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
#2 Belgian IPADad & Dave's Brewing5.5000
#EXP 0047Brussels Beer Project4.8013.72
't Gaverhopke / Tired Hands Bitter Sweet SymphonyBrouwerij 't Gaverhopke7.80433.92
(512) White IPA(512) Brewing Company5.30313.68
10 GaugeGrapevine Craft Brewery7.20233.61
18 Miles To Belgium8th Street Ale Haus8.2013.5
28 India Pale AleCaulier Developpement (Maison Caulier)6.0023.63
2nd Anniversary Belgian IPACismontane Brewing Company6.5043.86
3 Palm Belgian IPAHalf Moon Bay Brewing Company ? 23.73
3.0 Hoppy WeizenCerveza Domus5.5000
415AMNorth Pier Brewing Company6.0013.9
45|01 Belgian IPA Tettnang Saaz East Kent GoldingsBrew By Numbers6.0013.68
505 White IPAFaculty Brewing6.2013.54
5th DimensionThe Livery9.50293.81
6 Of HeartsFlying Heart Brewing6.6053.8
6-4-3 BelgianTexas Leaguer Brewing Compnay5.0043.72
A Blow To The HeadPoint Ybel Brewing Company9.0053.9
A Little Sumpin' WildLagunitas Brewing Company8.803,5474.1
A Night In Brussels IPAThree Taverns Craft Brewery7.50134.11
A Sheep In Wolf's ClothingKew Brewery6.5013.73
A&ELandlocked Brewery7.3013.64
A. Keiths Nova Scotia Brewery: Fundy Low Tide W.I.P.A.Alexander Keith's5.7033.59
Aaron's Bugle ​Farmhouse IPATwo Rivers Brewing Company6.4000
Aaron's Vision QuestAlarmist Brewing6.7014
AbbadonFitger's Brewhouse9.0034.08
Abbey IPAVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown7.80183.76
Abitibelge 2017Microbrasserie Le Prospecteur7.8013
Able I.P.A.Cambridge Brewing Company7.0074.06
AbrikoosBuffalo Bayou Brewing Co7.00373.77
Absudity Belgian IPAFront Street Brewery8.4023.75
Accidental TouristPleasure House Brewing8.0023.98
AccumulationNew Belgium Brewing6.202,0963.72
Ace IPAWingman Brewers7.10413.37
Aces HighCambridge Brewing Company ? 103.9
Across The Nation La Grande RivièreCentral City Brewers + Distillers6.5023.79
ADHDBierbrouwerij Sint-Servattumus6.4013.8
Adversity IPAFalling Branch Brewery7.3024.06
AfterglowRed Eye Brewing Company8.5000
AfterlifeSelkirk Abbey Brewing Company5.75153.73
AftershockWhite Rock Brewery8.3013.87
AgarParadigm Shift7.1000
Agent ProvocateurBrasserie Craig Allan6.50323.81
Agnus DeiMicrobrasserie La Chouape6.0023.91
AgostoHellbender Brewing Company4.8000
Albino HippsterBarrage Brewing Company ? 43.68
AldebaranKuhnhenn Brewing Company10.251583.93
Almost Holy IPARight Brain Brewery6.5013.5
Alpha FarrierMother Earth Brew Co.6.5000
Alpha NimbusMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery6.8093.89
Alpine AbbeyPagosa Brewing Co.7.5000
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