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IPA



The India Pale Ale (IPA) is used to describe a hop-forward, bitter, dryish beer. None of these beers ever historically went to India, and many aren’t pale.The standard version generally stands for the American IPA and range between 5.0-7.0 ABV. The American IPA is a decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American ale, showcasing modern American or New World hop varieties. The balance is hop-forward, with a clean fermentation profile, dryish finish, and clean, supporting malt allowing a creative range of hop character to shine through. The “East Coast IPA” is more balanced, offering a malt sweetness with citrus and fruity hop character with a nice little hop bitterness, more reminiscent to traditional english IPAs. In the case of the “West Coast IPA”, bitterness is the at the frontline and pushes malty sweetness to the very back. Stronger and more highly hopped than an American Pale Ale. Compared to an English IPA, has less of the English character from malt, hops, and yeast, less body, and often has a more hoppy balance and is slightly stronger than most examples. Less alcohol than a Double IPA, but with a similar balance. Color ranges from medium gold to light reddish-amber although many substyles exist, each having their own color tone. These other IPA substyles generally are closer-related to their base IPA substyle and should be listed with them, if the substyle is listed.

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1AleSmith IPA 
AleSmith Brewing Company
San Diego, California
 2410  4.08 Find
2Bell's Two Hearted Ale 
Bell's Brewery (Lion Co. - Kirin Holdings)
Comstock, Michigan
 3521  4.04 Find
3Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 
Ballast Point Brewing Company (Kings & Convicts)
San Diego, California
 2631  4.01 Find
4Maine Beer Lunch 
Maine Beer Company
Freeport, Maine
 730  4 Find
5Maine Beer Another One 
Maine Beer Company
Freeport, Maine
 419  4 Find
6Russian River Blind Pig IPA 
Russian River Brewing Company
Santa Rosa, California
 1451  3.99 Find
7Surly / Amager Todd - The Axe Man (Surly Version) 
Surly Brewing Company
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 411  3.97 Find
8La Cumbre Elevated IPA 
La Cumbre Brewing Company
Albuquerque, New Mexico
 367  3.96 Find
9Fat Head's Head Hunter 
Fat Head's Brewery
Middleburg Heights, Ohio
 685  3.96 Find
10Le Castor Yakima IPA 
Microbrasserie Le Castor Brewing Co.
Rigaud, Quebec
 236  3.95 Find
11Satyr Brews Menace IPA 
Satyr Brews
Athens, Greece
 53  3.95 Find
12Surly Furious 
Surly Brewing Company
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 1420  3.95 Find
13Town Hall Masala Mama IPA 
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 485  3.94 Find
14Russian River Hopfather 
Russian River Brewing Company
Santa Rosa, California
 63  3.93 Find
15Stone IPA (India Pale Ale) 
Stone Brewing
Escondido, California
 4214  3.93 Find
16Lawson's Finest Triple Play IPA 
Lawson's Finest Liquids
Waitsfield, Vermont
 61  3.92 Find
17Driftwood Sartori Harvest IPA 
Driftwood Brewery
Victoria, British Columbia
 70  3.91 Find
18Great Lakes Brewery Karma Citra 
Great Lakes Brewery (Canada)
Etobicoke, Ontario
 131  3.91 Find
19Alpine Beer Company Duet  
Alpine Beer Company (CA)
Alpine, California
 979  3.91 Find
20Dieu du Ciel! / The Alchemist Moralité 
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
 566  3.9 Find
21Three Floyds BrooDoo 
Three Floyds Brewing Company
Munster, Indiana
 681  3.9 Find
22The Kernel India Pale Ale Citra 
The Kernel Brewery
Bermondsey, England
 334  3.9 Find
23Amager Batch 1000 
Amager Bryghus
Kastrup, Denmark
 422  3.89 Find
24The Kernel India Pale Ale Mosaic 
The Kernel Brewery
Bermondsey, England
 251  3.89 Find
25Bas-Canada Bank Hotel 
Brasserie du Bas-Canada
Gatineau, Quebec
 30  3.89 Find



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