Generously hopped, with spicy, floral notes in the nose, India Pale Ales are typically deep gold to amber in color, and boast a coveted lingering bitter finish.
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History: In the 1780s, brewers from Burton-on-Trent utilized the preservative qualities of alcohol and hops to create a more intense variation of pale ale, which would survive the lengthy voyage around the southern tip of Africa to thirsty British colonists in India.
Food: With a bold emphasis on hop bitterness, India pale ales are the ultimate beverage pairing for spicy dishes. The sharp hop presence in most India pale ales can stand up to even the most devilish of spices in Cajun, Malaysian, Japanese, Indian, and Mexican cuisine.
Recommended Glassware: Mug or Stein or Cervoise Glass
Original Gravity (OG): 1.050 – 1.100
Final Gravity (FG): 1.012 – 1.028
Alcohol Content (ABV): 5.0 – 10.5%
Bitterness (IBU): 35 –100
Color (SRM): 6 – 14º L
Ideal Serving Temperature: 50 – 55º F