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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ImPaled AleMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.503.7938099
Old Slipperyskin India Pale AleJasper Murdock’s Alehouse, Dining Room & Microbrewery (The Norwich Inn)6.303.621198
McNeill's Dead Horse IPAMcNeill's Brewery5.703.6619697
Fuller's India Pale AleFuller Smith & Turner PLC4.903.9230696
Deuchars IPAThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.403.822495
Lost Sailor India Pale AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.5.803.8873894
Greene King IPA Draught BitterGreene King / Morland Brewery3.603.428993
India Pale AleThe St. George Brewing Company5.503.6718793
Hoppy Otter IPAOtter Brewery Ltd6.803.724692
Newburgh NewBurton IPANewburgh Brewing Company7.103.952692
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.7.503.92,85191
Green Man India Pale AleGreen Man Brewery6.203.6950591
Quail Springs IPADeschutes Brewery6.003.888991
Burton Bridge Empire India Pale AleBurton Bridge Brewery7.503.5716990
Harpoon IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.903.634,13190
Russell IP'eh!Russell Brewing Company6.503.698989
Wild Oats Series No. 62 - EmbittermintBeau's All Natural Brewing Company6.703.811489
Man BeerBull & Bush Brewery7.703.8213888
GatecrasherTemperance Beer Co.6.603.8620387
India Pale AleYards Brewing Co.7.003.8198387
Shed IPAThe Shed Brewery6.003.6345887
Sweet Child Of VineFulton Beer6.403.5857486
Long Trail India Pale AleLong Trail Brewing Co.6.003.621,21586
10 Point India Pale AleLake of Bays Brewing Company6.003.69886
Brooklyn East India Pale AleBrooklyn Brewery6.903.652,47485
Fr8Dog India Pale AleNorris English Pub & Brewery7.503.71184
Mountain Goat India Pale AleMountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd6.203.344484
Newcastle Winter IPAHeineken Nederland B.V.5.203.2235383
Samuel Smith's India AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)5.003.721,90882
Back Yard India Pale AleCooperstown Brewing Company6.103.416480
Buffalo IPAFlying Bison Brewing Company6.403.368580
Blind FaithMagic Hat Brewing Company6.203.651,21377
Sea Dog Old East India Pale AleSea Dog Brewing Company6.203.4126177
Shipyard Fuggles IPAShipyard Brewing Co.5.803.2997575
Goose IPAGoose Island Beer Co.5.903.795,29073
Alexander Keith's India Pale AleAlexander Keith's5.002.6163967
I.P.A.Eel River Brewing Co.7.203.3240164
McEwan's India Pale AleThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.702.9217663
Perley Town IPAFlying Goose Brew Pub & Grille6.693.391258
Sleeman IPA (46*)Sleeman Breweries Ltd.5.302.8811456
India Pale AleCoddington Brewing Co.5.003.062854
Enigma India Pale AleFarmageddon Brewing Co-op6.304.551-
India Pale AleHornbeer6.502.751-
Double Hopped IPAOld Bisbee Brewing Company7.003.498-
Bengal IPAVasileostrovskaya Brewery (Василеостровская Пивоварня)5.803.68-
Marble Utility SpecialThe Marble Arch6.504.121-
Marks & Spencer Southwold Winter IPAAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery6.703.5811-
Eden Vine IPAGalbraith's Alehouse6.203.781-
Growler IPA (Ian And Paul's Ale)Nethergate Brewery Co. Ltd.3.503.244-
Red Betty IPACentral City Brewers + Distillers6.503.81209-
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