7.203.3239664
Naughty 90Toppling Goliath Brewing Company8.204378-
ImPaled AleMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.503.7937799
Newcastle Winter IPAHeineken Nederland B.V.5.203.2235383
St. Peter's India Pale AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd4.903.37331-
Kennebunkport IPAFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub6.202.84330-
Hopnotic India Pale AleCricket Hill Brewing Co.6.503.29327-
Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPAInnis & Gunn5.603.51315-
Fuller's India Pale AleFuller Smith & Turner PLC4.903.9228996
Sea Dog Old East India Pale AleSea Dog Brewing Company6.203.4126277
Blitzkrieg Hops DIPANeshaminy Creek Brewing Company9.003.83258-
Worthington's White ShieldMuseum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery5.603.78252-
Duke Of Wellington India Pale AleGranite City Food & Brewery5.203.31243-
Southampton Burton IPASouthampton Publick House6.503.57217-
El Guapo IPAO'Connor Brewing Co.7.503.8217-
Deuchars IPAThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.403.821495
Red Betty IPACentral City Brewers + Distillers6.503.82204-
Flagship IPACarolina Brewery5.903.55201-
Hops & RobbersDouble Trouble Brewing Co.5.703.45193-
McNeill's Dead Horse IPAMcNeill's Brewery5.703.6719397
Trinity IPATrinity Brewhouse7.003.6189-
GatecrasherTemperance Beer Co.6.603.8618887
India Pale AleSt. George Brewing Company, The5.503.6718793
Highland Imperial Kashmir IPAHighland Brewing10.203.94187-
St-Ambroise India Pale AleMcAuslan Brewing6.203.65180-
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