IPA

IPA

11486 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
Troegs Nugget Nectar Ale
PA, United States
36
3.808
Abita Jockamo IPA
LA, United States
36
3.177
Magic Hat Blind Faith
VT, United States
35
3.469
New Belgium Ranger IPA
CO, United States
35
3.808
Full Sail IPA
OR, United States
35
3.169
Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA (US Version)
United Kingdom
35
3.458
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA
MA, United States
35
3.632
Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin Ale
CA, United States
34
3.867
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon
MD, United States
34
3.695
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
CA, United States
34
3.900
Deschutes Inversion IPA
OR, United States
34
3.597
Surly Furious
MN, United States
34
4.033
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA
OH, United States
32
3.583
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Ale
CA, United States
32
3.749
New Glarus Hop Hearty Ale
WI, United States
32
3.640
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
CA, United States
32
3.688
McEwans India Pale Ale
United Kingdom
31
2.659
BrewDog Punk IPA
United Kingdom
31
3.338
Ballast Point Big Eye IPA
CA, United States
30
3.591
Port Brewing Wipeout IPA
CA, United States
30
3.766