Imperial India Pale Ale

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Imperial India Pale Ale Beer

Imperial India Pale Ale, or IIPA, is a type of beer that was first brewed in England in the late 18th century. Today, IIPA is one of the most popular styles of beer among craft brewers in the United States.

IIPA is characterized by its strong hop flavour and high alcohol content, typically made with pale malt and a large quantity of hops. The hops give the beer its signature bitterness and floral aroma. The malt provides the sweetness and body that balances out the hops.

Imperial India Pale Ale is typically brewed as a higher-gravity beer, meaning that it has more fermentable sugars and thus a higher alcohol content, typically between 7% and 10% alcohol by volume. Some brewers also add adjuncts such as fruit or spices to their Imperial IPAs, creating unique and complex flavours.

Imperial India Pale Ales are best enjoyed fresh, so be sure to check the date on the label before you buy. When stored properly, an Imperial IPA will keep for up to six months. However, like all beers, it will eventually go stale and lose its flavour. So if you want to enjoy an Imperial IPA at its best, be sure to drink it within a few months.

Imperial India Pale Ale Details

  • Color: 2-9 SRM
  • Bitterness: 65-100 IBU
  • Alcohol: 7.6-10.6% ABV
  • Glass: Tulip
  • Temperature: 10-12°C
  • Color: Gold to Light Brown
  • Clarity: Clear to Hazy
  • Hop: Very high, should be fresh and lively
  • Malt: Malt character is medium to high

Imperial India Pale Ale Pairings

  • Food Pairing: Burgers or Grilled Meats
  • Cheese Pairing: Blue Cheese or Sharp Chedder
  • Dessert Pairing: Carrot Cake

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