About White IPA

About White IPA
White IPAs are clear or hazy, golden-colored beers that range from 4.5-6% in alcohol. These brews are a hybrid of the hop-forward American IPA and traditional Belgian wit styles. The flavors and aromas of these beers feature both the spice profile of Belgian wits and the citrusy and/or resinous aromatic hop profile of American IPAs, with medium-to-high hop bitterness. They are usually available only in summer months, but are steadily becoming year-round offerings as this style grows in popularity. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA, Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA and Flying Dog Raging Bitch Belgian Style IPA.

Top Picks for White IPA

Samuel Adams Rebel White Citra IPA
95 points
Dusty gold color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed pastry and pickled melon with a silky, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a tingling, complex, long finish with notes of dried fruits, watercress, and radishes finish. A smooth and satisfying IPA with great subtlety and balance.
3 Stars Brewing Company Ghost White IPA
93 points
Bright gold color. Interesting aromas and flavors of citrus, rosemary, and sweet pickle relish with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a seamless, charming, medium-long finish displaying elements of grapefruit custard, mango chutney, peppered greens, and hint of asian spices finish. A seamless and flavorful IPA that is artfully crafted.
Okanagan Spring Brewery Big White
90 points
Minutely hazy old gold color. Tropical aromas and flavors of banana taffy, peppercorn spice muffin, and sourdough bruschetta with a round, crisp, finely carbonated, dryish medium-full body and an engaging, medium-long finish revealing notes of radish and peppery greens finish. A nicely balanced Belgian-style IPA.
Stevens Point Brewery White IPA
89 points
Gold color. Complex, floral, fruity aromas and flavors of meyer lemon and buddha’s hand custard, white toffee and tea, grape-guava jam, and honeysuckle with a silky, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, subtle, very long finish evoking notes of lemon grass and celeriac, spiced roasted nuts, and pink peppercorns finish. A wonderfully attractive, exotically aromatic and flavorful white IPA with great balance and style.