American Ales: American India Pale Ale

Notes: The use of water with high mineral content may result in a crisp, dry beer rather than a malt-accentuated version. Sugar adjuncts may be used to enhance body and balance. Hops of varied origins may be used for bitterness or for approximating traditional American character. Versions of this style brewed with darker malts, non-traditional ale yeasts, fruits, spices or other flavorings are categorized as Experimental India Pale Ales. When using these guidelines as the basis for evaluating entries at competitions, competition organizers may choose to create subcategories which reflect the use of colored malts and associated hue and aroma and flavor attributes, or based on types of hops used.

  • ABV: 6.3%-7.5%
  • ABW: 5.0%-6.0%
  • IBU: 50-70
  • Color (SRM): 4-12
  • Color (EBC): 8-24
  • Original Gravity: 1.060-1.070
  • Original Gravity °P: 14.7-17.1
  • Final Gravity: 1.010-1.016
  • Final Gravity °P: 2.5-4.1

Style info provided entirely or in part by the Brewers Association 2021 beer style guidelines.

212 American India Pale Ale Reviewed

Beer Brewery Rate Avg.
Bodewwadmi River Hawk Brewing 2.99
Bottle Rocket IPA Portsmouth Brewery 8.36
Brew Free Or Die IPA 21st Amendment Brewery 7.36
Brewligans 2nd Shift Brewing 8.44
Broo Doo Three Floyds Brewing Company 9.15
Bubblejack India Pale Ale Rush River Brewing Company 4.72
Buzzsaw Ale Arbor Brewing Company 8.12
Canyon Of Heroes Half Acre Beer Company 8.20
Capt'n Krunkles Terrapin Brewing Company 6.68
Celebration Ale (2008) Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. 6.25
Celebration IPA Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery 8.00
Citrapolis Modern Brewery 8.16