Characterized by its classic bitter flavors and juicy fruit notes, the India Pale Ale is one of the U.S.’s most popular beer styles, with breweries churning out thousands of new offerings for drinkers to try. With new variations on the style filling store shelves, it’s essentially taken over the craft category: IPAs accounted for 46 percent of the craft beer brewed in 2022, and the style remains the top choice in convenience stores across the country.

Here, we consulted BeerAdvocate’s top-rated beers and checked out the top India Pale Ales with over 100 votes. Similarly to last year, the majority of American consumers prefer high-ABV Imperial IPAs and fruity New England IPAs, with 20 states preferring the former and 18 favoring the latter. Still, American IPAs are starting to gain some traction, with 12 states now claiming the style as their preferred IPA, three more than last year.

Curious to see which IPA is the highest-rated on your turf? Read on to discover the highest-rated IPA in each state.

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Ed. Note: The ratings cutoff was based upon data from each state’s Top Rated Beers page, not the beer’s profile page, which in some instances may be lower.
The Highest-Rated IPA in Every State (2023) [MAP]

State Beer
Alabama Hitchhiker
Good People Brewing Company
IPA – American | 7.40%
Alaska Citra Bitter Monk
Anchorage Brewing Company
IPA – Belgian | 9.00%
Arizona Tower Station IPA
Mother Road Brewery
IPA – American | 7.30%
Arkansas Presidential IPA
Diamond Bear Brewing Company
IPA – American | 6.20%
California Pliny The Younger
Russian River Brewing Company
IPA – Imperial | 10.25%
Colorado Juicy Bits – Double Dry-Hopped
WeldWerks Brewing Co.
IPA – New England | 6.70%
Connecticut Locust Reign
New England Brewing Co.
IPA – New England | 8.20%
Delaware 90 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
IPA – Imperial | 9.00%
District of Columbia On The Wings Of Armageddon
DC Brau Brewing Co.
IPA – Imperial | 9.20%
Florida Jai Alai IPA
Cigar City Brewing
IPA – American | 7.50%
Georgia Tropicália 
Creature Comforts
IPA – America | 6.60%
Hawaii Double Overhead Double IPA
Maui Brewing Co.
IPA – Imperial | 8.50%
Idaho Alpha Dog Imperial IPA
Laughing Dog Brewing
IPA – Imperial | 8.00%
Illinois Emerald Grouper
Pipeworks Brewing Company
IPA – Imperial | 9.50%
Indiana Permanent Funeral
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
IPA – Imperial | 10.50%
Iowa King Sue
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
IPA – New England | 7.80%
Kansas Stormchaser
Free State Brewing Co.
IPA – American | 5.90%
Kentucky Rico Sauvin
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
IPA – Imperial | 8.20%
Louisiana Ghost In The Machine – Double Dry-Hopped
Parish Brewing Company
IPA – New England | 8.50%
Maine Dinner
Maine Beer Company
IPA – Imperial | 8.20%
Maryland Hyde
RAR Brewing (Real Ale Revival)
IPA – New England | 6.40%
Massachusetts King Julius
Tree House Brewing Company
IPA – New England | 8.20%
Michigan Hopslam Ale
Bell’s Brewery – Eccentric Café & General Store
IPA – Imperial | 10.00%
Minnesota Abrasive Ale
Surly Brewing Company
IPA – Imperial | 9.20%
Mississippi Crowd Control
Southern Prohibition Brewing
IPA – Imperial | 8.00%
Missouri OJ Run
Narrow Gauge Brewing
IPA – New England | 8.60%
Montana Tumbleweed
Lewis & Clark Brewing Company
IPA – American | 6.60%
Nebraska HopAnomaly – Reserve Series Aged in French Oak Chardonnay Barrels
Nebraska Brewing Company Production Brewery & Tap Room
IPA – Belgian | 10.60%
Nevada Disco Ninja
Revision Brewing Company
IPA – New England | 7.00%
New Hampshire IPA
Stoneface Brewing Co.
IPA – American | 7.20%
New Jersey Party Wave
Kane Brewing Company
IPA – New England | 7.40%
New Mexico Project Dank
La Cumbre Brewing Co.
IPA – American | 7.50%
New York 4th Anniversary 
Other Half Brewing Company
IPA – New England | 10.00%
North Carolina Citraquench’l
Heist Brewery
IPA – New England | 7.10%
North Dakota Freak Parade
Drekker Brewing Company
IPA – New England | 8.20%
Ohio Dragonsaddle
Hoof Hearted Company
IPA – New England | 11.50%
Oklahoma Alpha Hive Double IPA
COOP Ale Works
IPA – Imperial | 8.90%
Oregon Notorious Triple IPA
Boneyard Beer Company
IPA – Imperial | 12.00%
Pennsylvania Albatross
Brew Gentlemen
IPA – New England | 8.00%
Rhode Island The Chosen One
Tilted Barn Brewery
IPA – New England | 8.50%
South Carolina Boy King
COAST Brewing Company
IPA – Imperial | 9.70%
South Dakota 11th Hour IPA
Crow Peak Brewing
IPA – American | 6.50%
Tennessee Attention Please!
Bearded Iris Brewing
IPA – New England | 8.20%
Texas Yellow Rose
The Lone Pint Brewery
IPA – American | 6.80%
Utah Dubhe
Uinta Brewing Company
IPA – Black | 9.30%
Vermont Heady Topper
The Alchemist
IPA – New England | 8.00%
Virginia Double Orange Starfish 
Aslin Beer Company
IPA – New England | 8.30%
Washington Blimey That’s Bitter!
Reuben’s Brews
IPA – Imperial | 10.50%
West Virginia Seneca Indian Pale Ale
Mountain State Brewing Co.
IPA – American | 5.20%
Wisconsin Thumbprint Scream IIPA
New Glarus Brewing Company
IPA – Imperial | 9.00%
Wyoming 2×4 DIPA
Melvin Brewing
IPA – Imperial | 9.90%

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