10 IPAs To Drink on National India Pale Ale Day
IPA, a.k.a. India Pale Ale, is one of the most popular beer styles in the craft beer industry. If you’re a die-hard hop head, then you are going to love these IPAs for National India Pale Ale Day!
By The Beer Community on Aug. 01, 2019
What is an IPA (a.k.a. India Pale Ale)?
IPAs are one of the most popular beer styles and are definitely the backbone of the booming craft beer industry. IPAs have a long history all over the world. India Pale Ales use more hops than other beer styles and typically have high alcohol content.
Click here to learn more about India Pale Ales and how they got their name.
When is National India Pale Ale Day?
National IPA Day is celebrated on August 1.
India pale ale day is a hop head’s favourite day of the year. It’s a day to commemorate hoppy and unique brews.
Help spread the word by telling your friends and posting #ipaday or #nationalipaday day to your social media accounts. Cheers!
Must-Try India Pale Ales for IPA Day
Alexander Keith’s India Pale Ale – Alexander Keith’s Brewery
Alexander Keith’s in a Canadian IPA classic. Brewed slowly using select malted barley, and finest nugget and Zeus hops, Alexander Keith’s India Pale Ale is mildly bitter with subtle notes of black licorice.
Black Angus IPA – Breton Brewing Co.
The largest natural giant ever recorded was a man named Black Angus from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He would deadlift anchors to pass the time. This IPA has a delicious citrusy mix of Chinook, Centennial, Cascade and Citra hops and pairs exceptionally well with fatty meats like sausage, or chicken thighs.
ABV%: 6.2 | IBU: 60 | SRM: 8
Boneshaker India Pale Ale – Amsterdam Brewing Company
Copious amounts of hops balanced with over four different malts, unfiltered and naturally carbonated. The result? A truly unique taste experience and an award-winning IPA! Expect fresh grapefruit & pine aromas followed by massive hop flavours. Coming in with an ABV% of 7.1, there’s no question as to why they call this brew The Boneshaker.
ABV%: 7.1 | IBU: 80
Citradelic Single Hop Citra IPA – Big Rock Brewery
When Big Rock Brewery first opened their doors, their goal was to further drive innovation. Citradelic Single Hop Citra IPA is a result of that plan. Big Rock’s Citradelic is available for purchase all across Canada. Pair this juicy IPA with grilled chicken, spicy foods, or snacks like potato chips and mixed nuts.
ABV%: 6 | IBU: 67
Deep South – Yellowbelly Brewery & Public House
This IPA was first introduced as a seasonal brew in 2015. Due to demands by the affectionate beer-drinkers in St. John’s, this beer keeps getting brought back. Deep South is a bitter, fruit hop bomb. It was brewed using American ale yeast, which results in a dry and bitter brew with serious notes of lychee and grapefruit.
ABV%: 6 | IBU: 60
Life in the Clouds – Collective Arts Brewing
Life in the Clouds is Collective Arts Brewing’s flagship New England style IPA. Collective Arts dialled in the Simcoe and Mosaic hops and malt balance to optimize this juicy IPA’s pleasantly fruit forward taste and aroma. This is an unfiltered beer, neither overly sweet or bitter and has a pillowy mouthfeel.
ABV%: 6.1 | IBU: 50
New Wave Milkshake IPA – Bières Jukebox
New Wave Milkshake IPA wants to take you back to the 1980s, so put down your flat iron and take our your hairspray. Strap on your most vibrant outfit and crack open a bottle of this juicy India pale ale. This brew pours an opaque shade of orange and displays flavours of tropical hops and sweet vanilla.
ABV%: 6.1 | IBU: 50
Portage & Main IPA – Fort Garry Brewing
A “West Coast” style IPA, brewed with high-quality malted barley, whole West Coast and Manitoba flower hops! Brewed especially with whole hops to give it a solid 60 IBU and a strong, refreshing aroma of citrus fruits.
ABV%: 6.5 | IBU: 60
Red Racer IPA – Central City Brewers & Distillers
A style of ale that was fashioned to survive the long voyage from England to India during the British colonization. Hops, hops, and more hops! Red Racer IPA has an intense aroma and a long lingering finish. A beer for the connoisseur, this is the Brewmasters at Central City favourite beer. Pairs great with chicken wings.
ABV%: 6.5 | IBU: 80 | SRM: 14
Traditional IPA – Waterloo Brewing
Waterloo IPA is a distinctively Canadian IPA that combines the citrus and floral hop aroma of American IPAs with the sweetness, body and finish of British-style India Pale Ales. IPA’s that emphasize hop flavour and aroma over bitterness, like Waterloo Traditional IPA, are perfectly paired with foods that have spicy Asian flare.
ABV%: 5.2 | SRM: 9
Are you looking for more India Pale Ales to try? Check out these posts all about IPA’s:
The Beer Maven’s Top 5 IPAs
What is an India Pale Ale?
Hoppy & Bitter Beers Flavours: How to Pick a Beer You Will Love
Must Try Beers for the IPA Lover
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