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American IPA

  The modern epitome of India Pale Ale. The American IPA is characterized by the high bitterness, the citrus-fruity, tropical-fruity, but also resinous aromas of the hops. However, a fine... read more »
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American IPA

 

The modern epitome of India Pale Ale. The American IPA is characterized by the high bitterness, the citrus-fruity, tropical-fruity, but also resinous aromas of the hops. However, a fine malt body that offers contrast to the bitter taste is also found. The style most commonly brewed at craft beer breweries.

Beer Style Facts: American IPA / West Coast IPA

  • Appearance: Orange, amber or copper in color. Mostly clear.
  • Aroma: Citrus-fruity, less often tropical or stone-fruity, hop notes complemented by hints of resin and pine. On the palate, the strong hop aroma is complemented by a malty aromatic body. Its notes are reminiscent of caramel, bread or cereal. In addition, a distinct bitterness characterizes the taste. The mouthfeel is mostly dry.
  • Alcohol: 5-8%.
  • Classic Beer: Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA

American IPA - a brief history

In the second half of the 20th century, many small breweries and homebrewers experimented with old styles, especially on the Northwest Coast. The classic English IPA turned out to be a particularly good basis for showcasing the locally growing aromatic hop varieties - for example, from the Yakima Valley in Washington State.

Pioneering work in this field was done, among others, by the Sierra Nevada brewery in California. From the early 1980s, their beers perfectly showcased U.S. hops such as Cascade and Chinook, thus defining the style of the American IPA.

What does an American IPA taste like?

The American IPA is a modern evolution of the English IPA, the classic India Pale Ale. The difference between an American IPA and the English representative is nevertheless clear. The hop aroma in the U.S. versions of the beer is particularly different, as the local hops from the western or northwestern United States are more fruity. It can produce aromas of grapefruit, lemon, lime and orange, but also mango, passion fruit or pineapple. It also can have a great resinousness. An English IPA, on the other hand, is more restrainedly fruity, grassy or herbal. The malt body is bready, grain-forward, but not too heavy. A slight sweetness reminiscent of caramel can occur, as well as a dry mouthfeel.

West Coast vs. East Coast

There are differences in the U.S., however. While the West Coast IPA is considered a classic and focuses on the hop-malt body-bitterness balance described above, in the eastern part of the country you tend to find even more intense hop bombs that have less bitterness and whose malt bodies are not only lighter, but also lighter. In some cases, this sub-style has also evolved into a New England IPA - or NEIPA - which is gant particularly in demand these days, and the lines between American IPA and New England IPA are almost impossible to draw. As a countermovement, however, more and more old-school West Coast IPAs are being found on the market.

What food goes well with an American IPA?

India Pale Ales are great to drink with a spicy meal. Be it an Indian or Asian curry or spicy Mexican tacos. All types of IPAs are excellent with barbecue and grilling in the summer. As a cheese, a Gorgonzola goes well with an IPA. As a sweet accompaniment, carrot cakes are very appropriate.

American IPAs at Beyond Beer: Our recommendations!

You'll find a huge selection of great American IPAs at Beyond Beer, which taste great to both the craft beer novice and the most crass of beernerds. Two beers in particular we would like to recommend to you:

Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA: Sure, the aforementioned classic! Still tastes just insanely good and embodies this style like no other IPA. Citrus aromatic, resinous, bitter and with a strong malt body.

BRLO German IPA: The Berlin brewery has brewed a round, balanced and very approachable IPA. And they did it exclusively with ingredients from Germany. In doing so, they prove that it doesn't always have to be hops from the USA for good IPAs.

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Arpus Citra x Mosaic x Simcoe Cryo West Coast IPA

American IPA

Arpus Citra x Mosaic x Simcoe Cryo West Coast IPA

Arpus Brewing

€7.39 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€16.80 * / 1 Liter)
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Pohjala Spikes American IPA

American IPA

Põhjala Spikes (Garage Collab)

Põhjala

€7.29 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€16.57 * / 1 Liter)
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Stigbergets Lillemor American IPA

American IPA

Stigbergets Lillemor

Stigbergets

€7.49 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€17.02 * / 1 Liter)
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Fuerst Wiacek India Pale Ale

New England IPA

Fuerst Wiacek Parklife (2024)

Fuerst Wiacek

€6.59 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€14.98 * / 1 Liter)
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Crew Republic Drunken Sailor IPA 3+1 Aktion

American IPA

Crew Republic Drunken Sailor 3+1 Aktion

CREW Republic

€8.36 €6.27 * plus €0.32 deposit
Content 1.32 Liter (€4.75 * / 1 Liter)
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Apex Brewing Death Grip IPA

American IPA

Apex Death Grip IPA

Apex Brewing

€7.29 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€16.57 * / 1 Liter)
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Fourpure India Pale Ale

American IPA

Fourpure India Pale Ale

Fourpure Brewing

€3.99 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€12.09 * / 1 Liter)
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Fourpure Citrus IPA

American IPA

Fourpure Citrus IPA

Fourpure Brewing

€3.99 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€12.09 * / 1 Liter)
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Magic Rock Cannonball IPA

American IPA

Magic Rock Cannonball

Magic Rock Brewing

€3.99 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€12.09 * / 1 Liter)
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CRAK Guerrilla Celebration 2024 IPA

American IPA

CRAK Guerrilla Celebration 2024

CRAK

€6.69 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.4 Liter (€16.73 * / 1 Liter)
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Sudden Death Death Comet Surfer American IPA

American IPA

Sudden Death Comet Surfer

Sudden Death Brewing

€6.69 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€15.20 * / 1 Liter)
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Garage Stratocaster West Coast IPA

American IPA

Garage Stratocaster

Garage Beer

€7.99 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€18.16 * / 1 Liter)
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Barrier Money IPA

American IPA

Barrier Money

Barrier Brewing

€9.49 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.473 Liter (€20.06 * / 1 Liter)
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CoolHead West Coast IPA

American IPA

CoolHead West

CoolHead Brew

€7.29 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€16.57 * / 1 Liter)
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Schwarze Rose Brewtiful IPA

American IPA

Schwarze Rose Brewtiful (2024)

Schwarze Rose

€6.19 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€14.07 * / 1 Liter)
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Tilited Barn Little Field

American IPA

Tilted Barn Little Field

Tilted Barn

€9.69 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.473 Liter (€20.49 * / 1 Liter)
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The Drowned Lands Suzanne American IPA

American IPA

The Drowned Lands Suzanne

The Drowned Lands

€9.49 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.473 Liter (€20.06 * / 1 Liter)
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Superflux Happyness American IPA

American IPA

Superflux Happyness

Superflux

€9.49 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.473 Liter (€20.06 * / 1 Liter)
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Fuerst Wiacek Toe Cutter New England IPA

American IPA

Fuerst Wiacek Toe Cutter (2024)

Fuerst Wiacek

€6.99 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€15.89 * / 1 Liter)
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Verdant Big Stupid Westy V3 West Coast IPA

American IPA

Verdant Big Stupid Westy V3

Verdant

€7.99 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€18.16 * / 1 Liter)
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Buddelship Hunky Dory Cold IPA

American IPA

Buddelship Hunky Dory (Brouwerij Poesiat &...

Buddelship Brauerei

€6.99 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€15.89 * / 1 Liter)
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Sudden Death Fury Along the Pass Cold IPA

Cold IPA

Sudden Death Fury Along the Pass

Sudden Death Brewing

€6.49 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€14.75 * / 1 Liter)
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Popihn Double Icauna IPA

American IPA

Popihn Double Icauna

Brasserie Popihn

€7.79 €5.99 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€13.61 * / 1 Liter)
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Omnipollo High Desert American IPA

American IPA

Omnipollo Maz Can

Omnipollo

€6.99 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€15.89 * / 1 Liter)
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Orca Local IPA

American IPA

Orca Local IPA

Orca Brau

€3.79 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€11.48 * / 1 Liter)
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Revolution Anti-Hero American IPA

American IPA

Revolution Anti-Hero

Revolution Brewing Company

€6.99 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.355 Liter (€19.69 * / 1 Liter)
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Ratsherrn Küsten IPA 3+1 Aktion

American IPA

Ratsherrn Küsten IPA 3+1 Aktion

Ratsherrn

€7.96 €5.97 * plus €0.32 deposit
Content 1.32 Liter (€4.52 * / 1 Liter)
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Ratsherrn Küsten IPA

American IPA

Ratsherrn Küsten IPA

Ratsherrn

€1.99 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€6.03 * / 1 Liter)
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Stigbergets West Coast IPA

American IPA

Stigbergets West Coast IPA

Stigbergets

€5.79 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€17.55 * / 1 Liter)
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Omnipollo Tokyo IPA

Rice IPA

Omnipollo Maz Can

Omnipollo

€5.49 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€16.64 * / 1 Liter)
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Stone Delicious Citrus American IPA

American IPA

Stone Delicious Citrus

Stone Brewing

€2.99 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.355 Liter (€8.42 * / 1 Liter)
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Maisel & Friends West Coast IPA

American IPA

Maisel & Friends West Coast IPA

Maisel & Friends

€2.29 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€6.94 * / 1 Liter)
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Maisel & Friends IPA

American IPA

Maisel & Friends IPA

Maisel & Friends

€2.29 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€6.94 * / 1 Liter)
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Two Chefs Brewing Green Bullet IPA

American IPA

Two Chefs Green Bullet

Two Chefs Brewing

€3.99 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€12.09 * / 1 Liter)
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BrewDog Punk IPA

American IPA

Brewdog Punk IPA Dose

BrewDog

€3.39 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€7.70 * / 1 Liter)
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Thornbridge Jaipur IPA

American IPA

Thornbridge Jaipur

Thornbridge

€3.29 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€9.97 * / 1 Liter)
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Põhjala Virmalised (Dose) IPA

American IPA

Põhjala Virmalised

Põhjala

€5.29 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€16.03 * / 1 Liter)
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Brewdog Punk IPA

American IPA

Brewdog Punk IPA

BrewDog

€2.29 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€6.94 * / 1 Liter)
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Stone Brewing Stone IPA

American IPA

Stone IPA

Stone Brewing

€2.79 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.355 Liter (€7.86 * / 1 Liter)
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BrewDog Elvis Juice IPA

American IPA

BrewDog Elvis Juice

BrewDog

€2.39 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€7.24 * / 1 Liter)
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Mikkeller Burst IPA

American IPA

Mikkeller Burst

Mikkeller

€3.49 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€10.58 * / 1 Liter)
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Welde IPA

American IPA

Welde IPA

Welde

€2.59 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€7.85 * / 1 Liter)
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Craftwerk Hop Head⁷

American IPA

Craftwerk Hop Head⁷

Craftwerk Brewing

€2.39 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€7.24 * / 1 Liter)
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Omnipollo Zodiak IPA

American IPA

Omnipollo Zodiak (Dose)

Omnipollo

€4.69 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€14.21 * / 1 Liter)
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And Union Friday Dose India Pale Ale

American IPA

And Union Friday Can

And Union

€2.69 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€8.15 * / 1 Liter)
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Überquell Supadupa IPA India Pale Ale Hamburg bestellen und online kaufen

American IPA

ÜberQuell Supadupa

ÜberQuell

€2.99 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€9.06 * / 1 Liter)
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Beavertown Lupoloid IPA

American IPA

Beavertown Lupuloid IPA

Beavertown

€5.19 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€15.73 * / 1 Liter)
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA

American IPA

Sierra Nevada Torpedo

Sierra Nevada Brewing

€3.29 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.355 Liter (€9.27 * / 1 Liter)
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