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 6.8%

IBU 65


Citrus, Pine, Tropical Fruit





Rahr Pale Malt, Simpsons Caramalt, Simpsons Crystal Light, Simpsons Crystal Dark


Chinook, Mosaic, Citra


American Ale


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 and short supplies of 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, and 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 and balanced by yogurt and cream based sauces.


2022 - Silver - Oregon Beer Awards

2021 - Silver - Great American Beer Festival®

2020 - 96 Points - Craft Beer & Brewing

2019 - Bronze - Brussels Beer Challenge

2019 - Bronze - Australian International Beer Awards

2018 - Super Brews, Insufferably Flavorful IPAs - Oregon Beer Growler

2018 - Bronze - Australian International Beer 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 - 92 Points - The Beer Connoisseur

2017 - Gold | 95 Points - Tastings.com

2017 - 94 Points - Ratebeer.com

2016 - Gold - Australian International Beer Awards