About Flavored IPA

About Flavored IPA
Flavored IPAs are a relatively new beer style developed and popularized in the mid-2010's. They are characterized by the addition of other flavor ingredients, most notably citrus fruit juices used to complement and augment the citrus-forward nature of newer hop varieties used in American IPAs.

Top Picks for Flavored IPA

Rogue Ales Cold Brew IPA
93 points
Bright dark copper color. Roasted aromas and flavors of cold brew coffee and toasted chocolate coffee cake with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, long finish with nuances of pepper, nutskin, and radicchio finish. A super successful marriage of dark roasted artisan coffee and IPA.
Full Sail Brewing Co. IPApaya IPA
92 points
Bright golden amber color. Citrusy, herbal aromas and flavors of pineapple-papaya cream danish, golden raisin bread, and peach endive salad with a supple, bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity full body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length finish with notes of herb toast point, bitter greens, and peppercorns finish. A delicious, nicely articulated fruited IPA with fine balance and sessionability.
Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA
91 points
Minutely hazy old gold color. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit sorbet, lemon scone, and white grape with a satiny, lively, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, appealing, long finish evoking overtones of peppered greens, grapefruit peel, and peppercorn muffin finish. A great, invigorating grapefruit IPA that is sure to please.
Unibroue Autre Chose Peach IPA
90 points
Hazy old gold color. Aromas and flavors of mango, cannabis, caramel, bubble gum, clove, and ground pepper with a satiny, lively, effervescent, fruity medium body and a tingling, layered, medium-long finish with notes of brazil nut and orange pith finish. A bold IPA with big notes of hops and fruit underlined by gentle spice.
Shmaltz Brewing Company Hop Momma Flavored IPA
90 points
Brilliant gold color. Attractive aromas and flavors of honeyed peach spice cake, toasted herbs, grilled tropical fruits, and floral tea with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, intriguing, long finish manifesting notes of citrus peels, pine, radicchio, and chili pepper finish. A successful marriage of fruit, hops and a dash of heat, perfect for Latin fare.
Knee Deep Brewing Co. Man Juice IPA
89 points
Minutely hazy gold color. Aromas of orange zest, frosted orange cake, and pine sap and resin with a supple, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, very long bitter orange, rapini, rye toast, and pepper finish. A juicy and astringent IPA with a nice hint of bitter orange.
Spencer Fruit Series Grapefruit IPA
89 points
Clear deep amber color. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit marmalade on toast and sweet potato chips with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish with suggestions of pine, peppered greens, and grapefruit zest and juice finish. A solid, even, malty grapefruit IPA that will cover a lot of bases.
Vancouver Island Brewing Misthorn Aurora IPA
88 points
Bright copper color. Aromas and flavors of candied citrus, panettone with almond icing, and ripe mango with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dryish medium body and a peppery, medium-length finish revealing impressions of raw radish and arugula finish. A rich and fruity IPA with dry and bitter finish; a flavorful IPA for the holidays.
O’Connor Brewing Company El Guapo Agave IPA
87 points
Brilliant golden amber color. Aromas of papaya-mango salsa and edible flowers, pineapple cream danish, chive and herb blend, and sweet potato with a silky, vibrant, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a seamless, odd, carefree yams with mint, coconut-date bar, endive, and nutskin finish. A subtle flavored IPA that is a pleasure to drink.
Lift Bridge Beer Company Brewers Series Batch 2363 Blueberry Double IPA
87 points
Cloudy copper color. Aromas and flavors of toasted berry custard pastry, roasted yams and corn, dried herbs, and squash stew with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish manifesting elements of pretzel bread pudding, pine grilled citrus, blueberry chutney on rye, and radicchio finish. A subtly flavored berry IPA that retains the attractive citrus and pepper character of the hops.