India pale ale

noun

plural India pale ales
: 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

Examples of India pale ale in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The destination had a variety of beers on tap, including ales, India pale ales and stouts. Brianna Taylor, Sacramento Bee, 6 June 2024 And Oakland’s Ghost Town Brewing picked up a bronze for Nose Goblin in the imperial India pale ale category. Jay Brooks, The Mercury News, 6 May 2024 In November, to commemorate Diwali, the brothers released Rupee’s first India pale ale, designed to taste more like the original English ales that were shipped to the colonies. Tony Rehagen, Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2024 Collins appreciated the crisp taste of the brand’s India pale ale, which reminded him of a beer containing alcohol. Amanda Yeager, Baltimore Sun, 24 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/India%20pale%20ale. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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