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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Style Examples - 101 to 150 (out of 1723) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
Lilja's Argosy IPASand Creek Brewing Company6.30793.12
Tui East India Pale AleTui Brewery4.00772.88
India Pale AleMicro-Brasserie L'Alchimiste5.50763.4
Brick Waterloo Traditional IPABrick Brewing Co.5.20752.93
Rhode Island IPATrinity Brewhouse7.00753.71
John Martin's IPAJohn Martin's (John Martin SA)6.90743.3
Trafalgar India Pale AleFreeminer Brewery Ltd.6.00733.65
Ironhead IPARevolver Brewing6.50733.6
India Pale Ale (2012- )Shepherd Neame Ltd6.10713.48
Yippee IPAPicaroons Traditional Ales6.50713.59
FCA IPARailhouse Brewery7.50683.58
Simple Malt IPABrasseurs Illimités6.40683.56
Ram's HeadTop of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery5.50683.58
Greene King IPA Export StrengthGreene King / Morland Brewery5.00683.22
Draft PunkPratt Street Ale House7.00673.73
Moa 5 Hop AleMoa Brewing Company6.20673.66
Colorado IndicaCervejaria Colorado7.00663.83
MajesticPipeworks Brewing Company7.00664.02
7 Mile BridgeTwo Henrys Brewing Company6.00613.51
Double Hop MonsterGreene King / Morland Brewery7.20593.53
Mill Street I.P.A. (India Pale Ale)Mill Street Brew Pub6.10583.31
Double Rainbow IPAElk Creek Cafe + Aleworks7.50573.75
Cambridge House Abijah Rowe IPAThe Cambridge House Brewpub6.90573.9
Heavy Machinery English IPAAustin Beerworks5.90543.76
Hammersmith IPAFirestone Walker Brewing Co.6.70544
Illusion Dweller IPAMountain Sun Pub & Brewery ? 543.69
Innis & Gunn India Pale AleInnis & Gunn7.70533.45
Morning Wood IPAKassik's Kenai Brew Stop6.40533.64
Ice Fog IPAYukon Brewing Company6.00533.42
Bombay Pale AleNørrebro Bryghus6.50533.56
IPASix Rivers Brewery7.20523.06
Moar Scottish Session IPABent Brewstillery4.70503.54
Bengal Gold India Pale AleTriumph Brewing Company6.30503.52
Cervesa Del Montseny + LupulusCompanyia Cervesera del Montseny5.40503.15
The HaberdasherSociete Brewing Co.5.20503.74
Sleeping Giant IPAGage Roads Brewing Company5.40493.5
Pig WarHopworks Urban Brewery8.00483.62
Excalibur India Pale AleTall Tales Brewing Company6.00483.38
Stockyard IPABarley John's Brew Pub6.80483.7
Paddywhack IPANelson Brewing Company6.50473.62
Double Pale AleShawneeCraft Brewing Company7.50473.65
Ed PA18th Street Brewery7.00463.84
Daily Crisis IPARed Brick Station6.10463.54
Hoppy Otter IPAOtter Brewery Ltd6.80463.72
Bowen Island Artisan IPABowen Island Brewing Co. Ltd.5.50453.22
Kinch IPAForest & Main Brewing Company6.50453.71
Maisel & Friends Stefan's Indian AleBrauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.7.30453.78
Bengal Gold India Pale AleTriumph Brewing Company6.60443.65
India Pale AleSchmohz Brewing Company6.20442.83
Mountain Goat India Pale AleMountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd6.20443.34
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