The IPA has become a popular brew among the nation, including the active brewing scene of Bozeman. Don't believe us? There is a day dedicated to this fantastic drink called IPA Day. With over eight local Bozeman breweries, it can be intimidating to find the best place for your specific taste buds - especially for an IPA lover.
For a quick recap of the history of the IPA, or Indian Pale Ale, it is a popular brew among many individuals and breweries - and for good reason! The IPA style has had a history as rich as its flavor which dates back to more than 175 years. There are three main styles of an IPA which include the American-style IPA, English-style IPA and Double or Imperial IPA in addition to sub styles that have become popular over the years and have included Black, Hybrid, Wheat, or Belgian White IPA. For more information detailed information about IPAs, check out IPA 101.
With a basic knowledge of an IPA, it's time to dive into our rankings for the best IPAs from Bozeman breweries.
First Place - Horse Thief IPA
Stats: 5.6% ABV - 63 IBU
Brewed at: Sheriff Henry Plummer's Outlaw Brewing
"It takes some gall to steal a horse, but only a love of hops to drink this beer." The complex blend of hops makes this beer perpetually exciting to drink. The Horse Theif by Outlaw Brewing is a fantastic IPA that each glass gives the gift of flavor and hops. Standing at the top of our list, it is a solid IPA that the area of Bozeman has to offer.