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Questions tagged [ipa]

India Pale Ale: a highly hopped ale variant. It was originally brewed in England for export to India.

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Why is the Dogfish Head 120 minute IPA so expensive?

I enjoy a good Dogfish Head 120 minute IPA, it is the only beer I can casually drink at home and it actually gives me a buzz, but I am curious as to why does it have such a high price point?
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What's the difference between imperial pale ale and indian pale ale?

I've seen both refered to as IPA, which is the real IPA and how are they different?
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What's the difference between a Triple IPA and a Double IPA?

One of the recent trends I've noticed is that breweries are starting to come out with Triple IPAs. (In fact, there's a triple IPA week in the Seattle area.) But what exactly distinguishes the Triple ...
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What makes IPAS stronger than “regular” beers

I've only tried IPAS once, but when I can regularly drink 6 beers without feeling any type of alcohol in my system, it only took one and a half pints for me to feel the alcohol kicking in when ...
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Is overcarbonated IPA an IPA or a different style?

I usually brew my own beer. I prefer IPA (American) to all other styles. I like more carbonated beers (with CO2 volume >4, refer to the chart -http://www.drinktanks.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/...
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Why do Double IPAs (aka Imperial IPAs, IIPAs) tend to be sweeter than regular IPAs?

Why do Double IPAs tend to be sweeter than regular IPAs? (I personally have in mind Ninkasi's Tricerahops and Saint Archer's Double IPA.)
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What exactly is an XPA?

The other day I ordered an Eagle Rock Brewery XPA on tap. At the time, I had no idea what that was, but according to the brewer's site: Extra Pale Ale (XPA) is a variation of American pale ale – ...
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De Ranke XXX Beer

From beer advocate, it says that the XXX beer from De Ranke brewery is no longer brewed. (http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/739/97035/). It's no longer on their brewery page too: http://www....
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Any advice on good breweries near São Paulo - Brazil?

I am moving back home in the next few days and the idea of importing all my beer does not seem reasonable. I'm willing to try any kind of beer, but my preference is for IPA's and Belgian Strong pale ...
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In Germany, Out of pale ale

As a person of good beer taste, I have moved to Germany and to my horror I discovered, nobody here considers Indian Pale Ale to be beer. Having looked intensively for Indian Pale Ale for several ...
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Is Heady Topper by The Alchemist worth it?

I have heard a lot about Heady Topper, the Double IPA by The Alchemist brewery, and how it is a fantastic beer. Online reviews always rank it exceptionally high and everyone I have asked that has ...
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Bellwoods Brewery Beer in the UK

So, I was in Toronto (Canada) a little while ago and absolutely fell in love with a couple of the beers from Bellwoods Brewery. Specifically: Witchshark; and Monogamy I have been casually looking ...
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What is a “White IPA” and is it actually an IPA?

What is a "White IPA" and can it actually be considered an IPA? I'm asking in general but specifically I'm having a Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA.
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Where can I find a Coriolis IPA in the UK?

We tried the amazing Coriolis IPA by New England Brewery during a trip to the USA. However, upon our return to the UK, we have been unable to find it anywhere. Long shot, but has anyone ever seen/...
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What are some high-ABV IPA's in the Northeast United States?

I'm very familiar with Dogfishhead's series of 60/75/90/120 minute IPA's, Harpoon's Leviathan, and have recently found new favorites in Sixpoint Hi-Res and Resin. What are some similar high-ABV ...
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Does beer suffer from being warmed and then rechilled?

I typically prefer my beer only a bit cold, so when I buy a 12-pack from a store's cooler I typically just leave it out. The excess I'll refrigerate at the end of the night, and sometimes repeat the ...
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How long can you age an ipa?

I understand IPAs are less amenable to aging than, say, a barely wine. But how long, specifically, can you age an IPA - days, months, a year or two?
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What food pairs well with an IPA?

Consider your average american IPA. What food would go well with it?
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How does boil time directly affect ABV% & IBU?

Dogfish Head makes IPAs called "60 Minute", "90 Minute", and "120 Minute". According to Wikipedia: Their names refer to the length of the boil time of the wort in which the hops are continuously ...
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What are the differences between an IPA and its variants?

I know what makes an IPA an IPA, but what are the unique characteristics of it's common variants? To be specific, the ones I'm interested in are Double IPA and Black IPA, but general differences ...
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Do IPAs cause worse hangovers?

I usually drink strong Belgian Ales, particularly Triples, Quads and Trappists, so I'm no stranger to strong beer. But I've noticed that I get far, far worse hangovers when drinking IPAs. Is there ...