What is a American IPA?
American IPA is the American reinterpretation of English IPA using American ingredients. It is strongly hoppy and bitter, with a balance towards hops and a clear fermentation profile. Color goes from gold to reddish-amber. Aroma is floral, hoppy, bringing the characteristic properties of American hops like Mosaic, Citrus or Cascade.
What is the difference between a American Pale Ale and a American IPA?
– American IPA's are more hopped, while APA's are more ballanced towards malt.
– American IPA's tend to have a higher ABV and a cleaner malt base.
– Both styles can overlap, so sometimes is the brewer who choses which style does apply to the beer.
American Pale Ale is a beer style pioneered by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, a brewery from USA. The American craft beer movement soon took this style as a way to differentiate themselves from the commercial lager. One of the diferential points was the use of Cascade hops, a variety developed in the 70s by Oregon State University.