14.A - English IPA (BJCP 2008)


Description

A hoppy, moderately strong pale ale that features characteristics consistent with the use of English malt, hops and yeast. Has less hop character and a more pronounced malt flavor than American versions. Brewed to survive the voyage from England to India. The temperature extremes and rolling of the seas resulted in a highly attenuated beer upon arrival. English pale ales were derived from India Pale Ales. A pale ale brewed to an increased gravity and hop rate. Modern versions of English IPAs generally pale in comparison (pun intended) to their ancestors. The term


Profile

Aroma: A moderate to moderately high hop aroma of floral, earthy or fruity nature is typical, although the intensity of hop character is usually lower than American versions. A slightly grassy dry-hop aroma is acceptable, but not required. A moderate caramel-like or toasty malt presence is common. Low to moderate fruitiness, either from esters or hops, can be present. Some versions may have a sulfury note, although this character is not mandatory.
Appearance: Color ranges from golden amber to light copper, but most are pale to medium amber with an orange-ish tint. Should be clear, although unfiltered dry-hopped versions may be a bit hazy. Good head stand with off-white color should persist.
Flavor: Hop flavor is medium to high, with a moderate to assertive hop bitterness. The hop flavor should be similar to the aroma (floral, earthy, fruity, and/or slightly grassy). Malt flavor should be medium-low to medium-high, but should be noticeable, pleasant, and support the hop aspect. The malt should show an English character and be somewhat bready, biscuit-like, toasty, toffee-like and/or caramelly. Despite the substantial hop character typical of these beers, sufficient malt flavor, body and complexity to support the hops will provide the best balance. Very low levels of diacetyl are acceptable, and fruitiness from the fermentation or hops adds to the overall complexity. Finish is medium to dry, and bitterness may linger into the aftertaste but should not be harsh. If high sulfate water is used, a distinctively minerally, dry finish, some sulfur flavor, and a lingering bitterness are usually present. Some clean alcohol flavor can be noted in stronger versions. Oak is inappropriate in this style.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium-light to medium-bodied mouthfeel without hop-derived astringency, although moderate to medium-high carbonation can combine to render an overall dry sensation in the presence of malt sweetness. Some smooth alcohol warming can and should be sensed in stronger (but not all) versions.


Ingredients

Pale ale malt (well-modified and suitable for single-temperature infusion mashing); English hops; English yeast that can give a fruity or sulfury/minerally profile. Refined sugar may be used in some versions. High sulfate and low carbonate water is essential to achieving a pleasant hop bitterness in authentic Burton versions, although not all examples will exhibit the strong sulfate character.


Examples

Meantime India Pale Ale, Freeminer Trafalgar IPA, Fuller's IPA, Ridgeway Bad Elf, Summit India Pale Ale, Samuel Smith's India Ale, Hampshire Pride of Romsey IPA, Burton Bridge Empire IPA,Middle Ages ImPailed Ale, Goose Island IPA, Brooklyn East India Pale Ale


Ranges

Data Min. Max.
Original gravity 1.050 1.075
Final gravity 1.010 1.018
Bitterness 40.0 IBU 60.0 IBU
Color 15.8 EBC 27.6 EBC
Alcohol 5.00 ° 7.50 °


Recipes on Zython (29)

Rêve Américain
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
4.9% 52 IBU 25.0 l Jef
13/08/2019
Flower IPA
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
5.3% 0 IBU 30.0 l Jef
16/07/2019
Houblon style
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
6.9% 57 IBU 25.0 l Jef
13/07/2019
Sombre IPA
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
6.4% 39 IBU 20.0 l Jef
28/05/2019
Bière de salon
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
4.9% 41 IBU 50.0 l luckyfrench
08/05/2019
Connivence IPA C9
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
5.9% 41 IBU 110.0 l vincenW38
22/04/2019
IPA
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
7.2% 81 IBU 17.0 l skalva
14/04/2019
B13 IPA V1
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
5.9% 53 IBU 11.0 l dalkun
02/12/2018
Hiver au nigeria
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
5.7% 60 IBU 7.0 l bastien83
28/11/2018
Connivence IPA (C5)
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
5.1% 45 IBU 100.0 l vincenW38
28/11/2018
Bière de salon
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
4.9% 41 IBU 50.0 l LJ
23/11/2018
Connivence C3 ambrée IPA
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
6.4% 36 IBU 100.0 l vincenW38
16/09/2018
B 16 Ambiguë
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
7.2% 40 IBU 11.0 l pasqueto
30/06/2018
B13 IPA V1
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
5.9% 53 IBU 11.0 l pasqueto
23/04/2018
Connivence Mariage 2
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
5.5% 41 IBU 80.0 l vincenW38
10/03/2018
#53-IPA doudou
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
7.2% 68 IBU 22.0 l cessna18
17/01/2018
#51-coconut ipa
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
4.3% 24 IBU 23.0 l cessna18
17/01/2018
Bière de salon
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
4.9% 41 IBU 50.0 l Juju2583
17/09/2017
IPA d'été
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
6.8% 58 IBU 23.0 l jacques
06/09/2017
jj
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
3.6% 0 IBU 15.0 l kenshin26
27/07/2017
IPA d'été
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
6.8% 58 IBU 23.0 l Thomasito
07/07/2017
Smash Blonde Aramis
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
6.2% 34 IBU 20.0 l ajja
28/02/2017
Bière de salon
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
4.9% 41 IBU 50.0 l SimonTempere
26/02/2017
IPA au seigle 1
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
5.7% 0 IBU 23.0 l pherosx64
19/04/2016
ZicoMousseBeer2016
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
3.6% 22 IBU 50.0 l Maxime
21/02/2016
Bière de salon
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
4.9% 41 IBU 50.0 l martyn
02/01/2016
apaa
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
5.9% 43 IBU 25.0 l Guillaumejoyau
26/07/2015
apaa2
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
7.0% 45 IBU 50.0 l Guillaumejoyau
26/07/2015
George
All grain- 14.A - English IPA
6.6% 77 IBU 4.0 l spenali
14/05/2014


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