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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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Garage Double Lowball

American IPA

Garage Double Lowball

Garage Beer

€6.79 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€15.43 * / 1 Liter)
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Stigbergets Double Headed DDH West Coast IPA

American IPA

Stigbergets Double Headed DDH West Coast IPA

Stigbergets

€7.59 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€17.25 * / 1 Liter)
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Deya Heavy Rotations American IPA

American IPA

Deya Heavy Rotations

Deya

€9.29 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.5 Liter (€18.58 * / 1 Liter)
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Garage Purple, In Silk American IPA

American IPA

Garage Purple, In Silk

Garage Beer

€6.79 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€15.43 * / 1 Liter)
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Garage Santako American IPA

American IPA

Garage Santako

Garage Beer

€4.29 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€13.00 * / 1 Liter)
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Brauquadrat Big Bro American IPA

American IPA

Brauquadrat Big Bro

Brauquadrat

€5.99 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€13.61 * / 1 Liter)
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Baladin L'Ippa IPA

American IPA

Baladin L'Ippa

Birra Baladin

€3.99 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€12.09 * / 1 Liter)
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Sudden Death Tough Guy Ale American IPA

American IPA

Sudden Death Tough Guy Ale

Sudden Death Brewing

€5.99 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€13.61 * / 1 Liter)
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BRLO X Underwood Mriya IPA

American IPA

BRLO X Underwood Mriya IPA

BRLO

€2.59 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€7.85 * / 1 Liter)
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Kemker Kultuur Greni Farmhouse IPA

Saison & Farmhouse Ale

Kemker Kultuur Greni

Kemker Kultuur

€15.99 * plus €0.17 deposit
Content 0.75 Liter (€21.32 * / 1 Liter)
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Stigbergets From A Dry Camel American IPA

American IPA

Stigbergets From A Dry Camel

Stigbergets

€6.29 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€14.30 * / 1 Liter)
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Basqueland Peralta American IPA

American IPA

Basqueland Peralta

Basqueland Brewing

€6.99 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.44 Liter (€15.89 * / 1 Liter)
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CRAK Bevila Dalla Lattina IPA

American IPA

CRAK Bevila Dalla Lattina

CRAK

€5.99 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.4 Liter (€14.98 * / 1 Liter)
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Beavertown 8-Ball Rye IPA

American IPA

Beavertown 8-Ball

Beavertown

€4.79 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€14.52 * / 1 Liter)
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Sierra Nevada Powder Day 2022

American IPA

Sierra Nevada Powder Day

Sierra Nevada Brewing

€2.99 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.355 Liter (€8.42 * / 1 Liter)
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Kehrwieder SHIPA Eclipse IPA

American IPA

Kehrwieder SHIPA Eclipse

Kehrwieder Kreativbrauerei

€2.69 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€8.15 * / 1 Liter)
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Superflux Happyness

American IPA

Superflux Happyness

Superflux

€8.49 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.473 Liter (€17.95 * / 1 Liter)
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Omnipollo Fantom

American IPA

Omnipollo Fantom

Omnipollo

€6.29 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€19.06 * / 1 Liter)
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Stigbergets West Coast IPA

American IPA

Stigbergets West Coast IPA

Stigbergets

€5.49 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€16.64 * / 1 Liter)
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Põhjala Virmalised (Dose) IPA

American IPA

Põhjala Virmalised

Põhjala

€4.29 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€13.00 * / 1 Liter)
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Braufactum Progusta IPA

American IPA

Braufactum Progusta

Braufactum

€1.99 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€6.03 * / 1 Liter)
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Kona Gold Cliff IPA

American IPA

Kona Gold Cliff IPA

Kona Brewing

€2.89 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.355 Liter
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Stone Brewing Stone IPA

American IPA

Stone IPA

Stone Brewing

€2.39 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.355 Liter (€6.73 * / 1 Liter)
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Steamworks Jasmine IPA

American IPA

Steamworks Jasmine IPA

Steamworks

€3.29 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€9.97 * / 1 Liter)
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BrewDog Elvis Juice IPA

American IPA

BrewDog Elvis Juice

BrewDog

€2.29 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€6.94 * / 1 Liter)
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Brewdog Punk IPA

American IPA

Brewdog Punk IPA

BrewDog

€1.99 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€6.03 * / 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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Hopfmeister West Coast Road Trip IPA

American IPA

Hopfmeister West Coast Road Trip IPA

Hopfmeister

€3.29 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€9.97 * / 1 Liter)
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Sierra Nevada Dankful IPA

American IPA

Sierra Nevada Dankful IPA

Sierra Nevada Brewing

€3.29 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.355 Liter (€9.27 * / 1 Liter)
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Mikkeller Santa's Hoppy Helper

American IPA

Mikkeller Santa's Hoppy Helper

Mikkeller

€3.99 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€12.09 * / 1 Liter)
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Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo

American IPA

Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo

Sierra Nevada Brewing

€3.29 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.355 Liter (€9.27 * / 1 Liter)
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Amundsen Ink & Dagger

American IPA

Amundsen Ink & Dagger

Amundsen

€4.29 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€13.00 * / 1 Liter)
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Welde IPA

American IPA

Welde IPA

Welde

€2.39 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€7.24 * / 1 Liter)
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SIERRA NEVADA TROPICAL TORPEDO IPA

American IPA

Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo

Sierra Nevada Brewing

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

American IPA

Orca Anders!

Orca Brau

€3.49 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€10.58 * / 1 Liter)
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Craftwerk Hop Head⁷

American IPA

Craftwerk Hop Head⁷

Craftwerk Brewing

€2.29 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€6.94 * / 1 Liter)
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Omnipollo Zodiak IPA

American IPA

Omnipollo Zodiak (Dose)

Omnipollo

€3.79 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€11.48 * / 1 Liter)
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Riedenburger Dolden Sud

American IPA

Riedenburger Dolden Sud

Riedenburger Brauhaus

€2.29 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€6.94 * / 1 Liter)
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And Union Friday Dose India Pale Ale

American IPA

And Union Friday Can

And Union

€2.29 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€6.94 * / 1 Liter)
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Überquell World White IPA Hamburg bestellen und kaufen

American IPA

ÜberQuell World White IPA

ÜberQuell

€2.39 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€7.24 * / 1 Liter)
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Überquell Supadupa IPA India Pale Ale Hamburg bestellen und online kaufen

American IPA

ÜberQuell Supadupa

ÜberQuell

€2.39 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€7.24 * / 1 Liter)
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Lervig Lucky Jack Extra Hard

American IPA

Lervig Lucky Jack Extra Hard

Lervig

€3.79 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€11.48 * / 1 Liter)
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Beavertown Lupoloid IPA

American IPA

Beavertown Lupuloid IPA

Beavertown

€4.99 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€15.12 * / 1 Liter)
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Wildwuchs Mucki Hop IPA

American IPA

Wildwuchs Mucki Hop

Wildwuchs

€3.49 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€10.58 * / 1 Liter)
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BRLO German IPA India Pale Ale bestellen

American IPA

BRLO German IPA

BRLO

€2.49 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€7.55 * / 1 Liter)
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA Flasche

American IPA

Sierra Nevada Torpedo

Sierra Nevada Brewing

€2.99 * plus €0.25 deposit
Content 0.355 Liter (€8.42 * / 1 Liter)
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Hopfenstopfer Comet IPA

American IPA

Hopfenstopfer Comet IPA

Hopfenstopfer

€1.99 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€6.03 * / 1 Liter)
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Crew Republic In Your Face IPA

American IPA

Crew Republic In Your Face

CREW Republic

€1.69 * plus €0.08 deposit
Content 0.33 Liter (€5.12 * / 1 Liter)
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