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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A Word About IPAs

India Pale Ales are hopped the way they are because of a very practical origin: The English ales that were transported to faraway colonies needed to be preserved for their l ong journeys... especially when they were going all the way to India. The hops acted as a preservative to keep the ale tasting fresh even after travelling so far. Today's IPAs are mostly good if you like hops. They're really good when the hops excite your taste buds without burning them off. Very few are spectacular, so when you find one that makes you smirk just thinking about it... that's an IPA.

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Anonymous said...

Helpful information!

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