IPA

IPA

10601 beers | 3.591 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
AleSmith IPA
CA, United States
51
4.076
Bells Two Hearted Ale
MI, United States
91
4.051
Surly Furious
MN, United States
34
4.033
Bear Republic Racer 5 India Pale Ale
CA, United States
67
4.020
Russian River Blind Pig IPA
CA, United States
25
3.968
Town Hall Masala Mama IPA
MN, United States
11
3.943
Fat Heads Head Hunter IPA
OH, United States
12
3.926
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
CA, United States
34
3.900
Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA
Canada
10
3.877
Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin Ale
CA, United States
34
3.867
Sierra Nevada Harvest Fresh Hop IPA - Southern Hemisphere HarvestĀ®
CA, United States
54
3.865
Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
OR, United States
10
3.862
The Brew Kettle White Rajah
OH, United States
8
3.855
Cigar City Humidor Series Cedar Aged Jai Alai IPA
FL, United States
12
3.846
Smuttynose Finestkind IPA
NH, United States
54
3.840
Sierra Nevada Estate Homegrown Ale
CA, United States
13
3.838
Pelican India Pelican Ale
OR, United States
18
3.824
Great Divide Titan IPA
CO, United States
62
3.821
8 Wired Hopwired IPA
New Zealand
9
3.817