IPA

IPA

7461 beers | 3.589 Avg Score

Originally brewed in the 18th century to survive seabound exportation from Imperial England to British troops in colonial India, imperial pale ales (or IPAs) exploited the preservative qualities of hops by using more of them. Although the first versions were considered highly hopped at the time, today's IPAs now include significantly bolder and even more bitter American versions of this English original. The IPA is a medium-bodied, maltier, and hoppier version of the pale ale with flavors and aromas typical of English malt and hop varieties (caramel, toffee, biscuity, toasty, light fruitiness, floral, earthy), as well as of American malt and hop varieties (citrus, caramel, piney, resinous, and some fruitiness). IPAs can range in color from pale amber to reddish copper and typically have good head retention, leaving behind great lacing in the glass. The alcohol content of IPAs is normally between 5 and 7.5%.

Beer | Location Reviews Score
Stone India Pale Ale
CA, United States
138
4.136
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
DE, United States
130
3.773
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
CA, United States
129
3.800
Victory Hop Devil
PA, United States
98
3.798
Bells Two Hearted Ale
MI, United States
91
4.051
Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA
MD, United States
77
3.386
Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' IPA
CA, United States
71
3.725
Goose Island IPA
IL, United States
71
3.639
Lagunitas India Pale Ale
CA, United States
69
3.618
Samuel Smith India Ale
United Kingdom
67
3.540
Bear Republic Racer 5 India Pale Ale
CA, United States
67
4.020
Harpoon IPA
MA, United States
65
3.428
Great Divide Titan IPA
CO, United States
62
3.821
Avery India Pale Ale
CO, United States
62
3.610
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
CA, United States
56
3.736
Saranac IPA
NY, United States
55
3.360
Sierra Nevada Harvest Fresh Hop IPA - Southern Hemisphere HarvestĀ®
CA, United States
54
3.865
Boulder Mojo India Pale Ale
CO, United States
54
3.702
Shipyard Fuggles IPA
ME, United States
54
3.228
Brooklyn East India Pale Ale
NY, United States
53
3.449