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.

211 American India Pale Ale Reviewed

Beer Brewery Rate Avg.
Columbus IPA Columbus Brewing Company 9.00
Commodore Perry Great Lakes Brewing Company 6.50
Cornerstone IPA Rochester Mills Beer Co. 8.44
Crank IPA Cycle Brewing 8.46
Crooked Tree IPA Dark Horse Brewing Co. 9.00
Crystal State Rockhound Lost Forty Brewing 7.70
Daly Double Half Acre Beer Company 8.88
Dank IPA Dad & Dude's Breweria 7.52
Dark Rain BridgePort Brewing Co. 7.76
Deviant Dale's IPA Oskar Blues Grill & Brew 8.00
Diabolical India Pale Ale North Peak Brewing Company 7.45
Diesel Rellik Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery 8.91