The Brewery Shop’s Top 5 Craft IPAs

Craft IPAs have very much become a category of their own alongside more traditional IPAs in recent years. They tend to be stronger (between 5-8%) and packed full of hop-forward and fruity flavours and these days a ‘haze’ on the beer is expected. The growth in this sector has been noted in the beer balance on the shelves upstairs as the ‘craft’ section now takes up an entire wall in our selection with plenty of funky IPAs from craft brewers of all sizes.

The shop team have undergone the difficult and arduous job of trying our full range and have chosen their top 5 Craft IPAs so you get the easy job of trying for yourselves!

Verdant – Even Sharks Need Water

An A-Team of Simcoe, Citra and Galaxy with Verdant’s super fruity house yeast strain to make a classic New England IPA – just a hint of bitterness, and a balance of sharper citrus fruits to stop the tropical aroma being too sweet.

6.5% ABV

440ml can

Alphabet Brewing – Juice Springsteen

Perhaps the best pun beer name in the world! A session IPA, with juicy tropical tones of pineapple, mango, passion fruit, guava and mandarin.

4.5% ABV

330ml can

Padstow Brewing – Go Man Go

Fancy something a little more out there? Why not try this pokey Mango Sorbet DIPA

A fruity DIPA, Passionfruit & Mango go hand in hand with English & American hops.

8% ABV

440ml bottle 

Siren – Soundwave IPA

This is a fantastic example of a Craft IPA from our friends just up the road in Wokingham. An India Pale Ale, packed with American hops for a really tropical fruit aroma and balanced bitter finish. Available as individual cans or in a whole case

5.6% ABV

330ml can

Tiny Rebel Clwb Tropica

A lovely Wham reference from the Welsh brewers Tiny Rebel and a lovely tropical IPA. Golden and hazy in colour with a mango and pineapple nose and a tropical finish.

5.5% ABV

330ml can

You can purchase online or come to the drive-through to buy plus learn more about our Belgian, British and Craft range.