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Style: American IPA
 
Style Information
The American India Pale Ale (IPA) style has an extremely notable hop presence in both aroma and taste. The hop character is always front and center and notable as a floral or citrus character that is quite strong. The color should be light gold to copper and the the feel should be medium with moderate carbonation. The malt character of the style is generally subordinated to the hops. ABV is usually in the range of 5% to 8% and IBUs range from 50 to 70 or higher.

Recommend glassware for this style
 
GlasswareDescription 
Pint Glass Pint glasses are what most people recognize as a typical beer glass. There are actually three different types of pint glasses - shaker pints, nonic pints and tulip pints.

The shaker ... [more]
Snifter Typically used for serving brandy and cognac, a snifter is ideal for capturing the volatiles of aromatic beers, such as Belgian ales, India Pale Ales, barleywines and wheat wines. The shape helps... [more]
Tulip A tulip glass not only helps trap the aroma, but also aids in maintaining large
heads, creating a visual and olfactory sensation. The body is bulbous, but the top
flares out to form... [more]
Wine Glass Wine glasses come in many shapes that are styled specifically to certain varietals of wine. The shape of the glass is very important, as it concentrates flavors and aroma. Wine glasses can be div... [more]

Top Consumed American IPA
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Furious by Surly Brewing Company1559
2. Celebration Ale by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.1479
3. Overrated West Coast Style IPA by Surly Brewing Company795
4. Two Hearted Ale by Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Cafe668
5. Flower Power India Pale Ale by Ithaca Beer Company536
6. Lagunitas Sucks by Lagunitas Brewing Company371
7. Ruthless Rye IPA by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.339
8. All Day IPA by Founders Brewing Company306
9. Todd the Axe Man by Surly Brewing Company290
10. Torpedo by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.271

Top Reviews American IPA
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Tea Bagged Furious by Surly Brewing Company96
2. Vishnu's Vice IPA by Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery93
3. Double Dry Hopped IPA by Stone Brewing Company92
4. Sága IPA by Summit Brewing Company92
5. Ore-Gone IPA by Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery92
6. Sun Of Spot by Full Sail Brewing Company91
7. West Coast I.P.A. by Green Flash Brewing Co.90
8. Ruthless Rye IPA by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.90
9. Outrage by Crossroads Brewing Company, Inc90
10. E-Mail IPA by Willimantic Brewing Co.90