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 - 501 to 550 (out of 1724) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
Økologisk IPAHerslev Bryghus6.0053.36
Seaworthy IPABig Tide Brewing Co.5.5053.56
IPALiberation Brewery4.8053.28
Infinity IPAConiston Brewing Co. Ltd6.0054.26
BoomerangSalopian Brewing Company Ltd6.9053.55
Adnams Rye IPAAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery5.0053.64
1821Copp Winery & Brewery ? 54.15
India Pale Ale (Phipps NBC)Grainstore Brewery, The [Davis'es Brewing Co Ltd]4.2053.1
VPAVale Brewery Company4.2053.74
Berlina IPACerveza Artesanal Berlina5.0054.01
Bad SantaThird Street Aleworks7.9053.98
CarminiaBirrificio Artigianale Karma6.0053.68
Willimantic Anonymous IPAWillimantic Brewing Co.6.8053.78
TyphoonWindswept Brewing Co6.2053.58
Bighorn IPABarley Brothers Brewery & Grill ? 53.06
USS Enterprise IPADry Dock Brewing Co.6.4053.9
NiceFyne Ales Ltd5.2054.01
Marks And Spencer 31 Hop IPAButcombe Brewery Ltd.4.5052.98
Permon P.I.P.APivovar Permon5.7054.04
The SessionBlacks Kinsale Craft Brewery3.5053.4
Double Bridges IPABullant Brewery5.8053.21
MacLean's Broadsword India Pale AleMacLean's Ales Brewing6.2053.62
Dark Star India Pale AleDark Star Brewing Company Limited6.2053.89
SanjanaBrauerei Zwettl Karl Schwarz GmbH6.7053.79
Brentwood IPABrentwood Brewing Co. Ltd3.7054.13
India Pale AleSt Andrews Brewing Company5.0053.57
19th StreetTown in City Brewing Co.8.8053.43
Hobgoblin IPAWychwood Brewery Company Ltd5.3053.41
Black Sheep IPABlack Sheep Brewery PLC5.1053.04
Skye IPAIsle Of Skye Brewery5.0053.5
KashmirSalopian Brewing Company Ltd5.5053.67
Raj-AgniBurning Brothers Brewing ? 53.57
British India Pale AleFlat Branch Pub & Brewery ? 53.62
Island Records Session IPATwo Tribes Brewery4.5053.7
Wave Crusader XPABritannia Brewing Company5.7053.8
Queen Of DiamondsWild Card Brewery5.0053.73
Lost Peninsula IPABoatyard Brewing Co.6.4053.28
TornadoWindswept Brewing Co6.7053.68
Double Hopped India Pale AleLobethal Bierhaus ? 53.73
Crimson AngelAbsolution Brewing Company6.1053.72
Star of EastbourneHarvey & Son Ltd.6.5053.73
Reva'sHammerHeart Brewing Company6.8054.04
Paxton IPAThe London Beer Factory5.5053.7
Even Sharks Need WaterVerdant Brewing Company6.5054.05
Tesco Simply IPAMarston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.5.0052.61
'Na Biretta KuasapaBirradamare SRL6.3053.67
Farmer Wirtz India Pale AleBonfire Brewing Co.7.0053.32
India Pale AleStensbogaard Bryghus5.3053.48
Victory's Legacy IPACastle Rock Beer Co.6.3053.63
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