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Style: Belgian IPA
 
Style Information
The Belgian IPA combines the hoppy character of the American IPA style with the spicy notes or fruity esters of many Belgian styles. The base style that is usually used is a Tripel. Therefore, the color tends to be lighter colored and higher in alcohol. Since this is essentially a "Euro IPA", brewers tend to use European hop varieties in the brewing process. This gives it a somewhat more subdued hop profile when compared to American IPAs.

Recommend glassware for this style
 
GlasswareDescription 
Goblet A goblet (or chalice) is a large, stemmed, bowl-shaped glass. The distinction between goblet and chalice is typically in the glass thickness. Goblets tend to be more delicate and thin, while the ... [more]
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 Belgian IPA
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Raging Bitch by Flying Dog Brewery54
2. Bedlam! by Ale Asylum51
3. Le Freak Belgian Style IPA by Green Flash Brewing Co.18
4. Scratch Beer #29 - 2010 by Troegs Brewing Company14
5. Side Project 5 - Monk's Revenge by Terrapin Beer Company14
6. Lips Of Faith - Belgo India Pale Ale by New Belgium Brewing Inc.13
7. Clown Shoes Tramp Stamp by Mercury Brewing Company, Inc.12
8. Cali-Belgique IPA by Stone Brewing Company12
9. Hoptober by New Belgium Brewing Inc.12
10. Triomphe by Brewery Vivant12

Top Reviews Belgian IPA
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Ugly American (Trippel India Pale Ale) by East End Brewing Company90
2. Little Sumpin' Wild Ale by Lagunitas Brewing Company88
3. 't Smisje Dubbel IPA by Brouwerij De Regenboog88
4. Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel by Brasserie d'Achouffe85
5. Belgian King by Goose Island (Clybourn)84
6. Saturn by Midnight Sun Brewing84
7. Cali-Belgique IPA by Stone Brewing Company84
8. Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor by Brouwerij Het Anker83
9. IPAbbey (Excelsior! Series) by Ithaca Beer Company83
10. XX Bitter by Brouwerij De Ranke83