Why is it called an India Pale Ale?
So what is IPA? The initials stand for India pale ale. It was the answer to the problem of providing beer for the British Empire in the east. It was too hot to brew in India, so what was needed was a beer that could survive the gruelling six-month journey from Britain intact.
What is the difference between ale and India Pale Ale?
American Pale Ale has a soft, palatable and not-so-bitter taste, with an ABV between 5 and 6 percent. India Pale Ale has a stronger, hoppier taste with an ABV between 6 and 10 percent. There are many genres of specialty IPAs.
What makes a beer an India Pale Ale?
What’s the difference between a pale ale and an IPA? An IPA is a hopped up, stronger pale ale. It’s not a hard and fast definition, though. As IPAs have become stronger and hoppier, so have pale ales.
Is India Pale Ale the same as IPA?
“IPA” stands for India Pale Ale, a hoppy style of beer within the pale ale category. Double IPAs, also called Imperial IPAs, are a much hoppier style of IPAs with alcohol content above 7.5 percent by volume.
Is India Pale Ale a lager?
The distinguishing factor between the different types is how they are brewed, which affects the look and taste. Lagers and ales are different varieties that fall under the larger beer umbrella. In fact, IPAs are a subcategory of ales (more on that later).