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American IPA

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.

History of American IPA

American IPA—also known as West Coast IPA—is a style pioneered by Vinnie Cilurzo, head brewer from from Russian River brewery, inspired by the APA style created by other two American breweries, Sierra Nevada and Anchor Brewing.