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8 Must-Try Beers If You Love India Pale Ales (IPA)

India Pale Ale is one of the most popular beer styles and some say the style that launched the craft beer industry. Here are some of our favorite IPAs for your enjoyment!

8 Must-Try Beers If You Love India Pale Ales (IPA)

So, you like IPAs, eh? IPAs are one of the most popular beer styles and definitely the backbone of the craft beer industry. IPAs have a long history all over the world. It would be pretty unlikely to come across a brewery that does not brew an India Pale Ale.

What is an IPA?

India Pale Ales (IPA) is a hoppy beer style in the category of Pale Ales. IPAs use more hops and usually have a higher alcohol content. Learn more about IPA’s in this article: Beer Styles: India Pale Ale.

 

IPA’s have 4 main styles, English, American, White/Belgian & Imperial/Double.

 

What is an English IPA?

EIPAs are bitter, but smooth and have a lighter mouthfeel than their hoppier American cousins.

Must-Try English IPAs:

 

Russell Brewing Company, russell-brewing-company-ipeh
IP’eh

 

 

 

Van Honsebrouck Castle Brewery, van-honsebrouck-castle-brewery-kasteel-hoppy
Kasteel Hoppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is an American IPA?

Based on the British style, but using American hops this has a heavier mouthfeel and is often characterized by higher IPAs.

Must-Try American IPAs:

 

Driftwood Brewing, driftwood-brewing-fat-tug-ipa
Fat Tug IPA

 

 

 

 

threes-brewing-are-we-there-yetThrees Brewing,
Are We There Yet?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is a Belgian/White IPA?

For those who love both a Belgian Witbier and an American IPA, this is definitely a choice beer. Hopped like the AIPA, but spiced and citrusy like a witbier it’ll make your day.

Must-Try Belgian/White IPAs:

 

ribstone-creek-brewery-great-white-combine-ipaRibstone Creek,
Great White Combine IPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cervejaria Burgman, cervejaria-burgman-rabo-de-arraia
Rabo de Arraia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is an Imperial/Double IPA?

This IPA is distinguished from all the others because it has an ABV range that is twice that of a normal IPA ranging from 7% up to 14%. Learn more about Imperial/Double IPAs in this article: Beer Styles: Imperial/Double IPA (DIPA/IIPA).

Must-Try Imperial/Double IPAs:

 

Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, dogfish-head-craft-brewed-ales-120-minutes-ipa
120 Minutes IPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gigantic Brewing, gigantic-brewing-ginormous-imperial-ipa
Ginormous Imperial IPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now that you’ve checked out these must-try IPAs, learn more about the IPA Beer Style:

Beer Styles: Double IPA (DIPA) & Imperial India Pale Ale (IIPA)

Beer Styles: White IPA & Belgian India Pale Ale

Beer Styles: India Pale Ale (IPA)

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