IPAs cover a spectrum of flavours with a number of sub-styles, but they mostly have three things in common: they contain more hops than pale ales; they’re more bitter than pale ales; they’re higher in alcohol than pale ales.

What makes it an IPA?

If you’ve ever been confused by the name IPA, you’re in the majority. It stands for India Pale Ale, but the style doesn’t come from India, and since there are red, brown and black varieties, they’re clearly not all pale.

IPA meant a pale ale with more hops and higher alcohol, and with more hops comes stronger flavours and more bitterness. And since they generally sit around 5.5% to 7.5% ABV, they’re not designed to drink by the 6-pack.

What should you expect?

Expect the hops to do most of the talking in an IPA. Yeast aromas and flavours are usually non-existent. And while the malts in IPAs are important for alcohol content, body (the thickness of the beer) and balance (sweetness to offset the bitterness of hops), they’re not the main star. Their job is to show off the hops.

Your first sip will most likely bring a punch of flavour. Sometimes all of those aromas you’ve been enjoying will translate into flavours you’re tasting; sometimes the taste differs from the smell, with the malts and bitterness affecting the way you perceive the hop flavours. Either way, it’s an intense experience, made all the more so by the bitterness that hits you, either right up front or sneakily at the end.

IPA

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    Super juicy mango flavoured New England IPA balanced with a fruity hop bitterness
    7th Day Hazy IPA
    7th Day Hazy IPA
    Hazy IPA
    7th Day
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    • Chewy
    • Dry
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    The perfect seasonal IPA making use of one of our favourite citrus fruits. Pairs well with a Korean BBQ.
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    Hops
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    • Smooth / Velvety
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    Eclipse is front and centre in the IPA. A new hop to the market. Eclipse is known for its beautiful citrus/madarin aroma and taste, with the subtle additions of Melba and galaxy you get that pine and passionfruit additions which balance this IPA beautifully. With the addition of aurura malt and oats it give sthis beer a beautiful golden glow and soft mouthfeel.
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    Hops
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    • Delicate
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    Hop driven bitterness with earth, pine and herbal notes balanced by a solid malt backbone.
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    • Sharp
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    Mango, stonefruit and citrus are all to the fore, while a welcome bitterness gently washes the pallet clean.

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    • Smooth / Velvety
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    The IPA for IPA lovers and non-lovers alike.
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    • Dry
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    Upfront strong molasses, caramel, coffee, chocolate and coffee aroma and flavour, married with lightly citrus and floral notes from the hops.
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    • Creamy
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    A rich blend of mango, mandarin, and tropical fruit, with a hint of sweet cereal malt.
    Boxer IPA
    Boxer IPA
    IPA
    Boxer Brewing Co
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    • Smooth / Velvety
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    Smooth to drink
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    • Creamy
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    The use of caramel and chocolate malts give our beer it’s velvety red colour and creamy off-white head making it mysteriously inviting.
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    • Dry
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    Hops
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    • Clean
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    Bold, robust, bitter, clean, crisp.

    El Toro IPA
    El Toro IPA
    IPA
    The Mill Brewery
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    • Smooth / Velvety
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    Hops
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    • Smooth / Velvety
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    Notes of tropical fruits and stone fruits.
    Golden IPA
    Golden IPA
    IPA
    Frexi Brewing
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    • Smooth / Velvety
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    Mango, passion fruit, blackcurrant, apricot and pineapple hop aroma making this beer super fruity combined with strong caramel malt character.
    India Red Ale
    India Red Ale
    Red IPA
    Prancing Pony Brewery
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    Full of body and grunt, our Magic Sam DDH WCIPA could take on the world's best and we think, also come out on top! Using lots of US hops and bringing a bit of West Coast down south, this is a beer that, much like that magic board in 66, is not for the faint-hearted and is guaranteed to take anyone on the ride of their life!
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    • Creamy
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    Bursting with bright citrus and tropical hop character, it’s sure to please even the most discerning hophead.
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    • Creamy
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    Hints of caramel and biscuit malt add body and complexity, perfectly balanced by clean bitterness and a dry finish.
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    • Chewy
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    An IPA that is light in colour, using a well-balanced pale base malt bill with some specialty malts from Germany thrown in to give it some complexity. The hops present big, fruit driven notes coupled with a piny, resinous backbone that makes your tongue fury (in a good way, promise).
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    • Dry
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    Hops
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    • Delicate
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    Big stone and passion fruit hop profile with malt to match
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    • Smooth / Velvety
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    Intoxicatingly refreshing with hints of tropical fruits and pineapple
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    Hops
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    • Smooth / Velvety
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    Complex big bodied beer. Passionfruit character with clean hit of citrus and peach
    Red IPA
    Red IPA
    Red IPA
    7th Day
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    • Astringent
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    Sally is all about hop flavours! Big, bold, juicy and resinous hop flavour. Citrus and pine dominates.
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