India Pale Ale

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

India Pale Ale (IPA) originated in England in the mid-19th century. Based on pale ale, the alcohol content was increased and more hops were used in the brewing process, so that the beers survived the sea journey from England to the English colonies. (High alcohol content and high amount of hops extend the shelf life of beer). That's why you can estimate an IBU value (International Biterness Unit) of around 50 - 70 for IPAs these days, although the hop bitterness of India Pale Ales has no upper limit (e.g. Mikkeller 1000 IBU). However, the normal human palate no longer tastes any difference from around 120 IBU.

The India Pale Ale has also developed into further subcategories with styles such as the 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) was developed.