IPA

When the first Pale Ales were sailed around the Cape to arrive in India in the early 18th century, outcries of “Zounds! Jolly good! and Huzzah!” were heard across the East Indian subcontinent. Similar exclamations are to be expected when sniffing the piney aroma and tasting the big hops, huge citrus and candy-like malt of pFriem’s own IPA. Drink up, Guv’nor.

ABV 7.2%

IBU 65

FLAVOR PROFILE

Citrus, Pine, Tropical Fruit

AVAILABILITY

Annual

INGREDIENTS

Malt

Gambrinus Canadian Pilsner, Simpsons Caramalt, Simpsons Crystal Light, Simpsons Crystal Dark

Hops

Chinook, Mosaic, Citra, Warrior

Yeast

American Ale

History

By the 1790’s the British were established in India and needed beer, which was considered a staple in every household. India, however, presented serious problems for brewers. Hot temperatures, poor water, short supplies, and basic ingredients made it impossible to brew beer. Attempts to ship beer out of Britain to Calcutta failed. George Hodgson of London produced a pale ale of greater strength and bitterness than those he sold in London. The hops helped protect the beer from spoilage, as did the increased alcohol content. Hodgson’s India Ale arrived in Calcutta in fine shape-clear, strong, and bitter, with a big, resinous hop aroma. The word spread of India Pale Ale and people throughout England and the United States were clamoring for this wonderful new beer. The rage lasted through 1970’s, but lost steam in the 1980’s and became just another name for low alcohol bitters. 

As craft beer has emerged and grown, so has IPA! IPA has helped grow Craft Beer to what it is currently today. There are now many shapes and forms of IPA, but they all share bright aromatic hop aroma of Citrus, Tropical Fruit, and Pine. Hop flavor coats the tongue and these beers finish with an assertive, but balanced bitterness.

Tasting Notes

Light copper with off white foam. Dank aromas of peach, citrus, papaya, and blueberry. Bright flavors of lychee fruit, grapefruit, and light candy maltiness. Finishes fresh, hoppy piney, with a touch of grapefruit rind.

Food Pairings

Rich and hearty burgers, French fries and complex pizzas. Aged cheddar cheese, aged meats, and pickled vegetables. Indian cuisine that is spice forward balanced yogurt and cream based sauces.

Awards

2017 - Bronze - SIP Magazine, Best of the Northwest

2017 - Bronze - Australian International Beer Awards

2017 - Silver - North American Beer Awards

2017 - Best in Show - April Brews Day 2017

2017 - Gold | 95 Points - Tastings.com

2017 - 94 Points - Ratebeer.com

2016 - Gold - Australian International Beer Awards