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Belgian IPA

Craft Brewed Belgian IPAs

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Belgian IPAs have all the wonderful citrusy, piney, floral, spicy, and tropical fruit character of regular IPAs, but are fermented with Belgian yeasts. The Belgian yeast adds another layer of distinct Belgian fruitiness and spicy character.

Belgian IPAs range in strength from 5% to over 9% ABV (including Double IPA versions).

The style is growing in popularity with craft brewers as more consumers open their palates to the unique flavor profiles of these beers.

Rated A, Fantastic, The Best Belgian IPAs

Anchorage Brewing Bitter Monk (9%, 100 IBUs) | Fermented with wild Brettanomyces yeast | Anchorage, AK


Hardywood Bourbon Belgian DIPA (9.4%, 80 IBUs) | Aged in freshly emptied bourbon barrels | Richmond, VA

Rated A-, Great

Ale Asylum Bedlam IPA (7.5%) | Seasonal Spring release, brewed with Citra hops | Madison, WI


Bear Republic Monkey High Five (7.6%, 85 IBUs) | Belgian Black IPA. Roasty, spicy, and citrusy | Healdsburg, CA 


Cambridge Brewing The Audacity of Hops (8.5%, 70 IBUs) | Brewed with Simcoe, Chinook, Amarillo, Hallertauer, and Spalt hops | Cambridge, MA


Clown Shoes Tramp Stamp (7%) | Brewed with orange peel and Columbus, Centennial, and Amarillo hops | Ipswich, MA


Karbach Brewing Roshambo Belgian IPA (8.5%, 70 IBUs) | Brewed with Chinook, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Zythos hops | Houston, TX


Night Shift Citranation (9.2%, 90 IBUs) | Brewed with Citra hops | Everett, MA


Pints Brewing Valyrian Belgian IPA (6.5%, 85 IBUs) | Dry-hopped with Cluster hops | Portland, OR


Terrapin Monk’s Revenge (9.8%, 82 IBUs) | Brewed with Magnum, Columbus, Chinook, Amarillo, Cascade, and Simcoe hops | Athens, GA


Vivant Trebuchet (9.3%) | Belgian Double IPA with flavors of mango, peach, and citrus | Grand Rapids, MI 

Rated B+, Very Good

Backlash Beer Declaration (7.2%, 47 IBUs) | Fruity with moderate bitterness | Holyoke, MA


Devil’s Backbone The Congo (6.8%, 50 IBUs) | Available year-round | Lexington, VA


Lakewood Brewing Hop Trapp (6.4%, 55 IBUs) | Available year-round | Garland, TX


Night Shift Oasis | Seasonal release brewed with coriander and cardamom | Everett, MA


Vivant Triomphe (6.5%) | Flavorful and hoppy, available year-round | Grand Rapids, MI 


White Birch Hooksett Ale (7.5%) | Brewed with Cascade and Columbus hops | Hooksett, NH

Rated B, Good

New Holland Farmhouse Hatter (5.1%, 53 IBUs) | Brewed with Nugget and Centennial hops | Holland, MI