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.
Galactic Cluster Cigar City Brewing 7.38
Gandy Dancer Honey Ale Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery 5.00
Glacial Trail IPA Central Waters Brewing Company 8.00
Glyphx Hop Butcher For The World 8.84
Hangin Frank Short's Brewing Company 8.24
Harpoon I.P.A. Harpoon Brewery 7.00
Harvest Ale Founders Brewing Company 9.30
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon Heavy Seas 7.58
hI.P.A Magic Hat Brewing Company 9.00
High Seas India Pale Ale Michigan Brewing Company 6.00
High Tide Fresh Hop IPA Port Brewing Company 9.00
Holiday Haze Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. 9.07