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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Too Much TongueThree Mugs Brewing ? 15
Soft TouchEdmund's Oast7.5015
Hopzophrenia IPALost Sanity Brewing7.0015
1910 Fuller's AKZebulon Artisan Ales4.2014.99
Whitbread IPAZebulon Artisan Ales5.3014.99
Amundsen / BRUS / To Øl - Natural Born ChillersAmundsen Bryggeri & Spiseri4.5014.75
Me.Green NE Style IPA (Vermont Yeast)MysterLee Brewing Co.7.1014.68
For the love of MosaicBig Beach Brewing6.4014.66
NEIPA (Northern European IPA)Sakiškių Alus5.7014.63
English IPADay Block Brewing Company5.8014.6
Green Kilt IPAHayes' Public House Brewery & Taproom ? 14.57
Enigma India Pale AleFarmageddon Brewing Co-op6.3014.55
West coast style ipaUinta Brewing Company6.3014.55
Govinda Barrel Aged Chevallier EditionThe Cheshire Brewhouse6.8014.55
Red Dragon English Rye IPAIechyd Da Brewing Company6.4014.55
Bury The SunOliver Brewing Company6.0014.53
Perfectly Good AleJasper Murdock’s Alehouse, Dining Room & Microbrewery (The Norwich Inn)6.4114.5
Bark IPABarking Deer BrewPub6.1014.5
Oudaen IPAStadskasteel Oudaen ? 14.5
Zeus IpaCoastal Brewery6.2014.5
VIPACOAST Brewing Company7.0024.5
English IPAGreenport Harbor Brewing Company5.8014.47
English IPAPinglehead Brewing Co. / Brewer's Pizza6.2014.44
Govinda Barrel Aged MarjThe Cheshire Brewhouse6.7014.44
Alexander Cask India Pale AleHealdsburg Beer Company6.3514.43
JourneymanCumberland Breweries5.2014.43
The Piper IPAFour Provinces Brewing Company5.0034.39
Indian Pale AleBand of Bohemia6.7024.38
Friends with benefitsBlack Flag Brewing Company7.1044.38
October Beer Circa 1750Zebulon Artisan Ales12.1074.38
English IPAYokohama Beer6.0014.38
O'Haras Stormburst IPACarlow Brewing Company5.0014.37
Teamwork Makes The Dream Work Coffee IPATribes Beer Company8.0024.36
WinterCoat Indiana GoldWinterCoat6.3034.35
KacklanBryggeriet Stenhammaren5.8014.34
Ape AleBlue Monkey Brewery5.4034.34
Extra-Hopped Lost Sailor India Pale AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc. ? 84.33
St. Peter's Crafted Black IPASt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd7.0014.33
Falcon PunchAslan Brewing Company5.3014.33
Bulldog English IPABoxing Bear Brewing Co.6.1014.32
Equinox IPASide Door Brewing Company8.4014.31
ConquestCottage Brewing Co. Ltd5.0014.31
Deal With The DevilMacLeod Ale Brewing Company7.5034.31
IPA On Tour (USA)Mack Mikrobryggeri4.7014.3
IPA 17°Lanius Trenciansky Pivovar7.7014.3
MonsoonLeeds Brewery5.8014.3
VIPAHardywood Pilot Brewery & Taproom5.2024.28
Infinity IPAConiston Brewing Co. Ltd6.0054.26
Lovely Jubbly IPAOutlander Brewery & Pub5.7024.26
Duchy Originals Organic India Pale AleWychwood Brewery Company Ltd5.0014.25
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