Belgian IPA

Description:
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 Brewery8.303.953,91173
A Little Sumpin' WildLagunitas Brewing Company8.804.13,53891
Stone Cali-Belgique IPAStone Brewing6.903.993,417-
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA TripelBrasserie d'Achouffe9.004.22,67497
Green Flash Le FreakGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.204.032,394-
Chainbreaker White IPADeschutes Brewery5.503.752,13484
AccumulationNew Belgium Brewing6.203.751,96185
Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPASierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.703.761,193-
Bitter MonkAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.341,016-
De Ranke XX BitterBrouwerij De Ranke6.204.08935100
Galaxy White IPAAnchorage Brewing Company7.004.05928-
Live A Rich Life3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.504.23900-
Belgo Belgian India Pale AleNew Belgium Brewing7.003.8388688
Urthel Hop-ItDe Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)9.503.93852-
Allagash Hugh MaloneAllagash Brewing Company7.803.93843-
Poperings Hommel BierBrouwerij Van Eecke N.V.7.504.0279295
Otter Creek Fresh SliceOtter Creek Brewing5.503.7785-
BedlamAle Asylum7.404.15718-
Grumpy MonkBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.703.6571486
Muffin TopClown Shoes10.003.87709-
Terrapin Monk's RevengeTerrapin Beer Company9.603.8267779
The Audacity Of HopsCambridge Brewing Company8.004.04618-
Dernière VolontéBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!7.003.99603100
Gouden Carolus HopsinjoorBrouwerij Het Anker8.004.05592-
White HatterNew Holland Brewing Company5.503.63589-
Saranac White IPAMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.003.7656185
Troubadour MagmaBrouwerij De Musketiers9.003.89504-
Why Can't IBUStillwater Artisanal Ales5.703.89494-
Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company9.373.8747190
Foray Belgian Style IPADeschutes Brewery6.503.94470-
Triomphe Belgian IPABrewery Vivant6.503.8344590
Harpoon White IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall6.203.9440890
Whiplash White IPASweetWater Brewing Company6.303.8361-
Piraat Triple HopBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.503.9235190
HopusBrasserie Lefèbvre SA8.303.7347-
Harpoon The Long ThawHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall6.203.83326-
Wasatch GhostRider White IPAUtah Brewers Cooperative6.003.72322-
GlaucusPipeworks Brewing Company6.204.1319-
New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPANew Holland Brewing Company5.073.7530187
Game Of Thrones: Seven KingdomsBrewery Ommegang6.903.98299-
Invasion Farmhouse IPAMikkeller ApS8.004296-
Tree Bucket Double IPABrewery Vivant9.304.0127786
HopAnomaly - Reserve Series Aged In French Oak Chardonnay BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company10.604.127694
Dominus Vobiscum LupulusMicrobrasserie Charlevoix10.004.25272-
Kuhnhenn Simcoe SillyKuhnhenn Brewing Company9.003.8425176
Blue Point White IPABlue Point Brewing Company6.003.88238-
Pan Galactic Gargle BlasterShort's Brewing Company10.203.99224-
Brainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale AleEpic Brewing Company6.303.94222-
Hoppy Daze IPACoronado Brewing Company9.003.81219-
Lakewood Hop TrappLakewood Brewing Company6.403.64215-
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