Monday, June 25, 2007

What Is India Pale Ale?

India Pale Ale is a style of beer that is characterized by high alcohol content and high hops content. Popularly known as IPA, India Pale Ale was invented by the famous British brew master George Hodgson in the 18th century. Its name derives from the fact that the beer was originally brewed for export to India, and its recipe was dictated by the fact that, back in the 1700s, the delivery time from London to India was about six months. Traditional pale ale would go bad during transit, so to prevent spoilage, Hodgson increased the alcohol and hops content.
Today's IPA is a bit different than what Hodgson created. It has less alcohol, usually about 6%, and a more fruity aroma. When dining, IPA is considered an ideal brew when eating red meat based meals. Originial artile from HERE>>>

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