American craft breweries have been experimenting with the IPA style for years. First the west coast breweries created their signature west coast IPA, an aggressively hopped and bitter India Pale Ale style. Soon brewers were working with a Black IPA, an IPA-style brew with roasted malts that lent a dark and malty element to the brew.
Suffice it to say, the IPA has seen several iterations over the years. The latest is the White IPA or Belgian IPA. These beers tend to be a combination of Belgian-style ales and hoppy IPAs. Some brewers draw inspiration from the Belgian wit while others draw from the Belgian Tripel. Either way, they’re adding yeasty notes and banana aromas to a beer that will likely have a high citrus presence due to the hop presence.
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