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 Ratings Score
(512) White IPA(512) Brewing Company5.30313.68
Outlier12Degree Brewing6.5000
Westmoreland White Belgian IPA13 Virtues Brewing Co.6.8013.46
Flemish Devil20 Corners Brewing8.0013.74
Beast Of Burden21st Amendment Brewery9.9033.83
Boutique Belgique2SP Brewing Company7.0024.12
Magic Paddle3 Disciples Brewing8.3000
Live A Rich Life3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.509184.23
Ghost - White IPA3 Stars Brewing Company5.901313.77
Kumquat White IPA300 Suns Brewing6.2000
Chain Wallet350 Brewing Co.7.2023.5
Off-Camber3cross Fermentation Cooperative8.0064.06
SunDancer3rd Wave Brewing Company6.2093.88
Dubbel Vision450 North Brewing Company8.0023.92
Behemoth5 Paddles Brewing Co.7.5024.06
There Goes The Neighbourhood5 Paddles Brewing Co.6.0014.39
The Rising Tide5 Paddles Brewing Co.6.6014.17
The Rising Tide5 Paddles Brewing Co.6.6000
Belgian IPA5 Seasons Westside ? 24.13
Threshold Belgo IPA5 Seasons Westside ? 13.16
Snowball Headed For Hell54°40' Brewing Compay6.6613.17
18 Miles To Belgium8th Street Ale Haus8.2013.5
Cuvée Houblonnée III - IPA BelgeÀ La Fût7.2073.74
Wild MustangAbandon Brewing Co.6.80393.9
Leffe Royale Cascade IPAAbbaye de Leffe S.A.7.50493.33
Leffe Royale Whitbread GoldingAbbaye de Leffe S.A.7.50573.75
The Goats ObsessionAbbey Of The Holy Goats8.7000
Quiet Rye-ItAbe Erb Brewing Co.6.5000
Jockamo’s RevengeAbita Brewing Co.6.5073.48
Boardroom BIPAAbnormal Beer Company ? 13.9
Derivation BIPAAbnormal Beer Company7.0034.23
Travelin' ManAdelbert's Brewery7.00893.82
We Want Your SoulAdroit Theory Brewing Company7.6053.87
Bitter MonkAftershock Brewing Co.9.0023.99
Multi-use Warehouse IPAAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse7.00433.93
EuroTrashAl's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing8.5033.97
Aaron's Vision QuestAlarmist Brewing6.7014
BedlamAle Asylum7.407394.14
Pine JuiceAle Republic5.0013
Belgian IPAAle-Mania7.2023.77
Kiss The BeastAleBrowar ? 14.8
MosaicaAlefarm Brewing6.0000
Secret WarriorAlesatian Brewing Co.7.5023.74
A. Keiths Nova Scotia Brewery: Fundy Low Tide W.I.P.A.Alexander Keith's5.7033.59
Hugh MaloneAllagash Brewing Company7.808733.97
Belgian IPAAlliance Brewing Company5.8063.76
BirroloAlmond '225.6013.91
Skinny DipperAlphabet Brewing Company7.1013.9
Libra AuraAlulu Brewpub7.3500
Belgo Electro IPAAmplified Ale Works7.0023.47
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