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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Style Examples - 51 to 100 (out of 1336) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
Bourbon DIPAHardywood Park Craft Brewery9.402073.96
Hop WranglerPeace Tree Brewing Co.6.251923.64
Belgo HoptologistKnee Deep Brewing Company9.001793.91
HopAnomalyNebraska Brewing Company9.301783.92
Delirium ArgentumBrouwerij Huyghe7.001653.85
White Birch Hooksett AleWhite Birch Brewing7.701613.83
Gaspar AlePicobrouwerij Alvinne8.001603.64
Thai Style White IPAUpslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill6.501603.71
AldebaranKuhnhenn Brewing Company10.251583.93
MinxGoose Island Beer Co.8.001563.92
Brett Mikkels IPASurly Brewing Company7.501553.97
Belgian Coast IPABrasserie St. Feuillien7.501493.69
Evolver IPAThe Wild Beer Co.5.801443.79
BFFGrimm Artisanal Ales9.001434.01
MakeweightFurthermore Beer8.501403.82
UprisingIron Fist Brewing Company12.001393.89
Hoperation Tripel Cross Belgian IPAPhillips Brewing Company8.001393.92
Illumination (Farmhouse IPA)Enlightenment Ales6.801374.04
BlazeFoundation Brewing Company6.201343.93
IceyPAOskar Blues Grill & Brew7.001333.79
Svea IPADe Struise Brouwers7.001323.6
Ghost - White IPA3 Stars Brewing Company5.901303.76
Crazy IvanBear Republic Brewing Co.7.301293.82
Ignis Et FlammaDe Struise Brouwers7.001253.85
Catty WompusDevils Backbone Brewing Company7.501233.68
Cicada Belgian Style IPAYards Brewing Co.8.501183.69
Hoppenberg Uncertainty PrincipleRiver North Brewery9.001143.91
InfidelSelkirk Abbey Brewing Company8.201103.93
De Ranke XXX BitterBrouwerij Brasserie De Ranke6.001043.96
Vedett Extra Ordinary IPABrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.001043.63
Mastodon Mother PuncherMikkeller ApS6.601023.93
Hop Master's Abbey Belgian-Style Double IPAHoppin' Frog Brewery8.501013.85
White HopsThree Taverns Craft Brewery6.50983.79
Electric Unicorn White IPAPhillips Brewing Company6.50973.81
Fleur De BelgiqueIthaca Beer Company7.50973.8
Belle-FleurBrouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar6.00953.94
Sidepipin'Hoof Hearted Brewing8.30954.05
Burly Belgo India Pale AleNorth Peak Brewing Company6.50934.02
DerketoPipeworks Brewing Company10.00914.08
Emergent White IPABoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.10893.48
Travelin' ManAdelbert's Brewery7.00893.82
Ontario Coast IPAThree Heads Brewing7.50863.72
MayaUne Année7.60863.82
Yonder CitiesDC Brau Brewing Co.6.50844.22
Valeir ExtraBrouwerij Contreras6.50833.83
Peak Organic Hop BlancPeak Organic Brewing Company6.40833.74
White FalconShort's Brewing Company5.30833.64
Electric IndiaBrewDog6.50803.68
Blackball Belgian IPAKarl Strauss Brewing Company8.50804.04
Big Star White IPAFour String Brewing Company7.00803.62
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