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Best English IPA / India Pale Ales Ranked by the 2011 U.S. Open Championship


This Top Ten English IPA or India Pale Ales is from America's Best and Top Ten and from the results of the 2011 U.S. Open Beer Championship.  


1. Green Monsta IPA - Wachusetts Brewing, Massachusetts
2. Flyin' HI.P.Hay - Maui Brewing, Hawaii
3, Moylans IPA - Moylans Brewery, California
4. Rocky Mountain IPA - Fort Collins Brewing, Colorado
5. Black Iron Indian Pale Ale - Grand Canyon Brewing, Arizona
6. Full Sail IPA - Full Sail Brewery, Oregon
7. The Alexander Cask - Healdsburg Beer, California
8. Pike IPA - Pike Pub & Brewery, Washington
9. Terrapin Hopsectioner - Terrapin Beer Company, Georgia
10. Rocket Science IPA - Fullsteam Brewery, North Carolina

English India Pale Ale
India pale ales are characterized by medium-high hop bitterness with a medium to high alcohol content. Hops from a variety of origins may be used to contribute to a high hopping rate. Note that “earthy and herbal English-variety hop character” is the perceived end, but may be a result of the skillful use of hops of other national origins. The use of water with high mineral content results in a crisp, dry beer, sometimes with subtle and balanced character of sulfur compounds. This pale gold to deep copper-colored ale has a medium to high, flowery hop aroma and may have a medium to strong hop flavor (in addition to the hop bitterness). English-style India pale ales possess medium maltiness and body. Fruity-ester flavors and aromas are moderate to very strong. Diacetyl can be absent or may be perceived at very low levels. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures. Hops of other origins may be used for bitterness or approximating traditional English character.
OG: 1.050-1.064
FG: 1.012-1.018
Alcohol by Weight: 4-5.6%
IBU: 35-63
Color SRM: 6-14


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