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 > Ratings Score
British Burton AleNano 108 Brewing Company10.0213.93
WarheadAnarchy Brew Co10.0014.14
Down CurrantDrafting Table Brewing Company10.0013.53
Double BicepsL'Espace Public-Brasseurs de quartier9.8013.75
Crazy TrainMickey Finn's Brewery9.6022.83
ElDoradoStamm Beer9.5000
TickeraguaBeachwood BBQ & Brewing9.5011.77
Oh, Lord Jesus!Le Saint-Bock9.0013.5
The Sour OneDeclaration Brewing Company9.0023.96
Blitzkrieg Hops DIPANeshaminy Creek Brewing Company9.002663.85
Bunny & The BirdPipeworks Brewing Company9.001054.12
IPABrouwerij Marckensteijn8.9013.28
Tordeuse ImpérialeBrasserie Artisanale La Souche8.9043.74
HodgsonBen Middlemiss Brewing8.8042.87
19th StreetTown in City Brewing Co.8.8053.43
Kraft Bräu India Pale AleKraft Bräu - Blesius Garten8.8000
ShipwrightRelic Brewing Co.8.80223.84
77 - Double IPABrasserie Harricana8.7023.71
BarbaRoja IPACerveza Artesanal BarbaRoja8.7013.46
Contre-VerseNoire & Blanche8.7033.43
Seven Nations English 87Aztec Brewing Company8.7023.81
Lord Fuggles IPABad Habit Brewing Company8.5013.93
Medusa & DenaliSalden's Brewery8.5014
Australian Double IPASalden's Brewery8.5013.75
SpringHighlander Brew Co.8.5013.75
English Imperial IPA (For Sid Vicious)Zebulon Artisan Ales8.5000
English Imperial IPA (For Lemmy)Zebulon Artisan Ales8.5000
Blackheart3 Floyds Brewing Co.8.501,3634.03
Equinox IPASide Door Brewing Company8.4014.31
Burton SnatchStone Brewing8.40133.64
Fallen ArchangelAbsolution Brewing Company8.40103.83
Gadds' IndiaRamsgate Brewery8.3013.57
Snaggle Tooth TigerRhinegeist Brewery8.3083.72
One Dank CrownDraught Horse Brewery8.3013.77
Caudillo India Pale AleCerveza Caudillo8.3012.99
Gentleman, The Queen!Fort Street Brewery8.2543.66
Blood & Bullets IpaMad Anthony Brewing Company8.2043.69
Donkey Sauce IPADeep River Brewing Co.8.2023.9
1800 Old English IPAMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery8.201084.09
Scream If You Want To Go FasterThe Cheshire Brewhouse8.1013.65
BagheeraStrand Brewing Co.8.1023.68
II PP AAThirsty Dog Brewing Company8.1023.66
Hopfen-FluchWernecker Bierbrauerei8.1023.27
Matt's English IPACocoa Beach Brewing Company8.1033.25
Naughty 90Toppling Goliath Brewing Company8.004253.96
Pig WarHopworks Urban Brewery8.00483.62
Bugger OffBlack Bottle Brewery8.0023.88
Double SurvivorTrophy Brewing8.0000
Cassk Kickin' IPAThe Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery8.0063.89
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