25 Award-Winning IPA Recipes You Can Brew at Home

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By Duncan Bryant, American Homebrewers Association

India pale ale (IPA) continues to be one of the most popular beer styles in America, making it little surprise that the IPA categories in the National Homebrew Competition—the biggest homebrew competition in the world—are always among the most-entered.

Placing in the final round of the National Homebrew Competition is no easy feat, and those few who do take home medals are among the elite homebrewers in the world.

Below we’ve compiled 25 award-winning IPA recipes that earned medals in past National Homebrew Competitions. Whether you’re looking for your next beer recipe or need inspiration while developing your own IPA recipe, you can rest assured these are among the best!

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  1. Idaho is One Giant Park
    American IPA | Gold (2019)
  2. Veteran’s Day IPA
    American IPA | Silver (2019)
  3. Do You Even Haze, Bro?
    England IPA | Silver (2019)
  4. TOF Joe
    American IPA | Gold (2018)
  5. Nuclear Winter
    White IPA | Gold (2018)
  6. Suicide Mission
    Double IPA | Gold (2018)
  7. Hop Burst
    American IPA | Silver (2018)
  8. Mendel’s Monster
    Double IPA | Silver (2018)
  9. Black Out
    Black IPA | Bronze  (2018)
  10. Dan’s American IPA
    American IPA | Bronze (2018)
  11. Sunsphere
    American IPA | Gold (2017)
  12. Randy’s Double IPA
    Double IPA | Gold (2017)
  13. Go Big
    Black IPA | Gold (2017)
  1. The Duke
    English IPA | Gold (2016)
  2. Sandy
    American IPA | Gold (2016)
  3. Over the Top 7 Hop IPA
    American IPA | Gold (2015)
  4. Citra Session IPA
    Session IPA | Gold (2015)
  5. Hop-Fu!
    Imperial IPA | Gold (2014)
  6. Pike Ale
    American IPA | Gold (2013)
  7. Tsunami
    American IPA | Gold (2011)
  8. Blitzkrieg Hops
    Engish IPA | Gold (2009)
  9. Pliny the Elder Clone
    Imperial IPA| Gold (2008)
  10. Longbrook
    American IPA | Gold (2007)
  11. Chicken Creek
    American IPA | Gold (2006)
  12. 13 Mile IPA
    English IPA | Gold (2005)

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