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BJCP 2015 Guideline

IPA Specialty IPA - White IPA


BJCP 2015 21B Specialty IPA - White IPA example
21B - Specialty IPA - White IPA


Overall Impression

A fruity, spicy, refreshing version of an American IPA, but with a lighter color, less body, and featuring either the distinctive yeast and/or spice additions typical of a Belgian witbier.


A craft beer interpretation of American IPA crossed with a witbier.

Commercial Examples

Blue Point White IPA, Deschutes Chainbreaker IPA, Harpoon The Long Thaw, New Belgium Accumulation

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  • OG:  1056 - 1065
  • FG:  1010 - 1016
  • ABV: 5.5 - 7
  • IBU: 40 - 70
  • SRM: 5 - 8
BJCP 2015 21B - Specialty IPA - White IPA Commercial Example