Belgian IPA

Inspired by American India Pale Ales and Double IPAs, more and more Belgian brewers (like Chouffe & Urthel) are brewing hoppy pale colored ales for the US market. There's been an increase of American brewers making Belgian IPAs, too. Generally, Belgian IPAs are considered too hoppy by Belgian beer drinkers. Various malts are used, but the beers of this style are finished with Belgian yeast strains (bottle-conditioned) while the hops employed tend to be American. You'll generally find a cleaner bitterness versus American IPAs, and a pronounced dry edge, 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 head retention, and fantastic billowy heads that mesmerize (thanks, in part, to the hops). Belgian IPA is still very much a developing style.

ABV: 6.0-11.0% | IBU: 50–80 | Glassware: Tulip

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPAFlying Dog Brewery8.304,1033.86
A Little Sumpin' WildLagunitas Brewing Company8.803,5524.1
Cali-Belgique IPAStone Brewing6.903,4603.96
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA TripelBrasserie d'Achouffe9.002,7904.2
Green Flash Le FreakGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.202,4314.02
Chainbreaker White IPADeschutes Brewery5.502,1483.67
AccumulationNew Belgium Brewing6.202,1003.72
Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPASierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.701,1983.68
Citra Bitter MonkAnchorage Brewing Company9.001,0414.32
De Ranke XX BitterBrouwerij Brasserie De Ranke6.209814.07
Galaxy White IPAAnchorage Brewing Company7.009484.02
Live A Rich Life3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.509194.23
Belgo Belgian India Pale AleNew Belgium Brewing7.008923.77
Hugh MaloneAllagash Brewing Company7.808733.97
Urthel Hop-ItDe Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)9.508653.92
Poperings Hommel BierLeroy Breweries7.508314.03
Otter Creek Fresh SliceOtter Creek Brewing5.508013.67
BedlamAle Asylum7.407404.14
Grumpy MonkBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.707213.61
Terrapin Monk's RevengeTerrapin Beer Company9.606793.81
Gouden Carolus HopsinjoorBrouwerij Het Anker8.006234.04
The Audacity Of HopsCambridge Brewing Company8.006204.05
Dernière VolontéBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!7.006204
White HatterNew Holland Brewing Company5.506023.6
Saranac White IPAMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.005623.71
Troubadour MagmaBrouwerij De Musketiers9.005223.93
Why Can't IBUStillwater Artisanal Ales5.705003.81
Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company9.374743.84
Triomphe Belgian IPABrewery Vivant6.504713.79
Foray Belgian Style IPADeschutes Brewery6.504703.92
Piraat Triple Hop Dry Hopped AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.504163.94
White IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall6.204073.82
GlaucusPipeworks Brewing Company6.203834.04
Whiplash White IPASweetWater Brewing Company6.303643.78
HopusBrasserie Lefèbvre SA8.303543.72
Wasatch GhostRider White IPAUtah Brewers Cooperative6.003503.69
The Long ThawHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall6.203303.68
Invasion Farmhouse IPAMikkeller ApS8.003063.96
New Holland Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPANew Holland Brewing Company5.073023.72
Tree Bucket Double IPABrewery Vivant9.502924.04
Tropical BitchFlying Dog Brewery8.002883.82
HopAnomaly - Reserve Series Aged In French Oak Chardonnay BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company10.602874.09
Dominus Vobiscum LupulusMicrobrasserie Charlevoix10.002804.21
Kuhnhenn Simcoe SillyKuhnhenn Brewing Company9.002553.83
White IPABlue Point Brewing Company6.002403.74
Pan Galactic Gargle BlasterShort's Brewing Company10.202404.1
Lakewood Hop TrappLakewood Brewing Company6.402283.65
Brainless IPAEpic Brewing Company6.302253.84
Hoppy Daze IPACoronado Brewing Company9.002203.77
Butterfly FlashmobSolemn Oath Brewery7.002173.89
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