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IPAs dominate World Beer Cup

Added: Saturday, May 7th 2016


India Pale Ale dominated the World Beer Cup held in Philadelphia, with American-style IPAs accounting for 275 entries, followed by Imperial IPAs with 181. American-style pale ales weighed in with 167 entries.

Awards were announced at a final dinner on 6 May where it was reported there had been a 38% increase in entries over the previous year, with more than 6,600 beers from 1,907 breweries entered from 55 countries. 253 judges from 31 countries handed out gold, silver and bronze awards.

Awards to brewers were:

Very Small Brewing Company

Arch Rock Brewing Co, Oregon

Small Brewing Company

Noble Ale Works, California

Mid-size Brewing Company

Brewery Ommegang, New York State (pictured)

Large Brewing Company

Miller Brewing Co, Milwaukee

Large Brew-pub

Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, California

Winners in the IPA categories were:

Session India Pale Ale

Gold: Little Secret, Triptych Brewing, Savoy, Illinois

Silver: Down to Earth, 21st Amendment Brewery, San Leandro, California

Bronze: Eternal, Northern Monk Brew Co, Leeds, UK

Historical Beers

Gold: Archetype Historical IPA, Circle Brewing Co, Austin, Texas

English-style India Pale Ale

Gold: Independence Pass Ale, Aspen Brewing Co, Aspen, Colorado

Silver: Punjabi Pale Ale, CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing, Fort Collins, Colorado

Bronze: Big Wave Bay, Hong Kong Beer Co, Chai Wan, Hong Kong

American-style India Pale Ale

Gold: Love It!, Noble Ale Works, Anaheim, California

Silver: IPA, Great North Aleworks, Manchester, New Hampshire

Bronze: Santilli, Night Shift Brewing, Everett, Massachusetts

Imperial India Pale Ale

Gold: Hop JuJu Imperial IPA, Fat Head’s Brewery, Middleburg Heights, Ohio

Silver: Trebuchet, Second Street Brewery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Bronze: Nobility, Noble Ale Works, Anaheim, California

For further information and a list of winners in all 96 categories, go to: