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.
10th Anniversary India Pale Ale Blue Point Brewing Company 7.64
1492 IPA Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery 8.06
2009 Correction Ale Lagunitas Brewing Company 8.00
21 IPA Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company 4.00
60 Minute IPA Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales 7.00
Alena The Alchemist 9.63
AleSmith IPA AleSmith Brewing Company 8.30
All Day IPA Founders Brewing Company 8.70
Alter Ego Tree House Brewing Company 8.99
Another One Maine Beer Company 9.70
Aroma Coma Drake's Brewing Company 9.64
Art of Neurosis 2nd Shift Brewing 8.98