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
Goose IPAGoose Island Beer Co.5.905,3993.71
Harpoon IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.904,1843.62
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.7.502,8733.88
Brooklyn East India Pale AleBrooklyn Brewery6.902,4893.63
BrutalRogue Ales6.202,3113.97
Samuel Smith's India AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)5.001,9213.68
Blackheart3 Floyds Brewing Co.8.501,3614.03
Blind FaithMagic Hat Brewing Company6.201,2263.54
Long Trail India Pale AleLong Trail Brewing Co.6.001,2163.59
Monkey Fist IPAShipyard Brewing Company6.901,0713.38
India Pale AleYards Brewing Co.7.009913.77
Shipyard Fuggles IPAShipyard Brewing Company5.809773.25
HopFish IPAFlying Fish Brewing Company6.208403.55
Guinness Nitro IPAGuinness Ltd.5.807952.96
Lost Sailor India Pale AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.5.807443.82
Arcadia IPAArcadia Brewing Company6.007063.5
Alexander Keith's India Pale AleAlexander Keith's5.006462.63
Sweet Child Of VineFulton Beer6.405933.63
India Pale AleMeantime Brewing Company Limited7.505923.88
Jaipur IPAThornbridge Brewery5.905424
Green Man India Pale AleGreen Man Brewery6.205133.7
Cold Hop British-Style AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.804733.79
Shed IPAThe Shed Brewery6.004583.6
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic AleKiuchi Brewery7.004513.78
Bad Elf Winter's AleRidgeway Brewing6.004433.52
Naughty 90Toppling Goliath Brewing Company8.204113.97
I.P.A.Eel River Brewing Co.7.204043.3
ImPaled AleMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.503823.8
Newcastle Winter IPAHeineken Nederland B.V.5.203533.17
Kennebunkport IPAFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub6.203442.79
Toasted Oak IPAInnis & Gunn5.603443.49
St. Peter's India Pale AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd4.903403.36
Hopnotic India Pale AleCricket Hill Brewing Co.6.503313.27
Fuller's India Pale AleFuller Smith & Turner PLC4.903133.9
Blitzkrieg Hops DIPANeshaminy Creek Brewing Company9.002663.85
Sea Dog Old East India Pale AleSea Dog Brewing Company6.202613.38
German Style IPASierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.102613.84
Worthington's White ShieldMuseum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery5.602593.73
Duke Of Wellington India Pale AleGranite City Food & Brewery5.202483.26
El Guapo Agave IPAO'Connor Brewing Co.7.502463.79
Deuchars IPAThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.402273.75
Southampton Burton IPASouthampton Publick House6.502253.5
Flagship IPACarolina Brewery5.902143.54
Red Betty IPACentral City Brewers + Distillers6.502133.76
GatecrasherTemperance Beer Co.6.602073.85
Hops & RobbersDouble Trouble Brewing Co.5.702033.46
St-Ambroise India Pale AleMcAuslan Brewing6.201993.67
McNeill's Dead Horse IPAMcNeill's Brewery5.701963.66
Trinity IPATrinity Brewhouse7.001923.59
India Pale AleThe St. George Brewing Company5.501873.66
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