Tree Hugging Wood Chopping Mother Nature Loving IPA
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We should all hug a tree more often. That is a scientific fact. Now you can do this easily and safely without stepping into the wild nature and facing bears and other scary things. Just sip on this beautifully balanced IPA, matured on a bed of American Oak chips. Brewed with Centennial, Mosaic and Citra hops, it produces a very fresh citrus flavor, which is beautifully combined with the scent of pine. All this is kept in balance by a nice solid body obtained from the different barley malts. In the long finish you will find hints of wood and vanilla. Wow, that sounds great!
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IPA stands for India Pale Ale. This is a type of beer that was developed by the English breweries in the seventeenth century. In the beginning, these breweries transported their normal Pale Ale to the English soldiers in India, but this beer did not survive that long journey. The journey sometimes took up to 3 months and that at warm temperatures. To avoid this problem they started brewing the Pale Ale with a larger dose of hops. Hops add bitterness and aroma to the beer, but also act as a natural preservative to make the beer last longer. In addition, they also brew the beer more heavily, because alcohol also protects the beer. This new heavier version survived the long journey and this beer was subsequently called India Pale Ale.
IPA has come back into the picture about 20 years ago due to the Craft Beer Revolution in America. Many variants of this style are now brewed such as:
- Black IPA: addition of dark malts
- White IPA: addition of herbs and wheat malt
- Session IPA: lighter version with alcohol between 3.5 – 5%
- Imperial IPA: strong version with alcohol between 7 – 20%
- Brett IPA: IPA with the addition of Brettanomyces