What is IPA beer?

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These days IPAs take after their historical counterparts in the fact that they are heavily hopped and higher in alcohol content*. Modern IPAs take inspiration from the style resurgence in the USA, using new world hops with a variety of characteristics ranging from earthy and piney to tropical and citrus flavours.

*Unless, like some long standing “household” IPAs in the UK you’ve survived increasing costs over the decades, you’ve decreased the amount you put in the mash and have turned into a very low, bland and watery shadow of your former self…