The Beer

India Pale Ale (IPA) is a hoppy beer style within the category of pale ale. The first known use of the term “India pale ale” is an advertisement in the Sydney Gazette in 1829.

The Name

At the behest of the East India Company, Allsopp brewery developed a strongly-hopped pale ale in the style of Hodgson’s for export to India.Early IPA, such as Burton brewers’ and Hodgson’s, was only slightly higher in alcohol than most beer brewed in his day and would not have been considered a strong ale; however, a greater proportion of the wort was well-fermented, leaving behind few residual sugars, and the beer was strongly hopped so it wouldn’t go bad during transportation witch could last for a lot of months.

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