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India Pale Ale

India Pale Ale

A Wave In The Marlborough Sounds

There is a flavour intensity to our DDH Pales, this one ...

Sales price: 6,25 €

Arel Black

Arel Black is an Hoppy Black Ale. Dark, fruity and easy to ...

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Deep Dive Human

Hand-selected CY18 Simcoe hops are given the chance to ...

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DIPA

he Double IPA is a style we've become synonymous with, and ...

Sales price: 8,00 €

False Coloured Eyes

Collaboration with Deya Brewing Co. IPA brewed using ...

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Fanhoy

London Fog Ale yeast is used in this IPA with a complex ...

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Green Is Lord

Bavarian Pale Ale

Sales price: 4,00 €

Here's What You Need To Know

This Belgian Bitter is an exercise in balance. Trademark ...

Sales price: 5,15 €

Hidden Beauty

Hops: Nelson, Nelson Sauvin & Sauvin

Sales price: 5,85 €

IPA

Juicy, soft, and full of ripe tropical fruit flavours from ...

Sales price: 7,50 €

Pale Ale

Our Pale Ale is a beer for everyday moments, conversation ...

Sales price: 5,25 €

Pocket That

Hazy session IPA packed full of Citra Cryo hops, HBC431, ...

Sales price: 5,35 €

Slaves Of Convenience

Dry & Bitter Collaboration

Sales price: 5,85 €

Squirrel Men

A hoppy west coast inspired DIPA with a full bodied ...

Sales price: 6,25 €

The Windows Were Golden

In the early morning light, houses nestled in the hills ...

Sales price: 5,25 €
Sales price: 4,25 €

India Pale Ale – The IPA it’s Origin

Historically, the style IPA started with the British Empire’s need for beer in India. For temperature reasons the British could not brew beer in India, and therefore started to import it by boat. The problem here is that the long journey influenced the flavours of the beer. The problem was then solved when one brewer decided to put much more hop in his beer, which increased its flavour stability and made it fit for the long journey ahead. This style is typically referred to as English IPA.

 

India Pale Ales – Nowadays

IPAs which most people are interested in today vary significantly from the origin of the style. These beers rely on significant quantities of hops (and much more) similar to it’s ancestor the British India Pale Ale. However, they differentiate themselves through the use of other varieties of hops called aroma hops. Moreover, the hops are used not only at the end of the boil, but in a process called dry hopping. Here the hops are left for a couple of days in the beer after it has cooled down. This process infuses the beer with hop aromas and flavours without adding unnecessary amounts of bitterness.

 

Different styles of IPAs

Modern IPAs are grouped in different categories to take into account aspects such as alcohol content, appearance or/and mouthfeel.

Session IPA

The lower alcohol India Pale Ales are celled session IPAs, their alcohol content varies typically from 3 to 4.5 %.

American Pale Ale

The American Pale ale, turns around 5 to 5.5 % ABV.

India Pale Ale

An IPA has typically an ABV of 6.5 to 7.5%.

Double IPA / Imperial IPA

Stronger IPAs are called Double India Pale Ales, or Imperial IPAs. These range from 8 – 8.5 %.

TIPA / Triple IPA

Last but not least is the TIPA, or Triple India Pale Ale which ranges from 9% up to 12%.

 

Latest trend in Pale Ales

The craft beer scene is so rich today, with so many good breweries constantly trying to improve the quality of their beers, and who are not afrait to try something new. Therefore Hoppy beers such as the ones describe above have evolved a lot in the last years, and they are bound to continue their development.

 

Double Dry Hopping / DDH

One of the newest trends in the industry is called Double Dry Hopping. Here the dry hopping process is repeated one more time which increases the intensity of the hop aromas and flavours in the beer. This is typically referred to as DDH in the craft beer jargon.

 

New England IPA / NEIPA

The New England IPA has taken over the hoppy beer scene in the recent years. The style evolves around the idea of producing the juiciest beers possible. These beers not only taste and smell like tropical fruit juice, they also borrow their appearance. NEIPAs are typically very hazy with a colour ranging from yellow to orange, which makes them look like Orange juice. These beers are typically less bitter than the typical IPA, and vary also by their mouthfeel. They are usually thicker on the mouth, a bit like an unfiltered fruit juice.

 

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