Belgian IPA

Inspired by the American India Pale Ale (IPA) and Double IPA, more and more Belgian brewers are brewing hoppy pale colored ales for the US market (like Chouffe & Urthel), and there's been an increase of Belgian IPAs being brewed by American brewers. Generally, Belgian IPAs are considered too hoppy by Belgian beer drinkers.

Various malts are used, but the beers of the style are finished with Belgian yeast strains (bottle-conditioned) and the hops employed tend to be American. You'll generally find a cleaner bitterness vs. American styles, and a pronounced dry edge (very Belgian), often akin to an IPA crossed with a Belgian Tripel. Alcohol by volume is on the high side. Many examples are quite cloudy, and feature tight lacing, excellent retention, and fantastic billowy heads that mesmerize (thanks, in part, to the hops).

Belgian IPA is still very much a style in development.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 6.0-12.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPAFlying Dog Brewery8.303.953,97973
A Little Sumpin' WildLagunitas Brewing Company8.804.13,54091
Stone Cali-Belgique IPAStone Brewing6.903.993,443-
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA TripelBrasserie d'Achouffe9.004.22,72497
Green Flash Le FreakGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.204.032,416-
Chainbreaker White IPADeschutes Brewery5.503.752,14284
AccumulationNew Belgium Brewing6.203.751,98185
Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPASierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.703.761,197-
Bitter MonkAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.341,029-
De Ranke XX BitterBrouwerij De Ranke6.204.08957100
Galaxy White IPAAnchorage Brewing Company7.004.05938-
Live A Rich Life3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.504.23902-
Belgo Belgian India Pale AleNew Belgium Brewing7.003.8388988
Allagash Hugh MaloneAllagash Brewing Company7.803.94870-
Urthel Hop-ItDe Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)9.503.93859-
Poperings Hommel BierBrouwerij Van Eecke N.V.7.504.0280595
Otter Creek Fresh SliceOtter Creek Brewing5.503.69798-
BedlamAle Asylum7.404.15727-
Grumpy MonkBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.703.6671886
Terrapin Monk's RevengeTerrapin Beer Company9.603.8267879
The Audacity Of HopsCambridge Brewing Company8.004.04619-
Dernière VolontéBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!7.003.99614100
Gouden Carolus HopsinjoorBrouwerij Het Anker8.004.05607-
White HatterNew Holland Brewing Company5.503.64598-
Saranac White IPAMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.003.7656185
Troubadour MagmaBrouwerij De Musketiers9.003.89511-
Why Can't IBUStillwater Artisanal Ales5.703.88497-
Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company9.373.8747590
Foray Belgian Style IPADeschutes Brewery6.503.94471-
Triomphe Belgian IPABrewery Vivant6.503.8445790
Harpoon White IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall6.203.9440790
Piraat Triple HopBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.503.9237290
Whiplash White IPASweetWater Brewing Company6.303.8365-
HopusBrasserie Lefèbvre SA8.303.7351-
GlaucusPipeworks Brewing Company6.204.09344-
Wasatch GhostRider White IPAUtah Brewers Cooperative6.003.74336-
Harpoon The Long ThawHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall6.203.83330-
Invasion Farmhouse IPAMikkeller ApS8.004303-
New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPANew Holland Brewing Company5.073.7630287
Beer Camp Across The World: White IPA With YuzuSierra Nevada Brewing Co.7.003.77298-
Tree Bucket Double IPABrewery Vivant9.50429086
HopAnomaly - Reserve Series Aged In French Oak Chardonnay BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company10.604.128094
Dominus Vobiscum LupulusMicrobrasserie Charlevoix10.004.24278-
Tropical BitchFlying Dog Brewery8.003.8625484
Kuhnhenn Simcoe SillyKuhnhenn Brewing Company9.003.8425376
Blue Point White IPABlue Point Brewing Company6.003.86238-
Pan Galactic Gargle BlasterShort's Brewing Company10.204.01228-
Brainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale AleEpic Brewing Company6.303.94223-
Lakewood Hop TrappLakewood Brewing Company6.403.65219-
Hoppy Daze IPACoronado Brewing Company9.003.81219-
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