India pale ale


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

Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of India pale ale was in 1837

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Cite this Entry

“India pale ale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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