English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Historically, English breweries exported a variety of beer styles to colonies across the British empire. But shipping ales to troops stationed in India was a particular challenge in an age when the journey took months and every cask contained wild Brettanomyces yeast. To withstand the voyage, Pale Ales were tweaked to be maltier, higher in alcohol content, and hoppier, as hops are a natural preservative. Historians believe that IPA was then watered down for the troops, while officers and the elite would savor the beer at full strength. Over time, taxation has caused the English IPA to assume a lower alcohol. The leaner the brew the less malt is required, and less is the need for a strong hop presence, which would easily put the brew out of balance. Expect earthy, floral English hop character and a malt profile defined by notes of biscuit, toast, and toffee.

ABV: 4.5–7.0% | IBU: 35–60 | Glassware: Pint Glass (or Becker, Nonic, Tumbler)

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Goose IPAGoose Island Beer Co.5.905,5363.7
IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.904,2413.62
Commodore Perry IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.7.702,9053.88
Brooklyn East India Pale AleBrooklyn Brewery6.902,5173.63
BrutalRogue Ales6.202,3273.97
India AleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)5.001,9353.68
Blackheart3 Floyds Brewing Co.8.501,3684.03
Blind FaithMagic Hat Brewing Company6.201,2363.54
Long Trail India Pale AleLong Trail Brewing Co.6.001,2203.59
Monkey FistShipyard Brewing Company6.901,0843.38
Fuggles IPAShipyard Brewing Company5.801,0553.24
HopFish IPAFlying Fish Brewing Company6.208483.55
Guinness Nitro IPAGuinness Ltd.5.808262.96
Lost Sailor India Pale AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.5.807483.82
Arcadia IPAArcadia Brewing Company6.007093.5
Sweet Child Of VineFulton Beer6.406063.63
India Pale AleMeantime Brewing Company Limited7.505933.88
Jaipur IPAThornbridge Brewery5.905593.99
Green Man India Pale AleGreen Man Brewery6.205303.7
Cold Hop British-Style AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub6.804733.78
Shed IPAThe Shed Brewery6.004613.6
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic AleKiuchi Brewery7.004583.79
Bad Elf Winter's AleRidgeway Brewing6.004443.52
Naughty 90Toppling Goliath Brewing Company8.004353.96
I.P.A.Eel River Brewing Co.7.204083.3
ImPaled AleMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.503853.8
Day Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Hop On Or Die DOA IPACerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.6.803673.17
Newcastle Winter IPAHeineken Nederland B.V.5.203533.17
Toasted Oak IPAInnis & Gunn5.603473.49
St. Peter's India Pale AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd4.903463.37
Kennebunkport IPAFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub6.203452.79
Hopnotic India Pale AleCricket Hill Brewing Co.6.503363.27
Fuller's India Pale AleFuller Smith & Turner PLC4.903173.9
Blitzkrieg Hops DIPANeshaminy Creek Brewing Company9.002663.85
German Style IPASierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.102653.84
Sea Dog Old East India Pale AleSea Dog Brewing Company6.202623.38
Worthington's White ShieldMuseum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery5.602613.73
El Guapo Agave IPAO'Connor Brewing Co.7.502603.79
Duke Of Wellington India Pale AleGranite City Food & Brewery5.202493.27
Deuchars IPAThe Caledonian Brewing Company4.402303.74
Southampton Burton IPASouthampton Publick House6.502273.5
Flagship IPACarolina Brewery5.902193.54
Red Betty IPACentral City Brewers + Distillers6.502153.76
Greene King IPAGreene King / Morland Brewery3.602133.12
GatecrasherTemperance Beer Co.6.602133.86
Hops & RobbersDouble Trouble Brewing Co.5.702053.47
St-Ambroise India Pale AleMcAuslan Brewing6.202013.67
McNeill's Dead Horse IPAMcNeill's Brewery5.701963.66
Dead ElephantRailway City Brewing Company6.501933.56
Trinity IPATrinity Brewhouse7.001923.59
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