india pale ale

India Pale Ale (abbreviated to IPA ) is a top-fermented beer that belongs to the ales group. India Pale Ale is often mistakenly referred to as India n Pale Ale. India Pale Ale is significantly stronger (6.6% - 12% alcohol content) and more bitter than its big brother - Pale Ale .

The India Pale Ale (IPA) originated in England in the middle of the 19th century. Based on the Pale Ale, the alcohol content was increased and more hops were used in the brewing process so that the beers could survive the sea voyage from England to the English colonies. (High alcohol content and high hop content extend the shelf life of beer). Therefore, an IBU (International Bitterness Unit) value of around 50 - 70 can be estimated for IPAs today, although there is no upper limit to the hop bitterness in India Pale Ales (e.g. Mikkeller 1000 IBU). However, the normal human palate can no longer taste any difference from around 120 IBU.

Likewise, other subcategories have developed from India Pale Ale with styles such as West Coast IPA (Crew Republic - In your face) , East Coast IPA, Northern European IPA (Sakiskiu - NEIPA) , Imperial IPA, Session IPA, New England IPA and Black IPA (Espiga - Black IPA) .