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 1490) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Avg
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
Prehistoric RhetoricTapistry Brewing8.5053.73
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
Yorkshire IPAWharfebank Brewery5.1053.69
19th StreetTown in City Brewing Co.8.8053.43
KashmirSalopian Brewing Company Ltd5.5053.67
British India Pale AleFlat Branch Pub & Brewery ? 53.62
Brown Bear IPACumberland Breweries5.2053.87
Lost Peninsula IPABoatyard Brewing Co.6.4053.28
TornadoWindswept Brewing Co6.7053.68
Double Hopped India Pale AleLobethal Bierhaus ? 53.73
Saltspring Earl Grey IPASalt Spring Island Ales7.0053.83
Crimson AngelAbsolution Brewing Company6.1053.72
Reva'sHammerHeart Brewing Company6.8054.04
True North Inukshuk IPAMagnotta Brewery6.5053.63
Tesco Simply IPAMarston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.5.0052.61
Waitrose Duchy Organic IPAWychwood Brewery Company Ltd5.2053.48
'Na Biretta KuasapaBirradamare SRL6.3053.67
Farmer Wirtz India Pale AleBonfire Brewing Co.7.0053.32
India Pale AleStensbogaard Bryghus5.3053.48
Golden IPACastle Rock Beer Co.6.3053.63
Kilt LifterCuan Mor / Oban Bay Brewery3.9053.6
North Island IPACanadian Brewery Inc. (North Island Beer)7.0053.87
Ben NevisBlack Wolf Brewery4.0052.99
BomschuitBrouwerij Scheveningen5.5053.14
Old World IPABreakside Brewery5.3054.13
Idle Idol IPAOddball Brewing Co.6.7053.41
Steam Exchange India Pale AleSteam Exchange Brewery5.8052.99
Pitfield 1837 India Pale AlePitfield Organic Brewery7.0053.14
Hundred Daze IPABig Beach Brewing7.0053.66
Clocktower IPAThe Clocktower Brew Pub - Glebe5.8053.06
Timma!Great Waters Brewing6.2053.72
Imperial IPATower Brewery5.0053.21
Vieux Montréal IPABrasserie BVM Inc.5.5054.13
Growler IPA (Ian And Paul's Ale)Nethergate Brewery Co. Ltd.3.5043.25
Økologisk IPAHerslev Bryghus6.0043.36
Boarrior IPAPig Pounder Brewery5.2043.52
Dragon's BackThe Hong Kong S.A.R. Brewing Co.5.2042.93
Arbor Brewing Fuggles And GoldArbor Brewing Company6.5043.97
IPALiberation Brewery4.8043.42
BarrelmanShort's Brewing Company7.0044.04
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