About the English IPA

The English IPA dates back to the 18th century as a hoppy beer that was exported to India. Hops act as a natural preservative and kept the beer fresh for its long voyage. The style began to dominate the market and by the 1830s was given the name “India Pale Ale”. But by the 20th century, the style had almost disappeared entirely until the modern craft beer era reinvigorated interest. Its color ranges from gold to amber but most examples of the English IPA are pale. Its feel is smooth with a medium-light to medium body and moderate to moderately-high carbonation. Its alcohol strength is moderate. Its aroma and palate are typically hoppy and can be floral, peppery, or citrus-orange. Malt can consist of biscuit and toast or sweet with toffee and caramel. Some fruitiness may be present. Comparatively, the English IPA has a greater hops presence than the English Pale and Bitters but its balance leans malty when compared to the American IPA.

Sweet Child of Vine is an English-style IPA brewed by Fulton Beer that blends citrus and grassy hops with toasted bread, biscuit, caramel, and toffee.

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Commodore Perry IPA is an English-style IPA by Great Lakes Brewing Co. that blends English hop flavors with caramel, orange, and toasted bread.

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Dammenipa, an English-style IPA by Birradamare SRL delivers biting herbal and citrus hops blended with bready malt and tropical fruit.

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San Blas is an English-style IPA brewed by Lord Chambray that features peppery and herbal hops with orange, bready malt, toffee, tropical fruit, and leather.

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Farsons India Pale Ale, an English-style IPA by Simonds Farsons Cisk Plc. has mild floral and peppery hops with sweet caramel, bready malt, and leather.

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Independence Pass Ale is an English-style IPA by Aspen Brewing Company that blends hoppy citrus and sweet orange with biscuity malt.

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