|English IPA (India Pale Ale)|
Golden to copper coloured ale with average maltiness and moderate body. India Pale Ale was first brewed in the 1800's as a very bitter, strong beer that could be preserved for exporting on long journeys to all corners of the British Empire, including India. Traditional brews would be 5.5 to 7.5% ABV but today's examples are usually under this. The style is stronger and more hoppy than standard Pale Ale, with moderate to strong aroma.