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.
Diggity Dank Juice Odd Side Ales 8.14
Dragonfly Upland Brewing Co 5.59
Duet Alpine Beer Company 9.09
Fire, Skulls & Money Toppling Goliath Brewing Company 9.00
fisherman's IPA Cape Ann Brewing Company 7.00
Floy Division I Three Floyds Brewing Company 7.20
Focal Banger The Alchemist 9.51
Forever Ever Other Half Brewing Co. 7.05
Freedom of '78 Half Acre Beer Company 7.03
Fresh Squeezed IPA Deschutes Brewery 8.38
Fugu Tox Brewing Company 8.11
Furious Surly Brewing Company 9.11