India pale ale

noun
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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3 Sep 2020

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“India pale ale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/India%20pale%20ale. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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