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 - 201 to 250 (out of 1161) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Willimantic Dyvil Hopyard IPAWillimantic Brewing Co.9.603.8522-
OrionHorseheads Brewing Inc.6.903.8622-
Batch #4 (for David Bowie)Zebulon Artisan Ales6.804.1322-
White Reaper White IPAEvil Czech Brewery7.003.7322-
White ShadowWild Rose Brewery & Taproom6.503.9122-
ParallelogramFinback Brewery6.703.9422-
SideshowDoor County Brewing Co.6.303.9521-
Belgian IPAIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant8.504.0421-
Rebel LocalBrouwerij 't Verzet / Café Loca8.503.8121-
Strubbe IPABrouwerij Strubbe7.903.112180
Brett IPASisyphus Brewing6.304.119-
India Pale AleBoxcar Brewing Co.7.202.4119-
HoublonéeLake Effect Brewing Co.7.504.0419-
Le Petit DétourBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!6.503.9619-
HopdraeckBrouwerij De Troch7.503.8119-
Session IPAZilker Brewing Co.5.503.6519-
Pompous AssOrlando Brewing Partners6.203.4719-
Hop CollectorTaxman Brewing Co.6.503.9719-
Zijden KousenNaughty Brewing Co.8.203.4618-
Birth Of AceLost Rhino Brewing Company8.204.0418-
Raging FlemFeral Brewing Co.7.203.9918-
Abbey IPAVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown7.803.9318-
CapriceIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant5.403.6218-
Hoppa SmurfBeachwood BBQ & Brewing7.003.7517-
CharretteDark City Brewing Co.7.703.8717-
Salty BeardSolemn Oath Brewery6.803.7617-
Ambassador Am-BelgoDESTIHL Brewery6.603.517-
White WeddingMazama Brewing Co.5.203.817-
30th Anniversary AleAbita Brewing Co.7.003.7117-
Qu'est-ce Que C'est Belgian IPASingleCut Beersmiths7.203.9117-
Belgian IPANorth Brewing Company6.603.9617-
HammerheadNext Door Brewing Company ? 3.8117-
Texels GoudkoppeTexelse Bierbrouwerij6.003.817-
Houblon RougeBoston Beer Works - Canal Street ? 3.4717-
Préaris IPA - No Hops No GloryVliegende Paard Brouwers6.703.6716-
Fresh Coast: BIPAOre Dock Brewing Company7.503.7216-
Wandering BelgianLost Rhino Brewing Company6.003.4116-
BabyloneBrussels Beer Project7.003.5516-
Thoprock WetBoom Island Brewing Company8.003.916-
Contentious IPANevin's Brewing Company5.203.1116-
Belgian Dip IPATool Shed Brewing6.303.9116-
Wild IPACategory 12 Brewing6.903.9516-
Saint-Germain / Nøgne Ø Rhub’IPABrasserie Saint-Germain6.003.7116-
The Belgian BarnyardIndie Ale House Brewing Company7.203.8516-
Vernal BeckoningMadTree Brewing6.004.0916-
Green Killer IPABrasserie de Silly S.A.6.503.5615-
AfterlifeSelkirk Abbey Brewing Company5.753.6615-
Gordon Biersch Belgian IPAGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant ? 3.6115-
Bier BaronWarped Wing Brewing Company8.003.7215-
ALS IPANew Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)5.403.515-
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