English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Description:
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 - 51 to 100 (out of 1401) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Railway City Dead Elephant AleRailway City Brewing Company6.803.52181-
McEwan's India Pale AleThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.702.9217563
India Pale AleDavidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery5.903.27171-
Saratoga IPAMendocino Brewing Company7.003.49170-
Burton Bridge Empire India Pale AleBurton Bridge Brewery7.503.5716990
BrutalRogue Ales6.203.81165-
Proper JobSt. Austell Brewery5.503.81165-
Back Yard India Pale AleCooperstown Brewing Company6.103.416280
Gold Stock AleNew England Brewing Co.6.504.29162-
True Brit IPASummit Brewing Company6.403.67159-
German Style IPASierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.103.85158-
Old EmpireMarston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.5.703.39156-
Hopothesis IPAHopothesis Beer Company7.103.11156-
Naughty TempleToppling Goliath Brewing Company7.204.27154-
The Raj IPAFour Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery6.903.72151-
Golden IPALegend Brewing Co.7.003.32149-
Dragonmead Crown Jewels India Pale AleDragonmead Microbrewery7.003.62149-
Wells IPAWells & Young's Ltd5.002.94141-
Man BeerBull & Bush Brewery7.703.8313688
Bengal LancerFuller Smith & Turner PLC5.003.83136-
Inlet IPA16 Mile Brewing Company6.103.49134-
India Pale AleBass Brewers Limited6.003.47133-
Tumbleweed IPALewis & Clark Brewing Company6.604.13129-
20th Anniversary Encore Series: Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPAStone Brewing8.903.87121-
Silverspot IPAPelican Pub & Brewery6.503.82121-
IPARidgeway Brewing5.503.79120-
Meat WaveHalf Acre Beer Company6.503.63119-
Devil's Elbow IPAHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company5.703.86118-
Fuller's Bengal Lancer (Bottle-Conditioned)Fuller Smith & Turner PLC5.303.85118-
Sleeman IPA (46*)Sleeman Breweries Ltd.5.302.8811456
1800 Old English IPAMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery8.204.15108-
Chaos TheoryBrewDog7.103.76108-
The King's English IPAGreene King / Morland Brewery6.003.36108-
Bunny & The BirdPipeworks Brewing Company9.004.11105-
Circus City IPABig Top Brewing Company6.803.46104-
Short's The Golden RuleShort's Brewing Company5.803.75103-
Kiss Off IPARound Guys Brewing Company6.303.63102-
Nils Oscar India Pale Alethe Nils Oscar Company5.303.5499-
Brewer's Alley India Pale AleBrewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery5.403.6397-
10 Point India Pale AleLake of Bays Brewing Company6.003.569686
Geary's IPAD.L. Geary Brewing Company6.003.4492-
Elm Street IPANatty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.5.803.7192-
Jolly OllieCigar City Brewing7.753.8890-
Greene King IPA Draught BitterGreene King / Morland Brewery3.603.428993
Quail Springs IPADeschutes Brewery6.003.888991
Williams JokerWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.003.5688-
Russell IP'eh!Russell Brewing Company6.503.698889
James Squire Stow Away India Pale AleMalt Shovel Brewery5.603.388-
Curmudgeon IPAGrand River Brewing6.503.6385-
Fuller's India Pale Ale (Bottle-Conditioned)Fuller Smith & Turner PLC5.303.9284-
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