IPA

IPA

11215 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
Elysian The Immortal IPA
WA, United States
30
3.509
Big Sky IPA
MT, United States
28
3.574
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye
CA, United States
28
3.684
Founders All Day IPA
MI, United States
26
3.576
Tyranena Bitter Woman IPA
WI, United States
26
3.542
Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA
CA, United States
25
3.746
Boulevard Single-Wide I.P.A.
MO, United States
25
3.668
Dieu du Ciel Corne du Diable
Canada
25
3.618
Russian River Blind Pig IPA
CA, United States
25
3.968
Wild Goose India Pale Ale
MD, United States
24
3.108
Caledonian Deuchars IPA
United Kingdom
24
3.674
Maui Big Swell IPA
HI, United States
24
3.607
Highland Kashmir IPA
NC, United States
24
3.248
Lagunitas Kill Ugly Radio
CA, United States
23
3.781
Southampton IPA
NY, United States
23
3.439
Saint Arnold Elissa IPA
TX, United States
23
3.681
John Sleeman Presents IPA (Sleeman IPA 46)
Canada
23
2.785
Mikkeller Stateside India Pale Ale
Denmark
23
3.754
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA
MI, United States
23
3.731
Summit India Pale Ale
MN, United States
23
3.280