Maryland- Belgian IPA- 8.3% ABV. 60 IBUs. Hazy amber in color. An American Imperial IPA augmented with Belgian yeast. ""Delicate hops bitterness nips at your taste buds."" Citrusy hops and caramel malt flavors add to the Belgian yeast notes. Unique.
A style born as much from American ingenuity and exploration as it is from storied Belgian beer tradition, Belgian IPA is the answer for enthusiasts who want hoppy IPA character combined with the complex, fruity, spicy character of Belgian Strong Pale Ales.
With several Belgian and American breweries creating their own interpretations, different Belgian IPAs show varying ratios of hoppiness to estery, spicy Belgian yeast character. The hop varieties, such as American Pacific Northwest and Noble, are the factor in the beer’s hoppy IPA character. Domestic versions display pungent American hops, and many Belgian examples show the more restrained Noble hop personality.