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
Hail Mary Belgian-Style IPACathedral Square Brewery7.00783.51
Angry Birds Belgian Rye IPAHaymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery7.50783.92
CocodrieBayou Teche Brewery8.00773.89
B-Sides Brewing: Gigantic La FormidableBeau's All Natural Brewing Company6.90773.89
FractalPenrose Brewing6.80753.92
Buffalo Belgian BitterBrouwerij Van den Bossche8.50723.69
Dolly DaggerShort's Brewing Company7.40723.87
Death ValleyBrasseurs R.J.8.00713.72
BelgoradoWynkoop Brewing Company6.70713.57
Pale DeathDouble Mountain Brewery & Taproom9.30713.94
The Princess Wears Girl PantsSawdust City Brewing Co.8.50703.78
Alvinne Extra RestyledPicobrouwerij Alvinne7.00693.73
Sans FrontièreTo Øl7.00673.9
FunkhausOxbow Brewing Company7.50674.15
CamelopardalisWeyerbacher Brewing Co.10.20663.89
Heavy Machinery Belgian IPAAustin Beerworks9.50653.88
ExtaseBrouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar8.50643.96
Buffalo Hump 1840Freetail Brewing Company6.30633.84
Waffle StomperBurley Oak Brewing Co.7.50614.03
FiddlesticksBuckleDown Brewing6.20613.9
Naughty Girl Blonde India Pale AleNew Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House6.00603.69
Great Lakes Audrey HopburnGreat Lakes Brewery6.20573.83
LucyColumbus Brewing Company9.00574.14
Leffe Royale Whitbread GoldingAbbaye de Leffe S.A.7.50573.75
Bitter TruthBrouwerij Het Alternatief10.00573.82
DesirousPenrose Brewing6.20563.75
Growing PowerLakefront Brewery, Inc.6.70553.72
Imperial French-Style AleLavery Brewing Company11.50533.78
TenaciousThomas Hooker Brewing Company6.50533.8
IPA BelgeBrasserie Dunham6.50533.65
Crime PassionnelBrouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar7.50533.96
ZestigBrouwerij De Landtsheer NV10.00523.91
Belgian Titan IPAGreat Divide Brewing Company ? 523.96
Hop Kitchen - Bretta IPANew Belgium Brewing7.50513.86
American-Belgo Style IPARock Art Brewery7.50513.74
Royal Farmhouse DIPAUnion Craft Brewing Company8.50513.95
Project MayhemOdd Side Ales6.00503.83
Meer KoebelBuffalo Bayou Brewing Co9.10493.66
Cheval Blanc Double BlancheBrasseurs R.J.6.20493.84
Catherine WheelBellwoods Brewery7.20493.96
Leffe Royale Cascade IPAAbbaye de Leffe S.A.7.50493.33
Bulgin' MuskHoof Hearted Brewing7.20493.98
DeltaBrussels Beer Project6.50483.84
Blue Reserve HommelbierBlue Mountain Brewery7.00473.67
PhaedraFour Winds Brewing Co.7.20474.14
IPARiver North Brewery6.00473.65
Monk IPAInlet Brewing Co. ? 463.38
Cotton Blossom Farmhouse IPAHaw River Farmhouse Ales8.50454.1
Farmhouse IPACrane Brewing Company6.80453.98
DevastationBrewery Vivant11.60443.93
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