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 Ratings > Score
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPAFlying Dog Brewery8.303,9953.86
A Little Sumpin' WildLagunitas Brewing Company8.803,5404.1
Stone Cali-Belgique IPAStone Brewing6.903,4473.96
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA TripelBrasserie d'Achouffe9.002,7324.21
Green Flash Le FreakGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.202,4184.02
Chainbreaker White IPADeschutes Brewery5.502,1433.67
AccumulationNew Belgium Brewing6.201,9833.72
Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPASierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.701,1983.68
Bitter MonkAnchorage Brewing Company9.001,0294.32
De Ranke XX BitterBrouwerij De Ranke6.209614.07
Galaxy White IPAAnchorage Brewing Company7.009404.02
Live A Rich Life3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.509024.24
Belgo Belgian India Pale AleNew Belgium Brewing7.008903.77
Allagash Hugh MaloneAllagash Brewing Company7.808723.97
Urthel Hop-ItDe Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)9.508593.92
Poperings Hommel BierBrouwerij Van Eecke N.V.7.508134.04
Otter Creek Fresh SliceOtter Creek Brewing5.507993.66
BedlamAle Asylum7.407294.14
Grumpy MonkBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.707183.61
Terrapin Monk's RevengeTerrapin Beer Company9.606793.81
The Audacity Of HopsCambridge Brewing Company8.006194.05
Dernière VolontéBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!7.006164
Gouden Carolus HopsinjoorBrouwerij Het Anker8.006144.04
White HatterNew Holland Brewing Company5.505983.59
Saranac White IPAMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.005613.71
Troubadour MagmaBrouwerij De Musketiers9.005113.93
Why Can't IBUStillwater Artisanal Ales5.704973.81
Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company9.374753.84
Foray Belgian Style IPADeschutes Brewery6.504713.92
Triomphe Belgian IPABrewery Vivant6.504633.8
Harpoon White IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall6.204073.82
Piraat Triple HopBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.503773.94
Whiplash White IPASweetWater Brewing Company6.303653.78
HopusBrasserie Lefèbvre SA8.303523.73
GlaucusPipeworks Brewing Company6.203464.05
Wasatch GhostRider White IPAUtah Brewers Cooperative6.003373.68
Harpoon The Long ThawHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall6.203303.68
Beer Camp Across The World: White IPA With YuzuSierra Nevada Brewing Co.7.003173.75
Invasion Farmhouse IPAMikkeller ApS8.003033.96
New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPANew Holland Brewing Company5.073023.72
Tree Bucket Double IPABrewery Vivant9.502924.04
HopAnomaly - Reserve Series Aged In French Oak Chardonnay BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company10.602814.1
Dominus Vobiscum LupulusMicrobrasserie Charlevoix10.002794.21
Tropical BitchFlying Dog Brewery8.002553.82
Kuhnhenn Simcoe SillyKuhnhenn Brewing Company9.002533.83
Blue Point White IPABlue Point Brewing Company6.002393.74
Pan Galactic Gargle BlasterShort's Brewing Company10.202284.1
Brainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale AleEpic Brewing Company6.302253.84
Lakewood Hop TrappLakewood Brewing Company6.402193.65
Hoppy Daze IPACoronado Brewing Company9.002193.77
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