India pale ale

India pale ale (IPA) is a hoppy beer style within the broader category of pale ale.[1][2]

India pale ale
Hardcore IPA from BrewDog
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Alcohol by volume4.5–20%
Color (SRM)6–14
Bitterness (IBU)25–120[citation needed]
Original gravity1.050–1.090
Final gravity1.000–1.025

The style of pale ale which became known as India pale ale was widespread in England by 1815,[3] and would grow in popularity, notably as an export beer shipped to India (which was under the control of the British East India Company until 1858) and elsewhere.[1][2][4][5]


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