11 IPA Beer Glasses to Give Your Guests Bar Envy

UPDATED 4-3-2018

When it comes to finding the perfect IPA glass there are a lot of options to sort through. When you are drinking a good India Pale Ale you want to capture all of the tasting notes with each sip that you take. IPA beers tend to have more hops than other styles. This makes the IPA taste uniquely tart and give it a pungent aroma. Finding the an IPA beer glass 20 years ago would have been difficult, if not impossible. Luckily, you live in the Golden Age of craft beer glassware and the best beer glass for you and your IPA is just a scroll away.

 

Top IPA Glass Countdown 

(serious IPA hop heads skip to #6)

 

11. IPA a Lot Funny Glass

IPA lot when I drink beer glass

Pros: Funny versatile glass with hilarious IPA style artwork, comes personalized.
Cons: Great for drinking with the guys and friends, however you probably want to leave it in the cabinet when the in-laws come to dinner.

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10. Aspiring Beer Connoisseur 13 Piece Glass Set

13 Piece Glass Set

Pros: Every type of beer glass including a tulip shaped glass for IPAs, stout, pilsner, etc.
Cons: Number of glasses may be overkill, hard to store. Also, his is a nice tulip shaped IPA glass, but there are better IPA glasses (see #1 below).
Reviews Say: “my boyfriend loved it!” – Alli
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9. Legendary Pale Ale Pint Glass

Pros: Very versatile glass great for beers such as IPAs, lagers, stouts, really any beer or any beverage. Personalized with custom name.
Cons: Doesn’t specifically enhance the flavor, aroma, or temperature of IPA style beer.
Reviews Say: “He loved it! Was surprised by it which was awesome because he doesn’t surprise easy.” – Michele
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8. Hopside Down Beer Glasses

Pros: Double walled design means they don’t get warm like other beer glasses. Plus the unique design is sure to be a conversation piece at any dinner or gathering.
Cons: Glasses can’t stack and they are more fragile than these other shapes of ipa glasses
Reviews Say: “My husband loves these glasses. He uses them for many drinks from coffee to beer.” – LaLaMaMa
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7. Handblown Fujiyama Glass by Keita Suzuki

Pros: Not necessarily a proper IPA glass, but it is incredibly effective at preserving beer’s head.
Cons: Direct contact with palm causes beer to heat quicker which is not ideal for IPA beers.
Reviews Say: “The head on your beer will mimic the peaks of Mt. Fuji when you fill this glass up.” – Mike
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6. European Beer Stein for IPAs – The traditional drinking vessel

European Beer Stein for IPAs

Pros: We know this seems like a longshot for the best ipa glass, but hear us out. These cool European steins open and close with your tumb keeping the IPA hops aroma in, and bugs out. Plus the thick wall helps keep your IPA colder longer
Cons: Mugs weigh a little more than glasses. Not everyone loves using mugs.
Reviews Say: “I bought this for my dad and he loves it. He sits outside a lot and now he doesn’t have to worry about bugs going in his beer. It’s made well and looks great with the personalization.” – Jenna
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5. Double-Walled Beer Glass for IPAs

Double walled beer glass

Pros: Double walled so it will keep your IPA cold, much longer than a regular glass. Made of stainless steel it’s also unbreakable.
Cons: Great as a general beer glass and drinking glass but not specifically shaped for IPAs.
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4. Regal Crested IPA Glass

Regal Crested IPA Glass

Pros: Perfectly shaped for IPAs. The narrow top of the glass holds the head and directs the bouquet and aroma of the hops in the IPA directly towards your nose as it should be.
Cons: What hurts this glass in our IPA glass rankings is not all initials are available.
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3. Monogrammed Beer Snifter

Pros: This beer snifter has a unique shape that enhances hoppy IPA aromas by directing the aroma towards your nose and the stem prevents beer warming. Also great for darker beers which need to be kept cold. Personalized with a monogram of your choice.
Cons: This was considered the best IPA glass until the newer styles of IPA glasses we ranked #1 and #2 below came about.
Reviews Say: “I bought this monogrammed beer [glass] for my fiancé, and he loved it. Personalizing it made it more special. It’s his “go to” glass now.” – Maria
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2. Spiegeleau IPA Beer Glasses

Pros: One of the first glasses designed specifically for IPAs, this ipa glassware will always hold your beer’s aroma, temperature, and head masterfully
Cons: Ultrathin glass makes this product more fragile than most. It’s more at home in a bachelor’s bar than at the dinner table.
Reviews Say: “While the standard pint glass is good enough for most, a glass designed to promote a specific beer’s complex flavor profile is something to appreciate.” – Andrew
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 1. Oakmont Personalized IPA Glass

Pros: Similar to #2 in design this ipa beer glass is great because it comes customized with a name and initial of your choice.
Cons: Designed for mainly IPA beer brands this glass is not functional in terms stacking and storage.
Reviews Say: “I bought this for my husband as an anniversary gift and he loves it! I think this is a great value for the cost, and the design was adaptable to suit my needs…” – Katie
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MORE GLASSES FOR EVERY TYPE OF BEER >

 

 

Living in the Golden Age of craft beer glassware, you have plenty of options in choosing the best glass for your bar. India Pale Ales have a unique flavor that these glasses would be perfect for enhancing!

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