According to Firestone Walker’s Brewing Co.’s website “This aggressively hopped West Coast IPA showcases stunning pineapple, citrus and piney aromas along with exceptional dry hop flavors of grapefruit and tangerine. This intense brew finds its balance in hone-like pale malt sweetness. The name Union Jack is a nod to the colonial origins of the IPA style, and to the British expatriate who co‐founded our brewery.”
Bale Breaker’s flagship IPA is a well-balanced West Coast IPA that boasts a complex floral, citrus aroma.
Odell Brewing Company, in Fort Collins, Colorado brews the majority of its beers on a 50-barrel system, however brewers still put to use a 5-barrel pilot system at the brewery every week. This recipe (not to be confused with their seasonal imperial peach IPA Tree Shaker) was one of those pilot batches made available at the tasting room.
Punk IPA clone BrewDog, Scotland (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.056 FG = 1.015 IBU = 35 SRM = 3 ABV = 5.6% Ingredients 11.6 lbs. (5.3 kg) Maris Otter extra
Samuel Smith Brewery: India Ale (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.050 FG = 1.012 IBU = 50 SRM = 9 ABV = 5% This classic beer is brewed with well water
This Harpoon classic started out as a summer seasonal in 1993 and ended up becoming one of the brewery’s biggest sellers. It is a crisp, clean, fairly traditional English IPA that will always be in style.
Bell’s flagship IPA is brewed with 100% Centennial hops from the Pacific Northwest and named after the Two Hearted River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
First brewed in 1981, Sierra Nevada explains that Celebration Ale is one of the earliest examples of an American-style IPA, and it’s still one of the few hop-forward holiday beers. The intense, hop-heavy beer features Chinook, Centennial, and Cascade hops.
“A traditional India Pale Ale, the Elissa IPA is very hoppy with a properly balanced malty body. Elissa has huge hop additions in the kettle that give it a wonderful bitterness and is then dry-hopped in the fermenter to create the pleasant floral, hoppy nose. Our reverse osmosis water makes the bitter very soft with no harsh notes to it. The maltiness is derived from British Maris Otter malt. Its rich flavor stands up to the hops that would otherwise dominate this beer. The Elissa is an authentic version of an India Pale Ale (IPA) style.”
North Coast Brewing Co.’s Acme IPA clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.062 FG = 1.011 IBU = 56 SRM = 7 ABV = 6.6% Ingredients 11.33 lbs. (5.1 kg) Great Western
The flagship IPA that Lagunitas built their brewing name on is a well-rounded West Coast IPA with lots of hop complexity and a solid malty balance.