India pale ale

plural India pale ales

Definition of India pale ale

: a pale ale made with extra hops : ipa The hoppy extreme of pale ale is best represented by the enormous bitterness of so-called India pale ale (IPA).— Benjamin Radcliff

First Known Use of India pale ale

1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of India pale ale was in 1837

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“India pale ale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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